Largest theatre complex in Asia
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 145.000m2, the largest theatre complex in Asia and is located in a large urban park. An outdoor theatre (15.000 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.
- Client Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA), Taiwan
- Architect Mecanoo Architecten
- Partners Yitai, Tapei
New theatre complex with a concert hall (2.300 seats), an opera house (2.000 seats), a playhouse (1.300 seats) and a recital hall (450 seats)
- Date of completion 2015
Wei-Wu-Ying Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Scope of work Theateradvies®
Logistics for the entire complex, including loading area, auditorium design, sightlines, seating plans in the four venues
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.
Fly system and lifts, AV equipment, stage lighting and drapery (in the four auditoria)