M+ Pavilion

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

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.