Taipei Performing Arts Centre
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) was
recently recently awarded the first prize in the international
competition to build the Taipei Performing Arts
The scheme includes a 1,500 seat theater and two 800 seat theaters which plug into a central cube, clad in corrugated glass, that combines the stage accommodations of the three theaters in a single whole.
Each theatre can be used independently or in combination with
the other theaters. Connecting the different theaters offers new
and experimental theatrical possibilities.
A public trajectory inside the cube exposes parts of the backstage areas otherwise hidden in typical theaters. The cube is placed on a socle preserving the existing lively local food market.
Facts about Taipei Performing Arts Centre
One 1,500 seat theater and two 800 seat theaters
Partners in charge:
Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren
(A-Z) Erik Amir
SMEP & Fire engineering, sustainability:
Ducks Scéno, France
Vincent de Rijk
Department of Cultural Affairs
Taipei City Government
Last updated: December 17, 2012