Pop Music Centre in Kaohsiung

Sector: Building
Client: GYRA + EDDEA
Years: 2009 – pending
Description: Design of a multifunctional complex dedicated to pop music in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. It includes the design of two towers whose steel structure facades are hexagonal-shaped. They are linked to a large auditorium with a span of 80 m whose steel structure also has a hexagonal distribution.

The project is completed with two small auditoriums designed as concrete boxes with steel deck roofs; and a museum suspended from central posts formed by assembling hexagonal components.

The design had to take into consideration the high level of seismic activity in the area and the frequent action of typhoons.