Launch of international design ideas competition for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point passenger terminal building
Hong Kong's Civil Engineering and Development Department and the Shenzhen Municipality's Bureau of Public Works today (December 21 ) jointly launched an international design ideas competition and called for submissions in relation to the proposed Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) passenger terminal building and four vehicular bridges across the Shenzhen River.
The new BCP will be located in Hong Kong's north-eastern New Territories and Shenzhen's Luohu district to serve passenger, goods and vehicular traffic travelling between Hong Kong (HK) and Shenzhen (SZ) East. Please refer to the attached plans for the location and concept of the new BCP.
Under the theme "People Foremost, a Vista of New Connection", the design competition calls for submissions that will see the proposed new passenger terminal building blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment and presenting a consistent image and style on both the HK and SZ sides of the boundary. The BCP's design should also illustrate the intimate collaboration between HK and SZ under the "separate-location" arrangement of immigration and customs operations.
The competition is open worldwide to qualified professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering and planning, as well as the general public. Interested participants may join the Professional Group or the Open Group according to the requirements of the competition.
The Professional Group is open to all registered, fellow or full members of professional institutes of architects, engineers, and planners in HK, the Mainland and overseas (professionals in the Mainland must be registered professionals and have Class 1 registered qualifications, if applicable). Individual entries, collaborative entries or entries submitted by units/companies are permitted.
The Open Group is open to the general public from HK, the Mainland and overseas (except qualified professionals as described above). Individual entries, collaborative entries or entries submitted by units/companies are permitted.
There is no limitation on the number of entries each participant may submit and there is no limitation on the number of entries in which any individual member, unit or company may participate.
The jury will select a total of ten finalist entries for each Group in the first round of adjudication. The finalist entries will be exhibited in HK and SZ and uploaded to the competition website for collecting public opinion. The Jury will consider public opinion when selecting the awarded entries in the second round of adjudication. The results of the competition will be publicly announced through the media and the competition website in August 2011.
The competition prizes and awards are as follows:
|Professional Group||Open Group|
|HK450,000 cash cheque for the 1st prize||HK50,000 cash cheque for the 1st prize
|HK280,000 cash cheque for the 2nd prize||HK30,000 cash cheque for the 2nd prize|
|HK160,000 cash cheque for the 3rd prize||HK20,000 cash cheque for the 3rd prize|
Three Commendation Entries:
HK100,000 cash cheque each HK10,000 cash cheque each
Four Finalist Entries:
Certificate each Certificate each
Registration for the competition will close on January 31, 2011. The submission deadline will be on March 21, 2011. Interested participants should register their interest by submitting the duly completed entry form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details and rules of the competition, please refer to the competition document which can be downloaded at the competition website http://www.lthywbcp-design.hk/.
Ends/Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Issued at HKT 11:08