Performing Arts Center, Taipei

OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture 

Construction of this cultural building kicked off in 2012, in accordance with a project led by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten that constituted a typological revision of traditional auditoriums. It is programmed to officially open to the public in the summer of 2022. The TPAC is an interlocking of three theater types, with a cube in the middle functioning as stage box and communal-services core, and the tiers of the performance halls can be altered or joined to accommodate different uses and performances. The intersection of the volumes inside results in a single proscenium with multiple possibilities. Whereas the auditoriums have blind facades, the central cube is glass-encased.