Project: Taipei Performing Arts Center - 臺北藝術中心
Details: one 1500 seat theater + two smaller 800 seat theaters
Location: across from Jiantan MRT Station
Taipei invites architects to theater design contest
CULTURAL LANDMARK: The city is holding a contest for top architects to design a theater to provide local artists with a venue for shows that run for three to six months
By Mo Yan-chih
Friday, Jul 25, 2008, Page 2
Taipei City Government said yesterday it would invite world-renowned architects to join a competition to design a world-class theater near Shilin Night Market that would serve as a venue for large and long-running performances.
The 2.2-hectare Taipei Performing Arts Center will be built on Chengde Road across the Jiantan MRT Station. It will house a 1,500-seat theater and two smaller 800-seat theaters, Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs said.
Hoping to make the center a distinctive cultural landmark on a scale similar to the National Theater and the National Concert Hall, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) said the city would allocate NT$4.3 billion (US$140 million) for the project and begin an international design competition to find the best design by next year............. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../25/2003418450
Competition short list
*Morphosis Architects / Thom Mayne
*Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos
*Office for Metropolitan Architecture(OMA)