OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017, TAC Design Contest Hsinchu City, Taiwan

OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017, Taiwan

TAC 2017: Architectural Contest by International Organisation of Scenographers, Technicians and Theatre Architects

11 Mar 2017

10th Theatre Architecture Competition

Site: disused sports stadium in Hsinchu City, Taiwan

The Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC), organized by Architecture commission of OISTAT -International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, is an international competition aimed at students and emerging architects and practitioners to showcase their innovation of future theatre architectures.

OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017

Theatre Architecture Competition 2017

Themed “Theatre as Public Space”, TAC 2017 is opens for submission until March 17, 2017. The site will be in Public Activity Center, a disused sports stadium in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

Competitors are encouraged to collaborate with theatre-makers to explore the complex issues arising in the design of theatre space – the geometry and atmosphere that best support the telling of stories in a live performance.

Selected entries will be exhibited both in Hsinchu City, Taiwan and at World Stage Design 2017, the international theatre design event organized by OISTAT, taking place in Taipei, Taiwan from 1-9 July 2017. The international jury will be made up of four theatre architects and one experienced theatre practitioner. The jury will be chaired by the chair of the OISTAT Architecture commission.

The first prize will be €5,000, the second prize will be €2,500 and the third prize will be €1,000. There will be three additional prizes of €500 each. In addition to these prizes, there will be honourable mentions. Submission fee is 50 euros.

TAC 2017 Theme – Theatre as Public Space

The theme for TAC 2017 is “Theatre as Public Space” and will be focusing on the design of a temporary theatre (or theatres) in The Public Activity Center (Hsinchu City, Taiwan.) Taiwan is currently constructing several major new performing arts centres, with multiple auditoria, designed by significant international architects, which will be completed in 2017. With the design task “theatre village”, the aim of the competition is to challenge the conventional typology of the theatre.

Theatre Architecture Competition was founded in 1978 in Paris. For last competition, held in 2015, there were 197 entries received from 37 different countries and the top 25 entries were exhibited at Stage|Set|Scenery in Berlin in June 2015.

Find Out More >> Visit TAC2017 Official Website for detailed information & complete competition brief. Questions about TAC, please email [email protected].

About Theatre Architecture Competition 2017 – TAC

TAC 2017 Theme:
Theatre as Public Space

Design Task:
Theatre village

TAC 2017 Site:
The Public Activity Center, a disused sports stadium in Hsinchu City in Taiwan.

Who Can Apply
TAC 2017 opens to architects and students of schools of architecture. Collaborations between architects and other theatre practitioners such as directors, designers, writers, technicians, actors, dancers, musicians, or students in those fields, will be welcomed, although it is not an essential requirement.

Submission Fee

50 Euros

Key Dates of TAC 2017

12 October 2016 Issue of the Design Brief and Competition Conditions
17 February 2017 Closing date for questions
24 February 2017 Answers to questions posted on website
17 February 2017 Application and payment submission open
17 March 2017 Application and payment submission close
28 April 2017 Official announcement of competition results
1-9 July 2017 Exhibition and Award ceremony at WSD2017


Szuyun Yu
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OISTAT Headquarters
Suite D, Center for Innovation Taipei (CIT), No.1, Yumen St., Taipei, 10452, Taiwan

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