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Pacific Place, Hong Kong by Thomas Heatherwick

Hot on the heels of my last shopping centre orientated blog post I have found a case study of another one in Hong Kong. I was actually looking for sculptural installation work by Thomas Heatherwick for a shopping centre project I am working on in England, when I came across Pacific Place. Thomas Heatherwick was commisioned to rennovate this shopping centre and it just looks incredible.

It ripples and flows organically from the external stone facade, through the interior surfaces, glass, mall edges and ceiling features, to intricate details such as lift cars and their calling buttons. Such is the sense of fluidity to the building Heatherwick has moved to soften all angular edges, one impressive instance of this, a new restaurant on the upper level, features skylights clad in timber with softened edges. Read More…


G-Star Raw, Hong Kong

G-Star have unveiled their new Hong Kong flagship store, it is the brands largest flagship in the world. Typically G-Star with its contemporary industrial look and feel through the use of steel and exposed concrete, or ‘natural and raw materials’ it is certainly nothing new for the brand but its wow factor cannot be denied.

Measuring 7,319 square feet the store features the brands entire collection. The space features a floor to ceiling LCD wall and a custom designed dressing area. The exterior facade for me is most impressive with a 6 storey high Corton steel sheeting encasing the whole building. Read More…

Billions, by Ward Roberts

Billions is a series of images from Ward Roberts, an Australian photographer. They explore reflections of light and the shapes and patterns they create throughout Hong Kong high rises and skyscrapers. Quite simply, the images are hauntingly beautiful and I want one on my wall. Read More…