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BUILDING
 
 
Taipei 101
Taipei Financial Center
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DESIGNER
 
 
C.Y. Lee & Partners
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CONTEXT
 
Location
C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, Evergreen Consulting Engineering Inc.
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, Evergreen Consulting Engineering Inc.
Relationship with the location
C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, Evergreen Consulting Engineering Inc.
Panorama
C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, Evergreen Consulting Engineering Inc.
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VIDEO
 
 


TAIPEI 101 - The World's Tallest Green Building
Sep 22, 2011
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MATERIALS
 
steel, concrete

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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
LEED Platinum Certification

  • A nearly 3,000 t reduction in annual CO2 emissions
  • Annual reduction of 10 percent in
  • - water consumption: by 28,000 t
    - waste: by 1,261 t
    - electric power: by 4.8 million kWh
  • Annual savings of $700,000 due to reduced power consumption
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
Taiwan [Chungua MinKuo]
Region
Northern Taiwan
Town
Taipei
District
Xinyi
Address
No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
Congress and conference centre
Commercial buildings
Department stores, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
Sports buildings
Fitness centres
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1999    
Realisation
2004
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
C.Y. Lee, Taipei 101. The Tallest of the Tall, Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd., 2008
Marcus Fairs, "Taipei 101", Icon 21, march 2005, pp. 26-27
"A Taipei, il «101» già perde i pezzi", Il Giornale dell'architettura 14, gennaio 2004, "Tecnologie e materiali" p. 12
Elena Cardani, "Quota 508 / In Taipei", L'Arca 188, gennaio/january 2004, pp. 72-75
Carlo Micono, "La torre in equilibrio con il pendolo", Il giornale dell'architettura 12, novembre 2003, "Tecnologie e materiali" p. 14
Sam Lubell, "Taipei 101 tower aims for height, but also safety", Architectural Record 11/2003, p. 36
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, Evergreen Consulting Engineering Inc.
A temple in Taipei, Taiwan
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CLIENT
 
 
Taipei Financial Center Corporation
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AMOUNT
 
 
NT$ 58.000.000.000 ($ 1.760.000.000)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
max m. 509,2
roof m. 448
Floors
101 aboveground
5 underground
Surface
sq.m. 412.500
Number
61 elevators
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Thornton Tomasetti Engineers
Evergreen Consulting Engineering Inc.
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STAFF
 
Project
C.Y. Lee & Partner
Project architect
C.P. Wang
Facades consultant
ALT Cladding and Design
Builders Federal (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Vertical transportation
Lerch, Bates & Associates, Inc.
Simulation and laboratory test
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (wind tunnel)
General contractor
KTRT Joint Venture
Samsung Engineering & Construction
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Tallest skyscraper in the world since 2004 to 2008.
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CREDITS
 
 
C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, Evergreen Consulting Engineering Inc.



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