Asia Society Hong Kong Centre
Asia Society

The Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHKC) at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosive Magazine at Justice Drive, Admiralty combines new construction with four former military buildings.  Three of these buildings are listed as Grade 1 Historic Buildings and are part of the Former Explosives Magazine Compound built by the British Army in the mid-19th Century.  The compound was an integral part of the British military lands and as one of the few remaining sites, it is an important tangible link to Hong Kong’s past.


The Former Explosives Magazine is revitalized and transformed into a new cultural and intellectual hub of Hong Kong.  There are two main platforms within the 7,800 sqm site.  The Pavilion is the only new building in the site which comprises a visitor center, a café and a large multi-purpose function hall that can accommodate up to 240 people, banquet style, as well as provide space for lectures, seminars and receptions.  The four historical buildings, namely the Old Laboratory, the Magazine A and the Magazine B on the upper site and the GG Block on the lower site have now been converted into the administration office / meeting facilities, the Asia Society Gallery for exhibition of ancient and modern arts, the Miller Theater which is a 100+ seats facility for cultural performance and lectures.  A pedestrian footbridge which is the main connections from the lower to the upper site serves as the E&M services link between the main plantrooms in the 2-storey new building and the theatre, museum and administration / meeting facilities on the upper platform.