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Competition Site

The area around East Dam of High Island Reservoir located at Sai Kung East Country Park, including the headland overlooking Po Pin Chau, is selected as the Site for the Competition. Please refer to Annex 5 of the Competition Document for site plan and site photographs. 

Eligibility

The competition is open to full / professional Members of

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA);
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE);
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA);
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS).

Submissions shall be made in Participant’s own capacity.

For Team Participant, a team member shall be nominated to act as the Team Leader. The Team Leader must be a full / professional Member of HKIA, HKIE, HKILA or HKIS.

Each Participant of individual Entries and Team Participant Entries must not be participating in more than one Entry.  Any Entry involving duplication of Participants in registrations will be disqualified.

It should be reminded that some professional institutes have promulgated Code of Professional Conduct requiring Members to permit their subordinates and others they employ or superintend to enter architectural competitions with their prior knowledge on the understanding that it would not adversely affect the Member’s Practice or firm. For Participant who is a government officer, he or she is reminded to seek consent from their supervisor and consider conscientiously that there is no actual, apparent and potential conflict of interest prior to joining the Competition. By registering for the Competition, Participants are deemed to have obtained the necessary consent from their offices or employers for participating in the Competition.

Prizes

3 Winning Entries

1st prize HK$80,000 Cash Cheque2nd prize HK$50,000 Cash Cheque3rd prize HK$30,000 Cash Cheque

Commendation Entries

Certificates of Merit

Implementation of the 1st Prize Winning Entry

  • It is the intention of the Government to adopt the design ideas and concepts of the 1st Prize Winning Entry with or without modifications for implementation of the design of the Viewing Platform and associated hiking facilities. Consideration may also be made to integrate suitable parts or elements from the design ideas of all Winning Entries into the design to be implemented.
  • It is the intention of the Government to invite the author of the 1st Prize Winning Entry (the Team Leader in the case of Team Participant) to participate as a design advisor to involve in the subsequent design implementation and construction stages of the Viewing Platform and associated hiking facilities if considered appropriate.

Entry Requirements

The Mandatory Entry Submission Requirements are set out as follows :

Document Submission

(1) Entry Form
The original set of the duly completed and signed Entry Form (Annex 1) , with 6-digit Confidential Registration Number inserted, by the Participant and, in the case of a Team Participant, by each member of the team, together with the Deed of License and Undertaking (Annex 2).
The Entry Form shall be enclosed in a sealed white opaque A4 envelope clearly marked with “Confidential – Entry Submission for Hexagonal Adventure – Design Competition for a Viewing Platform on a Headland Overlooking Po Pin Chau and Associated Hiking Facilities” as required in clause 3.4(1)(a) of the Competition Document, then securely affixed on the outside of the A2-sized wrapping envelope for submission.
(2) Proof of Eligibility
One (1) set of true copy of the proof of eligibility, i.e. membership certificate of the professional institute, of the Participant or the Team Leader in the case of a Team Participant shall be enclosed in the same A4 envelope.
(3) Participant’s Deed of Assignment and Undertaking
The original set of the duly completed and signed Deed of Assignment and Undertaking (Annex 3) by the Participant and, in the case of a Team Participant, by each member of the team. It shall be enclosed in the same A4 envelope.

Design Submission

(1) Entries shall comprise two (2) A2 size (594mm X 420mm; maximum 13mm thick) foam board presentation panels in landscape layout format and numbered at the back as shown below for presentation and display purpose. All drawings are to be prepared in the metric scale.
(2) All presentation panels must be marked with Confidential Registration Number, on the top right hand corner on the back of each drawing. No other identification marks shall be used. All presentation panels shall be enclosed in a sealed opaque A2-sized wrapping envelope.
(3) The Entry shall contain the following drawings:
(i) Location plan (Scale not less than 1:5000);
(ii) Layout plan of the Viewing Platform (Scale not less than 1:200);
(iii) Elevation and/or Section of the Viewing Platform (Scale not less than 1:200);
(iv) Layout plans, Elevations and/or Sections of entrance feature(s) and photo taking points of East Dam and Kim Chu Wan (Scale not less than 1:100); 
(v) Layout plan(s), Elevation(s) and/or Section(s) of any Optional Items of Design (Scale not less than 1:100);
(vi) Computer renderings, perspectives or axonometric drawings showing the spatial arrangement, architectural features and its relationship to the elements and surroundings;
(vii) Any other diagrams, illustrations or details that can show the ideas and design concepts.
(4) Photographs, diagrams, collages, sketches, photomontages and any other means of 2D presentation are permitted to illustrate the concept of the site-specific considerations, general layouts of the Viewing Platform and associated hiking facilities designs. Such information, however, must be presented within the A2 sized presentation panels.
(5) A design statement explaining the detailed design ideas and concepts shall be submitted. The design statement shall be in either English or in English with Chinese translation in not more than 500 words each, and each printed on one (1) A4 international size paper which shall be 297mm x 210mm. The font type shall be Times New Roman at font size 12. The Confidential Registration Number shall be marked on the top right hand corner on the rear of this A4 paper.  No other identification marks shall be used.  The design statement shall be enclosed in the same sealed opaque A4-sized envelope.
(6) All documents, presentation panels mentioned in clause 3.4(2) shall also be submitted in a DVD-ROM format. The Confidential Registration Number shall be marked on the DVD-ROM. No other identification marks shall be used. The DVD-ROM shall contain :
(a) A2 presentation panels in full size (594mm x 420mm) in PDF format of resolution not less than 300 dpi;
(b) Design statement in Microsoft Word and pdf formats; and
(c) Maximum 8 key perspectives or images in JPEG format of resolution not less than 300dpi extracted from the contents of the two A2 presentation panels.
The DVD-ROM shall be enclosed in the same sealed opaque A4-sized envelope. 

Entry Submission

Entries shall be submitted by post or by hand, and must be received by the Professional Advisor from 26 July 2021 to 3:00pm, 30 July 2021 according to the following arrangement:

Cover: The cover of the submission shall state clearly the following:

Attention: Architect Franklin Yu
The Professional Advisor
Hexagonal Adventure – Design Competition for a Viewing Platform on a Headland Overlooking Po Pin Chau and Associated Hiking Facilities

Submission by Hand:

For submission by hand, the entries shall be submitted during 26 July 2021 to 30 July 2021 according to the following arrangement:

During 26 July 2021 to 29 July 2021
The entries shall be submitted to Singular Studio Limited, 19C, 235 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong during opening hours at 10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

On 30 July 2021
The entries shall be submitted to Committee Room South, 7/F, Hong Kong City Hall (High Block) 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong during 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Submission by Post:

The entries shall be posted to the following address and must be received by the Professional Advisor from 26 July 2021 to 3:00pm, 30 July 2021:

Singular Studio Limited
19C, 235 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Late submissions, those without registration or entries not delivering to designated entry submission location will not be accepted.