“Constructing Culture - Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District” Exhibition on 26 May – 13 July, 2017 at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, Germany

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is currently co-presenting the exhibition “Constructing Culture - Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District” with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition showcases the latest development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project to an international audience.

The exhibition was formerly opened by Mr Duncan Pescod, CEO of the WKCDA, Ms Betty Ho, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin; and Ms Kristin Feireiss founder of Aedes. Prior to the opening ceremony, a moderated talk was held featuring Mr Pescod, Mr Martin Biewenga, Architect of West 8 Urban Design & Landscape (design consultants for the Art Park), Mr Eric Schuldenfrei, Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, and Mr Earle Briggs, Lead Architect of Bing Thom Architects, designers of the Xiqu Centre.

The key focus of the exhibition is on the major architectural facilities that have been designed to date, how they sit within the wider context of the public space, and how they adhere to the district’s design principles and overall development plan.

In addition to showcasing new models of the Xiqu Centre and M+, both of which are currently under construction and expected to open in 2018 and 2019 respectively, the exhibition also features renderings, plans and sections of these buildings presented together with the Lyric Theatre Complex, Freespace, Art Park, and the proposed Hong Kong Palace Museum. Besides these venues, the exhibition also provides information on the main design principles applied across the district, its local and regional connectivity and its internal wayfinding strategy. This public exhibition runs from now to 13 July, 2017.

“Being one of the largest cultural projects in the world blending art, education and open space, we are firmly committed to taking this project forward and are striving to create a vibrant cultural hub where the local art community can collaborate and develop. By providing an exciting new platform for producing and hosting world-class exhibitions, performances, and other arts and cultural events, the WKCD promises to offer visitors an extraordinary cultural experience that embraces the best of both the East and West,” said Mr Duncan Pescod, Chief Executive Officer of WKCDA.

Established in 1980, the Aedes Architecture Forum is the first private architecture gallery in Europe. Having a large international partnership network, the Aedes Architecture Forum is an outstanding cultural platform for global public discourse on the built environment.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.aedes-arc.de.

General Information

Exhibition Period:
From 27 May to 13 July, 2017
11:00 am – 6:30 pm Tuesday – Friday
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday & Monday

Location
Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Admission
Free

About The West Kowloon Cultural District
The West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest and most ambitious cultural projects. Currently under construction, it will establish a dynamic cultural quarter on 40 hectares of reclaimed land located on Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour. With 23 hectares of public open space comprised of an Art Park, two kilometres of waterfront promenade, squares, plazas and terraces, the district also aims to be an open and accessible recreational destination for locals and international visitors alike.

About The Aedes
The Aedes Architecture Forum is a world renowned independent institution and exhibition space, dedicated to facilitate the international communication of contemporary architecture and urban design.