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Chinatrust Commercial Bank in Taipei, Taiwan. Courtesy Fei & Cheng Associates.

Chinatrust Commercial Bank

  • COMPLETION DATE
    2012

Overview

Thornton Tomasetti provided façade 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.

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