/ La Bella Vita

and refined

Taichung, Taiwan
Total area: 33,000 sqm
Height: 128 m
Continental Development Corp.
New residential high-rise with amenities
Architecture Masterprize
The International Architecture Awards
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel, with Claudio Raviolo, Chung-Yi Yang, and Paolo Aranci, Yuxi Chen, Massimo Frigerio, Slavko Milanovic, Giuseppe Molteni, Antonio Paciolla

Located in the fast-growing 7th District of Taichung, Taiwan, La Bella Vita reunites fine living with social sustainability by promoting harmonious relations with the surrounding urban context and fostering human interactions. Blending an Italian approach with influences from the East, the 33,000-sqm high-rise is characterized by the building’s seemingly disjoint, yet complementary volumes. Four lower volumes of stacked balconies allude to the materiality of rock formations found on the surface of the Earth.

Wrapped in a honeycomb-patterned window structure that breaks light and reflections, the tallest 37-story amber volume ties all building masses together. Designed with a meticulous attention to detail, La Bella Vita’s apartments are conceived as sculptural and flexible spaces that feature high-quality materials and furniture.