Wow, magnificent and O-M-G cannot begin to describe Swire Properties’ latest residential building, the Opus Hong Kong. That’s no surprise, with legendary Frank Gehry as its designer (the architect behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Disney Village in Paris and the Olympic Fish in Barcelona).
The man’s an artist and the Opus, his Asian masterpiece. The 12-storey building is located on 53 Stubbs Road on The Peak and is Gehry’s first residential creation in Asia.
Overlooking The Peak, Opus emulates a building swaying with the wind, which matches perfectly with the surrounding greenery. It almost looks one with nature – exactly what Gehry was going for. Opus is the only structure you’ll see amidst all that open space.
Speaking of space, did we mention the building’s apartments are over 6,000 square feet (557 square metres) each? That’s one home per floor, two of which are duplexes with private gardens. Truly unconventional for spatially-challenged Hong Kong.
It gets better with a killer view that’s easily visible from all angles, since the residence is mostly floor-to-ceiling windows. The building’s unique twists and angles gives each home a slightly different panoramic view, too.
The question on everyone’s mind is how much, and while we’re not able to share that just yet, one thing’s for sure: it’s more than just a million dollar view.
Find out more about The Opus Hong Kong at www.opushongkong.com.
Pooja Keswani is a travel bug, shopaholic and gadget girl inspired by a mix of different cultures, as an Indian who grew up in the Philippines and now lives and works in Hong Kong. Find out more about her on Facebook.