Development plans for Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) continue to grow with the recently concluded Arts Pavilion Design Competition, wherein the new waterfront pavilion will become the main exhibition space for the to-be-built M+ Museum. The new Arts Pavilion is set to be built by 2015.
In the single-stage international competition, the jury chose three winners out of 100 submissions:
- 1st Prize: VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung
- 2nd Prize: ROGERSPARTNERS and Arthur C. S. Kwok Architects & Associates
- 3rd Prize: Hestia & Vish Limited
Six honorable mentions were also selected.
Catch a glimpse of the winning proposals below.
"VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung will work with the WKCDA to design and deliver an exhibition and event space for artists, designers and organisations to stage independent small-scale exhibitions and events in the Park at WKCD.
In the run-up to the completion of M+, a future museum for 20th and 21st century visual culture designed by Herzog & de Meuron, in late 2017, the Pavilion will also serve as the museum’s primary site for its exhibitions to further extend the museum’s mission into the Park and public sphere."
"The winning pavilion is designed to offer a respite from hectic city life, and impressed the judges with a smart simplistic approach, which allows the Pavilion to blend into its surroundings. Mirrored external walls camouflage the architecture, reflecting the surrounding expanses of greenery and immersing the building within its Park setting.
To further this experience, the pavilion’s main exhibition space is elevated, allowing it to float above the foliage, creating the opportunity for artwork to be appreciated against a backdrop of the Hong Kong Island skyline with spectacular views out over Victoria Harbour. The building is designed to be surrounded by natural light, away from noise. Inside, gallery spaces are created by polished concrete floors and white walls – a flexible backdrop for multidisciplinary art exhibitions and performances."
Images via westkowloon.hk.
Click the thumbnails below to see the honorable mentions.
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