Designing Hong Kong Waterfront


1st Prize:

AMPHIBIAN CARPET by Selah Au, Hins Cheung, Bart Chui, Lewis Chui (U.S.A.)

Browse through 82 designs:




Open, international, anonymous, 2-stage, ideas


Hong Kong, China


Chinese, English


30 Jun 2007 – Registration Deadline

01 Sep 2007 – Stage 1 Submission Deadline

15 Sep 2007 – Shortlist Announced

15 Oct 2007 – Stage 2 Submission Deadline

Oct 2007 – Public Exhibition, Web Forums, Public Presentations

16 Nov 2007 – Winners Announced


Individuals or design teams of registered architects, urban planners, urban designers, landscape architects and engineers; students must provide their student numbers and have the endorsement of a professor.


To Be Announced


1st Prize – HK$400,000

2nd Prize – HK$200,000

3rd Prize – HK$100,000

5 Honorable Mentions – HK$30,000 each

The three selected finalists will receive a HK$50,000 honorarium to evolve their schemes and enter stage two.




Throughout the history of Hong Kong, the city’s waterfront has been under constant flux. Land reclamation from Victoria Harbour has constantly changed the waterfront by pushing Hong Kong and Kowloon closer and closer together.

Yet now after 150 years of reclamation, the community of Hong Kong has decided to stop further reclamation. The site area for the competition will be Hong Kong’s first permanent waterfront and therefore requires special attention. The importance of the competition site area is that it will become the final Central Waterfront of Hong Kong. Furthermore, as the front-door to Asia’s World City this waterfront area has inherited the exigent responsibility of defining the city to visitors and citizens alike.

This competition seeks creativity to help assist the government and the city in defining the character and identity of the front door to Asia’s World City.

Project schemes should take into account the existing infrastructure, the Central-Wanchai Bypass and the use of the Tamar site for the new Government Offices’ complex.

Competition submissions are expected to be innovative, yet practical and feasible. Therefore entries may challenge the existing broad land use and transport plans, however, aspects which divert from the Central and Central Extension Outline Zoning Plans must be duly justified. Failure to do so may deem a submission impractical.


Alex White, Program Manager

Designing Hong Kong

25/F Caroline Centre

28 Yun Ping Road

Causeway Bay

Hong Kong

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