项目名称：K11 MUSEA 一尚门买手店
项目地址：香港 K11 MUSEA 1F 123-123A铺
Ocean is of special significance for human civilization. In most historic narratives, ocean is not only the starting point of new worlds, but the origin of all lives; it carries the initiative for expanding boundaries and exploring the unknown, and sows into human DNAs the seed for tracing to source.
△建于货仓码头旧址的K11 MUSEA，其名称意为A MUSE BY THE SEA，即“海边的缪斯”。
K11 MUSEA, built on the site of an old wharf, gets its name from A MUSE BY THE SEA.
（Credit：Kenneth Tsang for The New York Times）
The store is located in the newly completed K11 MUSEA. The huge business complex containing K11 MUSEA sits in Tsim Sha Tsui and is adjacent to the Victoria Habour, with Central standing on the other bank. The view of the prosperous metropolis well known across the globe for the past century has been interacting with the primitive but perpetual force from the sea.
Digital technology will embrace its climax and the proud works from industrial age become relics. At that time, the coastline before us might again be a starting point of the journey to trace the evolution of our civilization. What will human beings see when they finally come back to their initial womb of all lives after the long journey? Will life still exist in the remains of industrial age?
△ K11 MUSEA地处1910’s年代香港主要货仓码头蓝烟囱码头旧址，其负一层空间位于海平面以下，工业风格的装饰令整层建筑空间本身便呈现出海底工业遗迹般的独特视觉感受。
K11 MUSEA is situated on the site of old Taikoo Wharf, one of the main cargo wharfs in Hong Kong in the 1910s. With the first floor underground below the sea level, its industrial style decoration allows visitors to have a unique visual experience that the entire floor is a relic of the submarine industry.
The project started with the designer team’s visit to a large recycle facility. In the visit, classified and stacked waste materials as well as machine oil marks seen everywhere revealed a sense of loose rhythm and order. This made the facility look like a natural ecosystem, from which, the “industrial relic” roughly imagined by our designers became increasingly clear.
All materials are dismantled, crushed and compressed into other shapes. In this recycle process, everything, regardless of metals, plastics or paper, gradually loses its original shape.
How would these materials present themselves should a future world exist in which industrial remains are everywhere? What possibilities will they experience in the context of experimental contemporary design?
With a strong curiosity, we started our design and experiment.
How many parts will a scrap vehicle be dismantled in a recycle facility?
Discarded materials taken back to the facility are either changed into certain shapes or put into resin to generate artificial amber.
From experimental use of materials to the design of store space, everything happened without extra effort. By using the installation approach, designers have achieved the expression in a more artistic and more emotional manner.
Rolled out around installations, the space looks like an archaeological dig site. What will human beings of the future discover here?
Life in ruins has the oceanic organism-like morphology and distinctive structure.
For the purpose of intensely touching and leaving strong memories to visitors, designers have created scenes around installations in the space of merely more than 100 square meters.
Materials we have taken back from the recycle facility include not only scrap parts but also a great number of offcuts, which, although brand new, cannot be reused for industrial production.
Discarded aluminum sheets and strips were placed in certain containers into which resin was then infused, the result of which appears to be artificial amber originated from this changeful era, with the material stored inside being the fossil of time. The same approach was also applied to the making of visual merchandising which echoes the installations.
The experience of site selection for the project and the visit to the material recycle facility feel like two different tracks which eventually meet at their common destination thanks to the delighting and surprising fate. For the purpose of seeking and harmonizing the future life space and the universal value of environmental sustainability, the design process began with the thinking of ocean and civilization and use of experimental material and ultimately constructed the business space that perfectly conveys core values of the brand.