The futuristic look of the long-awaited Taipei Performing Arts Center designed by OMA was shot in Taiwan prior to its official opening in 2022.
The photos published by OMA show the 59,000 square meters of cultural landmarks. This landmark has three prominent auditoriums with scaffolding removed.
The Taipei Performing Arts Center was designed by OMA in collaboration with local architectural studio Kris Yao. Artech and engineering company Arup located on the site adjacent to Shilin Night Market, one of Taipei’s most popular night markets.
It will be open to the public in the summer of 2022.
The complex consists of three auditoriums protruding from a glass cube. This cube rises above the ground to form a public square.
We have been commissioned by the Taipei City Government to support the performing arts group in the country.
One of the focal points of the center is the Globe Playhouse, a spherical 800-seat theater aimed at resembling a planet.
Other auditoriums are the Grand Theater, a venue with 1500 seats, and the Blue Box, a multi-form theater with 800 seats for experimental performances.
The Grand Theater and Blue Box can also be combined to form a huge 2,300-seat venue called the Super Theater.
All areas behind the scenes of the Taipei Performing Arts Center are housed in a central cube where the OMA is surrounded by a circulating space called the Public Loop.
Public loops are routes accessible to both the general public and ticket owners, providing a view of the theater infrastructure and production space that is normally invisible to visitors.
“Because the three theaters are connected to a central cube and a public loop, the Taipei Performing Arts Center will create a new internal structure of performing space that will inspire unimaginable theater possibilities,” said OMA Money. Jing partner David Janotten said.
“This is a new kind of theater for artists, spectators, and the general public to explore creative life in novel ways,” continued Gianotten.
“Formed by a more emotional theater interdependent with a strong technological core, the Taipei Performing Arts Center simultaneously embodies a new theater organization and acts as a fresh and intelligent icon that encapsulates the city’s creativity. “I will,” said Rem Koolhaas, the founding partner of the studio.
OMA won the design competition at the Taipei Performing Arts Center in February 2009. Construction began in 2012 and the building was completed in August 2014. Opening in 2022 will be nine years behind schedule.
The announcement of the opening of the center follows the expansion of OMA to a Jewish temple on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and the proposal for the Pompidou Center’s first North American outpost and the Billionaireslow skyscraper in New York.
Photo by Chris Stowers, courtesy of OMA.