National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

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National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Weiwuying
衛武營國家藝術文化中心
Weiwuying logo.svg
National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts 2018.jpg
General information
TypeArts centre
LocationFengshan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Coordinates22°37′23.6″N 120°20′33.0″E / 22.623222°N 120.342500°E / 22.623222; 120.342500Coordinates: 22°37′23.6″N 120°20′33.0″E / 22.623222°N 120.342500°E / 22.623222; 120.342500
OwnerNational Performing Arts Center
Technical details
Floor area3.3 hectares
Design and construction
ArchitectFrancine Houben
Website
www.npac-weiwuying.org

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Weiwuying (Chinese: 衛武營國家藝術文化中心; pinyin: Wèiwǔyíng Guójiā Yìshù Wénhuà Zhōngxīn) is a performance arts centre located in Fengshan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.[1]

History[edit]

The land area in which the center is being built was once a deserted area before being developed as a military camp. In the 1950s, it was the site of a recruitment base. In 2003, the Kaohsiung City Government decided to transform the area into a national performance center. In 2007, the design firm Mecanoo Architecten won the design and construction rights. The preparatory office was also set up by the Cultural Construction Committee of the Executive Yuan on 15 March 2006. The construction for the main building was completed in 2012.[2][3]

Architecture[edit]

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts is designed Dutch architectural firm Mecanoo. The center is currently being built in a 9.9 hectares of land covering 3.3 hectares of floor area. The design of the center was inspired by the banyan trees around the area. The center will house four indoor venues, which are the Lyric Theater, Concert Hall, Playhouse and Recital Hall.[2][4]The pipe organ in the concert hall is manufactured by Johannes Klais Orgelbau. With 9,194 pipes, this will be the grandest organ in Asia.[5] It is now the largest art avenue in the world.

Transportation[edit]

The art center is accessible from Weiwuying Station of Kaohsiung MRT.[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts Opening in October". 中時電子報. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ a b "About Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts". Preparatory Office of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Chronology". Preparatory Office of the Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ Saieh, Nico (8 April 2010). "Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts / Mecanoo". Arch Daily. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  5. ^ "National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo". Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Preparatory Office of the Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts". Preparatory Office of the Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016.