Tai Kwun, as known as the Hong Kong Central Police Station, was a historical icon of the government to implement enforcement, judgment and execution. Being one of the latest local landmarks, Tai Kwun has transformed into a destination of culture, art and performance.
Incorporating stories from 100 kaifongs and friends, “100 Faces of Tai Kwun” , Tai Kwun’s inaugural exhibition explores the history of the Central Police Station cluster through an investigation on the intricate relationships among the neighbourhood. Interviewees include ex-officers, ex-offenders, shop owners, kaifongs, journalists, film directors, etc …. whose lives had been intertwining with Tai Kwun. Their stories and facets unveil and signify the heart and soul of Tai Kwun.
The wireframed skeleton structure is to present a vague impression of central. It is unusual yet familiar, vacuum yet abundant of stories. Walking through the colonnade, verandah and signboards, visitors can grab a glimpse of the long vanished central with a picturesque streetscape. The stories displayed in multiple media, including illustration, interactions, portraits and movies, showcased a hundred ways to retrospect and celebrate the prosperous central and Tai Kwun.
Designed by ADO Ltd.
Project director: Kit Cheuk,
Project designer: Jimmy Ho, Ben Shum
Photography by Jimmy Ho, Ben shum