To be honest, despite being a futuristic city (the inspiration for my favourite film Blade Runner among others), I think most of the modern architecture in Hong Kong is pretty dire.
There is the odd exception, such as the Jockey Club Innovation Tower designed by Zaha Hadid. I’m a big fan of the late architect so on my day off I got the MTR over to the University of Hong Kong campus in Hung Hom to visit the School of Design. It totally deserves it’s own post.
You’ll find it on the Google map.
I managed to wander around the building taking snaps without any hassle. I’m not sure what security is like usually but maybe the fact it was graduation day helped make me relatively inconspicuous.
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Imagine being a design student and getting to study in this amazing building. I’d be very inspired by it.
More modern architecture next!