Sunday, September 02, 2007

National Kaohsiung Performing Arts Center By Mecanoo

The design competition for this superb new National Performing Arts Center in Kaohsiung was won by Mecanoo architecten. The theatre complex will be located in the Wei-Wu-Ying Metropolitan Park. The National Performing Arts Centre will have a concert hall, a theatre, an opera house, a black box and an open-air theatre.

Mecanoo’s design was unanimously selected because of the building’s strength in expression. An important source of inspiration for the design were the existing centuries-old banyan trees on location which is one of the world’s largest trees.

Building construction will start at the beginning of 2009, in 2012 it will be completed.


Videos of the project

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