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Tao Zhu Yin Yuan by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, Taipei, Taiwan

Project name:
Tao Zhu Yin Yuan
Architecture firm:
Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Taipei, Taiwan
Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc
Principal architect:
Vincent Callebaut
Design team:
Emilie Diers, Frederique Beck, Jiao Yang, Florence Mauny, Volker Erlich, Philippe Steels, Maguy Delrieu, Vincent Callebaut
Built area:
42,705 m²
Site area:
8,160 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Interior design:
Wilson & Associates (WA), Los Angeles, Chu Chih-Kung + Metro Space Design, Taipei
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
King Le Chang & Associates, Taipei
Environmental & MEP:
Sine & Associates, Taipei
SWA, Sausalito, San Francisco, Horizon & Atmosphere (H&A), Taipei
L'Observatoire International, New-York, Unolai Design, Taipei
Taiwan Kumagai Co, Ltd
Tools used:
BES Engineering Corporation, Taipei
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Discovery's new program "Building Giants: Tao Zhu Yin Yuan" entered the "Tao Zhu Yin Yuan" – by Vincent Callebaut Architectures - which was selected as one of the nine new buildings in the city by CNN for the first time, and revealed how this world-class sustainable architectural landmark can be integrated in architecture, humanistic spirit and art.

Green energy, construction methods and other fields combine the spirit of sustainability and make breakthroughs to become the global benchmark for future architecture! After 11 years of construction, Tao Zhu Yin Yuan has transformed from a bold prototype that no one dared to challenge to a sustainable architectural landmark, practicing various technical construction methods that were considered impossible in a friendly and ecological way that respects nature. From the DNA double helix that constitutes the code of life to the high-level earthquake-proof specifications that can resist the 2,500-year earthquake return cycle, the engineering difficulty is the most difficult in the world.

With the addition of excess rainwater recovery, 6 wind power generation, solar panels, renewable energy equipment, and a large number of trees and shrubs that can absorb carbon, it is a vertical forest art building. From the perspective of protecting people and the environment, this building has driven the construction industry to incorporate energy-saving, carbon-reducing and carbon-absorbing thinking, and reversed the climate crisis. It has become the light of Taiwanese architecture that once again leapt to the international scene after Taipei 101 and Taichung National Opera House.

The full episode "Building Giants: Tao Zhu Yin Yuan" will premiere on Discovery Channel Taiwan and is now available at the following link: 

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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