Hong Kong Palace Museum, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Palace Museum is a public institution located in the West Kowloon cultural district of Hong Kong. The museum displays Chinese artefacts from the National Museum of the Forbidden City in Beijing, and intends to become a world centre for the study and exposition of Chinese art and culture.

Architect Rocco Yim’s design for the building is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese architecture blended with Hong Kong’s urban environment. The building covers an area of 13,000 square meters, for a total of about 30,000 square meters including open plaza spaces, two exhibition halls, activity rooms, an auditorium, a bookshop and a restaurant.

The 400-seat auditorium is named after the Hong Kong Jockey Club, whose Foundation helped fund the complex, and hosts public lectures and a film series. The Aresline seats are custom-designed, featuring highly sought-after side and back finishes. Moreover, the seats located at wheelchair-accessible positions are equipped with a transfer end row panel, facilitating easy seating for individuals in wheelchairs.



  • Customized seating solution.
  • Featuring special technical and aesthetic attributes on the side and back.
  • Seats equipped with transfer end row panels designed to match the aesthetics of the fixed seats.


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium



West Kowloon Cultural District Authority



Hong Kong


End use




Rocco Yim (Rocco Design Architects Associates)


Surface prepared

570 sqm


Supplied seats



Supplied products

Palace Museum (Custom Seating)


Year of completion


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To enable wheelchair users to use the seats in the hall, a special type of sidewall was developed: the chairs at the beginning of the row are equipped with a sidewall that can be unlocked and folded back on itself, creating an alignment between the seat of the chair and the wheelchair.

In this way, the user can smoothly move from one seat to another, then restore the Aresline seat’s side to its original position.

Technical data


412 seats



570 sqm


installed products

Palace Museum (Custom Seating)


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