Completed in Hong Kong by Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design, this project captured our undivided attention. WING is a 2,540-square-foot venue created to celebrate the next up-and-coming cultural hub on the island, the Chai Wan neighborhood.
“Hidden where one would least expect it, WING offers Hong Kong a rare place for creative expression,” the project developers say. “By packing this multifaceted program in a relatively small area in a derelict industrial warehouse, the project voices a strong critique to Hong Kong’s extreme housing situation, lack of cultural facilities and negligence of its industrial heritage.”
Located on top of a large waterfront industrial complex, this cultural space was built to host contemporary dance, exhibitions, performances and other artistic events. During the day, the interiors can be used as offices. The careful selection of materials, geometries and crafts gives the space its charismatic identity.
A contemporary terrace invites visitors to come together at the end of the day and relax, surrounded by breathtaking views. What are your thoughts on this design initiative? [Photos and information provided by Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design]