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Rejuvenation of Hong Kong Cultural Centre
‘To Discover, Recover, Enhance & Inject, is the goal for the HKCC rejuvenation project – to discover and recover the merits of the HKCC architecture, to enhance the venue’s social function, and to inject an essence of contemporary.
‘To Discover, Recover, Enhance & Inject, is the goal for the HKCC rejuvenation project – to discover and recover the merits of the HKCC architecture, to enhance the venue’s social function, and to inject an essence of contemporary.

HKCC since its opening in 1989 has been an important cultural venue for a diverse of events from international concerts to local experimental performance, as well as a casual exhibition venue and leisure spot along the waterfront for the general public. Over the years, the increasing demand and diversity of display has accumulated a clutter of panels, notices and furniture, which are also dated in terms of technology and usage.

The Rejuvenation uses compact and functional installations to replace these scattered and clutter elements.

Black bars house leaflet shelves and video screens to replace paper posters. They are placed strategically to re-cover the free flow of space, visually and physically. They echoes to the massive bands of the balcony, and adds layering and depth to the all-pink architecture.

The bars also house ticketing machines, house rules, exhibition pin boards, hanging track and lighting. They sometimes appear as folding protrusions - an exaggeration of the protruding ceramic tiles of the architecture - to gain extra surface area as necessary.

Flexible foam seats turns the atrium into a bold and playful sitting plaza for the public. A continuous wavy foam is cut into 16 numbers of 1m x 1m foam seats - following the dimensions of the venue’s floor grid. The wavy seats of varying reds could be arranged as scattered for causal sitting, in bars for viewing performances, and as a big platform for special events.

Color spots are inserted for the special designations. Deep red – derived from the red color of the venue’s existing ventilation tube - highlights the enquiry counter, the box office, the atrium sitting, and the entry foyer to the Grand Theater. A matte goldish folding wall addresses the VIP lift lobby, echoing to the brass opening plague abut the entry in front. A shocking pink highlights the bar area, with a folding wall to introduce the history of the HKCC.