WKCD Art Pavilion Design Competition

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (“WKCDA”) announced today details of the design competition for the Arts Pavilion (“the Pavilion”) in the West Kowloon Cultural District (“WKCD”) and launched an open invitation to register for participating in the single stage design competition.

The Pavilion aims to provide an exhibition and event space for artists, designers, organisations and other parties planning to stage independent small-scale exhibitions and events on the WKCD site. In the run-up to the completion of the M+, a future museum for 20th and 21st century visual culture, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, in late 2017, the Pavilion will also serve as the museum’s primary site for its exhibitions, to further extend the museum’s mission into the Park and public sphere. The Pavilion is planned to be completed in 2015.

The Pavilion is located in the Park on the waterfront with spectacular views overlooking Victoria Harbour, creating the opportunity for proposals to add a connection between the new building and this open landscaped area for larger scale outdoor exhibitions and events.

The WKCDA seeks a design that is cost-effective, original, inspiring, highly-buildable and sustainable. With a gross floor area of 470 square metres, it should be an architecturally innovative solution that demonstrates cost effectiveness in its design to meet the budget of HK$20 million for construction. The Pavilion should present a design that is architecturally innovative while serving content-driven, programmatic and functional needs.

Submission entries will be adjudicated anonymously by a panel of seven jurors co-chaired by Mr. Rocco YIM, a Hong Kong architect and Dr. Lars NITTVE, Executive Director of M+. For further details of the Jury Panel, please refer to Annex. Three winning entries and six commendation entries will be selected.

To encourage extensive participation, this Competition is open to all interested design teams, including architects, designers, artists, or other related professionals, to take part as “Lead Participant”. Individual or group participants who are not the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (“HKIA”) Registered Practices will be required to partner with a HKIA Registered Practice. The participating design team shall include a Hong Kong Authorized Person and a Registered Structural Engineer, both registered under the Buildings Ordinance, and a building services engineer. Each Lead Participant is permitted to submit only one entry, but each provider of professional services is permitted to submit another entry as Lead Participant.

Interested parties shall first register for the Competition and the deadline for registration is 12:00 noon on 28 October 2013 (Monday) (Hong Kong Time). Full Design Competition Brief, Rules and Conditions (English only) are available at the WKCDA’s website.

西九文化區管理局今天開展小型藝術展館設計比賽

(2013年9月27日──香港)西九文化區管理局(「管理局」)今日公布小型藝術展館(「展館」)的單一階段設計比賽詳情及邀請各界參與。

展館旨在為團體、藝術家、設計師及其他舉辦小型獨立展覽及活動的單位提供展覽場地。在M+博物館大樓於2017年年底落成之前,展館將是M+舉辦展覽的主要場地。M+是一所展示20及21世紀視覺文化的博物館,博物館大樓由Herzog & de Meuron設計,展館會進一步將博物館的使命伸延至文化區內的公園及公共空間。展館預計於2015年落成。

展館座落於公園內的海濱,飽覽維多利亞港的景色,同時與戶外園景地帶相連,令大型展覽活動可從展館伸延至室外。

管理局尋求的是一個具備成本效益、原創性、啟發性、可建性高及可持續發展的設計。展館總樓面面積為470平方米,其設計方案在建築上應具創新元素,並能在設計中展現成本效益,以符合管理局就建造展館所訂的2,000萬港元預算。展館的設計不應只具創新元素,同時亦要滿足內容主導、節目及功能方面的要求。

參賽作品將由七人組成的評審團不記名評審。評審團由香港建築師嚴迅奇先生及管理局M+行政總監李立偉博士出任聯席主席。有關評審團詳情,請參閱附件。評審團將選出冠、亞、季軍及六個優異獎。

為鼓勵各界參與比賽,設計比賽歡迎所有有興趣的設計團隊參加,包括建築師、設計師、藝術家或其他相關專業人士以主參賽者的身分參加。參賽人士或團隊如非香港建築師學會註冊執業的建築師事務所,須與香港建築師學會註冊執業的建築師事務所合組團隊參賽。參賽設計團隊須包括根據香港建築物條例註冊的認可人士及註冊結構工程師,以及屋宇裝備工程師。各主參賽者只可提交一份作品,而各相關專業人士仍可以主參賽者的身分另行提交一份作品。

有興趣參加者須先報名參賽,報名截止日期為2013年10月28日(星期一)中午十二時正(香港時間)。設計比賽大綱、規則及條款全文載於管理局網站(只提供英文版本):

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