Taipei Performing Arts Centre Update
OMA delivers Preliminary Design Phase
On April 15th the OMA Design Team in Hong Kong delivered The Preliminary Design Phase for the Taipei Performing Arts Center Project to the Department of Cultural Affairs in Taipei. The delivery included design drawings and detailed reports of the following disciplines: Architecture, Landscape, Interior, Lighting, Structure, Façade Engineering, Building physics, Fire Engineering, Traffic Engineering, MEP, HVAC, Acoustics and Scenography. In addition the Design Team delivered a complete Project Schedule and Construction Budget Report. According to the schedule the Detailed Design Phase will be delivered in December 2010 with construction expected to start in 2011. Project completion is expected in October 2014.
The Preliminary Design Delivery emphasizes the intensive collaborations between various disciplines in the design team in order to develop such a complex and unprecedented project. The Arts Center consists of three unique theaters that plug into the Magic Cube, combining the stages and backstage areas. Each theater can be used independently or in combination, offering the possibility for theatrical experimentation. The design as presented complies with Taiwanese Code, fulfills all architectural and technical requirements, and also ensures that the project achieves Taiwan Green Building Certification.
Various Architects been collaborating with OMA on the TPAC project since September 2009. VA partner Ibrahim Elhayawan is the project leader for the project, leading a talented and hard working team from OMA through the Detail Design phase. OMA Partner in charge of the project is Rem Koolhaas. The OMA Hong Kong office is lead by David Gianotten, General Manager for OMA Asia. Various Architects has a registered branch in Hong Kong and are currently exploring other projects there as well, both in collaboration with OMA and independantly.
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