Emerging out of the sustainability movement, this Taiwan restaurant is setting a new standard for environmentally conscious design

Swept in 6,000 square meters of greenery in Kaohsiung, Taiwan is  Tan Zuo Ma Li, a Japanese grill chain restaurant that is altering the dining experience by going green.  Now, this eco-conscious grill goes beyond the typical dining room and into a sustainable oasis due to its extensive landscaping and design.

Designated as the Green Isle, Tan Zuo Ma Li features 250 trees on the property, in addition to a 120-meter pool. Not only do the trees reduce carbon emissions, but the pool also acts as a cooling microclimate against the heat. This ventilated design lowers the temperature by two degrees at Tan Zuo Ma Li in comparison to that of the city, creating a cooler climate for guests to enjoy.

Architects of the Green Isle focused on a modular design with locally sourced and recycled materials for the project. Built with glass walls, solar shades and roof overhangs it opens up the space for natural lighting. The localized marble and exposed concrete exterior emphasizes the natural component of the design. To complement the landscaping of the indoor space, the restaurant's decor is kept minimalistic.

Tan Zuo Ma Li

Swept in 6,000 square meters of greenery in Kaohsiung, Taiwan is  Tan Zuo Ma Li, a Japanese grill chain restaurant that is altering the dining experience by going green.  Now, this eco-conscious grill goes beyond the typical dining room and into a sustainable oasis due to its extensive landscaping and design.

Designated as the Green Isle, Tan Zuo Ma Li features 250 trees on the property, in addition to a 120-meter pool. Not only do the trees reduce carbon emissions, but the pool also acts as a cooling microclimate against the heat. This ventilated design lowers the temperature by two degrees at Tan Zuo Ma Li in comparison to that of the city, creating a cooler climate for guests to enjoy.