mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront

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Mirror Maze installation adorns Wan Chai Harborfront area

 

Mirror Maze at Hong Kong Harborfront, a collaborative project between Elsedesign, and the Department of Architecture at Tunghai University, offers unique spatial experiences through multiple reflections of Hong Kong‘s urban landscape.

 

Commissioned in spring 2024, the Mirror Maze is part of a larger initiative inviting five artists to design installations at the Wan Chai harborfront area. Tasked with interpreting the concept of a maze using any materials of their choice, the designers were presented with a site area of 10m x 15m overlooking Victoria Harbor.

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
all images courtesy of Elsedesign + Department of Architecture Tunghai University

 

 

Mirror Maze creates diverse spatial experiences and perspectives

 

Inspired by children’s kaleidoscopes, the concept of the Mirror Maze revolves around the idea of creating diverse spatial experiences through multiple reflections. Unlike traditional mazes organized by pathways, this maze utilizes collective rooms to encourage non-directional explorations.

 

By reflecting the vibrant cityscape of Hong Kong, the Mirror Maze, designed by Elsedesign, and the Department of Architecture at Tunghai University, offers not only delightful physical and spatial experiences but also different perspectives for visitors to engage with the urban environment.

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
Mirror Maze offers unique spatial experiences through multiple reflections of the urban landscape

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
the Mirror Maze is part of a larger initiative inviting artists to design installations at Wan Chai harborfront

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
the designers were tasked with interpreting the concept of a maze using materials of their choice

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
inspired by children’s kaleidoscopes, the concept revolves around creating diverse spatial experiences

 

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
the Mirror Maze overlooks Victoria Harbor, occupying a site area of 10m x 15m

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the maze’s intricate reflections

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unlike traditional mazes, this maze utilizes collective rooms to encourage non-directional explorations

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the Mirror Maze offers a fresh perspective on navigating through space

mirror maze's reflective pathways distort hong kong's harborfront
through its reflective surfaces, the maze captures the essence of Hong Kong’s bustling cityscape

 

project info:

 

name: Mirror Maze
architect: Elsedesign + Department of Architecture Tunghai University

lead designer: Philip Fung – Elsedesign

location: Hong Kong, China

 

 

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: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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