The Crown, a uniquely designed luxury residential
high-rise that will be a new urban landmark in Taipei City
The Crown building is located in Taipei City, Taiwan, in a privileged position in one of the most important transport hubs including the main station, where in the near future several high-rise buildings such as the Twin Towers of the city will be built. This new urban intervention in the area will be an important development point for the future of Taipei.
Taking into account the existing characteristics of the site and its future projection, our aim was to create a unique residential landmark, providing a differentiating and impactful architecture for the surroundings.
The building programme consists of luxury flats, supported by a series of amenities that future owners will be able to enjoy, such as a lounge bar on the ground floor, a gym on the first floor, work areas and a library on the first floor and on the top floor supported by multifunctional rooms for social events.
The building has a height of 108 m² and consists of 28 floors plus another 3 floors of rooftop installations. The distinguishing feature is its white exoskeleton composed of solid surface that provides fluidity and frames the entire building volume.
Welcome to “The Crown” by ON-A
In collaboration with BUTECH, specialists in off-site facades, ON-A has created an exoskeleton that envelops the entire building. It is made by using KRION, a solid surface material that allows us to create any type of shape and to solve all the encounters that are generated at the nodes of the structure. Below, we can see the axonometry of the central node, with the pieces of the KRION skin, as well as the main interior metal structure, with the Solid Surface support substructure.
In order to test the system, a 1:1 facade prototype has been created, with a dimension of 4 m wide by 4.5 m high. We can observe the central node with double curvature generated in a single piece, thus minimising the number of joints between the pieces.
In the axonometry of the central node, we can see the parts of the KRION skin as well as the main metal interior structure, with the supporting substructure of the Solid Surface.
VIDEO – Construction process of the mockup of one of the nodes of the exoskeleton, at 1:1 scale.