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OMA's Kube pins a mixed-use public space outside K11 Musea
POSTED 07 Nov 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
Kube is at once a place to buy coffee, a place to sit and a place to hold events Credit: Kevin Mak
The Kube is a multi-functional installation to connect people visiting K11 MUSEA and passers-by, who share a moment to be fully present to experience the city and possibilities of encounters.
– David Gianotten
A mixed-use public space comprising a golden cube-shaped kiosk and a giant floating balloon, designed by David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas of OMA, has been unveiled outside Hong Kong's recently opened K11 Musea.

Kube is at once a place to buy coffee, a place to sit and a place to hold events. The anodised aluminium kiosk, which changes colours as the light changes, opens up as a small retail unit.

Adjacent to it is a seating installation made up of stone cubes at different heights and allowing for the different orientation of the individuals using them.

This configuration is designed to foster serendipitous conversations between individuals.

The area can also be used for events like outdoor performances and cultural programming, with the harbour view providing a scenic backdrop.

For special events, a giant red balloon is inflated to act as an 'urban pin' and mark the Kube as the place to gather.

David Gianotten, managing partner at OMA, said: "The Kube is a multi-functional installation to connect people visiting K11 Musea and passers-by, who share a moment to be fully present to experience the city and possibilities of encounters."
For special events, a giant red balloon is inflated to mark the Kube as the place to gather Credit: OMA
Kube is located outside Hong Kong's K11 Musea Credit: Kevin Mak
A section can open up as an awning Credit: Kevin Mak
The kiosk opens up as a small retail unit Credit: Kevin Mak
At night the kiosk can be shut but illuminated Credit: Kevin Mak
The anodised aluminium kiosk changes colours as the light changes Credit: Kevin Mak
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OMA's Kube pins a mixed-use public space outside K11 Musea
BY Stu Robarts

Kube is at once a place to buy coffee, a place to sit and a place to hold events

Kube is at once a place to buy coffee, a place to sit and a place to hold events
photo: Kevin Mak

A mixed-use public space comprising a golden cube-shaped kiosk and a giant floating balloon, designed by David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas of OMA, has been unveiled outside Hong Kong's recently opened K11 Musea.

Kube is at once a place to buy coffee, a place to sit and a place to hold events. The anodised aluminium kiosk, which changes colours as the light changes, opens up as a small retail unit.

Adjacent to it is a seating installation made up of stone cubes at different heights and allowing for the different orientation of the individuals using them.

This configuration is designed to foster serendipitous conversations between individuals.

The area can also be used for events like outdoor performances and cultural programming, with the harbour view providing a scenic backdrop.

For special events, a giant red balloon is inflated to act as an 'urban pin' and mark the Kube as the place to gather.

David Gianotten, managing partner at OMA, said: "The Kube is a multi-functional installation to connect people visiting K11 Musea and passers-by, who share a moment to be fully present to experience the city and possibilities of encounters."



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