CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong
 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

the term ‘form follows function’ is greatly challenged in the design of commercial buildings in modern cities as the function of its tenants is so difficult to pin point. ‘h queen’s’ gallery center in hong kong designed by CL3 is single in breaking this taboo by thinking of its occupant early on — situated in the historic city center, this 700 square meter site is divided into art galleries and restaurants. the provision of terraces for the restaurants results in the sculptural form of the building. 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong
photo by nirut benjabanpot unless stated otherwise

 

 

CL3’s project is a commercial building that combines two distinct components — art galleries and F&B — to form a unique lifestyle building. 125 meters tall, the building is clad with low-E-e glass achieving leed gold status. the exterior is triple glazed with zero UV penetration.

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

 

the main problem in loading large artworks into the building is solved by mounting a crane on the roof. artworks are hoisted from the street through a 3-meter x 4.5-meter openable curtain wall panel directly into the building, capable of lifting a weight up to 1.25 ton. the building’s openable façade allows passive energy use and flexibility for tenants who want natural ventilation.

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong
photo by henderson real estate agency limited

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

CL3 builds a 24-story sculptural art gallery in central hong kong

 

project info:

 

name: h queen’s

architects: cl3 architects limited

completion: 11 september 2017

client: henderson real estate agency limited

gross floor area: 6,921 sqm

site area: 461 sqm

photography: nirut benjabanpot 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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