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Herzog & De Meuron To Turn A Hong Kong Jail Into Flashy New Contemporary Art Space

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 10, 2011 @ 9:33 am In Architecture,Green renovation | No Comments

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Apparently crime is down in Hong Kong [1], because the historical district is trying to figure out what to do with the disused Central Police Station. Architecture giants Herzog and De Meuron [2] in collaboration with Purcell Miller Tritton presented an option last year to turn the jail into a non-profit visual arts space [3]. The art organization Asia Art Archive (AAA), in partnership with the British curator David Elliott acting as consultant to the project, are fully supportive of the project and funding has been found. Transformation [4] of the 19th century British-colonial jail is hoped to be locked down by 2014.

Via FlashArtOnline [3]

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[1] Hong Kong: http://inhabitat.com/hong-kong-activist-group-selling-fresh-air-for-25-cents-a-bottle/

[2] Herzog and De Meuron: http://inhabitat.com/herzog-de-meuron-completes-tetris-like-actelion-business-center-in-switzerland/

[3] turn the jail into a non-profit visual arts space: http://www.flashartonline.com/interno.php?pagina=news_det&id=1098&det=ok&title=Herzog-&-De-Meuron-help-plan-a-new-contemporary-art-space-to-open-in-a-Hong-Kong-jail

[4] Transformation: http://inhabitat.com/category/green-renovation

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