It features vertical and rooftop gardens, and metal and timber interiors that spiral toward a cosmic atrium.
The recent opening of K11 Musea completed a trifecta by New World Development on Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui harborfront, following the Rosewood hotel next door and the K11 Artus serviced residences upstairs.
The 10-story, 110,000-square-meter “cultural-retail” development is an ultra-luxe, eco-futuristic shopping mall created by a constellation of architecture and design heavyweights led by Kohn Pederson Fox, James Corner Field Operations, and Ronald Lu & Partners.
It features vertical and rooftop gardens, and metal and timber interiors that spiral toward a cosmic atrium. Here, the usual designer brand-names share the floor with cult boutiques such as Gentle Monster, Kapok, and Asia’s largest MoMA Design Store—the latter attracts queues on weekends. A bevy of artisan coffee and tea outlets keeps the millennial buzz going, and a standalone Fortnum & Mason, purveyor of all things delicious, is due to open in November.
There is serious art to discover with the aid of a downloadable app, which guides visitors to permanent and rotating works from local and international artists, or you can simply head to the third floor for its social media-friendly urban pieces.
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This article originally appeared in the October/November 2019 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“New World Order”).