hongkong architecture competition

Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition

Submission: June 26, 2017
Registration: June 26, 2017
Language: English
Location: Hong Kong
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


A new competition to design a temporary pavilion for the West Kowloon Cultural District. To inspire innovation and help nurture new architectural and design talent in Hong Kong, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has launched the Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition – a new competition to design an iconic Temporary Pavilion in the West Kowloon Nursery Park. The winning pavilion will be built on a waterfront location that offers spectacular harbour and sunset views, and the selected design should offer an inviting, informal public space to enhance visitor experience while also providing an informal space for talks, workshops and small performances.
This competition offers an invaluable opportunity for Hong Kong residents currently studying Architecture, Design or a related discipline, as well as those who have graduated in the last 10 years, to showcase their talent and see their design through to reality with the full support of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

The competition will be judged by a panel of highly respected local and international experts that includes Thomas Heatherwick, James Corner and Sou Fujimoto.

Three short-listed entries will be selected for further design development, with the winner as selected by our judging panel being taken forward and constructed in the Nursery Park.

The winning entry will receive an award of HK$250,000 and a prize certificate. Two short-listed entries will receive commendation awards of HK$100,000.

By promoting the work of emerging young local talent, and design that is exciting, accessible and sustainable, we plan to create a model for an annual competition that can raise the international profile of Hong Kong  and become an established fixture in the global creative calendar.


The Competition will be open to all Hong Kong residents only (currently residing in Hong Kong, the Mainland or elsewhere) who are studying or have graduated from Architecture, Design or a related discipline within the past 10 years.

Interested parties should first register on-line. A confirmation email will be sent to the individual or lead participant within 3 working days, together with an information pack containing the Design Brief, submission forms and site information (aerial photo, CAD site plan). A registration number will be also issued for identification purpose. Participants should quote the registration number in all submissions and correspondence including enquiries.


Schedule of the Competition is as follows:

Date Event
April 2017 Registration opens on-line
5 June 2017 Closing date for competition enquiries
26 June 2017 Closing date for submission of Stage 1 Conceptual entries
July 2017 Announcement of shortlisted participants
July – August 2017 Stage 2 Schematic Design
September 2017 Announcement of Winning Entry
Sept – Dec 2017 Preparation for construction of the winning design
Dec 2017 Construction starts

Note: Subject to the actual winning design selected, and in particular its status under relevant statutory requirements, the above programme may have to be adjusted.

Go to the competition’s website