IWF-HK visits the Xiqu Centre of West Kowloon

On Saturday 30 March 2019, IWF-HK members had the pleasure of visiting the Xiqu Centre as organised by IWF-HK Board member, Bonny Wong. The Xiqu Centre is the first landmark performing arts venue at WKCD and was officially opened on 20 January 2019 by HKSAR CE Mrs Carrie Lam. The Centre is designed to provide a world-class platform for the conservation, promotion and development of xiqu (Chinese traditional theatre), including Cantonese opera and other genres of xiqu.  
The building was designed by Bing Thom Architects (now Revery Architecture) with Ronald Lu and Partners as their executive local architect to deliver the project for HK. Mr Bing Thom was inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns in the design of the building, blending traditional and contemporary elements to reflect the evolving nature of the art form.