West Kowloon Arts Pavilion,
Mixed Media Art Pavilion in Hong Kong , 2013
The West Kowloon Arts Pavilion is an ʻatmosphericʼ structure denouncing static definitions, freely moving between the clear-cut modernistic tradition of a ʻwhite cubeʼ exhibition space, and a free-form topography; a fuzzy space in which inside and outside are plaited together and programmatic change is constantly taking new form.
The undulating GFRC skin wrapping around the building's glass facade enhances the pavilion's subtle ambiguity and experiements with the role of art in the public space.
The building allows visual shifts from opaqueness to transparency; art is exposed and encapsulated, seen and hidden as viewers move through and around the new pavilion.
Nestled between the waterfront promenade and the future West Kowloon Event Park, the pavilion is assuming the role of a public anchor.The entrance plaza is located at the northern part of the building, oriented towards the park and is extended by a cascading wooden terrace towards the southern waterfront.
Design Architect - ShaGa Studio + MaDG
Local Architect - AOS Architecture, HK
Structural Engineer - TTC Consultants Limited, HK
Building Service Engineer - RDA Project Services,HK