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Kaohsiung Pop Music Center Competition : Entry Information

15 Aug 2010

The Invitation

Re-announcement of Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center International Competition

To create Kaohsiung as a maritime capital, Kaohsiung City Government sincerely invites architects from all over the world to participate in the international competition of Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center. The objective of the project is to lead Kaohsiung City becoming the gate to maritime cultural nation, Taiwan!

The site is located at No.11~15 wharf of Port of Kaohsiung with approximately 11.89 hectares measure. The periphery of the site faces the Fishermen’s Wharf to the west, Xinguang Wharf to the south and is connected to the riverside facilities of Love River to the north.

The site encompassing the adjoining belts of Love River and waters of Port of Kaohsiung will fully demonstrate its international characteristics. The center will comprise of a large exhibit & performance area, some small exhibit & performance areas, an outdoor exhibit & performance area, a pop music exhibit area, a maritime cultural exhibit center, a ferry terminal & passenger service center, a pop music industry center (incubation center), a music art & maritime technology commercial area, scenic landmark, and administration area.

Facility planning shall follow the essence of pop music and lay stress on commercial and entertainment functions. Aside from having the functions of pop music exhibition and performance, it should also possess the functions of close linkage with the industrial chain and talent cultivation for the pop music industry for the purpose of creating and shaping the blue ocean of aesthetics economy and pop industry of southern Taiwan.

With the international competition, we hope to highlight the development of land and port of Kaohsiung and integrate the local features of southern Taiwan in order to create a landmark masterpiece for the city, and introduce a new diversified lifestyle of maritime culture and pop music for Kaohsiung citizens. We cordially invite your participation!

Total Construction Budget:
NT$4,395,000,000. (Approximately US$137,000,000)

Service Fee:
The service fee for this project is a fixed fee in the total amount of NT$ 416,000,000. (Approximately US$13,000,000)

Qualifications for Participation: (for stage one)
1. Any licensed architect of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) is qualified to tender.
2.Any licensed architect (or Consultant / Corporation) of foreign country is qualified to tender.
3. Joint tender is available for licensed architects of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) and licensed architects (or Consultants / Corporations) of foreign countries.
For more information, please visit our website or check our tender notice.

Stage One Material Submission Deadline  2010/09/16
Stage One Jury Session 2010/09/29 ~ 2010/09/30
Stage Two Material Submission Deadline 2011/01/10
Stage Two Jury Session 2011/01/17 ~ 2011/01/18

For further information, please visit: www.KPop.com.tw

Host Organization:
Construction Office, Public Works Bureau,
Kaohsiung City Government, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Mr. Lee
Construction Office, Public Works Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government
TEL: 886-7-336-8333 Ext. 2313  FAX: 886-7-331-4261
Email: [email protected]
Barry Cheng, Barry Cheng Architect
TEL: 886-4-2326-1799 ; FAX: 886-4-2326-5212
Email: [email protected]

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Pop music, while a global phenomenon, is regional in its definition. The Taiwanese Pop music scene typifies the phenomenon; while it crosses borders and cultures and dialects, it nevertheless has produced styles and genres with distinct transnational form and appeal. Though many aspects of pop culture exist in a hyper-technological or virtual realm, there is a need for a defined physical hub dedicated to the production and reception of pop.

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