Kaohsiung Convention Centre, Taiwan Building

Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre, Architect, Picture, Building Design News

Kaohsiung Convention Centre, Taiwan

Taiwanese Exhibition and Convention Center design by COX Architecture

27 Aug 2010

Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre

Design: COX Architecture

COX Architecture are the design architects for the turnkey team that won the bid to deliver the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre in Taiwan.

Kaohsiung Convention Centre, Taiwan - COX Architecture

In Australia, Cox Architecture has designed the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Canberra National Convention Centre, and more recently the Perth and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centres. Internationally they have designed Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Singapore Expo, and the Durban International Conference Centre and Arena in South Africa. COX Architecture’s level of experience was a key factor in their successful bid.

Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre Taiwan Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre Taiwan Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre
images from COX Architecture

The winning design concept reflects Kaohsiung strong relationship with the sea being Taiwans’ largest harbour city and is currently undergoing major urban transformation.

Founding Director, Philip Cox, said, “The design is a flamboyant wave-like structure befitting the new maritime precinct of Kaohsiung.”

“As a low scale building, looked down upon by high rise CBD buildings, the intricacies of the triangulated roof structure contain solar collectors and glazing giving the building intrigue, much like a giant sculpture sitting along the waterfront within a park setting.”

Critical to the design is the introduction of a public street that links the city urban fabric to the developing waterfront. The building is reflective of the new hybrid centre that truly combines exhibition and convention in a single integrated public facility.

The exhibition component of the scheme has 1100 indoor ground floor stands and 400 outdoor stands while the first floor convention component accommodates 2000 delegates.

Operating in association with Ricky Liu Architects and Associates and working with Lee Ming Construction in Taiwan the COX Architecture project is due for completion in mid 2012.

The Kaohsiung Government expects the Centre to increase annual revenue by A$1m and provide employment opportunities for about 2,000

Established in 1964, COX is one of Australia’s most awarded architecture practices well known for its many iconic projects. It is an integrated company providing services in planning, urban design, architecture and interior design to clients both nationally and internationally.

Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre images / information from COX Architecture


Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan, eastern Asia

Kaohsiung Buildings

Contemporary Kaohsiung Architecture Designs

Star Place Kaohsiung – Taiwanese Retail
Design: UNStudio
Kaohsiung Shopping Centre

Taiwan National Performing Arts Centre
Design: Mecanoo architecten
Kaohsiung arts centre building : Architecture competition winner

Taiwan Buildings

New Taiwan Architecture

Taiwan Architecture Designs – chronological list

New Taiwan Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Lè Architecture, Taipei
Architects: Aedas
Lè Architecture Taiwan tower
photo courtesy of architects
Lè Architecture in Taipei
Designed by Global Design Principal Dr Andy Wen, Lè Architecture in the Nangang district of Taipei redefines Taipei’s rapidly developing skyline. Its design drew inspiration from the shape of the river pebbles along the Keelung River, developing a unique aesthetic concept that conveys the idea of roundness and elegance, as well as strength and character.

Comfort in Context House, Kaohsiung
Architects: Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute
Comfort in Context House Taiwan
photograph : Moooten Studio / Qimin Wu
Comfort in Context House near Kaohsiung City
Life in the city is something that everyone tries to escape. It is full of cars, noises and things that assault our senses. Most people born in a city or who have lived there for a long time quickly grow tired of the hustle and bustle.

Taipei Performing Arts Centre – Winner
Taipei Performing Arts Centre

Ching Fu Headquarters
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners (RSHP)
Ching Fu HQ Building

Taipei Pop Music Center Competition, Taiwan : Reiser + Umemoto Win

Performing Arts Centre Taiwan

Idea for Action Kaohsiung International Competition

Australian Architect

Visit Taiwan

Comments / photos for the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre design by COX Architecture page welcome