Kaohsiung arts center wins U.S. architecture award

Focus Taiwan
By: Chao Ching-yu and Chiang Yi-ching

Photo courtesy of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying, was among six works of architecture in Taiwan honored at the 2020 International Architecture Awards, the museum said Sunday.

The awards, which are in their 15th edition, honored 130 buildings and urban planning projects from 38 countries this year.

The event is organized by the Chicago Athenaeum, along with the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Metropolitan Arts Press.

Weiwuying, which was once a military complex, was designed by Dutch architect Francine Houben, who was inspired by the many banyan trees in the area to create the center's sleek, wave-shaped roof.    [FULL  STORY]

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