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How would you like your dream playground if you are given carte blanche for its making – could it be exhilarating? Inspiring or therapeutic? Whatever form it takes, architecture is about place making for the comfort and betterment of everyday life. With this in mind, the 3rd wave of K11’s 10th Anniversary celebration in the Design Month explores future design and architectural aesthetic through K11 ‘FUTURE PLAYSCAPE: The Power of Space’, an avant-garde playground where boundless creativity meets flashes of inspiration in an extraordinary space that defies common sense.

In the campaign, K11 joins forces with international award-winning starchitect and artist Manfred Yuen to combine socially-minded urban design and artistic flair, transforming chi K11 art space into a whimsical space that projects all the elements of a successful park: nature, risk, solitude, sensory, inclusiveness and socializing. The result is an urban oasis for kids and kidults to have a real play time. What’s more, a stunning array of mini trompe l’oeil games is featured in the art mall to challenge the eyes and mind of hipsters, parents and children as they are prompted to rethink the meaning and possibilities architectural design has. Before the inspiring journey ends, remember to visit The D Project Pop-Up Store to marvel at the creative works by new design forces, and discover future retail trends in the O2O  Designer  Manufacturer – New Retail Experience by Hong Kong O2O E-Commerce Federation at the Atrium.

K11 ‘FUTURE PLAYSCAPE: The Power of Space’

Date: 13th September – 31st October
Venue: K11
3,000 sq ft ‘FAIRYLAND PLAYSCAPE’ by International Architect

The 2018 Design Month at K11 is headlined by the future of architecture and design with fun, innovative and adventurous elements to stimulate reflections on design as a force for better and more comfortable living through a tangible experience of the life-enriching attributes of architecture and design. Under the collaboration between K11 and international award-winning starchitect Manfred Yuen, chi K11 art space is transformed into a ‘FAIRYLAND PLAYSCAPE’ with an exhilarating touch of futurism that challenges the public’s conventional perception of ‘playground’. In addition to a space for visitors to have fun and meet new friends, the exhibition sheds light on the future potential of the act of playing itself, in which imagination, inspiration and healing power work in concert to liberate man from daily grind.

Drawing inspiration from the ethereal Jade Mountain in ancient Chinese legend, the ‘FAIRYLAND PLAYSCAPE’ combines practical architecture and design aesthetic with a sense of community to create an extraordinary realm featuring black and white trompe l’oeil elements under various lighting effects in the bustling chi K11 art space. The exhibition begins with a trompe l’oeil tunnel that leads to the unknown world of undulating black-and-white optical illusions. Visitors can remote control the direction of the ‘clouds’ floating above and be immersed in a world unto themselves surrounded by the specially composed soundtrack by fashion designer and musician Eugene Leung.

A force to be reckoned with in architecture, Manfred Yuen studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong (with First Class Honour). He was a lecturer at the Department of Architecture at Kingston University London in the United Kingdom. In 2010, he was named one of the 45 architects under the age of 40 in ‘The Next Generation Architects, Backstage Architecture, Italy’ award, and went on in 2011 to receive the ’40-under-40 – Design Talents/Asia’ (Architecture and Interior Design) accolade. His works have been exhibited worldwide, including London, Italy, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Date: 13th September – 31st October
Time: 12:00nn – 10:00pm
Venue: chi K11 art space (B2/F)
Entry Fee: HK$40(Walk-in) / HK$30 (Online registration*)
*For details, please refer to K11 Kulture Academy website: https://kka.k11.com/tc/event/


3 Interactive Trompe L’oeil Games to Rethink Play Space
These interactive 3D mini games playfully rendered by local design group ‘Hello~.’ allow kids and kidults to rethink dimensions by assembling different lines, shapes and graphics into their own ideal playground, bringing to life the essence of “art for art’s sake” and “play for play’s sake”.

Freedom of Creation: A Personal Dream Playground

This family-friendly game lets visitors of all ages to unleash their imagination and realise the design of their ideal ‘playground’ by pasting semi-transparent stickers in geometric shapes onto the canvas. Mind-Blowing Ambiguity: A 3D Décor of Multiple Renditions
An ultimate visual and analytical challenge, this extraordinary décor displays different texts and graphics when viewed from different angles.
Date: 3th September – 31st October
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: K11 Showcase (1/F – 2/F)


‘Animated Pictionary’: An Interactive Play on Optical Illusions

Trompe L’oeil refers to the optical illusion of size, length and colour etc. generated from eye-deceiving arrangements of graphics. This concept is ingeniously rendered by the game ‘Moving Pictionary’, in which overlapping transparent films form animated images for visitors to play the role of animator by adjusting the movement speed of the animation.
Date: 3rd September – 31st October
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: G/F


Trick & Stack! Embrace the Art of Trompe-l’oeil

Come take visually deceptive selfies in the mind-bending verisimilitude, where 3D bricks are piled up into a ‘fourth dimensional’ entity in a monochrome realm featuring multitude of optical illusions.

Date: 13th September – 31st October
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: 3/F

The D Project 2018 Pop-Up Store
Organised by K11 Design Store for the third year, The D Project Product Design Competition offers a platform for young local designers to share their works with a view to encouraging the public to engage in the creative process and explore the unique inspiration and brand story behind each design piece. Visit the pop-up store showcasing the entries of the 2018 competition to pledge your allegiance to local design!
Date: 28th September – 21st October (Open every Friday to Sunday and on 1st October)
Time: 11:00am – 9:30pm
Venue: 1/F
First-in-Town O.D.M Pop-Up Store for New Retail Experience

To facilitate O2O (online-to-offline) transformation in the local retail industry, K11 coordinates with Hong Kong O2O E-Commerce Federation to introduce the city’s first ‘Hong Kong O.D.M.’ Pop-Up Experience Store, where a brand-new O2O experience is realised by innovative technology solutions such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 4D interaction to promote products by local designers, manufacturers and brands while facilitating big data analyses on consumer behaviour for retailers to create more effective campaigns with a more thorough grasp of the latest market trends.
Date: 16th – 29th October
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: Atrium, G/F


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