West Kowloon – An Arts-and-Culture Haven for Dream Events
A visionary world-class arts-and-culture hub is opening up at the harbourfront of heritage-rich West Kowloon. Welcome to the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), where there is a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor spaces for creating dream events of any kind and scale.
Contemporary designer architecture dots the expansive open space along the dramatic harbourfront that offers breathtaking 270-degree postcard-perfect views of the iconic Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, making it ideal for staging impressive business events, inspiring corporate meetings and networking opportunities, incentive trips and arts and cultural events.
Hong Kong’s newest mecca for creative events
WKCD, the 40-hectare arts-and-culture haven boasts 23 hectares of public open spaces and two kilometres of harbourfront promenade. Its rich mix of indoor and outdoor art and cultural spaces and scenic assets will imbue events with the creative energy to foster cultural connections.
Inclusive and multi-functional, all WKCD venues are open to imagination for creating one-of-a-kind events. The Atrium, Grand Theatre, Tea House Theatre and Seminar Hall of Xiqu Centre have scaled capacity for hosting cocktail parties, performances, corporate gatherings, seminars or experiential team-bonding through the language of arts and local delicacies. Want to deep dive into Hong Kong’s popular heritage artform Cantonese opera? Interactive Xiqu-inspired workshops will definitely jazz up your event. Teams can make their own life-sized paper model of Xiqu headdresses or get a basic Cantonese opera face makeup for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Conclude a team-building exercise with dim sum tasting and tea appreciation at Xiqu Centre’s Tea House Theatre, a replicated traditional tea house for enjoying Cantonese operas.
One of the largest museums of contemporary visual culture in the world, M+ boasts 17,000 square metres of exhibition space across 33 galleries, three cinemas, a mediatheque and a roof garden overlooking Victoria Harbour, all available for infusing corporate events with arts and cultural elements.
The Box, The Room, The Studio and Lau Bak Livehouse of Freespace provide multi-purpose venues for cosier group gatherings and performing acts.
The sprawling Art Park promenade beckons all with sweeping harbourfront views and manicured green lawns, and the Arts Pavilion is an artform in its own right, both are blank canvas for exploring outside-the-box event concepts. The Hong Kong Palace Museum will present an array of valuable resources and amenities for enriching event content and prestige. (Find out more about the venues: click here)
Traditional craftsmanship as inspirations for incentive groups
The mix of old and new in West Kowloon neighbourhood also inspires a rich repertoire for interactive incentive activities, themed itineraries and local dining options packed with unique Hong Kong features and culture.
What’s better than hand-making a souvenir that is literally ‘made in Hong Kong’? Participants can create a mini flower plaque decorated with individual auspicious quotes, or create an adorable paper puppet lion dance head, handwrite mini-bus signs with personalised greetings, or customise neon signs that light up the neighbourhood.
Teams could also take the opportunity to explore the West Kowloon neighbourhood on their own and discover hidden gems and savour this authentic experience in Hong Kong. (Check out some thematic itineraries: click here)
At West Kowloon, ideas abound for teams to rediscover, through creativity, that traditions are built with commitment, and the past will empower the future. Plan your next MICE trip to Hong Kong and inspire your delegates with Hong Kong’s old and new!
[Remarks: In light of the coronavirus situation, some attractions, dining outlets and venues may be temporarily closed or have special operating hours in place. Please check with the establishments regarding the latest updates before your visit.]