K11 Musea mastermind Adrian Cheng, New World Development’s executive vice-chairman and general manager, started with a vision to redevelop the waterfront site acquired in the 1970s by his grandfather, the late billionaire tycoon Cheng Yu-tung. Photo: Tory Ho

100 creatives, 10 years, 1 vision: how Hong Kong’s K11 Musea, part shopping mall, part museum, came to life

  • K11 Musea, Hong Kong’s new cultural-retail destination, shows what can happen when 100 creative collaborators are brought together and given free rein
  • Helmed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, James Corner Field Operations, and Ronald Lu & Partners, the project spans 1.2 million square feet over 10 floors
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K11 Musea mastermind Adrian Cheng, New World Development’s executive vice-chairman and general manager, started with a vision to redevelop the waterfront site acquired in the 1970s by his grandfather, the late billionaire tycoon Cheng Yu-tung. Photo: Tory Ho
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British designer Thomas Heatherwick at Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping and dining district in London. Photo: Marcus Hawk

Designer of Shanghai’s 1000 Trees development, Google’s new London HQ, Coal Drops Yard and Singapore’s The Hive on connecting to the human scale

  • British designer Thomas Heatherwick, one of the few recognisable Western designers in Asia, says large projects need to integrate with the human experience
  • His 1000 Trees project in Shanghai is almost revolutionary in the context of Chinese urban planning
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British designer Thomas Heatherwick at Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping and dining district in London. Photo: Marcus Hawk
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