M+ has reached the point of physical completion with final fixtures now underway. Work will now focus on the construction of internal fittings and fixtures, including the installation of the M+ Collections and preparing the museum to open later this year

M+, Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture – encompassing 20th and 21st century visual art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, the Mainland, Asia and beyond – will be one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world. 

The architectural form by Herzog & de Meuron encompasses an efficient system of spaces, facilities and functions. Accessible through multiple entry points the podium houses 17,000 square metres of exhibition space, three cinemas, a lecture theatre, a learning hub, a museum shop, performance spaces, cafés, a mediatheque and a public roof terrace with views to Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline. Soaring up from the podium is the vertical museum tower which houses the library, archive, study centre, member’s facilities, museum offices and restaurants, and features a LED façade for the display of artists’ moving image works.

Beneath the M+ building site lies the Airport Express railway line. Rather than seeing this as an obstacle to design and construction, Herzog & de Meuron took it as a point of departure, as one of the few existing conditions of the reclaimed land in the West Kowloon Cultural District. They excavated around the tunnel to create a ‘found space’ that provides a symbolic anchor to the building.

Design: Herzog & de Meuron with TFP Farrells and Ove Arup & Partners HK

See the latest updates on the Construction Progress here.

Watch our latest videos that take you in and around the M+ construction site and offer insight into the creation process behind some of the building’s design details.



Main Hall and Found Space


Main Hall