Size: 141,000 m2
Project Design: 2007
Project Realisation: 2010
Address: No. 1號, Sanduo 1st Road, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 830
Client: Ministry of Culture (MoC)
Design Team: Mecanoo (Lead Architect) and Archasia Design Group (Executive Architect).
Programme: Theatre complex in the Wei-Wu-Ying Metropolitan Park with a total capacity of 5861 seats: Concert Hall 1981 seats, Opera House 2236 seats, Playhouse 1210 seats, Recital Hall 434 seats, exhibition space of 800 m2, rehearsal/education halls for music and dance, 2 congress halls with 100 and 200 chairs and stage building workshops. Including 7ha landscape.
Awards: 1st prize Cityscape Architectural Award, Dubai 2008; 3rd prize International Design Award, IDA Los Angeles 2009; Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2009; Digital prize at Idea-Tops Awards 2017; Silver in the New York Design Awards 2018, Architecture - Public & Institutional; SDA Design Award 2018, Best Architecture and Spatial Planning; BUILD Infrastructure Awards, Best Civic Arts & Culture Venue Design, 2019; THE PLAN Award, Honorable Mention in the Culture category, 2019; Dutch Creativity Awards, Architecture Award, 2019; Architizer A+Awards, Special Honoree Award, Popular Choice Winner and Jury Winner in the Cultural, Hall/Theater category, 2019; DFA Design for Asia Awards, Silver Award, 2019; Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, category Spaces, Place, and Cities, Honorable Mention, 2019; MIPIM Asia, Silver Award, Best Infrastructure Development and Special Jury Award, 2019; Taiwan Architecture Award, Honorable mention, 2019; International Architecture Awards, Museums and Cultural Buildings category, 2020; IES Illumination Awards 2020, Award of Merit.
Photography: Christian Richters, Iwan Baan, Shawn Liu Studio, Andrés Gallardo Albajar, Ethan Lee, Sytze Boonstra, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying).