CTBUH Platinum Member

Taipei Financial Center Corporation

About

Member Since: 2010

Member Offices: Taipei

Website: http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/

Taipei Financial Center Corp. is the developer, owner and operator of TAIPEI 101, the icon of Taipei City and the pride of Taiwan. TAIPEI 101 TOWER, with a height of 508 meters, was the world’s first building to surpass 500 meter mark.

It is an office tower offering top quality accommodation to the most discerning tenants, including Taiwan Stock Exchange, multinational financial institutions and hi-tech companies. It also has three scenic restaurants on the 85th and 86th floor. TAIPEI 101 TOWER has achieved USGBC’s LEED EB: O&M certification at Platinum Level and is now acknowledged as the World’s Tallest Green Building.

The podium houses TAIPEI 101 MALL with the finest fashion brands and is specialized in luxury watch and jewelry. TAIPEI 101 Observatory is on 89F featuring the world’s fastest elevators and the largest passive wind damper that is exposed to visitors.

Fields of Expertise

Developer; Marketing / Sales; Owner (Buildings, Land); Property Management

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

2010

Member Offices

  • Taipei

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

TAIPEI 101

508 m / 1,667 ft

Awards

TAIPEI 101

Winner: TAIPEI 101

Performance Award 2016

Ctbuh Leaders

Danny Shih

Danny Shih

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present

Taipei

Angela Chang

Angela Chang

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2018 – Present

Taipei

Iping Yang

Iping Yang

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

Taipei

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

03 November 2016

2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A

Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Joseph Chou, Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Mark Sarkisian, Partner of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill;...

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Research

20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality

In the first edition of the 2012 Journal, CTBUH published a Tall Buildings in Numbers study titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall—The...

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Global News

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

TAIPEI 101

Taipei

508 m

1,667 ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

17 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (100%), 1 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (100%), 1 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 1 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 1 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 1 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Designated Experts

Ctbuh Leaders At Taipei Financial Center Corporation

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present

Danny Shih

Tower Leasing Manager, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2018 – Present

Angela Chang

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

Iping Yang

Sustainability Manager, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

CTBUH Awards Best Tall Building Office Jury, 2021

Michael Liu

Chief Operations Officer, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

03 November 2016 | Chicago

2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A

Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Joseph Chou, Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Mark Sarkisian, Partner of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill;...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

Building on Unprecedented Performance: TAIPEI 101

Perhaps what is most notable about the TAIPEI 101 performance upgrade is not its complexity, but rather that the tower was already relatively efficient. All...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

Interview: TAIPEI 101

Joseph Chou and Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding TAIPEI 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, the recipient of the 2016...

19 October 2016 | Guangzhou

From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings

One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how...

17 October 2016 | Shenzhen

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the...

17 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH Video Interview – Freda Tsai

Freda Tsai of Taipei Financial Center Corporation is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Freda discusses the retrofit and management strategy...

17 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3c: Building Operation Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Tim Neal, Arcadis; Samuel So, JLL; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Zhao Ming Wang, CCDI answer questions at...

17 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Joseph Chu, " TAIPEI 101’s Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4"

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Joseph Chu, Taipei Financial Center Corporation, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation. The sheer size...

06 November 2014 | Chicago

Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest

Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Taipei 101: Tall Building Operation Towards Sustainability

To take TAIPEI 101 TOWER as an example that will showcase the various aspects of managing a tall building, satisfying tenant requirements, stakeholders expectations, and...

20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality

CTBUH Research

In the first edition of the 2012 Journal, CTBUH published a Tall Buildings in Numbers study titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall—The...

30 January 2020

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2019

CTBUH Research

In 2019, 126 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This was a 13.7 percent decrease from 146 in 2018. The total number...

28 October 2019

Aesthetics of Chinese Tall Buildings

Richard Lee, C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/ Planners

While Western aesthetics dominate the world at this time, the rise of the East has led China to reexamine its Eurocentric view towards aesthetics. China...

11 October 2019

Tall Buildings in Numbers: 50 Years of Tall Building Evolution

CTBUH Research

The default image of the skyscraper for the past 50 years in the public imagination has likely been the extruded, rectilinear corporate “box,” derived from...

31 January 2019

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018

CTBUH Research

In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it...

31 January 2019

How Do Outdoor Pollutant Concentrations Vary Along the Height of a Tall Building?

Dr. Brent Stephens & Dr. Parham Azimi, Illinois Institute of Technology; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

It is generally assumed that vertical pollutant dispersion can reduce exposures to ambient pollutants in tall buildings, as concentrations of some ground-source pollutants are diluted...

20 October 2018

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...

30 July 2018

World’s Tallest Buildings with Dampers

CTBUH Research

As tall buildings continue to be built in seismically-active and cyclone-prone areas, the need to augment the structures of these buildings with dynamic modification devices...

01 February 2018

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017

CTBUH Staff, CTBUH

In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the...

17 October 2016

A Perspective on TAIPEI 101’s Decision to Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4

Freda Tsai & Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

The sheer size and complexity of a building like TAIPEI 101, along with the international nature of the project and newness of LEED v4, can...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

09 August 2019

Taipei 101 Damper Experienced Record Movement Due to Earthquake

The tuned mass damper in the Taipei 101 skyscraper moved 15 centimeters due to an earthquake early Thursday, 8 August, according to the building management....

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Taipei Financial Center Corporation

TAIPEI 101 Hosts "Global Tall: Trends, Drivers and Challenges"

28 June 2018

TAIPEI 101 hosted an event called “Global Tall: Skyscraper Trends, Drivers and Challenges” to discuss the global trends of skyscraper construction, the forum saw valued guests from industry participants, government agencies and academia, including: CTBUH Advisory Board member Joseph Chou and CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.

CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor

16–21 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

IIT Professor Wins Research Seed Funding

09 August 2016

Brent Stephens, an associate professor of architectural engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, has been awarded the CTBUH’s 2016 Research Seed Funding.

Research Seed Funding Draws Diverse Proposals From 12 Countries

13 June 2016

The CTBUH’s fifth Research Seed Funding Initiative has received 30 proposals from applicants at research institutions, universities, and private companies worldwide.

CTBUH 2016 Research Seed Funding

07 March 2016

CTBUH is pleased to announce the "Call for Proposals" for its 2016 International Research Seed Funding – culminating with an award of US$20,000.