The museum of visual arts for Hong Kong is set to open to the public for the time on 12 November.

M+ is located in the West Kowloon Cultural District and is part of the master plan for this area of Hong Kong. It is designed by Herzog & de Meuron, in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup.

The building covers a total area of 65,000sq m and is 90.6m tall with 16 storeys. Within this, there are 33 galleries, with 17,000sq m of exhibition space, alongside three cinemas, one mediatheque, a learning hub and a research centre.

In terms of scale and equivalence, M+ is comparable to the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Tate Modern in London or the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The new museum can be found in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District. This is 40ha of reclaimed land, set aside for cultural infrastructure. This includes the Hong Kong Palace Museum, which opens next year.