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The World's Largest Performing Arts Center Opens in Taiwan

The World's Largest Performing Arts Center Opens in Taiwan

The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, designed by Dutch firm Mecanoo Architects, has officially opened in Taiwan, setting the record for the world’s largest performing arts center with five state-of-the-art spaces under a single roof spanning 35 acres (140,000 square meters).
The expansive project, also dubbed “Weiwuying,” took 15 years to build and is Taiwan’s most significant cultural investment in a generation with an estimated cost of $221 million USD, according to the Smithsonian. The structure is set across a 116-acre (470,000-square-meter) subtropical park in the southern port city of Kaoksiung, which was formerly a military training base. The center features a 2,260-seat opera house, 2,000-seat concert hall, 470-seat recital hall and outdoor performance space capable of seating up to 20,000 people.
Take a look at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts above and share your thoughts in the comments below.
In other design news, New York’s Central Park Tower will be recognized as the tallest residential building in the world.


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Open House at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts – more than 50.000 joined us and the day is not over yet! . . The flow, the energy of the people of Kaohsiung, it’s all impressive! You can’t beat this feeling. . The ongoing preparations for the grand opening this Saturday 13th October are coming into place. . #mecanoo #architecture #taiwan #movies #driveinmovie #travel #arquitectura #cave #arquitetura #publicspace #photoofthefay #photography #mecanoo #Asia #Kaohsiung #performance #stage #outdoor #banyan #plaza #banyanplaza #tropical #shipyard #shipindustry #weiwuying #park #city #architecturelovers #衛武營國家藝術文化中心 #衛武營
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Open House at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts – more than 50.000 joined us and the day is not over yet! . . The flow, the energy of the people of Kaohsiung, it’s all impressive! You can’t beat this feeling. . The ongoing preparations for the grand opening this Saturday 13th October are coming into place. . #mecanoo #architecture #taiwan #movies #driveinmovie #travel #arquitectura #cave #arquitetura #publicspace #photoofthefay #photography #mecanoo #Asia #Kaohsiung #performance #stage #outdoor #banyan #plaza #banyanplaza #tropical #shipyard #shipindustry #weiwuying #park #city #architecturelovers #衛武營國家藝術文化中心 #衛武營
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