Mecanoo Designed the World's Largest Single-Roof Performing Arts Center

Taiwan will host the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate.

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Netherlands-based design firm Mecanoo was tapped by Taiwan to construct a new performance center in a space formally occupied by a military training base; the resulting build was dubbed the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, known as “Weiwuying” for short. It stretches across 35 acres and hosts five distinct performance spaces. Venues like an opera house and concert hall offer over 2000 seats and the latest in stage technology, while smaller spaces include a 470-seat Recital Hall. Connecting the structure with the surrounding park is an outdoors performance spot, able to host up to 20,000 people.

The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts is expected to open in October 2018, with performances from world-class acts like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to follow. Check out aerial drone footage of the in-progress build below.

Meanwhile, Zaha Hadid‘s only private residence was recently completed.

#Taiwan has announced the scheduled October 2018 opening of the @mecanoo_ designed National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also named “Weiwuying.” The Mecanoo scheme incorporates five state-of-the-art performance spaces under a single roof which, at 35 acres (141,000 square meters), stands as the world’s largest performing arts center under one roof. #mecanoo #francinehouben #asia #taiwan #kaohsiung #arts #art #center #performance #opera #music #concert #venue #hall #weiwuying #2018 #october #opening #reveal #mammoth #roof #banyantree #banyan Images © Iwan Baan @archdaily @archello @archdigest @architizer @architecture_hunter @archinecthq @dezeen @designboom @archpaper @domusweb @wallpapermag @framemagazine @dearchitectnl @architectenweb @archilovers @archinerds_ @architectmag @architectsjournal @kaohsiung_city @riba @ribajournal @theplanmag @iconeye @worldarchitecturenews @wacommunity @worldlandscapearch #dutchdesign

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