World Games Main Stadium, Kaohsiung Development, Taiwan Building, Taiwanese Architecture Design

World Games Main Stadium, Taiwan

Kaohsiung Arena Building: Taiwanese Sporting Venue – design by Toyo Ito Architects

19 Mar 2013

2009 World Games Main Stadium

Design: Toyo Ito Architect

Location: Zuoying, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China

World Games Main Stadium Taiwan Building
photograph : Fu Tsu Construction

Opened: May 2009

Capacity: 55,000 (With Expansion Seats) ; 40,000 (Regular Seats)

Renamed: National Stadium Kaohsiung (last checked Oct 2015)

World Games Main Stadium Taiwan World Games Main Stadium Taiwan design by Toyo Ito Architects
photos : Fu Tsu Construction

The National Stadium was previously known as the World Games Stadium.

This sports building is a multi-purpose stadium in the Zuoying District of Kaohsiung and currently has the largest stadium capacity in Taiwan.

The arena is used mostly for athletics and rugby events, but after the games finished the building has also been used for Taiwan football team matches.

The stadium layout is semi spiral-shaped, like a dragon.

The stadium, designed by celebrated Japanese architect Toyo Ito, makes use of solar energy to provide its power needs.

It is the first stadium globally to provide power using solar energy technology.

World Games Main Stadium images / information from Toyo Ito Architects

Toyo Ito, Japan

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan 

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