TITLE:  Elements Mall - Earth Zone

The Element Mall is an award winning 82,750 square metre retail complex on two levels above Kowloon Station, divided into Zones based on the 5 Chinese Fung Shui Elements - Fire, Earth, Water, Wood, and Metal.  A total of 8 monumental sculptures were specifically commissioned to identify each zone and enhance the architectural interior and complement the theme of the five elements.

LOCATION:  MTR Kowloon Station, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

CLIENT:  MTR Corporation Limited

ARCHITECT:  Benoy, Hong Kong

ARTIST:  Polo, France

1/9  -  Dragon sculpture in black Shanxi granite.  French sculptor Polo ( Paul-Alexandre Bourieau ) carved his 1/9 dragon sculpture out of layers of Shanxi black granite, a new language articulated on the superimposition of simple geometric layers.  The granite material is sourced from the heart of the earth, so the perfect material for the Earth Zone. His dragon is a symbol of protection and power, and the title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to one of the nine dragons of Kowloon (Gau Lung!)  Polos work is based on the exploration of the relationship between sculpture and architecture, a natural interaction between volume and space, light and matter.

SIZE:  Overall 18 x 2 x 3 meters

DATE:  October 2007

PHOTO:  William Furniss


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