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Old Posted Oct 13, 2018, 4:36 PM
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KAOHSIUNG | World's Largest Single-Roof Performing Arts Center by Mecanoo

City: Kaohsiung 高雄 가오슝 เกาสง
Country: Taiwan 台湾 대만 ไต้หวัน


Source: https://www.archdaily.com/892518/wor...tion-in-taiwan

World's Largest Single-Roof Performing Arts Center by Mecanoo Nears Completion in Taiwan

12:15 - 13 April, 2018 by Niall Patrick Walsh


Taiwan has announced the scheduled October 2018 opening of the Mecanoo-designed National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also named “Weiwuying.” The Mecanoo scheme incorporates five state-of-the-art performance spaces under a single roof which, at 35 acres (141,000 square meters), stands as the world’s largest performing arts center under one roof.

Set across a 116-acre (470,000-square-meter) subtropical park in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the scheme will occupy a former military training base, symbolizing the city’s transition from a major international harbor into a rich, diverse, cultural hub, connecting local and international artistic talent.


When open, the scheme will host performances by the world’s top artists, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, in a variety of performance spaces. A 2,260-seat Opera House with a “proscenium” arch design will be equipped with the latest stage technology. A 2,000-seat Concert Hall in “vineyard style,” with seats surrounding the performance stage at all sides, will feature a 9,085-pipe organ, the largest ever built in Asia.


The scheme is also complete with smaller performance spaces, comprising a flexible 1000-1200 seat Playhouse, 470-seat Recital Hall. Connecting the building with the surrounding park, an outdoor performance space will host audiences of up to 20,000 people.




Weiwuying is one of Mecanoo’s most ambitious buildings and embodies all the key elements of our philosophy. Inspired by the beauty of the local Banyan trees with their iconic canopies of leaves, the vast, undulating structure is composed of a unique skin and roof under which generous free spaces can flow. We have aimed to deliver a flagship cultural destination for Taiwan, a beacon to attract performers and audiences from around the world.

-Francine Houben, Founding Architect, Mecanoo




Mecanoo's National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

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Weiwuying incorporates five separate state-of-the-art performance spaces, covering a surface area of 35 acres (141,000 sqm) and is set in the spectacular 116-acre (470,000 sqm) subtropical park in the heart of Kaohsiung, making it the world’s largest performing arts center under one roof.
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Source: https://hypebeast.com/2018/4/mecanoo...r-for-the-arts

Mecanoo Designed the World's Largest Single-Roof Performing Arts Center

Taiwan will host the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate.

By Jake Silbert/Apr 14, 2018/Design







Netherlands-based design firm Mecanoo was tapped by Taiwan to construct a new performance center in a space formally occupied by a military training base; the resulting build was dubbed the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, known as “Weiwuying” for short. It stretches across 35 acres and hosts five distinct performance spaces. Venues like an opera house and concert hall offer over 2000 seats and the latest in stage technology, while smaller spaces include a 470-seat Recital Hall. Connecting the structure with the surrounding park is an outdoors performance spot, able to host up to 20,000 people.

The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts is expected to open in October 2018, with performances from world-class acts like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to follow. Check out aerial drone footage of the in-progress build below.


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Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts 衛武營國家藝術文化中心
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Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3383107

Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in southern Taiwan shows off grandest pipe organ in Asia

The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohisung City, which is slated to open in October, on Wednesday showed off a German-made pipe organ in the Concert Hall, reportedly the grandest such instrument in Asia


By George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/03/14 21:37



The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohisung City, which is slated to open in October, on Wednesday showed off a German-made pipe organ in the Concert Hall, reportedly the grandest such instrument in Asia.

Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) and Kaohsiung Chen Chu (陳菊) made an inspection tour around the center, which has an area of 10 hectares and consists of four indoors venues: Opera House, Concert Hall, Playhouse, Recital Hall and an open-air theater. Other amenities include outdoor plaza, restaurants, gift shops, multi-purpose room, rooftop observatory and parking space, etc.

The Concert Hall is in vineyard style and houses 2,000 seats, according to an introduction on the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts website. With the seating on all sides of the concert platform, audience members are positioned in close proximity to artists and able to experience intimate performances, the introduction said.

The acoustic canopy from the ceiling is adjustable so the hall can adapt for different musical performances, using different heights and angles to achieve excellent quality of sound, according to the introduction. During Wednesday’s inspection, a quartet performed in the concert hall with the acoustic canopy lowered, which reportedly had achieved a sound effect like music coming out of headsets.

The pipe organ in the Concert Hall is manufactured by eminent German organ builder Johannes Klais Orgelbau, and the instrument reportedly cost NT$120 million to build. With 9,194 pipes, this pipe organ is reportedly the grandest organ in Asia.


The Johannes Klais Orgelbau built pipe organ (photo by CNA)
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