David Zwirner has chosen his Hong Kong location after 4 months of searching. He’ll be the anchor tenant in a new gallery building in Central Hong Kong:
Zwirner […] says a new building is the best option in Hong Kong since the developer can easily accommodate his specific demands. “If we go outside of Central then many things are possible but we think it is crucial that we are in Central. There were two limitations virtually everywhere we looked – ceiling height and the logistics of bringing artwork into the buildings,” he says.
H Queen’s, a 24-storey property being built by Henderson Land, is the first building in Hong Kong with most floors specifically designed for modern commercial galleries.
Scheduled for completion in the middle of 2017, […] Zwirner’s is the first international gallery to sign on the dotted line.
Zwirner’s space will only have three columns on each floor, allowing room for large statues or installations. Henderson Land has also put in an internal staircase linking the two floors, designed by Annabelle Selldorf, the architect behind Zwirner’s 30,000 sq ft gallery in 20th Street in New York. “My London gallery is about 10,000 sq ft, but it’s split over four floors. So the Hong Kong gallery will actually have more display space,” Zwirner says.
New York art dealer David Zwirner explains why he’s set his sights on Hong Kong (South China Morning Post)