‘UMBRA’ is a dynamic art installation designed and built for the new Starbucks Reserve store in Pacific Place, Hong Kong. The kinetic structure is a stretched canopy, triangulated and clad with naturally coloured metal panels, suspended above the coffee bar and seating area.
‘UMBRA’ moves. Slowly. Quietly. Almost imperceivably, the animated structure comes to life as it steadfastly twists and turns, stretching its length across the narrow space. Visible above the shops portico, the artpiece operates as a beakon towards Wanchai’s busy Admiralty district, inviting pedestrians to enter. Its powerful character becomes apparent as raw facets and folds reflect the constantly changing light conditions, capturing the bustling activity from dense urban surroundings.
LOCATION | Starbucks Reserve – Shop 106, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong | SEE MAP
CLIENT | CoffeeConcepts (Hong Kong) Ltd. – Starbucks
DESIGN | Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd (LEAD). Kristof Crolla, Julien Klisz, Adam Fingrut.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT | Jason Dembski Design
FABRICATION & INSTALLATION | Brandx
PHOTOGRAPHY | Dennis Lo Design