The Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong has recently launched a International Design Ideas Competition for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Building and has shared with us their press release for this important piece of infrastructure.
For the full press release and the competition website please follow us after the break.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hong Kong, December 21, 2010 -The Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong and the Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality today (December 21 ) jointly launched an international design ideas competition and called for active submissions in relation to the proposed Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) passenger terminal building and the 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 HK and SZ sides of the boundary. The design of the BCP should be enhanced to illustrate the intimate collaboration between HK and SZ under the “separate-location” arrangement of immigration and customs operations.
The competition is open to worldwide qualified professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering and planning, and the general public. Interested participants could join either 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 the professional institutes of architects, engineers, and planners in HK, the Mainland and overseas (professionals in People’s Republic of China shall 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 each 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 the 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:
Winning Entries - HK450,000 cash cheque for the 1st prize - HK280,000 cash cheque for the 2nd prize - HK160,000 cash cheque for the 3rd prize
3 Commendation Entries - HK100,000 cash cheque each
4 Finalist Entries - Certificate each
Winning Entries - HK50,000 cash cheque for the 1st prize - HK30,000 cash cheque for the 2nd prize - HK20,000 cash cheque for the 3rd prize
3 Commendation Entries - HK10,000 cash cheque each
4 Finalist Entries - Certificate each
Registration of the competition will close on January 31, 2011.
Submission deadline will be on March 21, 2011. Interested participants should register their interest by submitting the duly completed entry form by email to email@example.com. For the details and rules of the competition, please refer to the competition document which can be downloaded at the competition website www.lthywbcp-design.hk.