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Art & Culture

    Center of arts
    Wei Wu Ying Metropolitan Park, created on land vacated by the closure of the largest military camp in urban Kaohsiung, is a multifunctional park embracing ecology, culture, art, and tourism within an area of more than 50 hectares. With the construction of the Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts, designed in collaboration between Taiwanese architects and leading Dutch architect Francine Houben (creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, Delft), it will become southern Taiwan’s largest international-class performing arts center. Kaohsiung City Da-Dong Art Center, designed in collaboration between Taiwanese architects and the Dutch architectural practice de Architekten Cie, will be another international-class performance venue. The project received a FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Award in 2009. These new venues will join the Kaohsiung Cultural Center as important centers for the performing arts in our city.

    New facilities now under construction include the Dadong Arts Center , the Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts, the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Center, , the Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center ,the Port of Kaohsiung Passenger Transportation District- Port and Cruise Service Center , and the new main Kaohsiung Public Library building. When these venues come on stream, they will provide Kaohsiung with an additional 88.43 hectares of exhibition and performance space, with seating for 30,684 people, taking the city’s cultural and artistic capabilities to a new level.
    Data source: Urban Development Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government