Ocean Blue Residences


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Figures

Height: Architectural 140.3 m / 460 ft
Height: Occupied 127.9 m / 420 ft
Height: To Tip 143.3 m / 470 ft
Floors Above Ground 38
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 5
Tower GFA 65,554 m² / 705,617 ft²
# of Apartments 193
# of Parking Spaces 416

Facts

Official Name Ocean Blue Residences
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country/Region Taiwan
City Taipei
Street Address No. 111, Sec. 2 Chung Cheng East Road
Postal Code 251
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010

Companies Involved

Developer Discovery Development & Construction Co., Ltd.; Ocean Blue Construction Co., Ltd.
Architect
Design C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners
Structural Engineer
Design Tec-Build United Building Engineer Office
MEP Engineer
Design Continental Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Main Contractor Ruentex Group

About Ocean Blue Residences

Ocean Blue Residences was designed to reflect the riverfront culture of the Dansui area of Taipei, while simultaneously maximizing the great views of the historic Dansui river. The building is set back to allocate the maximum amount of green space in front of the building to connect to its immediate context and the height was increased to minimize its footprint. A continuous balcony with glass balustrades surrounds the building floors to provide sun shading as well as outdoor amenity space for the residences. The balconies are curved to better relate to the nature of the river.

The building’s structure uses a pre-cast concrete system developed to shorten the construction time and ensure the accuracy of the curvatures of the balconies. Because Taiwan is in an active earthquake zone, seismic isolators were employed making Ocean Blue the tallest residential building in Taiwan to utilize such seismic isolation technology. Small wind turbines are located on top of the building which generate electricity for some of the public areas.

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