The future building of M+ is scheduled for opening in 2019

Following an international competition, the celebrated Swiss architecture firm of Herzog & de Meuron, working with Hong Kong-based TFP Farrells and Ove Arup & Partners HK, has been selected to design the M+ building. Scheduled for opening in 2019, the approximately 65,000 square metres gross floor area scheme will create an iconic presence for M+, and Hong Kong, on the museum’s site overlooking Victoria Harbour. A strikingly slim, semi-transparent vertical plane, housing education facilities, a public restaurant and museum offices, will rise atop an impressive horizontal slab offering a diversity of well-considered gallery spaces. At ground and lower levels, generous access will be provided to the park and other West Kowloon Cultural District facilities, alongside a public resource centre, theatres, retail and dining, and back-of-house functions. Of particular note, Herzog & de Meuron—who are also known for their Tate Modern museum in London, Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and other notable designs—have firmly anchored the M+ building on its reclaimed-land site, excavating a new “found space” for largescale installations from around the existing Airport Express train tunnel that runs underneath.

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Watch the video to gain a glimpse into the story behind the design of the future M+ Building.


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