National Kaohsiung Center For The Arts

Country / City: Taiwan / Kaohsiung
Year of Completion: 2018
Client: Ministry of Culture and the Arts, R.O.C.
Equipment Delivered: Cultural centre with 3 stages; upper and lower stage machinery; CAT-control system

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A capacity of more than 6,000 seats, an opera house, a concert hall, a theatre, a library, more than 1,000 m² sized rehearsal rooms and two lecture halls make the new Arts Center, the worlds largest event center under one roof.

The opera house is equipped with 5 lifting platforms having a travel distance of 19 metres, 10 stage wagons each 16 x 3 m, a wagon with a turntable and an upper stage machinery with approximately 100 hoists. In addition, the orchestra pit can easily be arranged as desired for being able to perform operas in traditional European as well as in traditional Chinese style, where the orchestra is arranged on the side.

The theatre, which can be configurated with proscenium and thrust stage can seat up to 1,250 people. The upper stage machinery is equipped with more than 80 hoists. The concert hall executed in ‘vineyard style’ is equipped with 16 orchestra platforms and a 30 ton moveable acoustic ceiling. More than 600 drives are integrated in the CAT-control system.

Mid of October 2018, the long-awaited grand opening of the largest performing arts centre in Kaohsiung, was celebrated.

At a Glance:

  • More than 600 drives integrated in CAT-control system
  • 5 x double deck platforms: 16 m x 3 m
  • 1 x turntable wagon: friction wheel, 16 m x 15 m
  • 10 x stage wagon: 16 m x 3 m, friction wheel