Project Team

The Architect + Masterplanning

Herzog & de Meuron

Established in 1978, Herzog & de Meuron is now a partnership led by five Senior Partners — Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler and Stefan Marbach. An international team of about 460 collaborators works on projects across Europe, the Americas and Asia. The firm‘s main office is in Basel with additional offices in Hamburg, London, Madrid, New York City and Hong Kong. Herzog & de Meuron have designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. The practice has been awarded numerous prizes including The Pritzker Architecture Prize (USA) in 2001, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal (UK) and the Praemium Imperiale (Japan), both in 2007.

The firm‘s highest profile projects to date are the conversion of the Bankside power plant to Tate Modern in London, UK (2000) and the National Stadium Beijing in China (2008).

In 2018, Herzog & de Meuron completed work on Tai kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts – a high profile conservation project in Hong Kong with its two new additionas to the site: the JC Contemporary and JC Cube. The project revitalises a unique cluster of historic structures in the centre of Hong Kong. Other than that Herzog & de Meuron is working on M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong (planned completion 2019).

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Executive Architect

Rocco Design Architects Associates Ltd

Led by the award-winning architect Rocco Yim, Rocco Design Architects Associates Ltd (RDAA)  is the executive architect of the restoration project. The firm draws invaluable expertise from its experience on a multitude of international cultural and public building works.

As one of Hong Kong's most prolific architectural firms, RDAA has won international recognition and acclaims, with projects such as the Bamboo Pavilion in Berlin, the Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou, the HKSAR Government Headquarters at Tamar, Hong Kong, and the recently completed Yunnan Museum.

The firm brings local and international insights to the project via a disciplined approach that includes persistent attention to the quality of the total environment and acute awareness of local culture.

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Conservation Architect


Purcell is an award-winning international partnership of architects, designers, masterplanners and heritage experts. As part of the revitalised Tai Kwun project design team since 2008, the firm conducted in-depth research into the rich history of the site and prepared a Conservation Management Plan, which was key to unlocking the value of the site. Since then, Purcell has designed a range of interventions necessary for the site’s long-term sustainability, and monitored the construction work through its site-based staff to ensure compliance with the project aims.

Being guided by the principles of sustainable development, beneficial use and reversibility, Purcell are committed to making the most of what exists today and creating better places for tomorrow.

The Hong Kong studio is working mainly in adaptive re-use, interior design and heritage conservation, focussing on the arts and culture, hospitality and education sectors across the South East Asia region, including Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and China; in Australia, the transport sector is emerging as a key strength.

Purcell has studios in all major cities in the UK.

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