NL architects: TPAC   taipei performing art center proposal NL architects: TPAC   taipei performing art center proposal
mar 02, 2009

NL architects: TPAC taipei performing art center proposal

TPAC – taipei performing art center by NL architects image courtesy NL architects

NL architects have designed the taipei performing arts center aiming to make the building accessible to everybody. the public character of the center is guaranteed by the elevation of a substantial part of its program, creating a public square underneath it. as such the square becomes part of the building inside of it.

the design which could be considered to a table with ‘four legs’ supports a ‘tabletop’ that accommodates 3 storeys. inside you’ll find an elevated fragment of the city, a public browsing space where cultural facilities such as a multimedia library, music stores, galleries, lobbies, bars, restaurants and clubs will be included.

balconies and terraces with different programs will also be included in the space consisting of swimming pools, a skate area, playground, hotel garden and cafe.

the performing arts center structure will contain three theaters: a 1500 seat grand theater and two 800 seat theaters for repertory performances. the theaters are positioned on different altitudes. the proscenium playhouse is placed at the base of the southeast ‘leg’. the lobby is placed under this theater so that it is flush with the square activating the space around it. the multiform theater is connected to the southwest leg close to the top. the volume of the grand theater is suspended under the horizontal slab. it hovers over the square while being part of it.

TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

view of TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects side view drawing of TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

side view drawing of TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

TPAC – taipei performing art center elevator diagram image courtesy NL architects TPAC – taipei performing art center structure diagram image courtesy NL architects

TPAC – taipei performing art center structure diagram image courtesy NL architects TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects TPAC – taipei performing art center image courtesy NL architects

  • is it real? cuz I didn’t see their work in the website although I love their idea:
    http://www.tpac.com.tw/html/main_e.html
    The winner of this TPAC competition is Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren…

    shibo says:
  • so NL = Nishizawa lyue?

    2 says:
  • Gorgeous design, looks like one of MC Escher’s designs. 2 problems: (1) acoustics – in such a huge structure, the noise would have been disastrous (2) no sun for several of the cubes, although they did leave some of the roof open.
    Those 2 things killed the project.

    IL says:
  • This just looks waaaay too much like Nishizawa’s work altough it lacks its lightness… Actually more like a cross breed between Nishizawa visuals and OMA’s CCTV disposition of program.
    Anyway, lots of fun 🙂

    NK says:
  • That looks so cool, what an awe inspiring building plan.
    Must be a great architect, although the building doesn’t look very firefighter safe.

    Slabaugh says:
  • Its so sharp, it hurts!

    Le Aesthete says:
  • Wow, Incredible Architecture!

    Regards,
    [url=http://www.home-designing.com] Home Design Ideas [/url]

    Home Design Ideas says:
  • elevators on the outside. that is so cool. it’s beautiful. but do people not think about terrorists or insane criminals in their own country? it’s an awesome target. that sh*t has got to be bullet proof. i’m not a criminal, but I watch enough movies and read enough action novels to make me want to make a comment like that.

    Monica from Austin says:
  • Lego and acid, love it

    N says:
  • I liked the idea of creating a space in side the building which not exactly interior to accommodate the main purpose of the building: Performing Arts. But the designer might have forgotten to analyze the real time rain and sun, more so the rain, it just doesn’t drop straight down; and in such a huge voids it will certainly not as straight as shown in the rain-sun diagram.
    Anyways nice effort of adapting OMA’s CCTV building programing style.

    RBKB says:
  • Those free-floating stairs would be lovely for people with a fear of heights!

    CJW says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

architecture news