in my perfect world...



the proposal ’21st century oasis’ by japanese practice sou fujimoto architects in collaboration with taiwanese firm fei & cheng associates has taken first place in the taiwan tower international competition for taichung city. derived from the trunk of the taiwanese banyan tree, the ornate structural system will frame a semi-outdoor interior space generating a dappled light quality as found beneath a leafy deciduous canopy. positioned within a green belt, the building will become an urban retreat with a green rooftop ‘island’ floating 300 meters above the city. representing the divine isle of formosa, the garden will reintroduce the beauty of nature into the urban fabric while becoming a symbolic landmark visible from many points throughout the city. (via sou fujimoto wins taiwan tower competition)