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UNStudio Designs Transparent Stacked Theater for Hong Kong Cultural Quarter

11:00 - 6 December, 2018
UNStudio Designs Transparent Stacked Theater for Hong Kong Cultural Quarter, © DBOX
© DBOX

UNStudio has released images of their proposed Lyric Theatre complex in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong. Intended as a “celebration of the world of theater,” the mixed-use scheme will house three theaters, rehearsal room, and dining, retail, and entertainment functions.

Designed to be open, inclusive, and welcoming, the compact scheme is comprised of a series of stacked transparent elements making the arts accessible to the general public. Open displays draw visitors inside from a series of reactivated plazas surrounding the scheme, supported by “an additional programme for the public to enjoy that is independent of performance timetable.”

© DBOX © DBOX © DBOX © DBOX + 28

Herzog & de Meuron's M+ Museum Tops Out in Hong Kong

13:00 - 30 November, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron's M+ Museum Tops Out in Hong Kong, M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron's M+ Museum of visual culture has topped out in Hong Kong ahead of its scheduled opening in 2020. Focusing on 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and moving image, M+ will be the centerpiece of the West Kowloon Cultural District, and a key venue in creating interdisciplinary exchange between the visual arts and the performing arts in Asia.

M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron + 13

H Queen's / CL3 Architects

23:00 - 18 November, 2018
© Nirut Benjabanpot
© Nirut Benjabanpot

© Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot + 18

West Kowloon HSR Station Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost

01:30 - 16 November, 2018
West Kowloon HSR Station Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost, West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost
West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost

Architect and photographer Kris Provoost recently captured new photos of Aedas and Andrew Bromberg’s West Kowloon HSR Station in Hong Kong. Provoost lives and works in Shanghai, and his new series of photographs show how visitors are brought into the heart of Hong Kong as the majestic structure overlooks Victoria Harbor. Integrating abundant green space and different viewing platforms, the project creates an urban park in the midst of Hong Kong's city center.

West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost + 38

HIR Studio Transforms a Hong Kong Housing Complex Into a Commemorative Relic for Architect Michael Wright

12:00 - 3 November, 2018
Courtesy of HIR Studio
Courtesy of HIR Studio

Plans for a memorial commemorating the life and career of Mr. Michael Wright, architect, surveyor, and civil servant, have been released. Mr. Wright’s dedication to the architecture of public housing in Hong Kong and the principals on which he designed are encapsulated in the memorial’s proposed scheme. Wright died in January 2018 at the age of 105 and is considered the "father of public housing in Hong Kong" for redefining the city's standards for public living quarters.

Courtesy of HIR Studio Courtesy of HIR Studio Courtesy of HIR Studio Courtesy of HIR Studio + 13

The World's Longest Sea Bridge Opens in China

09:00 - 26 October, 2018
The World's Longest Sea Bridge Opens in China

The world’s longest sea bridge has officially opened to traffic, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland. The 34-mile (55-kilometer) “Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge” features a range of unusual features, with The Guardian reporting “cameras to detect yawning, drivers forced to wear heart monitors and access restricted to the political elite and charity donors.”

Opened by Chinese president Xi Jinping, the $20billion bridge was constructed of 400,000 tonnes of steel, the equivalent of 60 Eiffel Towers. The bridge has been designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons of up to 340 kilometers per hour.

Henning Larsen's French International School is a "Vibrant Green Oasis" for Hong Kong

09:00 - 19 October, 2018
Henning Larsen's French International School is a "Vibrant Green Oasis" for Hong Kong, © Henning Larsen
© Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen has completed their new campus for the French International School in Hong Kong, offering a “vibrant green oasis in the dense city.” The 1100-capacity school sits behind a kaleidoscopic façade laid across a grid of 727 multicolored tiles, offering a “vibrant sustainable environment supporting a world-class multicultural education.”

Located in the city’s Tseung Kwan O district, the 19,600-square-meter scheme comprises a series of large open plan spaces called Villas, each with 125 pupils in the same age group. The spaces are arranged around a central Agora, facilitating group activities and collaboration.

© Henning Larsen © Henning Larsen © Henning Larsen © Henning Larsen + 28

Snarkitecture's BOUNCE Offers A Surreal Playground to Hong Kong's Waterfront

12:30 - 13 August, 2018
Snarkitecture's BOUNCE Offers A Surreal Playground to Hong Kong's Waterfront, BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture
BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture

New York-based collaborative and design studio Snarkitecture have unveiled their newest interactive installation, bringing a surreal sense of play to Hong Kong’s waterfront. Titled “BOUNCE,” the installation features hundreds of 300% sized bouncing balls contained in a cage-like stadium, inviting the public to “create their own unique playing experiences.”

The program is spread across three locations, with the feature installation along the Harbour City waterfront, an indoor installation at the Ocean Center titled “Gallery by the Harbour,” and a children’s “Eyeball Maze” at the Ocean Terminal.

Gallery by the Harbour. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture Eyeball Maze. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture + 26

This Visual Portrait Explores the Complexities of Hong Kong

06:00 - 8 August, 2018
© Nico Van Orshoven
© Nico Van Orshoven

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory in southeastern China known for its skyscrapers, urban density, and high prices. However, on Nico Van Orshoven's travelogue, Everywhere in Particular, the Belgian architect creates a visual portrait of the territory beyond the stereotypes. With lively public spaces and stunning natural landscapes, Hong Kong can and will surprise you.

Below, Van Orshoven recounts his visit to Hong Kong:

© Nico Van Orshoven © Nico Van Orshoven © Nico Van Orshoven © Nico Van Orshoven + 32

Nikola Olic's Playful Facade Photos 'Reimagine' Their Subjects

19:00 - 24 June, 2018
© Nikola Olic
© Nikola Olic

In his ongoing study, Nikola Olic - a Serbian photographer based in Dallas, Texas - focuses on “architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.” Often isolating elements of a facade, which obscures the viewer's sense of scale and perspective, Olic provides short descriptions of each image, acting as a “demystifying tool” and reminding us of the everyday nature of his subject matter. In the third collection shared with ArchDaily, the photographs are taken in Dallas, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Hong Kong.

© Nikola Olic © Nikola Olic © Nikola Olic © Nikola Olic + 22

f22 foto space / LAAB Architects + Carlow Architecture & Design

22:00 - 22 June, 2018
f22 foto space / LAAB Architects + Carlow Architecture & Design, © LAAB Architects
© LAAB Architects

© LAAB Architects © LAAB Architects © LAAB Architects © DCinematic + 25

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

06:00 - 19 June, 2018
Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

The downtown skyline of a city is perhaps its most symbolic feature. The iconic cityscapes that we know and love are typically formed by skyscrapers, but much of the surrounding context is made up of other high-rise buildings. Yes, there is a difference between a skyscraper and a high-rise. Research company Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. These high-rise buildings play a major role in the more sprawled urban context of larger cities today.

Read on for Emporis' list of the 20 cities in the world with the most high-rises. You might be surprised by which cities made the cut.

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises? © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sajeewashaluka'>Wikimedia user Sajeewashaluka </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/people/88503995@N02'>Flickr user Younguk Kim</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 27

DESIGN TRUST CALL FOR SEED AND FEATURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS

08:00 - 14 June, 2018
DESIGN TRUST CALL FOR SEED AND FEATURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS

Design Trust provides project grants to individual designers, curators, collectives and non-profit organisations for projects and activities focusing on the context and content relevant to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta region. These include but are not limited to: talks, exhibitions, residencies, overseas research projects and creative installations. Design Trust currently offers applications every 20th of January, April, July and October.

Arc Village Studio / Sim-Plex Design Studio

02:00 - 2 June, 2018

© Patrick Lam © Patrick Lam © Patrick Lam © Patrick Lam + 46

Galleon / Studio Adjective

19:00 - 17 May, 2018
Galleon / Studio Adjective, Cashier. Image © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu
Cashier. Image © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu

© Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu + 39

The Murray Hotel / Foster + Partners

21:00 - 16 May, 2018
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Foster + Partners Team list

    Norman Foster, Luke Fox, Armstrong Yakubu, Colin Ward, Andy Lister, Stefano Cesario, 
Tim Dyer,
Lawrence Wong, Won Suk Cho, Benjamin Stevenson, Carl Bonas,
Amy Butler, Charlotte Gallen, Catt Godon, Manuela Guidarini, Tanja Heath,
Abbie Labrum,
Harry Twigg,
Bong Yeung
  • Area

    33750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Mean Noodles / OpenUU

19:00 - 16 May, 2018
© Nirut Benjabanpot
© Nirut Benjabanpot

© Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot + 22

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    148 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  • Lead Designers

    Caroline Chou, Kevin Lim
  • Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Grosvenor / Bean Buro

20:00 - 11 May, 2018
Grosvenor / Bean Buro, Courtesy of Bean Buro
Courtesy of Bean Buro

Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro + 27

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Design Directors

    Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Senior Architectural Designers

    Elspeth Lee
  • Architectural Designers & Assistants

    Michelle Ho, Gigi Kwong, Abby Liu
  • Area

    460.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018