The Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) is scheduled to reopen at the end of this month, following a four-year refurbishment.
Following the museum’s HK$ 934 million refurbishment, exhibition areas have been increased from about 7,000 square metres to more than 10,000 square metres. This gives the museum additional space to cater for growing demand.
Established in 1962, HKMoA was the first public art museum in the city, and is dedicated to both traditional and modern art.
It has a collection of over 17,000 items and, underlining its popularity, about 400,000 people a year visit the museum.
Wrightstyle was also recently involved on the refurbishment of the Royal Academy of Arts, the UK’s oldest arts institution.
Most recently in Hong Kong we supplied our SR60 curtain walling system into a three-sided glass corridor for a residential building’s clubhouse rooftop areas.
We also conducted specialist fire testing for a joint transport and education project. That was for a resource centre for children with special educational needs.
It comprises a 53-storey office tower, a 5-star hotel with 665 bedrooms and rooftop swimming pool as well as 300 shops.
Wrightstyle systems were installed across seven floors. They are to protect walkways between the main building and the shopping areas.
These contracts reflect Wrightstyle’s international reputation. They also underline the specialist nature of the advanced glazing systems market.
Advanced glazing systems are particularly important in high-value buildings such as museums and art galleries. They have large internal spaces filled with expensive or irreplaceable contents.
But one of Wrightstyle’s flagship projects in Hong Kong was for roof glazing to a data hub for a major financial institution. That underlines how the value of a building’s assets can be measured in different ways.
The company’s systems mitigate against fire, natural threats such as typhoons and hurricanes, or human threats such as terrorism. A video of one of Wrightstyle’s systems being tested against a lorry bomb can be seen here.
Wrightstyle’s advanced and comprehensive ranges include external and internal glazing systems, all certified to US, European and Asia-Pacific standards.