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Department of Culture Affairs

Taipei Zhongshan Hall

Taipei Zhongshan Hall Management Office

Taipei Zhongshan Hall Management OfficeTaipei Zhongshan Hall Management Office

In 1928, the Japanese tore down the Chinese provincial civil administration offices, displaying some of the dismantled buildings at the city's Botanical Garden. At the original site, the colonial administration began building a new Taipei Civic Auditorium, a major construction project to commemorate the ascendance of Emperor Hirohito. Work on Taipei Civic Auditorium commenced on November 23, 1932, and took four years to complete, ending on November 26, 1936. The principal designer was Ide Kaoru, an engineer for the Japanese provincial government.

A four-story steel-reinforced cement structure, Zhongshan Hall was the soundest building of its day, designed according to modern architectural principles to withstand earthquakes, fire and high winds. The grounds measure 44,532 sq. ft., with Zhongshan Hall itself occupying a total of 114,660 sq. ft. Its defining feature was its extremely free architectural form, which made reference to the Moorish style of Spain. In terms of seating capacity, it ranked fourth among Japanese civic auditoriums, smaller only than those in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

Hours of Operation: Tue. to Sun., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TEL: (8862) 2381-3137
Address: No. 98, Yanping South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Transportation
(1) Buses: 0 South (right), 0 East (right), 0 West, 9, 12, 25, 49, 52, 201, 202, 205, 206, 209, 212, 218, 221, 223, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 238, 239, 242, 243, 246, 249, 250, 252, 253, 259, 260, 262, 265, 281, 302, 304, 307, 310, 601, 604, 624, 628, 701. In addition, the Boai Road, Hengyang Road and Military History Museum bus stops are all within a 5-minute walk.
(2) TRTS Ximen Station, Exit No. 5
Link: http://english.zsh.taipei.gov.tw/MP_119062.html