M+ museum

The first global museum of contemporary visual culture in Asia, Honk Kong


A campus of buildings (from left to right: the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Tower, the Conservation and Storage Facility, and the M+ building) Photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
March 15, 2021
M+ has reached the important milestone marking the completion of construction of the museum building. With the Occupation Permit for the museum building obtained on 24 December 2020, M+ is set to open to the public at the end of 2021.
Designed by a global team of the world-renowned architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, the M+ building is set to become a new addition to the global arts and cultural landscape and a new international architectural icon. Located in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, it provides a permanent space for M+, the first global museum of contemporary visual culture in Asia dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.
About M+
M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.
The M+ building viewed from the Art Park Photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The Found Space, M+ building Photo: Kevin Mak © Kevin Mak Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The M+ building, viewed from Victoria Harbour Photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The South Roof Garden viewed from the M+ building Photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The Found Space, M+ building Photo: Kevin Mak © Kevin Mak Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The M+ building (detail) Photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The Found Space, M+ building Photo: Kevin Mak © Kevin Mak Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The Main Hall, M+ building Photo: Kevin Mak © Kevin Mak Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The Grand Stair, M+ building Photo: Kevin Mak © Kevin Mak Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The Sigg Galleries, M+ building Photo: Kevin Mak © Kevin Mak Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The South Galleries, M+ building Photo: Kevin Mak © Kevin Mak Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron