Note: I was contacted by Stay.com to write a list of architectural places to visit in Hong Kong in February 2017. You can find the article here.
Beautiful buildings in the city. Featuring some of my city’s most impressive buildings, this Hong Kong architecture guide is all you need if you’re into architecture. I listed some of my favorite modern-style buildings and I hope you like them!
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is an academic building that houses Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design. You’re probably no stranger to it though – designed by Pritzker-prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the Innovation Tower stirred up a huge buzz when it first opened. A must-see if you’re in Hong Kong.
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Another exceptional find on the college campus, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre is an award-winning academic building. It is part of City University of Hong Kong located in the north of the main campus. The design is considered an architectural icon, designed by Daniel Libeskind with a stunning rough cut diamond form.
Opus Hong Kong
One of the most recent additions to Hong Kong’s residential scene is Opus Hong Kong, a 12-storey high-rise completed in 2012 on Victoria Peak. It is the epitome of modernist architecture, designed by Frank Gehry, marking the architect’s first Asian residential project.
See that larger-than-life diamond in the distance? That’s The Forum. Easily accessible in Central and designed by Aedas, this shiny building with the glass curtain wall facade was designed to revitalise the Central elevated walkway and Exchange Square area. It is absolutely stunning. I should know, since I took part in the aftermath of this project!
Hong Kong Design Institute
Hong Kong Design Institute is a design school located in Tseung Kwan O, and as a creative school, its architecture doesn’t disappoint. The remarkable campus was designed by French architects Coldéfy & Associés with the concept of a “white sheet” in mind. Functionally, it provides an open and connected environment for students to learn.