A MARTIME AND POP MUSIC CENTRE FOR KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN
A visual showcase of maritime and pop music ACTIVITY.
For a true icon of the maritime and pop culture industries, space should be more than simply formally symbolic or a series of closed boxes; it should function as a visual display of bustle of the actual workings and events of pop and maritime culture. By exposing the reality of the maritime and pop industries, people can engage with these cultures.
In Taiwan in general, and in Kaohsiung specifically, open space is a precious commodity. The choice was made to maximise the available open space on the site. The ability to interact with water is integral to the public space design.
The building is a connecting structure from east to west, creating a vibrant retail bridge with views out over the cove. The building is given a thin profile, in order to press the activities against the façade, giving the public greater visual access while also providing those in the building constant views out toward the harbour.
Logistics and Entrances
The public space is laid out for simple functionality. There are three zones for parking, directly accessed from the adjacent streets. These zones also allow for loading and logistics straight up into the building. Covering these three areas is an undulating public space.
Cultural - Pop Music Center, Marine Center, Large Performance Hall, Music Rehearsal Space, Small Performance Halls
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