A park we share
The new Art Park will be the green heart of the cultural district and feature a rich variety of trees and green planting as well as open lawn spaces for leisure and relaxation. Close attention has been paid to providing shade and topographical variation, while areas for large-scale outdoor sculptures and installations curated by M+ will be integrated into the design. The park will provide a vibrant venue for open-air performances of music, dance and theatre as well as art exhibitions and other cultural events.
The concept design, conceived by a global team led by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (Hong Kong) Ltd with the international award-winning design consultant West 8 (Netherlands) and ACLA (Hong Kong), confirms the locations of the arts and cultural venues within the Park, which will provide space for creative programming across all genres. The venues will be linked by a cultural boulevard, an extension of the Avenue that runs through the heart of the District. The venues/ facilities include:
- The M+ Pavilion: Designed by VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung, which will be situated on an elevated mound in the north-east segment of the Park, close to M+ and Artist Square, with views out to the Victoria Harbour.
- Freespace: A Black Box and an Outdoor Stage. The Black Box will be a flexible space located in the centre of the Park for standing and seated events across all genres, and will accommodate up to 900 people.
- The Lawn: A flexible space in the western area of the Park, capable of accommodating over 10,000 standing visitors for outdoor festivals, classical or pop music concerts, and other performances. A further flexible event space is planned for the southern segment of the Park near the waterfront, capable of hosting up to 5,000 people standing.
The Landscape of the Nursery Park and the future Art Park
WKCDA has developed a set of bylaw and guidelines to govern the operation of the Art Park as well as other open spaces within the district, which are now available for public view here.
West Kowloon Art Park