Samsung C&T Construction Group won a super mega development project from Taiwan.
It was awarded a 750 billion won Fubon Aozihdi multi-purpose development project by Fubon Life Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Fubon Financial Group, one of Taiwan’s largest financial groups.
Samsung C&T said on June 20 that the Fubon Aozihdi multi-purpose development project calls for building a 48-floor, 240-meter-high office structure, a 23-floor hotel structure, and 13-floor neighboring facilities that will connect the office and hotel structures.
The Fubon Aozihdi is a mega project covering 557,000 sq. meters in floor space.
The project also calls for constructing a shopping mall and an aquarium.
If and when the project is completed, it is expected to emerge as Taiwan’s representative landmark in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city.
Samsung C&T established a joint venture with a Taiwanese construction company to win the order.
Samsung C&T shoulders 750 billion won out of the 1 trillion won in construction costs.
Samsung C&T landed the project since the Korean contractor proposed an optimal construction period through active communication with the project owner and customer satisfaction, such as differentiated construction method offers based on the technology prowess it has accumulated in the course of implementing multi-purpose mega projects.
Taiwan has been pushing ahead with projects to expand investments into infrastructure, such as the expansion of the international airport and the construction of subways.
As the private sector’s real estate development projects have been implemented in earnest in major cities, such as Taipei and Kaohsiung, Samsung C&T’s participation into additional projects is expected to get a boost.
Samsung C&T set foot in Taiwan by winning a plant engineering project in 1996.
The contractor was so far involved in the implementation of diverse projects, such as theme park and petrochemical plant projects.
Samsung C&T has ramped up its standing in Taiwan by implementing a 1.8 trillion won project to build a third new terminal of Taoyuan International Airport it won in 2021.
A Samsung C&T official said, “Samsung C&T has been implementing landmark projects in succession to support Taiwan’s economic growth based on experiences and expertise it has accumulated while carrying out diverse projects in Taiwan.”
Free-Form Structures: Buildings that Seem to Move
If a building gives the appearance of moving or flowing, chances are it is a free-form structure.
The label “free-form” is not so much an architectural term, as a catch-all that incorporates elements of various styles and techniques; what they all have in common is breaking free from conventional shapes.
Shunning the familiar silhouette of most cities, free-form buildings with their creative, streamlined exteriors become local landmarks attracting worldwide attention.
In order to turn a creative vision into the reality of a free-form building takes design innovation as well as technical skills in construction.
Samsung C&T Construction and Engineering is catching global attention with its creativity and technology.
Regardless of architectural styles, what unites free-form buildings is the natural, streamlined exteriors that create an aesthetically pleasing look.
Their spaces inside are also different in form from conventional, rectangular structures.
Fifty years old, the Sydney Opera House still turns heads.
A typical example is the Sydney Opera House, designed in the 1950s by Jørn Utzon.
Its striking exterior, made of segments of spheres called shells, earned the structure registration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is not only aesthetically beautiful but also structurally amazing in that the huge shell structure sup-ports itself in defiance of gravity and wind without additional structural frames needed underneath.