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Wei-Wu-Ying Center

Largest theatre complex under one roof

Theateradvies, in a team with Mecanoo architecten, won the international competition for the design of the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Performing Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This project will be, with an area of 141.000m2, the largest theatre complex under one roof and is located in a large urban park. An outdoor theatre (1.500 seats) is formed where the curving roof touches the ground, with the park as décor. It houses a concert hall, an opera house, a playhouse and a recital hall. The construction of this complex is underway and the handover is planned for 2018. Theateradvies is working with Taiwanese partner Yitai in Taipei.

Playhouse with Xiqu
In this multifunctional auditorium, the 1300 seats can be set up in different configurations. The auditorium has all the modern equipment including a fully automated flying system with point hoists and chain hoists. For Chinese opera, a special orchestra position is created to accommodate this art form. 

Project

Wei-Wu-Ying Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Scope of work Theateradvies®

Consultancy
Logistics for the entire complex, including loading area, auditorium design, sightlines, seating plans in the four venues

Design
Fly tower with rear, side and under stages including stage elevators, flying systems and orchestra lifts in the four auditoria, AV equipment, stage lighting and drapery.

Tender
Fly system and lifts, AV equipment, stage lighting and drapery (in the four auditoria)