Text & Photos by Sylvia Le Dung
I took a stroll through PMQ in Aberdeen Street, Central over the weekend. Opened since April, PMQ is the city’s new design hub and home to more than 130 design studios and shops. Tenants include fashion designer Vivienne Tam and lifestyle brand G.O.D.; as well as up and coming local art and design labels. The complex also contains exhibition space, restaurants, a library, and a rooftop garden.
Housed in the former police married quarters, which was built in 1951 to house police officers and their families, PMQ impressed me with its spacious and sun-filled design. The heritage building has been carefully restored and refurbished to preserve its original features while providing flexible spaces with state-of-the-art facilities. Highlights of my trip included an exhibition of French designer Andrée Putman: “Le French May ANDRÉE PUTMAN – Ambassador of Style”. It is part of the city’s “Le French May” festival and runs from May 24-June 8. The complex also hosted the “PMQ Weekend Market”, which featured an array of handcrafted items and fashion accessories from local vendors and live jazz music.
If you are in the city be sure to drop by PMQ, it’s a great place to spend the day with friends or family. Here are some of the photos that I took during my visit.
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No.35 Aberdeen Street, Central