Cosmic Trip - aotu architecte - agence architecture a Lyon

programme Art Pavilion
situation Kowloon, HONGKONG-SAR
client West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
architecte aotu architecture office ltd.
surface 650 ㎡
budget 20 millions HKD
calendrier competition november 2013


Situated at the very edge of Kowloon, the site of the West Kowloon Cultural Art District Art Pavilion benefits from an astonishing view towards Kowloon & Hong Kong skyline, the bay and the future M+ art museum.

Due to its very strategic location, the Art Pavilion mimics a lighthouse and therefore has to 2 main characteristics:

TO SEE (visibility): not only it offers a unique view and therefore will become a main tourist attraction but it is also designed to look beyond the horizon by observing the world art scene.

TO BE SEEN (perception): it is also meant to be seen, like a monumental living sculpture/structure that symbolizes contemporary art and prefigures the soon to be constructed M+ art museum.

The Project proposes to transcend the mere function of exhibition by creating a both indoor/outdoor aerial promenade that will showcase art and the very futuristic cityscape of Hong Kong: the COSMIC TRIP.

One Trip, indoor, runs through the exhibition halls that are all connected to one another by staircases. Walking up through the different spaces, visitors are constantly confronted to both art and the city as a stunning background.

Another Trip, outdoor, connects the roof tops of each exhibition halls and leads the visitors to the top of the Pavilion. This promenade, open to the public 24/7, is the perfect location for sculpture exhibition.

Cosmic Trip is a pavilion, a sculpture, a light house, a landmark, an art gallery, a museum, an outdoor stage, a performance area, an observation point, a gathering point, a symbol…






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