The long-awaited M+ Museum, situated in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), is set to open its doors to the public on November 12, 2021. One of the largest museum projects in the world, this cultural institution is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual culture from the 20th and 21st centuries. Over the past several years, M+ has run several innovative exhibitions off-site as it awaits its final permanent home.
The M+ building was designed by renowned German architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Farrells, and has the basic appearance of an inverted “T.” Exhibition spaces are housed in the main horizontal slab, which is elevated off the ground allowing for pedestrian traffic underneath. The tower section of the structure will be home to “public restaurants, lounges and gardens,” including office and research facilities. One of the more exciting features of the building is an LED lighting display system integrated on the facade, serving as a gigantic canvas for artwork visible across the harbor. M+ targets becoming a “Low Carbon and Low Energy” landmark venue within the WKCD.
With a total area of 700,000 square feet including 185,000 square feet of exhibition space, this is set to be one of the most impressive sites within the West Kowloon Cultural District.
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The opening date is set - November 12, 2021!!