Friday, September 27, 2013
Kumagai Gumi To Build Luxury High-Rise Condos In Taipei
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Kumagai Gumi Co. (1861) has won a 10 billion yen order from a Taiwanese company to construct superhigh-rise condominiums, the Tokyo firm announced Thursday.
The luxury condos will be erected at a former hotel site in Taipei. The building will stand 93 meters tall and from the outside will look like a double helix. Construction began in August and is slated for completion in April 2017.
At two per floor, the building will house a total of 40 units. In addition to panoramic views, it will incorporate seismic countermeasures, including a quake-absorbing structure and high-strength materials. It will also feature environmentally friendly facilities such as solar panels and a rainwater recycling system.
In addition to four elevators for residents, the building is designed to accommodate a large multipurpose elevator in its center. Residents will be able to park their vehicles alongside the entrance of each unit, with the parking garage capable of holding 238 automobiles and 274 motorcycles.
(The Nikkei Business Daily, Sept. 27 edition)