The two venues were completed in 1987. The landmarks are located on the south and north sides of Liberty Square with the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Yang Cho-cheng (internationally renowned Chinese architect) and Architects and Engineers Associates were responsible for the overall design.
Taiwan’s National Theater and National Concert Hall are two of the first major modern performing arts facilities to be established in Asia. Upon the death of Chiang Kai-shek in 1975, the Kuomintang government authorized the construction of a monument and cultural arts facilities on the grounds of a memorial plaza.