Five Master of Architecture students showcase their creations at Ping Pong Gintonería.
Hidden behind a relatively innocuous red door in Sai Ying Pun, the bar is known to most simply as Ping Pong. It offers a variety of boutique gins and which specialises in gin cocktails, and it is the brainchild of interior designer and architect Hugh Zimmern, who spent much of his career with Leigh & Orange before branching out on his own. Zimmern has created F&B spaces for Gaia Group, and he also has a luxe homewares business, Faux, with business partner Louis Papachristou.
Ping Pong regularly hosts artist exhibitions, with upcoming shows including a solo show by Richard Winkworth. Titled 5 Pins 5 Points, this Masters of Architecture exhibition takes a different approach; one that’s fitting, given Zimmern’s architectural background. “There is generally a lack of venues for showing architecture in Hong Kong,” explains Zimmern. “There is also a lack of discourse on architecture topics, so this is a small attempt to address that.”
Five students are participating in this show: Chan Pak Chuen, Thomas Chee, Vickie Ma, Eunice Tsui and Sunny Poon. “These are some of the top students from this year’s Chinese U graduates,” says Zimmern. “I think the standard is particularly high this year.”
5 Pins 5 Points is on show at Ping Pong Gintoneria until 26 August 2016. Ping Pong Gintonería is located at 129 Second Street, L/G Nam Cheong House, Sai Yin Pun.
Ping Pong Gintonería
School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong