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Architecture: Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan

Picture of new opera house painted all in black
Architecture: Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
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This is one of the older projects from Zaha Hadid Architects, but we will bring it up simply because of its power and ability to attract attention. It was a competition entry for Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan. Intense curved lines followed with the unusual black color managed to make this piece of modern architecture different from everything around.


This eye-catching project with total of 3000 seats was imagined to be built on two plots, passing above the street which would make it even more dominant in the area. Unfortunately this entry was rejected while Toyo Ito & Associates were chosen with their wining project. Construction is progressing and the new opera house is set to open in 2013.

Picture of new opera house as seen from the front side
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Picture of new opera house as seen from the extended arm across the street
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
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Picture of tall glass wall at the entrance side of the opera house
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
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Picture of the entrance side at night as seen from the air
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Picture of new opera house at night as seen from the air
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Picture of new opera house as seen from the air
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Picture of sitting area in the interiors of new opera house
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Picture of the lobby at the entrance of the new opera house
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Picture of the entrance as seen from the inside
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, Taichung, Taiwan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

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