Park face deep relief formed by room size varlations
The hotel for young urbanites faces the 250ha future green lung of Taichung city, Taichung Gateway Park. The concept establishes 3 green criteria, natural lighting, cross ventilation, ample overhangs, and an ultra simple plan for construction ease.
6 different capsules units, each 3m wide with varying lengths of 5-8m are stacked in rows of 11 units on both sides of a shot-gun 38m corridor that is open-ended to receive direct sunlight and cross ventilation. This ultra efficient plan layout results in a jagged exterior exterior form where protruding units become the solar canopies for recessed units. the urban park is “rolled” up the tower like a carpet, punctuating it with open courtyards and punched-through sky gardens that are connected with the hotel’s public programs such as lobby, shop, gallery, gym, spa, library, games room and movie room. This strategy creates a mosaic pattern of glass, greeneries and outdoor spaces on the tower, which becomes the signature of the architecture.