liv­ing Re­de­fined

“Sculp­ture Park Liv­ing” comes to Hong Kong in New World Devel­op­ment’s Mount Pav­ilia

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus | 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

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