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Taipei Pop Music Center proposal / ICE

Taipei Pop Music Center proposal / ICE

Our AD Futures #1, ICE, an international office based in Hong Kong shared with us their proposal for the Taipei Pop Music Center competition.

Pop culture is the culture of change. Pop architecture is the space of change. Rather than a building, the TPMC provides a platform for spontaneous activities: a street, a park, a network of pedestrian circulation, which are embedded into an architectural framework. The design strategy for the TPMC defines the site through 3 different elements.

Full architect’s description and more images after the break.

1. Event The event space is a concentration of music activities. It connects the indoor and outdoor auditorium through the stage area

2. Urban Street Park The urban street park is the promenade of the project and extends Xinsheng Road into the building. The promenade is a space for sudden and unplanned activities such as street music and jam sessions

3. Park The Park connects the entire site as a leisure zone. It is the spill over area during events as well as a leisure zone for the residents

TPMC provides an urban street park, which connects the ground with the upper floor, through a landscaped ground. The topographical ground makes the urban park a spectacle to the street. During major events, the street transforms into a parade ground for music, while the spectator occupies the landscape of the building as an audience.

The music center complex lies in the center of the TPMC and consists of an indoor auditorium and an outdoor arena. Connected to the stage area, it has the potential to connect both auditoria and create a super-stage for very large events. The outdoor arena is embedded into a 3-dimensional park/mountain, which acts as the green heart of the district.

Exhibition and Performance Spaces will be accessed by the urban street park. They are located above and below and extend their space onto the landscape of the building. It allows the program to spill out onto the public space, to address a larger audience. The urban street park is the extended public space of all events.

The urban street park is the main connector between the city and the TPMC. As a horizontal landscape, it connects to the first floor skywalks as well as to the ground. It acts as an urban enabler to the TPMC to become not only a destination space but an urban center for the neighborhood and the city. Urbanism and circulation networks will substitute architecture.

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Sebastian Jordana
Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Taipei Pop Music Center proposal / ICE" 06 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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