For those of you who follow Torbjørn C. Pedersen, or Thor for short, on social media, you will know that Tai Kwun holds a special place in his heart. He has just posted a nice video visit to Tai Kwun in which he tells you about how to get there from Central MTR station and what to do when you’re there, including a quick look at the Visitor Centre which Winkle-picker was involved with.
Nice video visit to Tai Kwun
Museum Exhibition Design – Histories and Futures
Managing Director Chris White will be speaking at the Museum Exhibition Design – Histories and Futures conference on 4th September.
This virtual conference opens today on 1st September. Its aim is to consider the history and future of exhibition design in museums. While museum studies is underpinned by seminal texts attending to the poetics and politics of museum display, the agents and collaborative process of past display practices have often remained hidden ‘behind the scenes’ of the museum. Together, the papers, discussion boards and resources presented through this conference work to change this: they reframe understandings of museums and their genealogy, as well as challenge contemporary museums and exhibition makers as they plan for the future.
CLP Clock Tower featured by SCMP
The conservation and revitalization of the CLP Clock Tower has been featured in the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Winkle-picker has been responsible for producing the Interpretive Plan for the museum elements of the project and is currently working alongside the client and Sugar Design (HK) during the design stages.
Taikwun in top 10 most iconic buildings
As part of PRC Magazine’s 100th issue celebrations, it asked its readers to vote for Asia’s most iconic buildings completed between 2000 and 2020. From an initial list of 100 projects, 25 were shortlisted for voting and the results of 4,500 votes were published in the 100th issue. Top spot was claimed by Singapore’s Jewel Changi airport, with Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan in second place and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa third. However, the Taikwun Heritage and Arts Centre beat the likes of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium to claim 6th place in Asia’s top 10 most iconic buildings.