After years of delay, Hong Kong’s newest conservation project – and arguably its best to date – is finally open. A massive independent art space in the heart of Central – conveniently located off of the Mid-Levels escalator via a new footbridge – Tai Kwun is one of the biggest creative hubs in the city. Consisting of 16 heritage buildings, two open spaces and two new buildings, which will house art galleries, a 200 seat auditorium and various bars and restaurants, the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison site has received much praise upon opening.
Now open, Tai Kwun is set to host six to eight curated art exhibitions annually, as well as daily interactive tours exploring the heritage of the site. The space will also host many immersive programmes, including performances and workshops, providing yet another opportunity for Hongkongers to re-imagine this once closed-off part of town.