The Shinmin High School Art Center occupies a corner site between the main campus and residential communities. The center is composed of a concert hall at the east, and music classrooms and student dormitories at the south. Together, they form an open plaza for outdoor performances and activities, fostering exchanges between students and the community.
The procession into the concert hall begins with the outdoor plaza that gradually ascends toward the double-height glass lobby. The lobby and corridor provide a resting place for audience, while also serve as additional acoustic buffer to the performing area. The concert hall itself is located on the second and third floor, while the backstage and service facilities are located on the first floor.
The lower level of the southern building is also enclosed in glass, signifying the entrance into the music classrooms and student dormitories. The student dormitories are designated on the third floor and above, indicated by an exterior façade with irregularly punched windows that resemble the flow of musical notes. The center thus expresses the purity, eternalness and richness of music through the architecture’s juxtaposing forms and spatial experience.