Selldorf Architects has designed a new gallery for long-time client Hauser & Wirth in Hong Kong’s Central Business District. The gallery’s previous Hong Kong location, also designed by Selldorf, occupied two upper floors in the H Queen’s building. Hauser & Wirth’s desire to make the art more accessible prompted the move to this new location with direct access at street level.
Interacting with the neighborhood and passersby, a fully glazed exterior at the ground floor welcomes visitors to the main exhibition and public space. The gallery also occupies the first floor, comprised of client viewing rooms, as well as the 12th floor where staff offices are located. The interior gallery finishes with poured concrete floors and exposed ceilings provide opportunities for flexible installations that enable close engagement with the art on view.
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong opened on January 24 with an inaugural show by Shanghai-based painter Zhang Enli.
Installation Views, ‘Zhang Enli. Faces’, Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong.
Photography by JJYPHOTO courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.