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A celebration of Hong Kong’s culture and history, this creative centre and retail destination links the past to the future.
Located in Hong Kong’s most prestigious tourism and shopping district in Tsim Sha Tsui, DFS T by Galleria Canton Road is a buzzy, upscale shopping complex. Offering five floors of luxury retail, the complex is part of the next generation of retail in select downtown locations catering to the adventurous traveler
The theme of “Hong Kong Contextualism” speaks to the city’s remarkable diversity, complexity, and capacity to surprise. The design links elements of traditional culture and craftsmanship to future innovation, aspiring to leave a lasting impression.
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The result of research on vernacular architecture, the retail complex captures the essence of Hong Kong in its space, volumes, and architecture translated into a vocabulary of materials, environments and scale that make the design of its place.
Each of the five levels has a distinct material palette, from custom terrazzo flooring, to marble flooring with solid brass inserts to fibre-reinforced concrete panels at columns.
The experience begins in a spacious, dramatic lobby. Two facing escalators in dazzling reds and oranges add movement and drama to the space. Hi-resolution screens throughout the store unify the space, and promote the brands on sale. State of the art sound-systems add to the theatrical experience. This use of technology blends with tradition writ large, like the oversized, brightly-colored floral motifs that wrap around walls, ceilings, and screens, immersing the visitor in giant petals. Pop-up stores add to the dynamism, creating a memorable destination.