Wei-Wu-Ying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

Wei-Wu-Ying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts


The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Wei-Wu-Ying) symbolizes the huge transformation of the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung over the last years. The city is China’s second largest in size and importance after the capital Taipei, with a population of almost three million residents, and the new arts center promises to become a new icon marking the transition from international port to modern, diverse metropolis. Mecanoo, the Dutch office led by Francine Houben (Sittard, The Netherlands, 1955), is completing the building within the government’s program for the construction of cultural facilities on an old military site, as part of an adjacent subtropical park... [+]

Propietario / Promotor Owner / Developer  

Preparatory Office of The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts of the Council for Cultural Affairs

Fechas Dates

Inicio de las obras Construction start date: Abril de 2010 April 2010

Arquitectos Architects

Mecanoo Architecten

Consultores Consultants

Archasia Design Group (arquitecto local local architect); Supertech (inegeniería de estructuras structural engineer); Yuan Tai (ingeniería mecánica mechanical engineering); Heng Kai (ingeniería eléctrica electrical engineer); Xu-Acoustique (acústica acoustic); Theateravies, Yi Tai (auditorios theatre consultant); CMA lighting (iluminación lighting); Ju Jiang (seguridad frente a incendios fire safety); Oliver Latry (órgano organ); CWI (cubierta y fachada roof and facade); Lead Dao (3D); Su International (tráfico traffic); Chien Kuo Construction Co. (contratista contractor)

Fotos Photos

Kouzi Isita (pp. 56-57)

Harry Cock (pp. 57 arriba top, 59, 63, 64)

Christian Richters (pp. 58, 60, 61)