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williamchung taiwan Nov 29, 2011 8:55 AM

Taipei Dome

taken by web1415 from taiwan city forum

Ganplosive Dec 14, 2011 4:53 AM

I have a feeling that all these new domes and sports facilities is Taipei's attempt to host more sporting events in the future - part of tourism and soft power. I take this as a good thing, but Taiwan seriously needs to upgrade it's sporting facilities across other parts of the island in order for these facilities to reach full use. I'm guessing a lot of this will just be used for concerts and events for the time being

williamchung taiwan Mar 28, 2012 6:55 AM

kalifese Apr 2, 2012 3:25 AM

is this the final design? this rendering is pretty old and generic. no closeup details.

williamchung taiwan Apr 30, 2012 11:10 PM


Originally Posted by kalifese (Post 5650387)
is this the final design? this rendering is pretty old and generic. no closeup details.

This rendering came out when final announcement of environmental effect approval. It might not be the last rendering however it shows what it will look like after change the design due to floor area reducation request make by department of environmental protection. The previous design of tallest building is 127m high and is reduced to 108m high.

As far as I know there is no changing design between that time and present because there is no any further assessment document release by department of urban planning and department of environmental protection. Regard to this fact, I suggest this rendering is the final one.

williamchung taiwan Jun 29, 2012 3:51 AM

Farglory Group change design detail once again. It uploaded at 28/06/2012 official website.

Here is some features of newest design.

williamchung taiwan May 19, 2013 10:00 AM

kalifese May 20, 2013 5:45 AM

so did they build the sub-basement levels already?

williamchung taiwan Jul 20, 2013 7:08 AM


williamchung taiwan Jul 20, 2013 7:12 AM

Farglory group changes design again, I don't understand why they continually change it? For what reason?

williamchung taiwan Sep 3, 2013 1:23 PM

by Gboys from taiwan-city forum

williamchung taiwan Oct 17, 2013 10:53 AM

taken by me

williamchung taiwan Jan 15, 2014 2:25 PM

williamchung taiwan Mar 9, 2014 1:49 PM

taken by stanley01 from taiwan-city forum

kalifese Mar 12, 2014 9:06 PM

at least they finally seem to be making progress on the construction after years of planning. better than the taipei gate project which is DOA. :rolleyes:

williamchung taiwan Mar 13, 2014 12:18 AM


Originally Posted by kalifese (Post 6491055)
at least they finally seem to be making progress on the construction after years of planning. better than the taipei gate project which is DOA. :rolleyes:

Greedy and corruption caused delay of the project.
Thank you KMT!:tup:

williamchung taiwan Mar 16, 2014 1:07 AM

taken by Marks from taiwan-city forum

mrnyc Mar 16, 2014 10:03 PM

i like this dome complex, it will be pretty cool looking.

thanks for keeping us to to date with the construction william!

williamchung taiwan Apr 16, 2014 4:21 AM



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williamchung taiwan May 18, 2014 11:21 AM


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by boupy

williamchung taiwan Jun 3, 2014 1:04 PM

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kalifese Jun 5, 2014 8:53 AM

are there renderings of the final design? i'm still not sure what it's supposed to look like as they keep changing it. hope they have a better design than the last set of changes they made.

williamchung taiwan Jun 17, 2014 2:36 PM


williamchung taiwan Jun 22, 2014 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by kalifese (Post 6606297)
are there renderings of the final design? i'm still not sure what it's supposed to look like as they keep changing it. hope they have a better design than the last set of changes they made.

The last update talking about selected material of facade of the dome.

williamchung taiwan Sep 12, 2014 1:19 PM

by abc480528

Muji Sep 13, 2014 8:03 AM

Nice, so far the cladding on the tower looks sleek!

kalifese Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM


Originally Posted by Muji (Post 6728139)
Nice, so far the cladding on the tower looks sleek!

really? it looks pretty conventional to me. and they really need to clean up the area, change those old street lights and poles and the dirty concrete divider. graphic design and install more attractive signage, plant more trees.

williamchung taiwan Sep 17, 2014 4:54 AM

The pedestrain lane has been redesigned. The construction will start in final stage of the project plan.

williamchung taiwan Sep 29, 2014 4:51 AM

taken by island123

kalifese Sep 30, 2014 2:05 AM

thanks, island123!! :tup:

kalifese Nov 19, 2014 3:55 AM

i think these are the latest and final renderings of the complex. it's in archasia's (now populous) website. i'm not crazy about those circular cutouts and the molten glass cladding around all the trees behind it. it looks peculiar.

bzcat Nov 20, 2014 7:16 PM

I just realized where Taipei Dome is located... my grand parents used to live in the Taiwan Alcohol & Tobacco Monopoly Bureau housing complex on this site. It was a very depressing looking (and shoddily constructed) series of 6 story concrete block buildings.

kalifese Nov 21, 2014 2:19 AM


Originally Posted by bzcat (Post 6815110)
It was a very depressing looking (and shoddily constructed) series of 6 story concrete block buildings.

can you be more specific? cuz that describes most of taipei and taiwanese cities. :rolleyes:

williamchung taiwan Jan 22, 2015 1:06 PM

Taipei Dome's building contract to be altered: city spokesman

2015/01/21 23:23:31

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The building contract of the Taipei Dome, a multi-use stadium under construction, will be altered through negotiations, Lin Ho-ming (林鶴明), a spokesman for the Taipei City government, said Wednesday.

Lin said that Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Chao Teng-hsiung ( 趙藤雄), chairman of the Farglory Dome, after an one-hour meeting at the city hall Wednesday night, agreed to change parts of the contract signed by Farglory and the city government under Ko's predecessor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌).

Farglory Dome said in a statement issued after the meeting that the mayor promised to do its utmost to help the builder while Farglory promised to complete the stadium before the end of the year.

Regarding the technical issues, including the design of a underground passage linking the dome and the nearby Dr. Sun Yet-sen Memorial Hall and the relocation of street trees for that passage, they will be resolved through negotiations between the two parties, said the Farglory Dome.

The meeting was held after the mayor and Chao exchanged barbs in the media over Ko's proposal to change the design of the passage.

(By Wei Shu and Ku Chuan and Maubo Chang)

williamchung taiwan Jan 30, 2015 4:55 AM

It is winning design for 2004 International Design Competition.

Arch&Design Aug 25, 2015 5:05 AM

Even tho consturction halted, but here are some photos from today :)

williamchung taiwan Jun 30, 2017 7:42 AM

Ministry of Interior approves Taipei Dome fire prevention plans
Decision could be turning point in Taipei Dome deadlock

By Matthew Strong,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2017/06/08 20:22
The Taipei Dome.
The Taipei Dome. (By Central News Agency)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a move likely to break the two-year deadlock surrounding the construction of the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋), the Ministry of Interior (MOI) Thursday approved adapted plans concerning fire prevention and safety escapes for the project.

Work on the 40,000-seat arena complex was halted in May 2015 amid sharp differences between Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and chief contractor Farglory Group (遠雄) chief Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), for a large part about safety concerns.

The MOI’s Construction and Planning Agency (營建署) said Thursday a committee of 11 experts had held 19 meetings to review the new design plans and told Farglory about its unanimous decision.

The next step was that the company needed to apply with the Taipei City Government for a relevant change in the building permit, the MOI said. It was up to the city to determine whether the changed plans would need new environmental impact and urban design reviews, according to the MOI.

Separately, a key adviser to Mayor Ko admitted during questioning by the Taipei City Council Thursday that she had held secret meetings with Chao.

Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如), officially a city government adviser, said she had met the Farglory chairman “two or three times,” the first time with the mayor, to discuss the possibility of ending the Taipei Dome contract between the city and the company. She came under fire from opposition city councilors because no deputy mayor had been present, while no record of the meetings and the discussions reportedly existed.

williamchung taiwan Jun 30, 2017 7:43 AM

New Taipei City offices raided in corruption probe

By Jason Pan / Staff reporter

A law enforcement official carries a box containing documents about a real-estate development following a coordinated raid on offices in Taipei and New Taipei City yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times
Law enforcement officials yesterday raided the offices of the New Taipei City Government, the New Taipei City Council and real-estate developer Farglory Group (遠雄集團) to collect evidence and summoned 60 people for questioning in a probe into allegations of bribe-taking by city officials.
Farglory Group chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) New Taipei City Councilor Chou Sheng-kao (周勝考), as well as five city officials were among the people who were questioned.
The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office coordinated with the Ministry of Justice’s Agency Against Corruption (AAC) and other judicial units to carry out the raids at 50 locations.
Prosecutors are looking into allegations that company executives bribed councilors and government officials to expedite the review and monitoring process, circumvent an environmental impact assessment and other required steps to obtain approvals for construction projects in the city’s Tucheng (土城) and Sinjhuang (新莊) districts, among other places.
Hai Chih-ping (海治平), the deputy chief in charge of engineering and construction works at New Taipei City Urban and Rural Development Department was also brought in for questioning.
Hai is responsible for monitoring the approval process for the development projects.
One focus of the probe is a 14-hectare plot in Tucheng District, which Farglory purchased in 2007 to build a residential complex for 2,500 households.
However, some local residents and environmental groups said that 60 percent of the land is hilly terrain with a history of landslides and flash floods, and had been designated as a potential geo-hazard.
The land also contained several cultural relics and should not be open to development, they said.
Prosecutors said some city officials, along with some councilors, expedited the process of changing the area’s classification from a class 2 industrial zone into residential development zone.
The councilors also pushed through an extemporaneous motion to approve an environmental impact assessment report.
Chao is also being investigated for allegedly illegally transferring company assets and other illicit financial transactions related to several construction projects of Farglory Group’s insurance and real-estate development subsidiaries in 2007, for which he received large sums of money as “consultant fees.”
Prosecutors said the investigation would focus on charges on fraud, breach of trust, embezzlement, forgery of documents, along with violations of the Securities and Exchange Act (證券交易法) and the Businenss Entity Accounting Act (商業會計法).

williamchung taiwan Jul 2, 2017 11:01 PM


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Taipei District Prosecutors Office is investigating the Farglory Group corruption case. Chair, Chao Teng-hsiung, and the New Taipei City councilor, Chou Sheng-kao, were detained after a night of questioning. The judge considered that the circumstances showed their involvement in a string of activities, together with accomplices who had not yet been questioned. Thus in the afternoon, the two were charged with violation of the securities and exchange act, with bribery and embezzlement and were ordered to be detained incommunicado. The Farglory Group stressed that will understand the reasons for detention as soon as possible and appeal.

On June 30, investigators made an application to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office to detain Farglory Group Chair, Chao Teng-hsiung and the new Taipei city councilor, Chou Sheng-kao. This was sent to prosecutors in the afternoon and lawyers examined the application. In the middle of the night, the two were brought before a judge who questioned them. The hearing concluded at 4 am. At around 9:30 am Chao was again questioned by the judge. On the afternoon of July 1, the two were finally charged and held on violating the securities and exchange act.

==LIAN CHIEN-YU Taipei District Court spokesperson==
There are accomplices in Chou's role as a witness to bribery and these have not been questioned, they need to be cross-examined on this. On Chao's part, there are concerns about altering and destruction of evidence with his accomplices and witnesses. They both have strong incentives to back up each other's testimony and collude further.

In this corruption investigation, it is suspected that there was embezzlement of Far Glory finances to buy land and bribery to facilitate this. The case may widen and after the corruption scandal broke, New Taipei City Mayor 's Eric Chu appeared, emphasizing for the first time that the relevant local government records had been sent to the prosecutors and any corruption within local government would not be tolerated.

==ERIC CHU New Taipei City Mayor==
Currently, these projects have not yet been approved and are still in review, yesterday we announced if there are any suspicious circumstances, we will halt the whole process.

There is speculation is the prosecutors' actions will lead to a second wave of searches and questioning. The spokesperson said there was a set procedure which will be followed.

==CHANG CHIH-CHIN Taipei District Prosecutors Office spokesperson==
We are still in the middle of the investigation, depending on the results of questioning we will then handle matters accordingly. The focus at the moment is on today's work.

From June 29, as a result of the Criminal Procedure Law amendment, the time from investigation to detention cannot be over 48 hours. Both accused attempted to apply for release on bail, citing poor health, but this was not granted. The Far Glory Group issued a statement, saying that it will fully cooperate with the investigation, and it was in the process of understanding of the reasons for the decision on detention, and would then lodge an appeal.



oscarinho Jul 3, 2017 1:47 AM

Sad to see this, but not surprised. I never liked this company. They have so many land and building around Taiwan and 95% are just plain ugly. Nothing good for Taiwan.

williamchung taiwan Jul 3, 2017 8:13 AM


Originally Posted by oscarinho (Post 7852956)
Sad to see this, but not surprised. I never liked this company. They have so many land and building around Taiwan and 95% are just plain ugly. Nothing good for Taiwan.

Taipei Mayor Kao has battled with Farglory Group for more than 2 years in safety issue. It looks like Mayor will win this battle.

williamchung taiwan Jul 3, 2017 1:41 PM台北大巨蛋2004年與2015年比較 by William Chung, 於 Flickr年台北大巨蛋設計 by William Chung, 於 Flickr

williamchung taiwan Oct 31, 2017 12:21 PM

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Prosecutors seek 24-year jail term for property tycoon
2017/10/31 19:14:14

Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄, left)
Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office on Tuesday sought a sentence of 24 years in prison for Farglory Group (遠雄集團) founder Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) on charges that include bribery and breach of trust.

The Taipei District Court granted prosecutors' requests on July 1 to detain Chao, who controls Farglory Land Development Co. and its main affiliated companies, and two others on suspicion of bribery and embezzlement involving several public construction projects.

The other two were New Taipei City Councilor Chou Sheng-kao (周勝考) and Hung Chia-hung (洪嘉宏), chief secretary of the Construction and Planning Agency (CPA).

After a four-month investigation, prosecutors on Tuesday indicted 31 people involved in the cases, including Chao, Chou and Lee Sush-der (李述德), former head of Taipei's Department of Finance.

Chao has been indicted by prosecutors for embezzling funds from Farglory Life Insurance Co (遠雄人壽) in 2007 and 2008.

Prosecutors requested a sentence of 10 years for Chao for falsifying financial reports and 14 years for bribery, including eight years for paying kickbacks to Chou and other New Taipei City officials in 2013 to facilitate the rezoning of a former coal mine in Tucheng District (土城) and a factory in Xinzhuang District (新莊).

Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Lee on charges of his alleged violations of the law in the project to build the Taipei Dome.

Lee has been indicted for financially benefiting Farglory Land Development Co., the main contractor for the Taipei Dome project. He was head of the city's finance department from 1998-2006.

Prosecutors have also indicted Chou, seeking a 10-year jail term for allegedly taking and offering bribes relating to the projects in Tucheng and Xinzhuang.

Hung has been indicted on suspicion of taking a NT$120 million bribe from Farglory Land Development Co. to secure bids on public construction projects.

However, because Hung has since returned NT$35.5 million in illegal gains, prosecutors have asked the court to treat him with leniency.

After the indictment, the court will determine whether Chao, Chou and Hung, who have been detained since July 1, will remain in detention or be released on bail.

Meanwhile, a lack of evidence meant that prosecutors decided not to include former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), who served as Taipei mayor from 1998-2006, as part of the indictment.

A further 13 people involved in these cases have received deferred prosecutions.

(By Hsiao Po-wen, Wang Yang-yu and Evelyn Kao)

williamchung taiwan Nov 1, 2017 5:47 AM

Taipei Dome developer could face 24 years in prison, ex-President Ma faces probe
Farglory tycoon indicted in 5 cases, including Taipei Dome

By Matthew Strong,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2017/10/31 14:13
Farglory Group chief Chao Teng-hsiung in July 1 appearance.
Farglory Group chief Chao Teng-hsiung in July 1 appearance. (By Central News Agency)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Farglory Group (遠雄集團) Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), the developer of the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋), should spend 24 years in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday, indicting him in five separate cases, while former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) will likely be investigated for his eventual role.

A Farglory spokesman said the company would cooperate with the Taipei District Court in clearing up the matter. Chao has been accused of involvement in various schemes, often involving the payment of bribes to government officials in return for construction contracts.

A total of 31 suspects were charged Tuesday, including Chao and two sons, former Finance Minister Lee Sush-der (李述德) for infractions allegedly committed while he headed Taipei City’s Department of Financial Affairs, New Taipei City councilor Chou Sheng-kao (周勝考) and former chief secretary of the Ministry of Interior’s Construction and Planning Agency Hung Chia-hung (洪嘉宏).

Lee, who served in the Taipei City Government when Ma was mayor, could face 10 years in prison for allegedly illegally favoring Farglory in the Taipei Dome deal. Prosecutors will investigate whether Ma was also aware of the practice and a suspect in similar illegal favors for the development group, reports said.

The Taipei Dome, a 40,000-seat stadium with a commercial complex, has been a major bone of contention between Farglory and the current Taipei City Government, headed by Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).

The other cases Chao was indicted for Tuesday include the illegal payment of high consulting fees by his construction company to benefit himself, the payment of bribes to government officials to win construction and repair contracts for several government projects.

The court was likely to decide later Tuesday whether there was still a need to keep the tycoon in detention, where he has been since July.

East District Aug 7, 2018 12:57 PM

Any news/updates on the Taipei Dome?

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Arch&Design Feb 27, 2021 9:31 PM

Underground Passage Linking Taipei Dome to Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

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