• AMMO opens at Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    29 June 2012

    Dining in heritage and history, AMMO restaurant and bar has opened at the new Asia Society Hong Kong Center in Admiralty. AMMO draws inspiration from the historical, architectural and cultural significance of its location, a former explosives magazine compound created by the British army in the mid-19th century.

    As reported by PRC in February, the site underwent a major restoration and is now the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

    The team behind AMMO, a slang term for ammunition, is local celebrity chef and restaurateur Tony Cheng, together with his mentor, Chef Roland Schuller from The Drawing Room. Designer Joyce Wang was responsible for the interior space. The team drew inspiration from the film noir masterpiece, Alphaville, a 1965 science fiction film directed by Jean-Luc Godard that explores the connection between art, technology and society.

    The central feature of the space is a set of three sculptural spiral staircases (a recurring theme of the film) constructed as chandeliers purely out of copper plumbing pipes and cascading from the six-meter high ceiling. The shades of the chandeliers are crafted out of bent copper mesh and rods, a reference to materials used in military and industrial settings. The bunker-like ceiling is supported by copper ribs and lit warmly to further reference the explosives magazine history.

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