The international competition for the Taipei Pop Music Center recently announced the three finalists and four honorable mentions.
The competition aims to build a large pop music performing center in northern Taiwan that also includes an outdoor performing plaza. The center seeks to support development of the pop music industry in Taiwan with the goal of becoming the leading center of the Chinese creative music development internationally and for industrial experiment.
The competition jury includes Lars Lerup, Dean, Rice School of Architecture, Houston (USA); Brett Steele, Director, Architectural Association School of Architecture (UK); Michael Speaks, Dean of the College of Design and Professor of Architecture at the University of Kentucky (USA); Kris Yao, Principal of Artech Architects (Taiwan); Shu-Chang Kung, Principal of AURA Architects & Associates (Taiwan); Monica Kuo, Dean/Chair, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Design, Chinese Culture University Taiwan (Taiwan); and Wei-Gong Liou, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Soochow University (Taiwan).
The three finalists are:
- Studio Gang Architects / Jeanne Gang (USA)
- Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC / Jesse Reiser (USA)
- Daniel Gallagher / Office dA (USA)
- Morphosis Architects / Thom Mayne (USA) in collaboration with J.J. Pan and Partners, Architects & Planners / Chungwei Su (Taiwan)
- Toyo Ito / Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects (Japan)
- JDS Architects / Julien de Smedt (Denmark)
- J. M. Lin Architect, P.C. / Jou Min Lin (USA) in collaboration with The Observer Design Group / Zhenguo Cheng (Taiwan)
Stage two tender submission deadline for the selected firms is now January 26, 2010, and the announcement of the final winners is scheduled for the end of January. Of course, Bustler will keep you informed!
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