Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been commissioned by TLDC, a developer based in Taipei, to build a massive residency in Hualien, Taiwan, on a former industrial site. A transformation from a factory region into a world class beach resort is realized in buildings that cascade from the ground to the sky in various ridge-like volumes. The site provides spectacular views with a location against the coast and near the intersection of two river deltas. The “Hualien Residences” complex mimics both the mountains to the west and the ocean to the east with a flowing and overall undulating form. The masterplan incorporates a program with commercial and residential spaces situated within green stripes creating a series of ribbons throughout the structure. The stripes run east-west to frame optimal views while providing a shading system; accommodating to the tropical climate. Green roofs further mitigate heat gain and combined into the design of the striping to create a low energy incentive.