Designs for the new headquarters of the Goldsun Group in Taipei, Taiwan, have been revealed by Foster + Partners. Part of the Nangang urban regeneration project, it seeks to introduce a new mixed-use development to the area by replacing the existing Goldsun factory with a mid-rise building.
The complex, which contains office spaces alongside residential and retail areas, features a central courtyard as well as skygardens located on various levels throughout the complex – which encourage naturally daylit and ventilated spaces throughout the buildings. With rooftop photovoltaic panels and other sustainable measures, the project targets a LEED Gold rating.
The building blocks are supported by six cores that combine structure and services. These glazed ‘floating volumes’ are suspended between each of the solid cores using steel mega-trusses that form a solid structural system, creating flexible, large-span floorplates.