Taipei Performing Arts Centre
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) was recently recently awarded the first prize in the international competition to build the Taipei Performing Arts Centre.
The scheme includes a 1,500 seat theater and two 800 seat theaters which plug into a central cube, clad in corrugated glass, that combines the stage accommodations of the three theaters in a single whole.
Each theatre can be used independently or in combination with the other theaters. Connecting the different theaters offers new and experimental theatrical possibilities.
A public trajectory inside the cube exposes parts of the backstage areas otherwise hidden in typical theaters. The cube is placed on a socle preserving the existing lively local food market.