Modern Architecture - Taipei Performing Arts Center Propoal by NL Architects

NL Architects proposed this design for the Taipei Performing Arts Center to host a variety of large-scale performances, including dramas and operas. The structure contains three theaters including a 1500-seat Grand Theater, and two 800-seat theaters for repertory performances.

With "four legs" that support a "tabletop", critics praised the aesthetics of the design, but noted two critical issues: the acoustics in such a huge structure would be disastrous, and there would be a lack of sun for several of the cubes. In the end, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) won the competition to build the Taipei Performing Arts Center.

NL Arhcitects website
via designboom

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Comment by Erica Lin on August 24, 2011 at 9:49pm
It would be very hot in summer time. The openess will be a problem for a/c as well as a comfortable environment.
Comment by PANDA JU on April 17, 2009 at 3:46pm
It's like a paper cutout of a building. I'd imagine I'd get very lost trying to get around.
Comment by Michelle on March 17, 2009 at 7:56am
I've read about this before, it' an interesting concept but like said, not very practical. I do like the openness of it, and if it's a bold color, would be very striking.
Comment by Susan on March 3, 2009 at 10:40am
Interesting design but not practical. But I like that the designers were being bold and trying to design something unexpected.
Comment by Will on March 3, 2009 at 1:35am
I actually really dislike this design. It brings to mind a World War II era building, half blown out by bombs dropped randomly on the general population. Or, the Moon in Tom and Jerry: the one made out of green cheese. (Sorry, it's late and I'd been at work for 14.5 hours today.)

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