Thornton Tomasetti provided building skin consulting services, during the design development phase, for the Chinatrust Commercial Bank headquarters building in Taipei, Taiwan. The development will include a 30-story headquarters building, a 21-story commercial office building, a 10-story hotel, and a four-level retail center.
The façade system consists of extensive unitized curtain walls at the three towers, and multiple glass wall variations at the podium levels. The main tower has a series of vertical atriums carved into it creating “centers” or vertical courtyards composed of multistory, cable-supported glass that extends the entire height of the structure on two faces.
The office towers will feature a curtain wall that allows for maximum natural daylight through narrow floor plates, with floor-to-ceiling glass and automatic sensors. The project is expected to achieve the Taiwanese equivalent of LEED-NC Gold.