Tao Zhu Yin Yuan

Best Implemented Project of Residential or Mixed-Use Estate

About the project
«Tao Zhu Yin Yuan» reveals how this world-class sustainable architectural landmark can be integrated in architecture, humanistic spirit and art. After 11 years of construction, Tao Zhu Yin Yuan has transformed from a bold prototype to a sustainable architectural landmark, practicing various technical construction methods from the DNA double helix that constitutes the code of life to the high-level earthquake-proof specifications that can resist the 2,500-year earthquake return cycle. With the addition of excess rainwater recovery, 6 wind power generation and solar panels and other renewable energy equipment, and more than 23 000 trees and shrubs that can absorb carbon, it is a vertical forest art building. From the perspective of protecting people and the environment, this building has driven the construction industry to incorporate energy-saving, carbon-reducing and carbon-absorbing thinking, and reversed the climate crisis.

XinYin District, Taipei City, Taiwan

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Applicant and authors of the project
Vincent Callebaut Architectures, Paris.
The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design have named Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut as the Green Practitioner of the Year 2021.
Awarded in the top 50 of the Green Planet Architects, Vincent Callebaut Architectures is referenced as the best eco-prospective and visionary architectural firm by the Time Magazine imagining fantastical projects that address the worlds environmental and social ills.

BES Engineering Corporation

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Photographers : © Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.

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