US Begins Construction of $216m Office Compound in Taiwan

27 April 2011 (Last Updated April 27th, 2011 18:30)

The US Government has begun construction of a $216m office compound to house the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). The new office compound will include 15,000m² of office buildings for AIT's Taipei facilities including the Agricultural Trade and Commercial Offices, the American

The US Government has begun construction of a $216m office compound to house the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).

The new office compound will include 15,000m² of office buildings for AIT's Taipei facilities including the Agricultural Trade and Commercial Offices, the American Cultural Center and the Chinese Language School.

The new compound will be a sustainable construction and will be built on only 14% of the 40% of land it is allowed to build on.

The facility will use solar panels to generate around 15% of its electricity needs and will include other sustainable features aimed at achieving LEED certification.

The first phase of the project will see the construction of all the buildings in the compound except the main building.

AIT is expected to relocate to the new campus in early 2015, as reported by focustaiwan.tw.