Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Pop Music Center Competition


First Prize
Tenderer: MADE IN Nationality: Spain
Joint Tenderer:
Javier Simo de Pedro, Andres Infantes Corrales, Antonio Jesus Corona Bosch Nationality: Spain
HOY Architectects & Associates/Mark Ongg Nationality:R.O.C.

Second Prize
Tenderer: Akihisa Hirata Nationality: Japan
Joint Tenderer:Ricky Liu & Associates Architects+Planners/ Ricky Liu Nationality:R.O.C.

Third Prize
Tenderer: Jeanne Gang Studio Gang Architects, Ltd Nationality: USA
Joint Tenderer:J.J. Pan and Partners / J.J. Pan Nationality:R.O.C.

Honorable Mention
Tenderer: Mack Scogin Nationality: USA
Joint Tenderer:FEI & CHENG ASSOCIATES / Philip T. C. Fei Nationality:R.O.C.

Honorable Mention
Tenderer: Yves BACHMANN Nationality: Switzerland
Joint Tenderer:Charles C. Yen, Architect/Charles C. Yen Nationality:R.O.C.

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The Marine Culture and Pop Music Center is an integral part of the major public investment and construction plan by the Kaohsiung City Government. A major investment toward the overall development of Kaohsiung and even the whole of Southern Taiwan, it is one of the “i-Taiwan 12 Infrastructure Projects” as well as the “International Art and Pop Music Center” under Executive Yuan’s “New Ten Construction Projects”, which has a budget of NT$500 billion over five years. Through the building of an international art and cultural performance venue and a marine culture center, the aim is to establish Kaohsiung as a fulcrum for Asia-Pacific pop music production and performance and an international exchange platform for marine culture. After carefully rescheduling, the competition has been re-announced on Aug. 5, 2010. Except for the new timetable and jury members, all of the others documents and requirements are not changed.

Category Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Culture-Centre, Theater
Country Taiwan
Registration Deadline 16 September 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 16 September 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All licensed architect

The central and direct goal of the Project is to create a Marine Culture and Pop Music Center that highlights the unique character of Kaohsiung City while satisfying the needs of the local people, the industries and future trends. This is to be achieved by basing its design and planning on the cultural assets of Kaohsiung, the strengths and conditions of the Project site and the characteristics of the pop music and marine culture industries. The pop music component of the Project, to be equipped world-class hardware, will help foster music professionals in Southern Taiwan, provide a leaven for pop music and its related industries and create a Southern Taiwan incubator for pop music.

Design Requirements
(1) Outdoor performance area
(2) Large performance hall
(3) Small performance halls
(4) Pop music exhibit area
(5) Pop music industry (incubation) center
(6) Marine culture exhibit center
(7) Music and marine culture commercial area
(8) Harbor wharf and passenger service center
(9) Integrated environment planning

The total construction budget is about NT$4,395,000,000 (=USD 137,000,000).


Chang, Ye-Pin (Taiwan)
Chi, Hua-Lin (Taiwan)
Chou, Kuang-Cho (Taiwan)
Odile Decq (France)
Hsu, Wen-Chih (Taiwan)
Charles Lin (Taiwan)
Shozo Motosugi (Japan)
Shigeru Satoh (Japan)
Charles Waldheim (U.S.A.)
Alejandro Zaera-Polo (U.K.)

One First Prize: Design commission
Second Prize: NT$2,000,000
Third Prize: NT$1,700,000
Honorable Mention: NT$1,200,000 for each

Entry Fee

Stage One Jury Session 2010/09/29 ~ 2010/09/30
Stage Two Material Submission Deadline: 2011/01/10
Stage Two Jury Session: 2011/01/17 ~ 2011/01/18

Construction Office, Public Works Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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