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It is the vision of the Harbourfront Commission (HC) to bring more people to the harbourfront and engage the community on harbourfront development.  The harbourfront is not only a leisure park but a place for creative arts.  The HC therefore encourages the stakeholders and art groups to participate in the beautification of the harbourfront together in order to enhance its uniqueness and attractiveness, as well as to increase the community’s sense of belonging to the harbourfront.

To this end, the HC together with the Harbour Office of Development Bureau (DEVB) are launching a “Harbourfront Public Furniture Competition” to invite talents to design and produce interesting public furniture for decorating the promenades and enhancing visitors’ experience.

Members of the community are invited to submit proposals for the design, fabrication, delivery, installation and maintenance of outdoor public furniture between 24 July and 4 September 2020.  We will identify a maximum of twenty units of furniture in total for display at Hoi Fai Road Promenade, as well as the Watersports and Recreation Precinct and Pierside Precinct in Wan Chai.


Design Theme

(1) Beautify the harbourfront and bring joyful experience to visitors;
(2) Facilitate the promotion of the Victoria Harbour and its harbourfront;
(3) Creative, vibrant and interesting with due consideration to the normal height and comfort for furniture; and
(4) Incorporate “Victoria Harbour” logo


Commissioning Budget

The ceiling of commissioning budget for each unit of furniture is HK$150,000 (all inclusive)



The competition is open to all Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above. They may submit proposals as individual or as members of a team.


Selection Panel

The members of the selection panel will comprise representatives from DEVB and the HC (the latter includes co-op members of the relevant district councils).  Please refer to “Composition of Selection Panel” below for further details.


Selection Criteria

Technical feasibility 30%
Artistic concept in consideration of the design of the promenade and the corresponding theme(s) 25%
Artistic/ professional merit, creativity, originality, environmentally friendliness and sustainability of the furniture 20%
Experience and ability to organise and fabricate public furniture 15%
Innovation, uniqueness and artistic merit of the previous public furniture 5%
Impact on the promenade and community relationship 5%


Briefing Session

A briefing session was organised for interested persons on 10 August 2020.  Presentation can be downloaded here.

 Hoi Fai Road Promenade
 Pierside Precinct
 Water Sports and Recreation Precinct


Please refer to the following for details of the competition –


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Do we need to prepare proposal in bilingual?
A1: Participants can prepare the proposals using either Chinese or English. Please refer to Part 6 of the Invitation Brief for details.

Q2: How can we submit the proposals?  What is the deadline of submission by email, in person or by post?
A2: We accept the submission of Proposals by email (email address: [email protected]), hard copy in person or by post. The submission deadline will be on 4 September 2020 (Friday) in accordance with the time of receipt by email, before office closing (5pm) by hand and date of the post mark if by post. 

Q3: Can you provide any site photos/renderings of the promenades under construction in Wan Chai?
A3: To facilitate the preparation of Proposals, more reference materials and videos for the promenades at Wan Chai have been uploaded to the competition websites.


Reference Materials

1. Schematic design of promenade at Water Sports and Recreation Precinct
2. Schematic design of Pierside Precinct

Harbourfront Public Furniture Competition
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