With one foot already in the future, Hong Kong is known as one of the fastest moving cities in Asia. Keeping up with this reputation, the state-of-the-art Hong Kong City Gallery provides visitors with a vision of the city several decades into the future. It offers an educational and intriguing look at a constantly evolving metropolis.
Your journey towards the new Hong Kong begins at the ground floor of the Gallery, with a little historical detail about the building located in Edinburgh Place. Large flat screens display the factors considered in the making of a ‘world-city’. The escalators to the 1st floor are decorated with Cantonese neon signs – a signature of the city’s Chinese heritage. They bring you to the interactive ‘Living Environment’ exhibit where the human effects of enhancements in planning and infrastructure are shown. You can leave your thoughts on how Hong Kong can be improved in the brightly coloured ‘Next Century’ area.
Sustainability and environmental preservation plays a key role in the planning criteria, and the strategy implemented by the government is clearly displayed on a large horizontal screen. Do not forget to take a picture as a souvenir of your visit to the gallery at the photo booth. Moving to the next floor, you are dwarfed by the numerous giant projection screens that show the changing faces of Hong Kong through the ages in an audio visual treat. Spacious exhibition areas, clever lighting and cutting edge interactive displays give a comprehensive and engaging peek into the times ahead.
A trip to the City Gallery will certainly be worth your time to see the details that go into planning and running a city of this magnitude. Its ultra modern design makes it look less like a museum and more like a high technology lab and gives a fresh look into what could have been rather boring subjects. Step into the gallery during a break from a business meeting, shopping spree or sightseeing tour to truly understand Hong Kong.
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