Situated in the West Kowloon Cultural District, M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, opened in November 2021. The M+ Collections from Hong Kong, the Mainland, other locations within Asia, and beyond encompass the three fields of visual art, design and architecture, and moving image, and the thematic area of Hong Kong Visual Culture.
Designed by a global team of the world-renowned architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, the M+ building occupies a total floor area of 65,000 square meters with 33 galleries covering a 17,000-square-metre exhibition space. Most galleries are arranged on a large podium level on the second floor offering visitors a fluid, interconnected experience of the exhibitions. The tower defines a visual dialogue with the urban landscape of Hong Kong, with its concrete structures clad in ceramic tiles that reflect the changing conditions of light and weather. The tower facade also features an LED system for the display of M+ collections and commissioned work, making a distinctive contribution to the city’s vibrant night-time environment.
Asian Field, Antony Gormley
M+, Hong Kong
Photo by Lok Cheng and Dan Leung, M+