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2018

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
Theater [Taichung National Theater]
Business Owner
Taichung city
Category
Construction/space design/sign system for public facilitiesi
Company
TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS (Japan)
Da-Ju Architects & Associates (Taiwan)
Award Number
18G121024
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

National Taichung Theater is located in a park inside a new residential area in western Taichung, the second biggest city in Taiwan. This opera house is a complex that includes three theaters (2000 seats, 800 seats, and 200 seats), a gallery, restaurants, shops and a roof garden. Known as a “Sound Cave”, the architecture is composed of a complex network of cave-like spaces. After its opening in the fall of 2016, the theater has become a vibrant place full of visitors and has established itself as a new landmark in Taiwan.

Designer

Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

More information

http://en.npac-ntt.org/

Already in service/use
2016/9

Evaluation

This work, in terms of being both a technical experiment of building construction and a free and organic space shape, stands out as a notable milestone in 21st century architecture and art. Moreover, this work actively and creatively turned a concert hall originally equipped with formal and specific functions into the city square and living room of Taichung City, and launched a living, participative, and public urban space.

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