“Sculpture Park Living” comes to Hong Kong in New World Development’s Mount Pavilia
ever since Adrian Cheng took the helm at New World Development, he has introduced The Artisanal Movement to its properties—an ethos of building quality residential developments that are given a unique touch through bespoke living concepts. Just a month after revealing Skypark, a property complex in Kowloon, New World Development is now ready to launch the low-density Mount Pavilia in Clearwater Bay, a property that is tailor-made for families.
Mount Pavilia is built around the concept of “Sculpture Park Living” and aims to connect residents with nature and art, through vast landscaped grounds and a permanent display of sculptures created especially for the property.
Sculpture parks were first popularised in the 80s, with iconic landmarks such as Chicago’s Millennium Park and Japan’s Hakone Open Air Museum. These museum-park hybrids usually incorporate permanent (and sometimes interactive) artworks into the landscape design, creating cultural environments that are accessible and appealing to a wider audience.
Mount Pavilia combines the idea of sculpture parks with residential living, through four sculptures crafted by renowned local and international artists—gao Weigang, Kum Chi-keung, Tatiana Trouvé and Jean-michel Othoniel. Following the theme of “Home and Family,” the artists have created playful and interactive pieces that residents can touch, hop over and even lie on.
This encouragement of creativity and curiosity extends throughout the property. Children will love the one-of-a-kind, 17,000sqft play area by the Amsterdam-based Carve Studio, award-winning experts in designing children’s facilities. There are five play areas for different age ranges, designed with understated colours. There’s even a “multi-intelligence playscape,” based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences from Harvard University, that facilitates children’s development in various dimensions.
Of course, they haven’t forgotten the parents, either. Mount Pavilia includes a 400-metre-long woodland trail, a cycling trail, vast picnic lawn and an art trail that spans 100m, all within the complex—in addition to an organic urban farm and a clubhouse designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho. Art, health, leisure and play all come together at Mount Pavilia, a haven for all ages.
surrounded by art Clockwise from far left: Kum Chi-keung’s sculpture “Share” turned an apple into a park bench; Jean-michel Othoniel’s “Clear Water Bay’s Rebounds, 2015” sculpture depicts the movement of water drops; Adrian Cheng, executive vice-chairman and general manager for New World Development