The Taichung City Seaport Art Center began its operations in March of 2000. The Center is located in the culturally rich town of Qingshui and built amongst rolling artificial hills and flat land. The overall planning of the grounds takes inspiration from the idea of “courtyard space”; the architecture design simulates the building style of southern Fu-chien, exuding humble elegance. The Center is a multipurpose artistic performance and exhibition space, with a gross floor area of 30,390 square meters sectioned into areas such as the Exhibition Hall, Concert Hall, Taichung City Artist Archives, Conference Hall, Recreation Area with Open Air Stage, Arts and Crafts Classrooms, Cingfong Building, parking lot and the administrative offices.
We are expecting to establish a center of :
Tourism and Recreation
New Art Center in Central Taiwan
Taking up a total floor area of 1,800 square meters, the Concert Hall sits under a white bamboo hat shaped rooftop. Such a unique feature makes the hall the most distinctive building at the Center. The hall is equipped with a proscenium stage and 546 seats in the audience. It also has two rehearsal studios, one for the orchestra and the other for dance practice. The hall is a multipurpose mid-to-small-sized performance space with a program focusing mainly on musical performances with occasional dance and theatre.
RECREATION AREA WITH OPEN-AIR STAGE
This area is an open air performance space composed of six outdoor squares, including the Art Square, the Cingshuei Square, the Hueisyuan Square, the Totem Plaza, the Activities Square and the Yashu Corridor. The space is well suited for outdoor activities such as traditional opera, open-air concerts and weekend cultural events.
The gross floor space of the hall is 3,000 square meters, and it was designed with the key term “in search of art” in mind. The entrance to the hall is similar to the average house entrance, creating the atmosphere of a search and giving a homecoming feeling to visitors Exhibition spaces in the hall include Exhibition Room A (1,800㎡,) Exhibition Room B (750 ㎡,) Exhibition Room C (280 ㎡,) the Central Corridor, Cingshuei Hall, Jyuyue Hall, Exhibition Room 2F and the open-air courtyard display. Exhibitions regularly shown here include paintings, calligraphic art, photography, sculpture, ceramic art and historical artifacts.
With the largest room in the center, the
conference room can accommodate 110 seats.
In addition, with the
facility of audio and
video function, the seminars, the lectures
or the courses are held very often.
TAICHUNG CITY ARTIST ARCHIVES
The display area is roughly 340 square meters in total, serving the functions of collecting, organizing, storing, exhibiting and providing textual and visual information and records on the artistic achievements of Taichung artists, featuring.three main sections: promotional material display, themed exhibition and multimedia reading room.
ARTS AND CRAFTS CLASSROOMS
There are four classrooms in total, respectively named Spring Rain Classroom, Summer Lotus Classroom, Autumn Moon Classroom and Winter Sun Classroom. Equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and mobile seating, the studio classrooms provide the perfect learning environment for the arts and culture classes and weekend/ holiday family workshop activities.