lehmann maupin gallery space in hong kong by OMA
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mar 13, 2013
lehmann maupin gallery space in hong kong by OMA

lehmann maupin gallery space in hong kong by OMA
image © philippe ruault
all images courtesy of OMA



internationally recognized practice OMA has designed the newly opened lehmann maupin gallery space in the financial district of hong kong. the gallery is located in one of the last remaining pre-war structures and can also double as an artist’s studio. having previously worked with the maupin gallery in SOHO new york and chelsea. the hong kong location is a conceptual extension of the british gallery exhibiting a certain orchestrated roughness. the space is divided into two areas, one characterized by white walls with a central column and vestiges of the original structure. the second auxiliary space connects to the main room by a sliding door and can be used for extra exhibitions or private viewing functions. a large glass door is located at the corner of a wall encroaching into the gallery area which facilitates the transportation of artworks and brings the user directly into the activated spaces.

the maupin gallery is now open with a solo exhibition by korean artist lee bul displaying sculptures and drawings, running until may 11th.

david gianotten, project leader and OMA partner, commented:

‘the gallery is designed as a space both for display and the making of art. it is at the same time a backdrop for artworks and a space for artists to work with rather than work within. it provides a broad experience of art for both artists and patrons.’


corner door entrance with rough plywood sheets
image © philippe ruault


image © philippe ruault


sliding door separating gallery rooms
image © philippe ruault


image © philippe ruault


central column left in its original condition
image © philippe ruault


support space
image © philippe ruault


gallery space
image © kevin mak


image © kevin mak


panoramic view of the complete gallery space
image © kevin mak


central column
image © kevin mak


white walls and polished concrete floors create a neutral backdrop for artwork
image © kevin mak

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