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Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../18/2003682490

Weiwuying arts center to open with spectacular show
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
By Diane Baker / Staff reporter



An image from the The First Seeds 3D video and light show that is to be performed at the Weiwuying Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung from Wednesday to Sunday next week is pictured in a handout from Wonders of Art International.Nov 18, 2017
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The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts is to mark the long-awaited completion of the Weiwuying Center for the Arts (衛武營藝術文化中心) with a five-night outdoor performance extravaganza that starts on Wednesday next week.

Construction of the Weiwuying Center, designed by Dutch architect Francine Houben, was finished four years ago, but the interior work was only recently finished.

The Preparatory Office for the Weiwuying Center for the Arts commissioned Taipei-based Wonders of Art International to create a production to celebrate, and the result is The First Seeds, an interactive light sculpture show that combines 3D video mapping projections with live performances and music.

Serina Chen (陳琪), director of Wonders of Art and the Image in Motion Theater Company, which created the multimedia, immersive Window of the City show for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, on Thursday told a news conference in Taipei that The First Seeds will use 18 projectors to project video onto the exterior of the theater complex that faces the southern lawn of Weiwuying Metropolitan Park (衛武營都會公園).

The projections are to cover an area that is 223m wide and 39m high and includes the open-air theater in the building’s roof, said Chen, who is also the director of The First Seeds.

The show will tell the history of the Weiwuying Center, which is in an area that served as a military base during the Japanese colonial era and then became a camp for the Eighth Army in the 1950s.

Years of debate over what to do with the site followed the decommissioning of the camp in 1979, before the government in 2003 decided to turn the 47 hectares into a national performance center and a park.

The Kaohsiung City Government in 2006 launched an international architectural competition to select a designer and developer, which was won by Houben’s Mecanoo architects the following year.

Houben’s design was inspired by the banyan trees on the site and Chen said the performance is subtitled Under the Banyan Trees, as the video projections begin with the flourishing of a single tree that grows into a forest.

The show pays tribute to Kaohsiung’s maritime history, as well as its development into an industrial center and its hope to become a major performance and cultural center, hence the “seed” imagery, Chen said.

The Kaohsiung Children’s Choir, dancer Chang Ya-ting (張雅婷) and 50 other performers are to take part in the show.

There will be three performances of The First Seeds each night, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, as well as an interactive art installation created by young artists and students from around Kaohsiung from 5pm to 6:30pm.

While the performances are free, tickets are required to enter the installation area and will be available from information desks set up on the sides of the outdoor theater area.
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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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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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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


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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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高雄市立國樂團首登衛武營 兩千人搶先體驗音樂饗宴

2018/09/08 22:45

〔記者陳昱勳/高雄報導〕衛武營國家藝術文化中心於9月10日正式納入國家表演藝術中心營運,並在10月13日對外開幕啟用,為讓民眾搶先體驗音樂廳,今(8)日邀請高雄市立國樂團舉行試演場,此次更為樂團首次登台衛武營。

高市國演出由擁有數十年指揮經歷的郭哲誠領軍,郭哲誠對於此次樂團首登衛武營音樂廳舞台表示十分開心,更感謝大家的參與聆聽。此外,觀眾可於音樂會後填寫回饋表單,讓衛武營中心了解民眾參與藝文活動時的相關需求與場館待改進之處。

在衛武營國家藝術文化中心啟用後,台北國家兩廳院與台中國家歌劇院,北中南三大國家級表演藝術場館共同形構的國表藝已完整成形,國家表演藝術中心董事長朱宗慶表示,未來將透過國表藝中心建立的平台,整合三館一團(國家交響樂團)的軟硬體資源,作為推進「劇場驅動」的能量,讓三場館成為鼓勵團隊與藝術家全力開創與實現夢想的場域。


高雄市立國樂團今日首登衛武營音樂廳舞台。(衛武營國家藝術文化中心提供)


高雄市立國樂團指揮郭哲誠。(衛武營國家藝術文化中心提供)


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Source: https://www.npac-weiwuying.org/blogs...b93946?lang=en

Weiwuying Grand Opening on October 13


2018 marks the opening year of Weiwuying. The Center, transformed from a former military training base, is ready to demonstrate its impeccable art force to the world. At Weiwuying Grand Opening Season, it will present a dynamic program including music, theater and the beloved annual event Circus Platform as well as biennale event Taiwan Dance Platform. Paradise Interrupted, Weiwuying’s first international co-commissioned opera with Lincoln center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and Singapore International Festival of Arts will make its debut at the new venue. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, who conducts in Taiwan for the first time, Mariss Jansons and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the renowned organist Iveta Apkalna will be among the first artists to perform at Weiwuying’s vineyard style concert hall.

Program tickets is now on sale at Arts Ticket.




Source:https://www.npac-weiwuying.org/blogs...74f562?lang=en

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Taiwan Is Now Home to the World’s Largest Performing Arts Center

The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts encompasses five performance centers and spans 1.5 million square feet



The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Mecanoo Architects)

By Julissa Treviño
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Taiwan officially holds bragging rights for the largest performing arts center under one room.

The sprawling 1.5-million-square-foot National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, designed by Dutch firm Mecanoo Architects, was recently completed in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Nick Mafi reports for Architectural Digest.

Slated for an October opening, the futuristic-looking mega space, called “Weiwuying” for short, incorporates five performing spaces— including a 2,260-seat opera house, 2,000-seat concert hall (boasting a 9,085-pipe organ) and a 470-seat recital hall. The venue will also include an outdoor performance space capable of seating up to 20,000 people.

“Weiwuying is one of the most beautiful, iconic and best-equipped performing arts centres in the world,” as the new center’s executive and artistic director Chien Wen-Pin puts it in a press release.

The ambitious project has been in the works since 2006 and construction on the center has cost an estimated $221 million. But the endeavor does make a statement about Taiwain’s commitment to the arts. “The creative industries are extraordinarily lively in Taiwan,” Wen-Pin says. “Once our doors are officially open, the center will become an exciting springboard from which talent can soar.”

Weiwuying is situated within a 116-acre subtropical park in the heart of Kaohsiung, where a military training base once stood. The park, and the area’s subtropical climate, was actually taken into account in the design of the center. As Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architects explains in a press release, the team used local Banyan trees as inspiration to let air flow freely inside Weiwuying in the fittingly named Banyan Plaza. According to Mecanoo’s website, the plaza is located just under the roof of the building, and it is intended to serve as a community space, open to the public day and night.

One of the first performances already locked in for the center will be the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Gustavo Dudamel. But if you miss them the first time around, don’t worry. They’ll surely be “Bach.”



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Lonely Planet: The world’s largest performing arts centre under one roof is set to open in Taiwan

ANDREA SMITH
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18 SEPTEMBER 2018

The world’s largest performing arts centre under one roof is set to open in Taiwan on October 13, and up to 50,000 people are expected to attend the grand opening concert and party. The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) will have five performance spaces, including a 2236-seat opera house, a 1981-seat concert hall, a 1210-seat playhouse, a 434-seat recital hall and an outdoor theatre.


The world’s largest performing arts centre under one roof is set to open in Taiwan on 13 October. Image: Iwan Baan


It’s Taiwan’s most significant cultural investment in a generation, and the centre covers a surface area of 35 acres and is set in the spectacular 116-acre subtropical park in the heart of Kaohsiung. Conductor and Weiwuying’s artistic director and conductor, Chien Wen-Pin, will inaugurate the concert hall and Asia’s largest pipe organ in a programme of Beethoven, Liszt and Taiwanese composers, featuring the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra as well as ensembles and soloists from Taiwan and abroad.



Paradise Interrupted is part of the inaugural season at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan. Image: Julia Lynn Photography


Designed by Dutch architects, Mecanoo, the architecture of the centre is inspired by the sinuous canopy created by clusters of banyan trees commonly found in the region. The outdoor ‘Arts for the People’ party will incorporate aboriginal dance, traditional theatre, opera, music, puppetry and street culture. “Something that overseas visitors to Weiwuying will encounter is the passion for theatre, dance, spectacle and music that is everywhere in Taiwan,” says Chien Wen-Pin. “Weiwuying, with its extraordinary facilities, gives us the opportunity to experiment – to be bold and innovative, and to try [something] different.”



The new centre, Weiwuying, occupies a site that was formerly a military training base in Taiwan. Image: Iwan Baan


Kaohsiung is located in the south of Taiwan, and the new centre occupies a site that was formerly a military training base, symbolising the developing outlook for the city of Kaohsiung and Taiwan, It’s mission is to connect local and global talent through arts and culture. Details of its inaugural season programme can be found on its website here.

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Free performances scheduled for opening of Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts on Oct 13

Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) will be officially open to the public on Saturday, Oct 13 with multiple activities, including a performance event called “Arts for the People- The Grand Opening” in the evening

By George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/10/10 20:54



(Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) will be officially open to the public on Saturday, Oct 13 with multiple activities, including a performance event called “Arts for the People- The Grand Opening” in the evening, according to the center’s news releases.

“The world’s largest single roof performing arts center celebrates its grand opening with a memorable performing arts extravaganza with origins from Taiwan’s aboriginal dance, traditional theater, opera, street culture, music, puppetry and dazzling technology art,” the release says. “This is the party of the year that you will not want to miss.”

To be staged at the Outdoor Theater, “Arts for the People- The Grand Opening” will feature various performances by Europe’s phase7 performing.arts Berlin and domestic performing teams to “activate multiple senses,” according to the release.

“Designed by Dutch architect Francine Houben, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) spans 9.9 hectares and sits in the northeast corner of a vast lush park,” an introduction on the center’s website says. “Transformed from a military training base to an arts and culture center of the future, Weiwuying continues its heritage of talent fostering and civil service."

In addition, “you are invited to stroll around the open commercial space, occupying roughly 500+ pings and attracting seven shops, including Milieu Tea House and Perfume Dance restaurant on the first floor as well as Fun Stage Corner, Stage5 Bistro, I-pin Cheese Cake, Jiu Zhen Nan Taiwan Pastry, and X Simtree Café on the third floor,” the news release said.

How to get there:

By Metro:

Take the Orange line to the Weiwuying Station (010). Get off the train and then go to Exit 6. The Center is in your right from the exit.

By Bus:

Take a bus and get off at the stop “National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts(Weiwuying)”: Bus lines - 52, 70

Or take a bus that stops at the Jianjun Station: Bus lines – 50, 53A/53B, 88, 248, Orange 7A/Orange 7B/Orange 8/Orange 10/Orange 11, Red 21, 8001




(photo taken from the center's website)

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Taiwan President opens world’s largest single-roof performing arts center in Kaohsiung

Weiwuying stands on the site of a former military camp

By Matthew Strong,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/10/13 19:11



(Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday inaugurated the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying (衛武營) after the military base that used to stand in the same location, describing the act as the ending of “spatial Martial Law.”

The sleek wave-shaped 3.3-hectare building, designed by Francine Houben of the Netherlands, is the world’s largest single-roof performing arts center, the Central News Agency reported.

As Weiwuying is the first national theater to be located in Southern Taiwan, its opening also symbolized the advent of equal cultural rights, Tsai said, who praised activists for demanding 20 years ago that the military space be turned into a cultural center.

The complex actually also includes a 2,236-seat Opera House, a 1,981-seat Concert Hall, a 1,210-seat Playhouse, a 434-seat Recital Hall, and an outdoor theater. Weiwuying’s artistic director is conductor Chien Wen-pin (簡文彬).

The center was 15 years in the making, spanning the administrations of three presidents, Tsai pointed out. The building only occupies one third of a 9.9-hectare culture park.

The official opening Saturday afternoon was followed by an event under the motto “Arts for the People,” the beginning of a 10-week program featuring shows, workshops, performances and lectures, CNA reported.

The president praised Kaohsiung for having transformed itself from a center of heavy industry to a center of the arts for Southern Taiwan.


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