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Green Taipei, Taiwan (Formosa) skyscraper nearing completion

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The Tao Zhu Yin Yuan is an award-winning vertical forest building designed to be an “anti-global warming and carbon-absorbing ecosystem.” Created by France-headquartered Vincent Callebaut Architectures, the residential tower will feature approximately 23,000 trees, plants and shrubs spread across its 21 floors. 
The edifice is uniquely modeled after a double helix DNA strand. Featuring a double-skin façade (consisting of an external glazing, a gap, and an inner façade), natural ventilation chimneys, a rainwater recycling mechanism and a solar and wind energy system, the innovative structure is estimated to offset 130 tons of carbon each year. An earthquake protection system was installed below the basement floors for safety. 
The architects shared, “A building should be a song of the earth and co-exist with the environment.” 
Congratulations, Vincent Callebaut Architectures and project team members. May creativity and eco-consciousness be at the forefront of all architectural designs.
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