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Results of Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants announced (with photos)

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) announced today (January 17) the results of the Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants, presenting awards to 10 outstanding designs which will serve as valuable references for the detailed design of the corridor.

Jointly organised by the CEDD and a number of government departments and professional institutes, the competition aimed at enhancing public participation in the preservation of the Lung Tsun Stone Bridge remnants under the theme title "Showcase of Lung Tsun".

Officiating at today's presentation ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Wai Chi-sing, said it was encouraging that most of the entries were of high quality, adding that the competition attracted more than 130 entries from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas.

The Government conducted a two-stage public engagement exercise for the Preservation Corridor from 2010 to 2011 and came up with a proposal that can achieve the purposes of both preservation and urban development. The proposal includes reserving land for accommodating a 30-metre wide and 300-metre long preservation corridor, and replanning the land use and development parameters of the adjoining area, with a view to preserving the remnants in-situ while maintaining the overall scale of the Kai Tak Development project.

The adjudication panel was headed by the President of the Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites, Ms Elizabeth Vines. Members included the Chairman of the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, Mr Raymond Fung; the Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Mr Andrew Lam; Architect, Mr Christopher Law; Professor of the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong, Professor David Lung; the Director of the Institute of Architectural Design and Research of Guangzhou University, Professor Shen Yue; and the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, Ms Ada Wong.

The panel was of the view that the winning entries not only took into account the archaeological, social and cultural significance of the stone bridge remnants but also subtly integrated contemporary architectural and landscape design features, fully exhibiting compatibility between the corridor and the surrounding urban fabric.

A roving exhibition of all the entries will be held as follows:

Date: February 11 to 15
Time: 10am - 8pm
Location: Fortune Metropolis, 6 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom
Date: February 19 to 23
Time: 10am - 8pm
Location:  MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay

Date: February 26 to March 2
Time: 10am - 8pm
Location: Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill

The list of winners and details of the exhibition are available on the competition website (www.ltsb-design.hk).

Ends/Friday, January 17, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:55


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