The opening date of the M+ Museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron with TFP Farrells and Arup may be three years in the future but the first exhibition of the new visual arts museum is well underway having opened on 10 January 2014. Held at ArtisTree, Taikoo Place in Hong Kong and curated by Executive Director of M+ Dr Lars Nittve with design and architecture curator Aric Chen, the exhibition boasts more than 100 works in the field of architecture from the 1920s to the present day.
There are two prongs to the exhibition: to provide further details of the M+ Museum to the general public; and to showcase the institution’s growing architecture collection. As such, architectural models, drawings, renderings and photographs of works from over 35 architects will be on display as a taste of what is to come when the museum opens in 2017.
To educate future visitors to the M+ Museum about the building design is a collection of floor plans, a building model and a video. Senior Partner at Herzog & de Meuron Ascan Mergenthaler explains: “The installation helps to explain the complexity behind what seems like a simple T-shape structure. It is in fact a highly functional space where even the façade will communicate the content through screened images.”
Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection exhibition is part of the Mobile M+ series.
10 January - 9 February 2014
Open daily 10am - 8pm
(*open till 5 pm on 30 January, closed 31 January)
ArtisTree, 1/F, Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, Island East, Hong Kong
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