Dome of Light

Dome of Light

Situated at the Kaohsiung MRT transfer station for the Red Line and Orange Line (Formosa Boulevard Station), the Dome of Light was created by renowned artist Narcissus Quagliata. The dome is the world's largest public art installation made from individual pieces of colored glass. The work not only adds to the beauty of the station, but also adds a new dimension to the art life of the Kaohsiung and creates a new scenic spot in the city.

The Dome of Light took nearly four years to complete. The work was overseen personally by Quagliata and shipped from Germany for installation at the station. The dome tells the story of human life in four chronologically arranged themes: Water: The Womb of Life; Earth: Prosperity and Growth; Light: The Creative Spirit; and Fire: Destruction and Rebirth, with an overall message of love and tolerance.

The dome has a 30-meter diameter and covers an area of 660 square meters. The lead glass panes were created and assembled according to a full-scale blueprint created by Quagliata to produce a creative new departure from this millennia old art form.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-7-793-8888
Address:
Zhongzheng 3rd Rd. & Zhongshan 1st Rd. intersection, Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung City
Longitude/Latitude:
120.30196/22.631441
Web:
http://khh.travel/Article.aspx?a=6435&l=2&stype=1056&sitem=4073
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Kaohsiung Interchange (Take the Exit toward Zhongzheng Rd.) → Zhongzheng 1st Rd. to Zhongzheng 3rd Rd. → Zhongzheng 3rd Rd. & Zhongshan 1st Rd. intersection → Dome of Light (Situated at the Kaohsiung MRT Formosa Boulevard Station)

Public:

Take the THSR to Zuoying Station or TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer to Kaohsiung Metro toward Formosa Boulevard Station