West Kowloon Cultural District
Client: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Location: Hong Kong, China
Timescale: 2009 - 2011
The West Kowloon Cultural District is the result of a bold initiative from the Hong Kong SAR Government to establish an integrated arts and cultural district with world-class arts and cultural facilities, on a 40 acre harbour-front site in West Kowloon. The Government granted an endowment of around US$ 2.75 billion to the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) to develop the cultural district, which will include 15 performing arts venues, a museum called M+ focusing on 20th and 21st century visual art, design, popular culture and the moving image, an exhibition centre, piazza areas and a wealth of supporting commercial and residential development.
Cultural Innovations was commissioned in August 2009, to carry out an exhaustive study and analysis of Museum and Exhibition Centre international governance structures and best-practice throughout Europe, Asia and North America and were helped in this task by exhibition centre experts ECL. The final report and recommendations were presented to the WKCDA’s Museum Committee in February 2011.
Image credit: Foster + Partners