The TAIPEI POP MUSIC CENTER will play an acupunctural role in making an urban balance between the east and west of Taipei City. Furthermore, the importance of the concert hall has increased in recent years, due to the decline in legitimate music market album sales, many records companies or independent studios have focused on live music performance as their main economic strategy. A professional music center for all kinds of performance is necessary.
The identity of the TAIPEI POP MUSIC CENTER should be able to present the innovative, vital and free essence of the unique lifestyle of the pop music scene. Differing from typical iconic buildings in Taipei City which symbolize only aesthetical appearance, JDS propose a space where events and activities are the symbol itself.
The concept is to provide an open framework that generates its own creative space for constant flow of information exchange, performance, and activities with 3 basic concepts as shown below.
EXTENDING FROM URBAN FABRICS There are 4 ramps raising up and extending from the city fabrics, joining and forming a plateau in the air, which creates accessibility in all directions to and from the city. The high accessibility brings the project into city/daily lives as the very spirit of pop music.
ENTRANCED WITH MUSIC The project bridges the disconnected 2 parts of the site, creating a confluence like space, with dynamic, constant flow through it. The bridging creates a strong image of entering while approaching towards the project, either from the pedestrian climbing up the ramps or from the road passing beneath.
EVERYONE IS ON THE STAGE! The plateau is composed by an indoor auditorium and an open-air auditorium. The flexible partition between them makes it possible to join the 2 auditoriums into one, providing a wide range of flexible use of space accommodating all kinds of concerts and activities. The stage-like plateau has framed the city as the background of it, which makes all the participants part of the performance. The project stages not only pop music stars but everyone.