Vienna-based Iranian architect Rojiar Soleimani together with Austrian practice Zechner & Zechner envisioned an aesthetically appealing and green music center for Kaohsiung. The design proposed for Taiwan’s prestigious Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center competition suggests s structure shaped like beautiful waves. Standing in complete harmony with the existing building and the water, this complex features a large concert hall and the shipping museum on the peaks of the wave.
Created by special points, the peaks behave like lighthouses at the water’s edge. The green plants and trees within the structure not only provides clean, fresh air to breathe, but also enhances the looks of the building. Surrounded with a lot of greenery, the structure also houses a café with vantage point and the terrace on the upper floor. The solar panel son the roof offer both solar power generation and solar cooling. The sky-lobby facing the town offers a mesmerizing view. Music and water movement connect, like dancing movements to an undulating motion that is translated into the built landscape.
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 entire complex consists of park, event rooms and open air stages and public spaces. The green and free spaces are designed according to different themes such as water garden, beach, lawns, etc., offering diverse ambiance.