As a keen supporter of arts and culture, Swire Properties introduced ArtisTree to Taikoo Place in 2008, making diverse arts and cultural events accessible to local communities. Since its launch, the unique multi-purpose space has made a significant contribution to Hong Kong’s arts scene, with landmark events including the inaugural Vivienne Westwood: A Life in Fashion exhibition, Outside the Box | Frank Gehry exhibition as well as Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection. Over the years, ArtisTree has hosted over 130 events, attracting more than 800,000 visitors of all ages. To facilitate the ongoing redevelopment of Taikoo Place, ArtisTree has been relocated to its new home in Cambridge House.
Fitted with professional theatre-standard stage lighting and audio-visual technologies, the new 7,000 sq ft multi-purpose venue will allow for an even greater scope of arts programmes, with a particular focus on the performing arts. The new ArtisTree has also been designed as a platform for the emergence of innovative art forms and a diverse range of original works presented for the first time in Asia.