Kaohsiung Pop Music Center | Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz

Madani Matadian | Friday, 21 January 2022

The project is located in the port city of Kaohsiung, in Southern Taiwan. In a particular enclave where water is the main axis of life for Taiwanese people—both economically and at the urban level, the Love River separates the two parts of the city.

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozthe design of the building is separated by the river

The City Council, Ministry of Culture, and Taiwan's Central Government are working together to give the Kaohsiung Port area a new cultural dimension with a center dedicated to pop music. The pop music industry has a strong identity in Taiwan, because of its history and geopolitics alongside elements of culture and tradition.

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozpop music center building design that contrasts with surrounding building designs

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozthe pop music center building is in the harbor area

The Kaohsiung Pop Music Center contains an ecosystem consisting of 1. The GREAT WAVE, with an outdoor auditorium facility for 12,000 people, a concert hall for 3,500 people, and two towers with office programs, a museum, and rehearsal rooms. 2. WHALES, six live houses for events, concerts, or presentations. 3 DOLPHINS, here are five restaurants connected by trails. 4. THE CORAL or Exhibit, an exhibition center, and a multipurpose outdoor area. 5. A series of plants and roads that connect the entire ecosystem.

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozpinning the green area on the edge of the port area

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozthe shape of the building resembles a beehive

The entire complex is designed to respond to the program but also allows for spontaneous activities that take place when there are no concerts. Thus, part of the architecture can accommodate the interior space, and at the same time, the exterior also produces a distinct meeting space.

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozfacade cladding details

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozartificial light play at night 

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz

the artificial light of the pop music center building blends in with the surroundings

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozframe structure on the inside of the building

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahozoutdoor courtyard integrated with stairs for pedestrian

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz

ground floor and cross section

Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz

concert hall site plan

 Kaohsiung Pop Music Center-Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz

concert hall plan

Project Information

Office Name :
Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz
Project Location :
Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan
Completion year :
2021
Photographer Name :
Yi-Hsien Lee, Chien Ming Chen, Ian Choi, Chen Hung, Su,Bo-An, Kano Chang, Yu-Zhi Lin
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