M+ museum is a handsome building in the political trenches
There was always going to be a lot to live up to with M+, Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed contemporary art museum in Hong Kong.
The complex sits at the center of the new West Kowloon Cultural District, nearly 100 acres of prime reclaimed bay land that have been entrenched in controversy ever since the announcement of its development in 1998. M+ has long been touted as a “crown jewel” of sorts in the string of museums planned for the district: Its website describes M+ as a “keystone project” and an “iconic landmark.” Yet its honing was delayed, first by construction issues and then the COVID-19 pandemic, which dramatically hampered public activity across the city.
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