After winning an international competition to design an environmentally friendly and luxurious apartment complex for residents of Taipei, Vincent Callebaut Architectures has announced that it has begun construction on its highly anticipated Agora Garden project, which is designed to become an inhabited and cultivated vertical garden in the Xinyin District of Taipei.
The building which is inspired by the shape of two encircling hands and the helical structure of DNA will provide 42,335sqm of luxurious residential space while incorporating nano-technologies and vertical gardening into the resident’s everyday life. Destined to become the greenest residential building in the area, the tower, which is a collection of two helicoidal towers rising towards the sky, will come with suspended gardens creating a unique aesthetics of the building.
The Agora Garden project will provide the building’s residents with orchards, organic vegetable gardens, aromatic gardens and medicinal plants. The planted balconies will be accessible to the residents and will also be harvesting rainwater for irrigation. Apart from the gardens, the structure will also include nest for birdlife and composting facilities that will convert all organic waste into fertilizer. While entering the Agora Garden, residents will pass through a cluster of mature trees, which have been planted to better the privacy of the residents. Upon completion in 2016 the structure will also feature luxury sky houses which will provide exquisite views of the 101 Taipei Tower and the city’s central business district to the homeowners.