Daan Residential, Taipei, Taiwan
Made up of two apartment towers of 31 and 35 storeys, the ROGERS STIRK HARBOUR & PARTNERS complex, located on the edge of the Daan Forest Park, a Taipei city-centre park, focuses on habitability: full height ceiling, flexibility with spatial layout, spacious balconies and large openings onto the exterior are given pride of place.
Architecture studio: ROGERS STIRK HARBOUR & PARTNERS – David Weng – Architect RSHP
Contractor: Bolster Co., Ltd.
Technique: Honeycomb zinc panels
Surface area of the project: 32 000 m²
VMZINC® products: QUARTZ-ZINC® STRAT
The developer had very demanding aesthetic requirements. Among other things, he wanted the zinc surfaces to be perfectly flat. To meet this requirement, the zinc was glued to a honeycomb core.
This honeycomb solution ensures flatness and mechanical resistance.
This was tested on a full-scale mock-up, using a 12 x 8 metre fragment of facade.
The assembly details for the zinc elements and especially those used for rainwater drainage - which can potentially lead to heterogeneous ageing of the facade - were optimised thanks to this full-scale model.
The use of QUARTZ-ZINC® cladding for all the structural parts, chosen for its capacity to switch from dark to bright according to changes in the light
The project overlooks the green oasis of the nearby park, home to many varieties of animals and lush vegetation.