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Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

A Former Explosives, Ammunition Storage Facility-Turned Gallery & Public Space

January, 2017
The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre © Michael Moran

One of the most exciting and unique spaces in Hong Kong is found right in the centre of the city, and surprisingly hidden amongst greenery raised on the slope of a hill. The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre is a gallery space converted from a former explosives and ammunition storage facility. Not only retaining the original storage buildings and facades, but showcasing perfect architectural and design additions by NYC-based architects Tod Williams Billie Tsien and ARUP engineers. The new architectural additions were designed to merge into the landscape, while elevating the site’s heritage with support from Hong Kong preservation architect Ivan C.C for the rebuilding the red-tile roofs and reproducing teak doors, and traditional masonry.
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Completed in 2012, the redesign saw new elevated walkways and impressive green Chinese marble additions that complement the site’s luscious, surrounding green landscape. Architect Tsien explained, “This is a horizontal building in a vertical city.”

The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre © Michael Moran
Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. With a redesign in 2012 by New York-based architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. (Photo: TBWT)
Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Photo: Ben Clement
The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre © Michael Moran

ASIA SOCIETY HONG KONG CENTER
9 Justice Drive
Admiralty,
Hong Kong

Asia Society Hong Kong Center bridge section, with original drawings by architects Tod Williams Billie Tsien. The new architectural additions merge into the landscape, while elevating the site's heritage with support from Hong Kong preservation architect Ivan C.C. Image: TWBT
The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre © Michael Moran
New York-based Architects' Tod Williams Billie Tsien architectural drawings and site plan for the Asia Society Hong Kong Center renovation completed in 2012. Photo: TWBT
The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre © Michael Moran
January, 2017