M+ Museum Featured in The New Cultural Landmarks Stamp Series by Hong Kong Post

M+ Museum of Visual Culture (2021), a collaborative effort of Herzog & de Meuron, Farrells, and Arup, has been featured in the new Cultural Landmarks stamp series by Hong Kong Post!  Along with M+, two other flagship projects in the West Kowloon Cultural District have also been included as symbols of the city’s culture.  Farrells has been deeply involved in the development of West Kowloon for over 30 years and is proud to contribute to the making of this world-class cultural destination that brings energy and vibrancy to the entire city and surrounding region. As the landmark creator and urban designer, we are honoured to witness the cultural venues in the masterplan come to life and continue to thrive in the years to come.

This is not the first time that Farrells’ projects have been featured in postage stamps and bank notes as urban icons.  Dating back to the 90s, Farrells-designed Hong Kong Peak Tower (1997) was spotlighted on the stamp to represent the city. Since the opening of the building, it has become a must-visit checkpoint for travellers and a recognisable symbol of Hong Kong. The design wove elements of traditional Chinese architecture into a forward-looking building, forming an iconic backdrop to Hong Kong’s skyline. The Peak Tower offers visitors a range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options – in addition to stunning 360-degree views across Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, and the outlying islands. It also appeared on the $20 banknote of the Hong Kong dollar.

In Hull, UK, the Deep (2002) is a one-of-a-kind submarium that features innovative and cutting-edge aquatic architecture and design. The submarium is a dramatic fusion of aquaria and state-of-the-art interactives telling the story of the world’s oceans through time, latitude and depth. With its bold and pioneering image, the Deep acted as a catalyst of major regeneration throughout the city and its region. Since its launch, the Deep has become an internationally recognised landmark and a focal point of the city’s cultural scene.

Illustrator of the Cultural Landmarks in Hong Kong stamp series: Ng Seung-ho