Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Spanish based architects, MADE IN has shared with us its winning proposal of the Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center international competition. Situated in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the project proposes a responsible urbanism based on the heterogeneity of the program, on the urban porosity and on the adaptability to the different situations and events. More images and texts including press release from the architects after the break.

We didn´t want an intervention that was working only in moments of concerts and festivals, we wanted a fabric that was forming a part of the day after day of the city offering daily spaces to the habitants of Kaohsiung.

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

The project develops along a bay in an extension of more than 11 hectares, meeting different situations of contour, which do that the action divides in three differentiated zones:

. Zone 1: in this zone there is articulated the Outdoor Performance Area (for 12 000 persons) the Large Performance Hall (5000) and the Pop Music Exhibit Area that is a continuous element that finished off by two towers, one of 113 meters of height and the other one of 83 meters.

. Zone 2: in this area we implement the stipulated program by the organization placing a night market, who supposes the form of leisure most extended in Taiwan, and that guarantees the activity in the bay during every day of the year. The Marine Culture exhibit area goes through this zone to 6 meters of heights, and is conceived as a “promenade” between the different pavilions and with the sea always present in the skyline.

. Zone 3: this zone of longitudinal character connect to two important poles of attraction, the new station of ferrys in the southern part, and the new night market in the northern part. In this area, we create different streets: a gallery covered with cultural activity, from which you access to 8 Small Performance Halls (200-400 persons), a maritime walk to level +8 that has a different gardens of water, and a great walk of 10 meters rail bicycle.

The symbolic nature of this project isn´t in the fact that the towers could look like a waves, or that the intervention remember a seascape,no, we want that the project gets this character for the use that the people of Kaohsiung does of him, and for how the projects gradually gradually is incorporated in to the city as a place full of life and of possibilities of use and enjoyment. [Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz (www.manu-facturas.com) MADE IN]

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

More information about the project:

Competition name: Kaohsiung, Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center.
Sited in the Love Rivar Bay, in Kaohsiung,Taiwan.

Surface: 80.000 square meters, plus 20.000 square meters of open air public space.
Budget: 100 millions of euros(€)
Programe: Interior auditorium (3500 seats), exterior auditorium (12.000 seats), Eight small auditoriums (150 to 400 seats), A Maritimal museum, a Music museum, and a comercial area of (20.000 m2)

Team and working methodology:
Made In, is a net_work horizontal Studio that forms itselve from the union of various studios and spanish architects working in distace positions such as Madrid, San Sebastián. Rótterdam, Tenerife and Taipei.

Principal core:
-Manuel Álvarez-Monteserin, of manu-facturas and leon11 (www.manu-facturas.com, www.leon11.com)
-Beatriz Pachón (www.lapice.eu)
-Antonio Alejandro (www.superglueinc.blogspot.com)
-Javier Simó (www.javiersimo.com)
-Lain Satrustegui , of Zira02 (www.zira02.com)
-Antonio Corona y Arsenio P. Amaral, de Corona y P. Amaral arquitectos (www.coronaypamaral.com)
-Guiomar Contreras, of 6+1 (www.6mas1.es)
-Sara Pérez
-Andrés Infantes, of gyra arquitectos (www.gyrarquitectos.com)
-Jorge López, of Leon11

Second phases incorporations:
-Maria Mallo, of Leon11
-Teresa Santás
-Ignacio Álvarez-Monteserín, of Leon11
-Jaime López, of Leon11
-Angel J. Abruña
-Javier Gutierrez, of Leon11
-Beatriz Crespo, of Leon11
-Laura Martín, of Leon11
-Alicia Domingo Medrano, of Leon11
-Ismael García Abad, of Leon11
-Luis Marcos Nieto, of Leon11
-Pablo Salvador, of Leon11
-Javier Aguirre, of Estudio Apodaca (www.apodacaestudio.com)

Competition web: http://www.kpop.com.tw/html/results_1_e.html

Press Release:

The spanish architecture firm MADE IN wins the Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center internacional competition, situated in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung.

The spanish firm MADE IN was proclamated last Tuesday, 18 of January, winner of the internacional architecture competition Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center wich will be due to construction in the next few years in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. The project turns out to be one the most important, developed by an spanish team in the internacional sphere, with a surface of 100.000 square meters and a budget of 100 million of euros. It contains two auditoriums, one exterior wich will acomódate 12,000 people and an interior one with 3.500 seats. Also in addition a marine museum, a music museum, a 24/7 open market and finally 8 smaller auditoriums of polivalent use. This creates an heterogenic proposal where different buildings and public spaces articulates the bay area of the Love River, integrating the essential aspects of taiwanese culture.

From the first moment the project caught the attention of the jury that selected it, althow with certain doubts since it appears, it was “too risky”. Finally, the quantity and quality of the work preseted and the solutions that where proposed not only refered to programme but for the urbanistic integration, made it posible to win the first prize. In the near future the Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center of Kaohsiung will be builted in 3 ore 4 years, and will held the spanish signature.

MADE IN team has been created by Manuel Alvarez Monteserin and Beatriz Pachón expessly for this competition with the collaboration of the architects, Javier Simó, Andrés Infantes, Lain Satrustegui, Antonio Alejandro and the experience of the firm Corona and P.Amaral Architects, authors of the Terminal of the Airport Nort of Tenerife, also the support of the Studio Leon 11 with bases in Madrid. Alter been selected in the first phase of the competition, MADE IN associated with HOY Architects, a Taiwanese firm and various well known internacional consultants such as ARUP (instalations), BOMA (structures) and XU Acoustics (acustics) between others.

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