Dutch architecture studio OMA has installed a golden cube housing a cafe outside K11 Musea mall in Hong Kong.
The “Kube” kiosk, housing artisan coffee brewer % Arabica Hong Kong’s newest outlet, also features black marble furniture, and is designed to resemble a traditional dai pai dong food stall.
“The Kube is a multifunction installation to connect people visiting K11 Musea and passersby who share a moment to be fully present to experience the city, and possibilities of encounters,” OMA managing partner David Gianotten told Dezeen.
The kiosk is coated in an anodised aluminium cladding that appears to change hue in different light conditions.
“What David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas’ Kube adds to K11 Musea is … more than an iconic OMA feature,” said K11 Group founder Adrian Cheng, “but a symbolic space that explores Hong Kong’s waterfront culture, coffee culture and a new way to become part of a larger community.”
OMA is hoping the installation will be used for public events and performances.