Open International Ideas Competition for Noise Barrier/Enclosure


The results were announced at Prize Presentation Ceremony on 27 April 2009.
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The Competition invites members of the architectural, engineering, landscaping and related professional fields and the general public to contribute ideas and concepts on aesthetically vibrant noise barrier / enclosure designs for future reference and implementation by the HKSARG(Hong Kong Special Administrative Region).

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Transportation
Country Hong Kong
RegDeadline 6 February 2009 GoogleCal iCal
6 March 2009 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Professionals and general public

The Competition consists of three settings for noise barrier / enclosure design as follows (refer to Annex 4 in Competition Document for information on settings and site plans):

Setting 1: Tai Po Tai Wo Road for noise barrier / enclosure design in residential setting;
Setting 2: Gascoigne Road Flyover for noise barrier / enclosure design in urban setting; and
Setting 3: Tuen Mun Road for noise barrier / enclosure design in new town setting.

Submissions containing ideas and design concepts for two settings with the combinations from the following categories must be submitted for each Entry:

Category A: Setting 1 and Setting 2; or
Category B: Setting 1 and Setting 3

A participant of this Competition is allowed to submit ideas and design concepts for both Category A and Category B in separate Entries.

Mr. Richard HAWKINS / Partner, Foster + Partners
Hon. Emily LAU Wai Hing, JP / Hong Kong Legislative Councillor
Mr. CUI Kai Vice / President and Chief Architect, China Architecture Design & Research Group
Mr. Raymond FUNG Wing Kay / Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Mr. Thomas CHOW Tak Nin / Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Dr. LO Wai Kwok / Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Mr. WONG Tak Yip / Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects

1st Prize: HK$200,000
2nd Prize: HK$120,000
3rd Prize: HK$60,000
2 Merit Entries for each category each HK$30,000

Entry Fee

three A1 size foam board panels

English or Chinese

Submission Address
Highways Department
Major Works Project Management Office
6/F, Homantin Government Offices
88 Chung Hau Street, Homantin,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Deadline for submission of queries: 13 February 2009
Announcement of results: March 2009

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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