From human being origins, people doing circles around someone who is speaking, singing, dancing or arguing -under a tree shadow if possible- has been the main characteristic of performing. Our music halls maintain this original condition and extend their geometry to the whole complex, which turns into a group of big trees with a stratified structure, as the local tropical forest, working at the same time as a functional scheme and an environmental strategy: Against the typical configuration of a principal and a back façade this project achieves a total urban isotropy, not only with four but with five facades in relation with the context.
client: Taipei City Government
location: Taipei. Taiwan
program: Performing Arts Center
status: Internacional Competition. Third Prize
Architects: Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz (Ábalos + Sentkiewicz)
Local Architect: Ricky Liu and Associates
Collaborators: Jorge Álvarez Builla (Project manager) ; Andrés Besomi Terrazas; Margaux Eyssette; Víctor Garzón; Nissim Haguenauer; Pablo de la Hoz; Ismael Martín; Alfonso Miguel; Laura Torres Roa.
Structure: BOMA (Agustí Obiol) / KLC & Associates
Thermodynamics: CENER (Florencio Manteca)
Facilities: Frontier Engineering / C.C.LEE & Associates
Theatre Consultant: Theateradvises BV, Netherlands / PAT, Taiwan
Stage Machinery: Thyssen Krupp Spain (Ángel Pérez Sellers)
Acoustics: Arau Acústica (Higini Arau)
Evacuation: Taiwan Fire Safety Consulting
Traffic: THI Consultants Inc.
Rendering: Andrés Besomi Terrazas, Pablo de la Hoz, Transference Cosmos Model
Model: Transference Cosmos Model