Design ideas competition launches for New Links New Kwun Tong

A competition to invite local professionals and the general public to submit ideas and concepts with innovative designs for the two pedestrian link systems in Kwun Tong was launched today (September 3).

The "New Links New Kwun Tong Design Ideas Competition" is co-organised by the Development Bureau, the Urban Renewal Authority and the Civil Engineering and Development Department.  The supporting organisations include Kwun Tong District Council, MTR Corporation Limited, 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 Surveyors.

The competition covers design ideas for two pedestrian link systems as follows:

A. A pedestrian link system between Yuet Wah Street and Kwun Tong MTR Station Entrance D1/D2 and Kwun Tong Road; and

B. An elevated pedestrian link system across Hip Wo Street near the junction of Hip Wo Street/Mut Wah Street.

The Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr Timothy Leung, said: "Through the competition, we want to create better designed footbridges in Hong Kong.

"The two pedestrian link systems will become the key axes in the district, which will improve connectivity to the heart of Kwun Tong and will also complement the Urban Renewal Authority's Kwun Tong Town Centre Project.  The competition provides a platform for all professionals and the general public to contribute their innovative ideas to achieve the competition's goal: 'Bridging for the new Kwun Tong'," Mr Leung said.

The competition is divided into two groups - the Professional Group and Open Group.  The Professional Group competition is open to all full/professional/fellow members of the professional institutes of architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners and surveyors in Hong Kong.  The Open Group is open to the general public.  Registration starts today and closes on October 9.  Entries should be submitted to the Civil Engineering and Development Department, Kowloon Development Office, 7/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, between November 2 and November 9.

Further details of the competition are available at the competition website: (

Ends/Thursday, September 3, 2009
Issued at HKT 16:47