0203 829 8000

Call us, we're friendly!

M+ Museum

Published by on 9/07/13

Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron and the London-Hong Kong firm TFP Farrells have been appointed by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to create a $642-million building for the M+ Museum from a pool of six candidates. The firm is best known for designing Beijing’s 2008 summer olympic Birds Nest Stadium.

M+ Museum, a new Hong Kong museum for visual culture, will be a huge waterfront development located across Victoria Bay from the city’s Central District in a 100 acre park in West Kowloon. The building is said to be 646,000-square-feet, more than double the size of London’s Tate Modern, and shaped like a T.

Set for completion in 2017, it is said to become one of the elite art museums in the world, comparable to Paris’ Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Focusing on 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and moving image it will become a hugely significant part of the city’s growing cultural district. M+ will house visual and performing arts organisations, educational space and a sunken exhibition space perfect for large-scale installations, sculptures, or performance pieces.

The Sigg Collection – one of the biggest and most comprehensive collections of contemporary Chinese art – has been donated to be showcased in M+ Museum when it opens.

m+museum2

m+museum3

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *