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Old Posted May 8, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Chinatrust Bank New Headquarters

http://www.greenpacks.org/2009/02/27...-headquarters/


Taiwan’s Chinatrust Bank, Goes Green With Grand New Headquarters

South-East Asia may be the next best sandbox available for eco-friendly architects. After Dubai, Taiwan is embracing that green wave of change with a new and enterprising structure that will soon become the imposing headquarters of Chinatrust Bank.

Designed by the Los Angeles office of NBBJ along with local architects from Fei & Cheng Associates, the structure is set for completion in 2012. When all done, it will incorporate the best of traditional Chinese design with green features to create an ambient and tranquil atmosphere that saves on energy immensely.

The Chinatrust Bank development will consist of a 30-story headquarters building, a 21-story commercial office building, a 10-story hotel, and a four-level retail center. But the brilliant-green aspect is that it will incorporate eco-friendly aspects such as podium covered in lush roof gardens, that helps reducing rainwater runoff and urban-heat-island effect. And although it doesn’t make the structure a zero-energy building, it’s still “enough” (never enough, eh?) to make it the Taiwanese equivalent of a LEED-NC Gold rating.

With skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows and optimized natural lighting options, much of the energy otherwise wasted for artificial lighting is cut out. It seems only natural that more and more office structures and home edifices are opting for such features as they save both on carbon emissions and lowered power bills.

Taiwan is taking steps further. There is inspiration and creativity, there is hope!







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old article in taipei times that proves it's really being built!!

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/.../16/2003433886

Chinatrust breaks ground on NT$15bn construction project
By Joyce Huang
STAFF REPORTER
Friday, Jan 16, 2009, Page 11

Chinatrust Financial Holding Co (齌蝁旄) yesterday broke ground for its new corporate headquarters, located in Taipei*s Nangang Economic-Trade Park (欬╮枔湳禤洁).

It will be the city*s biggest ever single corporate project and is scheduled for completion in 2012 at a minimal cost of NT$15 billion (US$449.4 million).

The new headquarters sit on a 9,000 ping (29,752m昆) plot of land, 4,800 ping of which will be open public space, Chinatrust chairman Jeffrey Koo (迖眵撂) told a ground-breaking ceremony.

THREE TOWERS

Once completed, 6,000 employees will work in two of the project*s office buildings, a 30-story tower and a 20-story tower, he said, adding that the city*s Nangang mass rapid transit (MRT) line will have a station next to the building. The remaining 14-story building will be leased and there will be a business hotel from the fifth floor to the top, while a shopping mall will cover the first four floors, the bank*s press statement said yesterday.

&GREEN SPACE*

To make the lives of the district*s residents better, the bank will also provide financial support for a 3,641-ping park nearby as well as opening the corporate headquarters* own ※green space§ to the public, Koo said.

Koo said that he hoped the new headquarters would mark a milestone for the financial service provider*s future development by enhancing its operational efficiency and by cutting electricity costs by millions of NT dollars as a solar energy system will be installed.
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WOW! Impressive.....

Where will this be?
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WOW! Impressive.....

Where will this be?
in taiwan.
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Old Posted May 11, 2009, 5:38 AM
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Nangang is really shaping to be the sleekest, most glassy area in Taipei
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