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Taichung Metropolitan Opera House, Taiwan

Taiwanese Performance Theatre – design by Toyo Ito, architect

19 Mar 2013

Taichung Performance Theatre

Design: Toyo Ito architects

Location: Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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This arts building in Taichung is by the famous Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, who leads a major international architecture office in Tokyo, Japan. He was the winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2013 and is lauded internationally as a gifted architect with numerous major buildings completed and many prestigious prizes awarded to his architecture practice.

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Location: Taichung, Taiwan

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