Central Palace is the second project with Lien Jade. The site is situated adjacent to Toyo Ito’s Metropolitan Opera House. The landmark and the context are thus pre-determined, which became the focus of the design.
Lien Jade has completed two other residential towers near the site. Their unique character is expressed clearly in the architectural details. Thus continuance and innovation became important in our design.
The neo-classic style and the sky lounge at the Peace Palace were influential in Lien Jade projects and even others in Phase 7 development. The new design must search the possibility to innovate while setting an architectural brand and accomplishing another landmark status as a luxury residence based on the neo-classical style.
Over the years, Lien Jade has a large following of their products. Their loyal customers have bought second or third residences, which influences the design to become a collector’s item instead of practical living. The collector’s residence is like collecting treasure, a process starting with search:
These ideas are further developed so that the users can experience the process of searching, discovering and collecting the treasure through architecture.
The building base has diamond shaped columns and windows. The four corners and the roof top have various sizes of lanterns as diamonds inlaid in the building. The dream came true with the vision of Lien Jade’s President and the support of Tuo-yang Construction. The lanterns at night sparkle like diamonds and portray our original design intent: continuance and innovation. Even though classical architecture does not use metal or glass, the design nonetheless adds innovation while preserving Peace Palace’s classical style.
After the completion of Central Palace, we expressed with gratitude to Lien Jade’s President, “these past five years were not spent in vain!”. We have once again created another truly satisfying Lien Jade project five years after Peace Palace.