Hong Kong Central Waterfront Competition


Winners Announced. 1st Prize is AMPHIBIAN CARPET by Selah Au, Hins Cheung, Bart Chui, Lewis Chui (U.S.A.)
Images of the winners project can be seen here.


This competition seeks creativity to help assist the government and the city in defining the character and identity of the front door to Asia’s World City.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Urban Design Idea Competition
Genre Redevelopment
Country Hong Kong
RegDeadline 30 June 2007 GoogleCal iCal
01 Sep 2007 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Registered Architects, Urban Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Engineers, Students applicants must have the endorsement of a professor.

This Urban Planning and Design Competition is intended to support the collective progress in the envisioning and planning of the Central Waterfront of Hong Kong. It is intended to further emphasize the special importance of this site by deepening our understanding of the site’s development options and potential.
To date Government and non-government organizations have completed an array of schemes for the site and have created a wealth of urban design and planning analysis. This competition will run concurrent to an urban design analysis being undertaken by the Hong Kong Planning Department’s Central Reclamation Urban Design Study, and the application to amend the Central and Central Extension Outline Zoning Plans made by Designing Hong Kong. Through public forums and exhibitions, and by submitting winning entries, the competition will assist in determining the final plans for Hong Kong’s Central Waterfront.

The jury panel is currently being formed and will consist of representatives from supporting organizations and may include additional nominees.

Competition Type

Champion: HK$ 400,000
First Runner-Up: HK$ 200,000
Second Runner-Up: HK$ 100,000
Honorable Mentions: HK$ 30,000 (5)
The three selected finalists will receive a HK$50,000 honorarium to evolve their schemes and enter stage two.

Entry Fee

For the first stage: No more than TWO A1 panels and a separate simplified map and index (no larger than A3), and a softcopy of all materials (PDF/JPG formats)
For the second stage: Candidates selected will be invited to further explain and describe their proposals by constructing a model and if desired supplementary materials.

Short-listing of finalists: September 15, 2007
Deadline for second submissions by the finalists: October 15, 2007
Public exhibition, web forums, public presentations: October 2007
Adjudication and announcement of winners: November 16, 2007
Submission of results to the Hong Kong Government: November 2007

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