Originally Posted by williamchung taiwan
I think they just choose wrong Taiwanese architects.
This project is designed by the same person who design Taipei 101, Mr. Lin.
i still think taiwan should hire more foreign architects just like china (and other asian countries) have been doing. the beijing bird's nest stadium, the water cube, the beijing opera house, beijing airport, cctv office building, shanghai financial tower, jin mao, on and on and on have ALL been designed by foreign architects and they all helped to put china on the global architectural map. even with taiwan having the world's tallest building still does not get taiwan global recognition. sad...
i know developers try to cut costs hiring local designers, but i think it's more wasteful to spend money on architects that produce mediocre buildings that does nothing to beautify the country's landscape (or even worsen it) than to spend more on constructing buildings of quality architecture.
on a positive note, kaohsiung stadium, taipei twin towers, taichung opera house, national palace museum chiayi branch are all great designs and will be constructed albeit some on a slower pace than others.