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Kaohsiung Pop Music center Towers

Kaohsiung, Taiwan



Kaohsiung City Government



First prize in the contest.

Architecture, urban planning, sustainability, public space, pop industry, rehearsal rooms

The towers are the most iconic element of the Kaohsiung Pop Music Center .
The spaces for the music industry are distributed in them: rehearsal rooms, offices, exhibitions, etc.

Each of the towers emerges from an auditorium, the tallest tower continues the "wave" that rises in the Concert Hall and the smallest tower is the backdrop for the large open-air auditorium .

Photo by Manuel Monteserin

As can be seen on this website, in the competition phases ( phase1 and phase2 ), the towers were separated creating a space between them where the external auditorium extended.

During the project we had to rethink its position so that the residential areas were more protected from acoustic impact when there were outdoor concerts.
Finally they were arranged back to back generating a crack where we organized a large atrium to access both towers.
These towers are part of the city skyline and can be easily recognized from any point, leading the visitor to the port as if they were a great lighthouse .

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Photo by Ben Wu

The hexagonal skin , which allows continuity between the horizontal plane of the auditorium roof and the plane of the tower's facade, makes this building a building without perceptible scale .

It is difficult to measure it with the naked eye and to relate it to its neighboring buildings, it gives the feeling of having other parameters. It is a being from another planet that appears between the rest of prismatic buildings.

This topic seemed very interesting to us.

Photo by Liu-Chin Chun


Photo by Yi-Hsien Lee 

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Photo by Ni,Chen-Ya 

Photo by Manuel Monteserín

At night, as if it were a marine animal, it emits lights that rhythmically cover the ranges between pinks and blues. This beat is that of the music contained in the building inside.


Photo by SU BO-AN

Photo by SU BO-AN



Arquitecto/Architect Team Leader
Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz

Beatriz pachón Castrillo, Javier Simó de Pedro


Socio Local/Local Partner
Mark Ongg


Partner and project manager/socio y gestión de proyecto: 



Manuel Alvarez-Monteserín lahoz
Beatriz Pachon Castrillo
javier Simó de pedro 
謝孟翰 Meng Han Hsieh
呂致遠 Jose Lu
紀彥竹 Yen Chu A’lvaro
黃卓仁 Joren Huang
詹育霖 Yu-Lin Chan
李宗霖 Tsung-Lin Lee
Iñigo Redondo
Luis Marcos
Alicia Domingo
Beatriz Crespo
José María De Cárdenas
Luis Ybarra Gutiérrez
José Luis López de Lemus
José Carlos Oliva Garrido
Tomás Osborne Ruiz
Marian Bada Sánchez
Antonio Miguel García Librero
María Castro Hormigo
Manuel Tirado Crespo
Rosa Cantillana Merchante
Marco Antonio García Gálvez
Salvador Sanchez Gonzalez
Rubén Silva Lobato
Alejandra Díaz de Cárdenas
Esther Espejo Lucena
Fernando Gallinato Díaz
Isabel García Madrona
Angel Linares Gar´cia
José Buzón González
Carmen Zammarchi
‎Luis García Rodríguez

team competition/equipo concurso:

Manuel Alvarez-Monteserín lahoz 
Beatriz Pachón Castrillo
Javier Simó de Pedro
Luis Marcos Nieto
Iñigo Redondo Barranco
Alicia Domingo Medrano
Beatriz Crespo
Guiomar Contreras
Ismael García Abad
Angel Abruña
Jaime López
Maria Mallo Zurdo
Juan Ignacio Alvarez Monteserin Lahoz
Jorge López
Laura Martin
Teresa Santas
Sara Perez
Lain Satrustegui
Andrés Infantes
Antonio Alejandro



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