K11 (Hong Kong)
K11 The Piazza
|Address||18 Hanoi Road|
|Town or city||Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon|
|Client||New World Development|
|Structural system||Reinforced concrete|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (Hong Kong) Limited|
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Meinhardt (M&E) Limited
K11 is a shopping mall in Hong Kong located in The Masterpiece, developed by New World Development and completed in December 2009. The building features a 340,000-square-foot, 7-storey shopping centre beneath the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui. New World Development claims that it is "The World's First Art Mall".
The K11 Shopping Centre has seven storeys (two underground, five above ground). The B1 and B2 storeys were opened on 27 November 2009, and the rest of the mall was opened on 5 December 2009. Many stores had opened for business by the end of November. As of December 2009, K11 was 80 per cent leased, of which 65 per cent were the first flagship stores in Hong Kong. Retail and restaurants accounted for 80 per cent and 20 per cent of the stores, respectively.
B2 is mainly women's fashion, shoes and cosmetics, with shops such as D-mop zone, Mousse, ISCOV, JILL SCOTT, Mirabell, and Milan. B1 is mainly daily necessities, including La Creation de Gute bakery, LensCrafters, AV Life, Dymocks bookstore, I Love Kitchen, Manning, and the 18,000 sq ft (1,700 m2). Market Place by Jasons supermarket.
The ground floor has many high-end stores, including Longchamp, Tiffany by Soloman, Thann, Omega, the Italian brand Dormeuil, Y-3, D-mop, and the over-5,000-foot, world's first Chow Tai Fook concept store. In the centre is a large plaza, called "The Piazza", that features a glass ceiling and a large LED screen.
L1-3 has many boutiques, including AIGLE, Laosmiddle, Levi's, Clarks, Fila, and mademoiselle. The mall also caters to Mainland customers, with several Mainland brand-name specialty stores such as Biba and imaroon.
There are restaurants on each floor of the mall, totaling over 20, including B2's Miso Cool and DALAT Vietnamese restaurant; The Piazza's Espressamente illy and awfully chocolate; and various others, such as AKU Japanese Restaurant, Al Pasha, Cool Gelato, Ginza Bairin and Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant.
K11 claims to be the world's first "art mall", integrating the elements of art, people, and nature, with the aim to match New York City's SoHo. With this goal in mind, the mall spent HK$20 million placing numerous art pieces on each floor, totaling 13 groups, all handpicked by K11 founder and chairman Adrian Cheng. From benches and ceiling ornaments to wall decorations and giant sculptures, the works of art come mostly from local artists, including Lee Chin-fai, Mok, Yat San and Man Fung-yi. The venue also has 19 exhibition panels, displaying works by local artists, throughout the four storeys of the mall between stores. Exhibits change every three months. The opening theme was a painting exhibition. The first exhibit unveiled on 18 December 2009.
- "K11 - Home". K11concepts.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
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