M+ Pavilion

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm Location, Hong Kong
CompanyVPANG Architects Ltd. (in association with Jet Architecture Inc. and Lisa Cheung)
Lead ArchitectVincent Pang and Tynnon Chow
Design TeamLisa Cheung, Kenneth Cheng, Zara Chan, Harmony Wong, Keith Leung, Ivan Cheung
ClientWest Kowloon Cultural District Authority

The M+ Pavilion is the first completed
permanent building in the West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. It is a two-storey art
exhibition venue. VPANG Architects Ltd. (in association with Jet Architecture Inc. and Lisa Cheung) has won the
first prize in its international design
competition.

The Pavilion is elevated on a berm with
mirrored external walls, carefully designed to
intertwine with its surroundings in a human
scale; while to enter the Pavilion and to
arrive at an elevated outdoor terrace, an
expansive scene of the Hong Kong skyline and
Victoria Harbour come into view. Viewing art
in both exterior and interior, audience shall
experience a zero distance between the
architecture and its ambience, under natural
light and away from noise. Spaces are created
to serve for multi-disciplines - artists,
designers and organizations to stage
independent exhibitions and events.The design
of M+ Pavilion is represented as a Floating
Art Platform, aims at offering a respite from
hectic city life. It should be a simple, pure
and clean space; a space situated away from
city noise and pollution, a space that gives
us a chance to open our hearts, relax our
minds, and appreciate artwork amidst the
backdrop of the cityscape.