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The Agora Tower

Taipei's antidote to carbon emissions

 

Type
Company
Location
Taiwan
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Set for completion in September 2017, architect Vincent Callebaut is currently on a mission to complete a mammoth project in the centre of Taipei. As each floor ascends, it rotates 4.5 degrees in a clever bid to maximise the building's surface area in order to contain 23,000 trees, which will eventually offset up to 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted by the city each year. As a residential building, inhabitants will have the luxury of panoramic views and natural ventilation thanks to its innovative, signature helix twist. 

Founded By
Vincent Callebaut
Year
2010
Photo via designboom.com
Photo via designboom.com

Architecture

Building the structures of the future