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Williams & Tsien: Asia society, Hong Kong, China.

In the heart of Hong Kong, three mid nineteenth- and early twentieth-century buildings will be transformed into spaces for cultural programmes, exhibitions, and performances. The Victorian barracks, known as the Explosives Magazine, are some of the oldest colonial military structures in Hong Kong. The two magazine buildings with open plans, high ceilings, deep verandas and solid granite walls, will be converted into gallery, meeting and seminar spaces, while the old laboratory will house offices and staffrooms. A fourth new building will form the entry pavilion, with woven bronze panels suspended beneath a cantilevered concrete roof garden--a new public place above lush overgrown rainforest. R. G.



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Title Annotation:Culture
Publication:The Architectural Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9HONG
Date:Apr 1, 2005
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