Snøhetta’s Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong is set to welcome visitors

Designed in collaboration with Swire Properties, we have envisioned the VIP Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong as an evocative public forum and stage for the live Dialogue Series. The installation, titled HORIZON, is an interplay between the reflective canopy representing the sky and the soft ground below. The space brings together leading experts and local voices to explore contemporary issues, inspire conversation, and celebrate art.

Our design for the simple and elegant sculptural form is inspired by the stunning views of the city’s Victoria Harbour. This gradient volume between the sky and the landscape beyond is the horizon line where guests witness the spectacle of continuously shifting light and reflections. The tactile ground plane contrasts with the polished surface of the lightly suspended sky, and visitors can take advantage of the movable seating to find flexible ways of engaging with the space and each other.

In keeping with Snøhetta’s commitment to best sustainable practices, the lounge is designed to be reconfigured and relocated after the event, with many of the components fit to reuse.

Art Basel Hong Kong will be open to the public between March 28 - 30, 2024.

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