At this year’s International Property Awards held in London, UK, Aedas-designed Lè Architecture in Taipei, Taiwan, first beat other office projects in Asia Pacific to become the Best Office Architecture Asia Pacific, and later topped other regional winning projects from Europe, Africa and the Americas to be the ultimate Best International Office Architecture.
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.
Designed by Andy Wen, Global Design Principal of Aedas, Lè Architecture in the Nangang district of Taipei is set to redefine Taipei’s rapidly developing skyline. The design for Lè Architecture drew inspiration from the shape of river pebbles, developing a unique aesthetic concept that conveys the idea of roundness and elegance, as well as strength and character.
The building’s egg-like shape implies it is an incubator of knowledge and a metaphor of intellectual revival, which integrates well with the local context and marks an important milestone in the revitalisation of the fast-emerging Nangang district.
The 60-metre tall office building employs multiple strategies to add greenery to the façade and is focused on minimising energy demands which helped it achieved a LEED gold certification. Source and photos Courtesy of Aedas.
Article by Marco Rinaldi