Assemble designed the permanent exhibition for the D.H. Chen Foundation Gallery, part of the Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT) in Hong Kong.
▼项目概览，overall of the project © Lusher Photography
Set within the former cotton spinning mills of Nan Fung Textiles in Tsuen Wan, the exhibition tells the story of the cotton industry and the role it played in shaping Hong Kong’s past, present and future. The space is intended to be tactile, robust and flexible, celebrating the building’s industrial past and hosting a range of participatory activities.
▼轴测图，axonometric drawing © Assemble Studio
The former factory is overlaid with a new infrastructure in the form of a simple extruded aluminum profile system, which is coupled with custom components to create a set of furniture for working, archiving, storage and display of CHAT’s growing collection.
▼展览入口空间，entrance of the exhibition © Lusher Photography
▼铝制框架结合一系列定制家具，创造出一套流畅的工作、存档、储存，展示空间，aluminum frames combine with a range of custom furniture to create a set of working, archiving, storage and display spaces © Lusher Photography
▼主要工作空间，working area © Lusher Photography
▼展览空间，exhibition area © Lusher Photography
▼展览空间内保留有原始的生产设备，original production equipment in the exhibition area © Lusher Photography
▼各个空间之间可由纱帘分隔，each space between can be separated by gauze shade © Lusher Photography
▼互动空间，participatory activities area © Lusher Photography
The exhibition makes visible the processes involved in the cotton production, drawing a connection between raw material, finished product, and everyday experiences, and between historic and contemporary issues.
▼铝制展示架上展出了一系列棉纺原材料与成品，展示出棉纺织业的历史，a range of cotton raw materials and finished products shows the history of the cotton textile industry © Lusher Photography