Warehouses On West, in Hong Kong's Sai Ying Pun district, is a commercial and retail community promoting the arts and creative thinking under one roof - well nine roofs, to be precise.
The brainchild of developer District15, the project - nine ground-floor warehouses repurposed into elegant spaces to house art galleries or restaurants - offers a hip alternative to high-rise retail and office space.
"We used one of the warehouses as our own office and we realised how great it would be for the spaces to be used as restaurants and art galleries," says Dinesh Nihalchand, a co-founder of District15.
Alex Bent, another co-founder, says: "Hong Kong has changed over the past 10 years, with little neighbourhoods opening up all over the city. We want Warehouses On West to be one of those new mini-neighbourhoods."
The project also features The Warehouse, a 1,762 sq ft space designed to host pop-up product launches, cocktail parties and art exhibitions, and movie screenings.
Pop-up movement Test Kitchen will be one of the first to try The Warehouse when it brings top Spanish chef Carlos Garcia Rodriguez to Hong Kong for a three-night event that starts on March 24.
Garcia Rodriguez started his culinary career at one-Michelin-star restaurant Restaurante de Vinis, in Madrid, before honing his skills in London alongside acclaimed chef Alexis Gauthier at one-Michelin-star restaurants Roussillon and Gauthier. Garcia Rodriguez recently opened The Black Pig, in Manila, to rave reviews.
The pop-up dinner is priced at HK$1,180 (includes drink pairings) per person. For reservations, visit testkitchen_chefcarlos.pelago.events. For details about Warehouses On West, go to warehousesonwest.com