Hong Kong Museum of Art reopens after four-year facelift

We would like to establish a contrast via our architectural language and various materials to show the new identity of the museum.
– Tony Lau

The Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) reopened on 30 November after a renovation lasting more than four years, however, it was forced to close again temporarily due to its proximity to the ongoing protests in the city.

The renovation work was carried out by Hong Kong's Architectural Services Department, which is responsible for the design and construction of many of the territory's public facilities.

Exhibition space has been increased by around 40 per cent, from 7,000sq m (75,000sq ft) to around 10,000 sq m (108,000sq ft) and the number of galleries has been increased from seven to 12.

Among the galleries will be one with a 9m (30ft)-high ceiling, allowing for the display of large artworks, there are two new galleries in the building's extended top floor and an area on the first floor has been converted into a multi-function hall for exhibitions and events.

The reception lobby has been relocated from the first floor to the ground floor and there are now four entrances to the buildings, enabling visitors to access the museum from different directions.

Food and drink outlets have been relocated to the harbour-facing side of the building, taking advantage of the views, and outdoor space has also been extended.

Project architect Tony Lau said: "We would like to build a better connection with the area both visually and physically. And we would like to establish a contrast by our architectural language by various material to show the new identity of this museum."

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