As part of a major investment project in Southern Taiwan, the Kaohsiung City Government hosted a competition for a Marine Culture and Pop Music Center on the city’s waterfront. The design target is creating an artificial landscape that erases the borders between inside and out, public and private and presents its entire self as a stage for activity.
The whole complex is snug against the water’s edge at the transitional zone between the existing buildings and the water. Music and water movements connect – like dancing movements – to an undulating motion that is translated into the built landscape. The peaks of the wave are formed by special points that house the large concert hall and the shipping museum. These peaks are the markings of this special place and act as lighthouses at the water’s edge.