Interactive sculptures and artisanal playgrounds

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Approximately 36-metre outdoor swimming pool

With Adrian Cheng at the helm of New World Development, The Artisanal Movement continues to introduce bespoke and artisanal living concepts in Hong Kong. Just a month after the revealing of Skypark, they have unveiled a vastly different low-density residential project in Clearwater Bay—this time, Mount Pavilia is clearly tailor-made for families.

Read more: Skypark Is A Dream Home For Millennials

Built around a “Sculpture Park Living” concept, the property aims to connect residents with nature and art, extending the living space into the property’s huge landscaped grounds and incorporating the appreciation of art into everyday life.

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Clear Water Bay's Rebounds, 2015 By Jean-Michel Othoniel

Sculpture parks were first popularised in the 80s with iconic landmarks like Chicago’s Millennium Park and Japan’s Hakone Open Air Museum. These museum-park hybrids usually incorporate permanent (and sometimes interactive) artworks into the landscape design, creating uniquely accessible and humanistic cultural environments.

Mount Pavilia combines the idea of sculpture parks with residential living, through four sculptures crafted by renowned local and international artists, namely Gao Wei Gang, Kum Chi Keung, Tatiana Trouvé and Jean-Michel Othoniel. With the theme “Home and Family”, the artists created playful and interactive pieces that allow residents to touch, hop and even lie on.

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SHARE, 2015 by Kum Chi Keung

This encouragement of creativity and curiosity extends throughout the property. Children will love the one-of-a-kind, approximately 17,000 square feet playscape. Designed by award-winning playground experts carve from Amsterdam, the space is unlike any play space we’ve ever encountered, and is very deliberately meant to stimulate a child’s imagination.

There are five different play areas for different age ranges, designed with understated yet minimal colours, unlocking children’s infinite potential. There’s even a “multi-intelligence play area”, based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences which facilities kids’ developments in various dimensions.

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Multi-Intelligence Playscape designed by carve Studio from Amsterdam

Of course, they haven’t forgotten the parents. Mount Pavilia inspires sustainable living and healthy outdoor family activities at every turn. There’s approximately 400 metres of woodland trail, 5,000 square feet of picnic lawns, 950 metres of cycling trail and a 100-metre-long art trail, totalling about 345,000 square feet of private community space.

And did we mention the organic urban farm, the chi art space and the Minsuk Cho-designed clubhouse?

You’ve really got to give it to Adrian Cheng—he never leaves a stone unturned. We couldn’t picture a better home to bring up a family in Hong Kong if we tried.

Scroll through below for a tour through Mount Pavilia:

All photos courtesy of Mount Pavilia.

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