The National Kaohsiung Performing Arts Centersymbolises the transformation of an important, international port to a modern, diverse and cultural city. 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 world largest event center under one roof.
In addition to the five indoor venues there is an outdoor performance space being able to accommodate audiences up to 20.000 people.
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 drives. In addition, the orchestra pit can easily be arranged as desired for being able to perform traditional European operas as well as operas in Chinese style, where the orchestra is arranged on the side.
The playhouse, which can be configurated with proscenium and thrust stage can seat up to 1250 people. The upper stage machinery of the theatre is equipped with more than 80 drives.
The concert hall executed in ‘vineyard style’ is equipped with 16 orchestra platforms and a 30ton moveable acoustic ceiling. In cooperation with a local partner, Waagner-Biro supplied the complete stage machinery for this outstanding project. More than 600 drives are integrated in the Waagner-Biro CAT control system.
At the end of October 2018, the long-awaited grand opening of the largest performing arts centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has been celebrated.