タイ・クゥンTai Kwun

© Tai Kwun

© Tai Kwun

A latest art museum is opening in Hong Kong on 29th May 2018. Named as “Tai Kwun“, meaning “Big Station”, it is located on Hollywood Road in Central, Hong Kong. This is a project by a Swiss architectual team Herzog & de Meuron, which is also the architect of Tate Modern in London, UK (2000) and the National Stadium Beijing in China (2008), also the upcoming M+ museum in Hong Kong (2019). Transformed from the former Central Police Station which was built in 1864, Tai Kwun has its own historical value to locals also it is a herritage spot. Being a hub of art exhibition, interiors and heritage, it is a new rise in Hong Kong with an art highlight.新たな美術館が2018年5月29日、香港にオープンした。香港の中心にあるハリウッド・ロードにあるこの美術館は「大きな駅」を意味する「タイ・クゥン」と名付けられた。これはスイスの建築チーム、ヘルツォーク&ド・ムーロンのプロジェクトで、彼らは2000年には英国ロンドンのテートモダンを、2008年には北京国家体育場の建築も手がけ、更に2019年には香港のM+博物館をも手がける予定だ。1864年に建設された元中央警察署から改装されたタイ・クゥンは地元住民にとっても歴史的な価値があり、さらには遺産的な場所でもある。アート展、内装、遺産の拠点となるこの場所は、香港のアートをハイライトする注目スポットとなるだろう。




Tai Kwun
住所:10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Text: Peggy Lee
Translation: Yumiko Miyagawa
Tai Kwun is comprised of Tai Kwun site and visitor centre. The old prison area is restored from the former Central Police Station. Architect tried to remain all the old gates, locks and even the bricks. Inside the prison room, they are playing a documentry projection of old prison living. You can experience the old prison and imagine how the prisoner stayed there.

A variety of art exhibitions are expected to happen in Tai Kwun. Opening exhibition is about young Hong Kong artists exploring the aesthetics of Chinese medicine, sculpture, pharmacology and science. In the outdoor theatre, a light art installation by a French performance group about “Dreamlike Horses”. There are also lifestyle shops selling daily life ceramics, easy clothes and accessories. You can find restaurants next to the shops.

Come visit the place and the shows if you are around Hong Kong, it has a very nice and relaxing atmosphere created by the modern interior and heritage structure.

Tai Kwun
Address: 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:00
* Opening hours of shops, restaurants, exhibitions and performances vary
Free Admission

Text: Wakana Kawahito

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