A 3.8 million-square foot one-stop entertainment, retail and commerce hub will open at SKYCITY, adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport, in phases starting in late 2023.
11 SKIES, which will cost HK$20 billion (US$2.55 billion), will be the largest “retailtainment” landmark in the city, according to a press release from its developer, New World Development.
The hub will host eight world-class entertainment attractions for all ages.
One of those will be the Hong Kong stop of South Korea’s largest immersive media art exhibition “ARTE MUSEUM”.
A collaborative effort between South Korean art tech pioneer d’strict and New World Development’s art initiative K11, it will be the first ARTE MUSEUM in the Greater China.
It will feature a collection of body-immersive artwork enabled by advanced digital media projection technology that showcases surreal nature-themed art experiences such as scenes of rainforests, tide movements as well as Hong Kong-themed artwork.
The hub will also be home to the city’s first 4D motion-flying theater, which will offer a fresh and unique perspective of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline within its 13-meter-high borderless spherical screen.
The attraction will be customized with 4D motion technology and dynamic simulation seats with six degrees of freedom, an exclusive for Hong Kong.
Famous for his kindness and love of marmalade, Paddington will feature in 11 SKIES’ Paddington Play Experience, an edutainment destination targeted at children aged between 4 and 12 years.
Another of the hub’s childrens attractions will be KidZania Hong Kong, which will offer immersive and interactive role-play learning experiences. Kids will be able to experience around 50 occupations in a three-storey interactive city, including being firefighters, medical staff, and pilot trainees, as well as jobs with a local touch, such as qipao models and Chinese pastry chefs.
11 SKIES will also feature 800 retail shops and eateries.
The first phase of the 11 SKIES project, which includes three Grade A office towers, opened last month.