Hongkun Art Gallery + Auditorium, Precht Architects
While looking into the current interior trend of arches and soft contours, we stumbled across two beautiful projects by Austrian-based design firm Precht Architects, formerly known as penda.
The Hongkun Museum of Fine Art, completed in 2014, is based on the simple concept that ‘If cave-paintings were the earliest transmitted art, the caves were our first museums and galleries. An arch is a structural interpretation of a cave.’ Fittingly, arches of varying sizes follow the layout of the gallery, guiding visitors from one room to the next.
Two years later, Precht completed a second project – the neighbouring Hongkun Art Auditorium. Both buildings are linked by the arch motif and sweeping curves, while embracing different materials that give each project their own personality.