A Contemporary Gallery Space in the Sky


Financial Times


Hong Kong’s Pedder Building really started something. The island’s stratospheric land values and intense density have forced the art galleries that might, in a different city, have shopfronts on prestigious streets or be found on the gentrifying industrial edges of downtown in abandoned workshops, into towers. The perfect illustration of this phenomenon is the new H Queen’s Building. Twenty-four storeys of galleries, their back offices and a selection of restaurants stacked on top of each other in the very heart of historic Hong Kong, H Queen’s has been designed by local architect and art collector William Lim and his practice CL3. It is, I’d suggest, a uniquely Hong Kong phenomenon.

March 23, 2018