Chinatrust Bank headquarters building design by the Los Angeles office of NBBJ Ltd, in cooperation with the local firm Fei & Chen Associates, has broken ground in Taiwan. This mixed-use building will consist of a 30 storey hq building, a 10 storey hotel, a 21 storey commercial office building and a four level retail center. While embeding elements of the traditional chinese architecture the designers incorporated many advantages that willl dramatically reduce the energy consumption of the overall complex. After two years of designing, with current ground braking, project is set for completion in 2012. Images by NNBJ.