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Taiwan National Performing Arts Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tuesday 27 Mar 2007

Mecanoo win in Taiwan

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14/09/11 shubhrata, india
very nice work ....i love it alot

Mecanoo architecten win competition to design Taiwan’s largest performing arts centre 

The Governor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan announced that Mecanoo architecten has won the design competition for the new National Performing Arts Centre. At 100,000 m2 the National Performing Arts Centre is to become the largest theatre complex in Taiwan. An important source of inspiration for Mecanoo’s building design were the existing one of the world’s largest trees, the banyan trees on location. The partially grass and plant covered roof creates natural and efficient building cooling in the subtropical climate. The large roof also provides an informal public space where the city residents can stroll, practice Tai Chi, mediate or just relax. The design also consists of a concert hall of 2,300 seats, an opera house with 2,000 seats, a theatre hall with 1000 seats, an experimental Black Box with 500 seats, an open-air theatre and park design. Work on the 200m Euros is set to begin in early 2009 and to be completed by 2012.

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Status planning
Value 200(m€)
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