PMQ is a heritage site in the middle of Soho, Central, Hong Kong, which was transformed into hub for creative entrepreneurs while preserving some of its unique architectural style that is no longer seen in Hong Kong.
The site used to be the original campus of the Central School (Queens’s College) which was established in 1862 and eventually became the Police Married Quarters to accommodate married junior police officers until 2000.
Comprised of two adjacent buildings filled with residential units, PMQ remained unused for years. In 2014, it was reopened to the public as a major creative hub, with the old accommodation units converted into shops, offices and galleries which are rented out to local designers and artists.
Today, PMQ is a popular venue for art exhibitions, music performances, design talks and other art-related events tha are free to the public. A night market is also held at the site once a month which features live band show, product design stalls and food kiosks.
The Cube links the two buildings together and features a rooftop garden, a glass-covered courtyard, several restaurants, a communal lounge and meeting area, plus several commercial spaces on the lower floors.
Other attractions at PMQ are the historical remnants of the site, such as the foundations of the old Victoria College, main entrance of the quarters, granite steps and rubble retaining wall, and entrance at Staunton Street, which are accessible via an atmospheric underground tunnel in the central courtyard.
PMQ is located at 35 Aberdeen St, Soho, Central, Hong Kong.
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