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Time Capsule Burial Ceremony marks construction start of M+ museum

HONG KONG, 29 January 2015 - A time capsule filled with artworks by local children was placed in the ground today at the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) marking the countdown to the completion of the M+ building, which is scheduled for 2018.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) had recently started piling works on the site of the future M+ museum.

With a gross floor area of 60,000 square metres, the museum building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with Hong Kong-based TFP Farrells and Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong, will provide a magnificent new attraction for Hong Kong. Focusing on 20th and 21st century visual art, design, architecture and moving image from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and beyond. M+ will be one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world.