The “Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants” is open for entries from September 24. Qualified professionals and the general public are invited to contribute innovative design concepts for the preservation corridor to serve as a reference for the project in the future.
The competition’s theme is “Showcase of Lung Tsun”. Designs should focus on the preservation of the bridge and the revelation of its historical significance, while also integrating the corridor with adjacent developments and linking it closely with the hinterland of the Kowloon City District. The designs should also provide ancillary facilities connected with nearby heritage resources and tie in with the entire Kai Tak Development project.
The competition has been organised by the Civil Engineering and Development Department in collaboration with the Energizing Kowloon East Office of the Development Bureau, the Architectural Services Department, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Planning Department, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.
The competition is divided into a Professional Group and an Open Group. Participants in the Professional Group should be qualified professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, planning, urban design or surveying. The Open Group is open to the general public. Participants of the two groups may submit individual or collaborative entries.
Attractive prizes include $HKD400,000, $HKD150,000 and $HKD100,000 for the first, second and third winning entries in the Professional Group, and $HKD80,000, $HKD30,000 and $HKD20,000 for the first, second and third winning entries in the Open Group.