The Pop Music Center in Kaohsiung is an architectural project that approaches an urban scale. In response to this, the Center is organized as an aggregation of repetitive elements—50-meter, spherical cells—that articulate a spatial field. The building forms grow directly out of this field, linking elements, and serving as a substrate out of which stronger, figural pieces of the project emerge. The line between the city and the ocean is the principle organizational device, looping through the site to integrate major programs, and anchoring the project on the Old Hamaseng Rail Line Bike path.
CLIENT : Kaohsiung City Government
STATUS : Competition (Open), Completed 2010
COLLABORATOR : Albert Pope
PROJECT TEAM : SCHAUM/SHIEH, Albert Pope, Buro Happold Engineers, LYA Architects/Planners
DESIGN TEAM : Matthew Austin, Erin Baer, Andrew Daley, Eléna English, Marti Gottsch, David Huang, Ali Naghdali, Albert Pope, Troy Schaum, Rosalyne Shieh, Jessica Tankard
RENDERINGS BY : David Huang
LOCATION : Kaohsiung, Taiwan