HONG KONG PALACE MUSEUM
A ceramic headrest made more than a millennia ago, a jade imperial seal from the Qing dynasty, and a poem written on paper by Emperor Huizong in the 11th century… Such treasured objects demand a building of rare beauty to match, and the new Hong Kong Palace Museum does not disappoint.
Designed by renowned Hong Kong architect Rocco Yim, the seven-storey museum is a fresh, contemporary interpretation of Chinese culture – and RLB offered fresh perspectives to bring this building to life.
With a 17,000 sqm footprint and a total floor area of around 44,000 sqm, the museum boasts nine galleries, a 400-seat auditorium, activity rooms, restaurants, shops and offices. The stunning façade resembles an ancient Chinese cauldron while the three atriums echo the spatial configuration of the Forbidden City’s central axis.