Soon, 'surreal' 1000ft Taiwan tower to house world's highest roof garden
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A steel superstructure with a 1,000 feet high roof garden is all set to be built in the city of Taichung, Taiwan, which could end up becoming one of the most surreal buildings ever.
Huge high beams of steel stretching into the sky creating a giant triangular frame, will house the world's highest roof garden for visitors to enjoy.
As tall as the Eiffel Tower, the Taiwan Tower is the creation of Tokyo based architect Sou Fujimoto, who won an international competition to design the building.
Fujimoto has asserted that the skyscraper is his 'oasis', which he says is trying to embody the 21st century spirit of the East Asian Island.
The tower project, which comprises two main parts - that of the steel frame and the roof garden, is inspired by the Taiwanese Banyan tree.
A labyrinth of beams is designed to create a semi-outdoor space, while the garden above seemingly floats in the sky, the Daily Mail reported.
It will use renewable energy systems to power it, feature rainwater harvesting facilities and solar panels to create hot water.
The expected cost of the building is around 6.59 billion Taiwanese dollars and is due for completion in 2017.
According to the Taiwan News website, Taichung Mayor Jason Hu said that the building will be 'a spot bright enough for the whole world to see'.
At a press conference Hu, while referring to the solar system, claimed that the Taiwan Tower will be like the sun, with Taichung's many districts acting as planets. (ANI)
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