PMQ – Art, Fashion and Design In Hong Kong’s New Creative Hub
After laying dormant for years the former Police Married Quarters (PMQ), on Hollywood Road has come alive as the new creative heart of Hong Kong. The renovation has maintained and enhanced the original features of the site and transformed it into an exciting and innovative space for artists, designers, creatives and foodies to come together and share their talents and wares with a whole new audience.
The site will come alive with markets, music events and exhibitions planned throughout the year.
Hong Kong Markets Organisation will transform Aberdeen Courtyard and Market Place in PMQ into a a range of night markets that fuse the bazaars of Southeast Asia with open-air music concerts, and includes Hong Kong’s most exciting chefs, craftspeople, designers, musicians and artists who will be on show for all your after hours needs and wants.
Don’t forget to head inside PMQ itself and visit the artisans that have set up home in studios and shops throughout the space.
The objective behind the creation of PMQ is to provide support for young Hong Kong designers to set up their own studios and to become a hub of talent and innovation in the creative industries. The preservation and restoration of the buildings in conjunction with utilising the space for up and coming talent is a refreshing change in the typically corporate-dominated landscape of the city. Wandering the halls of PMQ, it’s clear to see that there is a wealth of talent in Hong Kong, and to have so much in one space ensures that this will continue to develop and reach new potential customers.
The Cube will be used to host exhibitions and events and there are spaces dedicated to the history of the building since it’s construction in 1862. Don’t forget to head up to the rooftop garden for a bird’s eye view on the bustling streets of SoHo.
Foodies of Hong Kong can rejoiceat Jason Atherton’s Aberdeen Street Social. This two storey restaurant set within outdoor gardens at PMQ offers sharing style, modern British cuisine. The ground floor features a casual open restaurant and bar, plus outdoor dining on the front patio and gardens in addition to a retail shop offering fresh baked goods, desserts and drinks. The upper floor houses a contemporary restaurant with a bespoke feel, private room, and balcony overlooking the garden below.
Address: 35 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Hong Kong