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Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture to open in Hong Kong

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Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture to open in Hong Kong

The museum will open on Nov. 12.


By David Malone, Managing Editor | September 16, 2021
M+ from the water
Courtesy Virgile Simon Bertrand.

M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, is set to open in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District.

The nearly 700,000-sf building was designed by Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup. Located on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the terracotta tile-clad tower features a dynamic LED system on the south facade that can display M+ content.

The Grand StairCourtesy Virgile Simon Bertrand.

The project will feature about 1,500 works drawn from the M+ Collections and presented across the museum’s 183,000 sf of exhibition space that spans 33 galleries and other display spaces in the museum. In addition to the main exhibition galleries, M+ will present a series of commissions and displays throughout its public spaces, including the M+ Facade, the Grand Stair, the Studio, the Roof Garden, and the Found Space.

Views from M+ of Hong KongCourtesy Virgile Simon Bertrand.

The Found Space will be M+’s signature display space for major installations. It is located at the B2 level and is defined by the alignment of the underground rail tunnels above which the M+ building sits. Other building amenities include two museum shops and restaurants.

The museum will open to the public on Friday, Nov. 12.

M+ interior spaceCourtesy Virgile Simon Bertrand.

M+ exterior facade on the waterfrontCourtesy Kevin Mak and HdM.

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