Urban Design Awards 2019

The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD) Urban Design Awards are held every year to recognise urban design related projects with outstanding performance and contributions in promoting excellence in Urban Design. The awards have divided into Built Project, Plan / Concept and Research categories. The 2019 Award has received a total of 63 submissions, in which 27 out of 63 are from the Built Project Category and 26 out of 63 are from Plan / Concept Category. The adjudication was held on 13 August 2019. The Institute would like to thank all the Jurors for their Professional Adjudication in selecting the submission which include 2 Grand Awards and 10 Merits for the Built Project category, 2 Grand Awards and 4 Merits for Plan / Concept category.

Jury Panel (Built, Plan/Concept) included:

  • Mr Lawrence Chau, President, Hong Kong Institute of Planners
  • Mr. Donald Choi, Vice President (Local Affairs)
  • Ms. Josie Dee, Chairlady of Awards Organising Committee
  • Ir. Michael Fong, JP, Head of the Sustainable Lantau Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department
  • Mr. Felix Li, President, Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • Mr Michael Ma, Executive Director (Commercial), Urban Renewal Authority
  • Mr. Vincent Ng, JP, Chairman, Harbourfront Commission

Jury Panel (Research) included:
  • Mr. Simon Hui, Honorary Treasurer, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • Prof. Claudio de Magalhães, Professor of Urban Management and Regeneration, UCL - University College London
  • Dr. Manfredo Manfredini, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Planning Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries The University of Auckland
  • Prof. Bo-sin Tang, Council Member, The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

Awards Organising Committee Members:
  • Ms. Josie Dee, Chairlady
  • Mr. Joel Chan, President
  • Mr. Charles Li, Hon Secretary
  • Prof. Alain Chiaradia, Council Member

Built Project (Local Projects)

Grand Award  

Kai Tak River Improvement Works (Wong Tai Sin Section)
Project Landscape Architect: URBIS Limited
Client: Drainage Services Department, HKSAR Government
Project Engineer: Atkins China Limited
Ecological Consultant: Ecosystems Ltd.
Rockwork Contractor: Asia Rock Art Limited
Main Contractor: China Road and Bridge Corporation
Soft Landscape Contractor: Hong Kong Landscaping Company Limited


Merit Merit
InPARK - Tsun Yip Street Playground at Kwun Tong
Architectural Services Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government
Planning and Rebuilding Choi Yuen Village
Wang Weijen Architecture Ltd
Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Revitalisation – Avenue of Stars
Project Lead and Design Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations
Executive Landscape Architect: URBIS Limited
Client: New World Development Company Limited
Executive Architect: Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Ltd
Kiosk Architect: LAAB Limited
Lighting Designer: Speirs & Major
Loose Furniture Design: One Bite Design Studio Limited
Trellis Structural Engineer: Eckersley O'Callaghan Ltd
Deck Structural Engineer: C M Wong & Associates Ltd
E&M Engineer: WSP (Asia) Ltd
Precast Concrete Cladding Specialist Engineer: Green Engineering Consultant Company Limited
Sustainability Advisory Engineer (for SITES submission): Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Contractor: New World Construction Company Limited

Built Project (Non-Local Projects)

Grand Award
Comprehensive Community Green Corridor

Merit Merit
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Campus Phase 1 Development
Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
Gravity Partnership Ltd
Wang Weijen Architecture
Seoullo 7017 Skygarden
Merit Merit
Nanshan Technology Finance City
China Resources Land (Shenzhen) Foster+Partners
Nanjing Hexi Urban Eco Park (Urban Forest)
Merit Merit
Nantong Green Corridor
Shanghai Shipyard
TFP Farrells Limited
Raffles City Changning
P&T Group

Plan & Concept (Local Projects)

Grand Award
Tung Chung New Town Extension
Civil Engineering and Development Department
AECOM Asia Company Limited

Revitalization of Tsui Ping River
Energizing Kowloon East Office,Development Bureau
Drainage Services Department
Atkins China Limited
SCENIC Landscape Studio Limited
Spawton Architecture

Plan & Concept (Non-Local Projects)

Grand Award  

An Urban Micro-Renewal Project for Guangzhou Tianhe
AECOM, Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute


Merit Merit
Xiangyang Lyocell Town Center Revitalization
Yantian 19.5km Waterfront Boardwalk Reconstruction
Gamuda Cove

Research Awards

Grand Award
The Study on Design of Children Play Space in Hong Kong
Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government


Grand Award
What’s the potential of 1㎥? A temporary Placemaking Project in Hong Kong
Francesco Rossini, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Urban Regeneration through Urban Design
Dr. Peter Cookson Smith


Xiongan Autonomous Urbanism Study and Design


Urban Design Strategies for Arcade-shophouse of Inner Harbour District in Macau
Wang Weijen Architecture Ltd


Universal Design Guidelines for Macao SAR
AD+RG Architecture Design andResearch Group Limited
ADRG Limited (Macau)
Client: Social Welfare Bureau of Macao SAR Government
Lead Consultant: The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
Sub Consultant: Joy Choi Arquitecta

Student Awards

Shanshan MENG
Master of Urban Design Programme, the University of Hong Kong
Shaoyi WANG
Master of Science in Urban Design Programme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Submission Deadline: 7 August 2019 (Wednesday) 3:00PM (Hong Kong Time)

Submission Form [Word Format]

For more details, please refer to the attached nomination form and the award poster.

Should there be any queries, please feel free to contact our
Administrative Officer, Ms. Cherry Lau at 2235 9057 or
email to cherry.lau@hkiud.org