Archinect - theWanderlister+ on Archinect 2023-09-30T14:30:32-04:00 First in Asia, M+ Museum and Architecture Collection Previews in Hong Kong’s ArtisTree JJ Acuna 2014-02-12T05:51:47-05:00 >2014-02-17T23:35:05-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The&nbsp;<strong>M+ Museum</strong>, the main cultural anchor of the&nbsp;<strong>West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD)</strong>, is slated to open in 2017. However, prior to its launch, the museum and its curatorial teams have been busy spending the last several months giving form to its vision as a &ldquo;museum of visual culture&rdquo; via a continuous effort on the building of its works &ndash; local, regional, and global. Prior to the unveiling of the museum&rsquo;s Architecture Collection at&nbsp;<strong>ArtisTree</strong>&nbsp;last week, the museum so far has had a jump start with the news of its&nbsp;<em><strong>Sigg Collection</strong>&nbsp;</em>thanks to a sizeable donation of over 1,500 pieces by Swiss collector,&nbsp;<strong>Uli Sigg</strong>, the world&rsquo;s largest universally recognised private collector of Chinese contemporary art from the 1970&rsquo;s to present.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Excluding the Sigg Collection, M+ has since recently acquired around 800 works to date, of which 80 per cent are by local artists and designers. A percentage of this is of course the Architecture collection, the first and only one of its kind in Asia, consisting of mo...</p> 2013 BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM \ ARCHITECTURE IN HONG KONG JJ Acuna 2014-02-11T22:22:37-05:00 >2014-02-12T05:54:02-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>The <strong>Kwun Tong</strong> area in <strong>Hong Kong</strong> is currently undergoing a kind of development renaissance since the government will be putting in place an MTR connection here, in part to serve the newly opened Kai Tak Cruise Terminal designed by<strong> Foster + Partners</strong> on a strip of site that was once the Kai Tak Airport, which is parallel to the Kwun Tong Promenade&hellip; the site of the <strong>2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (UABB)</strong>.</p><p>Of course with any development, controversy always follows, and the UABB, a bi-annual event that seeks to question the urbanistic growth between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, was a target for activists who wanted to focus on the Government&rsquo;s pro-development schemes in the Kwun Tong neighbourhood. Even some of the event organisers and partners were not allowed into the programme&rsquo;s opening day of which Chief Executive, CY Leung was in attendance.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">READ MORE</a></p><p><strong>VISIT&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture</a>&nbsp;will run until 28 February 2014.</strong></p><p><em>JJ.</em></p>