(Construction) - Construction of the Taipei Twin Towers, a skyscraper complex to be built by a three-company JV including Japan’s Kumagai Gumi's wholly owned subsidiary in Taiwan, will begin this year.
On July 14, representatives of the project owner and the contractors visited Kumagai's headquarters in Tokyo, and signed the contract. The total floor area of Taipei’s new landmark located in front of Taipei Station will be approximately 570,000 square meters. The entire project is expected to be completed around January 2028. The construction contract value is approximately 130 billion yen.
|Japanese construction company Kumagai contracted to build Taipei Twin Towers|
Of the high-rise twin towers with integrated low-rise sections, 289 meters tall Building C1, which will mainly house offices, will have 56 floors with a total area of 217,976 square meters and 369 meters tall Building D1, which will house offices and a hotel, will have 73 floors with a total area of 350,508 square meters. The basement level will house the station building, parking and shops, and the lower levels will also have commercial facilities and parking.
At the signing ceremony President Yasunori Sakurano of Kumagai Gumi said, "This is a challenging project to build on top of the railway facilities at Taipei Station, which is served by multiple train lines. We will mobilize all of the Group's resources to successfully complete the project, which will be enjoyed by the public for many years to come.”
A representative of the project owner said, "As the next new landmark after Taipei 101, we hope to contribute to the development and economic growth of the Taiwan metropolitan area. We have assembled the best team to make the project a success. I am confident that the Taipei Twin Towers will amaze the world as a symbol of the friendship between Taiwan and Japan.” (2023/07/18)
The Daily Engineering and Construction News of Japan