Sitting right beside the Hong Kong Island tram route in the heart of Wan Chai, The Hennessy is one of DETOUR 2013's five event sites. Its Podium Garden, located on the second floor of the building, provides room for design activities as well as the interactions and exchange between designers and audiences. Meanwhile, the tranquil, open-air garden's every existence in a closed-in, commercial structure creates a unique contrast that plays with DETOUR's "Mix & Match" design motif.

Address: 256 Hennessy Road, Wai Chai


29 Nov (Fri), 1 – 8 Dec
10am – 8pm

Flowing through the pop up arena of design pieces from around 50 designers is what you will enjoy at this site. Works of design are displayed on the white plinth installation, making a perfect picture for exchange between makers and visitors. These creative pieces are available for sales on 1, 7 and 8 Dec.

DETOUR Marathon

30 Nov (Sat), 4pm – 12 am

Designers, architects and creative talents from local and international conduct speeches in this ever-running talk and seminar to share their thoughts and views on various perspectives of the city. This is the one and the only one talk series engaging professionals and audiences together to inspire each other.

Live Performance by Wooshing Machine

30 Nov, Sat 4pm

Four chairs and four men together orchestrate an urban ritual based on rhythmic leg-slaps and hand-claps in theatre group Wooshing Machine's performance "Magnificent 4". With a minimalistic choreography, an interesting concept and a sense of humour, the seven-minute mini-play features a quartet of comically serious-looking performers executing largely synchronised clapping actions in various daily-life environments. As they proceed, the sound of their claps starts to echo the heartbeat of the city, and the ritual gradually turns into a liberating trance-with a rather naked coda!

Founded in 1988 by Italian dancer and choreographer Mauro Paccagnellar, Wooshing Machine is a Brussels-based dance theatre collective that aims to achieve the act of shared artistic creation, inside and outside the theatre arena. For DETOUR 2013, on top of performing “Magnificent 4” with his three fellow cast members at a number of locations including the former Police Married Quarters and the Hennessey, Paccagnellar will also teach the show's choreography to the public and give a two-hour master class.