Mayor Ko Wen-je witnessed the placement of the last beam atop the main hall structure of Taipei Pop Music Center’s North Base on April 19.Ko thanked Public Works Department and units involved in the construction of the edifice for their endeavor to ensure the project is carried out according to schedule, noting that the non-geometric design of the steel structure posed a great challenge to the construction team. As an essential part of the East District Gateway Project, Taipei Pop Music Center will open its doors to the public no later than 2019, the mayor pointed out.Ko reckoned that the facility is established with a mission to drive forth the island’s pop music and related industries.
The Center boasts pavilions and zones of different capacities for various purposes, whether to hold performances or exhibitions. The biggest hall can accommodate up to 6,300 spectators.The mayor also envisioned the role of the venue as an incubation center for music talent, allowing for exchange between musical communities and providing a platform for innovative undertakings.
The South Base of Taipei Pop Music Center will be inaugurated months following the opening of the North Base, Ko noted.