Design Ideas Competition


Civil Engineering and Development Department and Planning Department commenced the “Pilot Study on Underground Space Development in Selected Strategic Urban Areas – Feasibility Study” in June 2015 to identify the potential for underground space development in the four selected Strategic Urban Areas, and to formulate Underground Master Plans to guide the future underground space development. The Competition aims to encourage youth participation in the planning and design of potential urban underground space development, and to create a coherent, connected, high quality and vibrant network of underground space.

Please refer to the Competition Brief for further details.


Design Ideas Competition Document
  1. Registration Form
  2. Entry Form
  3. The Layout plan (in PDF format) of the design boundary and constraints of Tsim Sha Tsui West Underground Space Development.#

Registrants of the Competition should contact the Facilitator for aerial photographs of Kowloon Park and the CAD version of the design boundary and constraints of Tsim Sha Tsui West Underground Space Development.

# The information is solely for the Competition only and should not be used for other purposes.

Competition Schedule

  • End-January 2018
    Launch of the Competition
  • 1 February 2018
    Commencement of Entry Registration
  • 9 February 2018
    Briefing Session
  • 28 February 2018
    Deadline of Entry Registration
  • 14 March 2018
    to 13 April 2018
    Submission of Entry
  • July/August 2018
    Announcement of Winners
  • August 2018
    Prize Presentation Ceremony

Briefing Session

A briefing session to the potential Participants will be held on 9 February 2018. Any person interested to submit an Entry may join. Prior registration should be made to the Facilitator via the study email:

Download Briefing Session Presentation Material

9 February 2018 (Friday)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
3/F Meeting Room, City Gallery, 3 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong


Three Winning Entries
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Two Certificates of Merit
Each HK$1,000 book coupon


Any person interested to submit an Entry must make prior registration to the Facilitator via study email: from 1 February to 28 February 2018 (both dates inclusive). Entry without prior registration will not be accepted.

Click here to download the registration form.

Assessment Criteria


Creativity and innovation


Design, aesthetics, and adoption of local characters


Sustainability and environmental implications


Compatibility with existing and planned developments in the neighbourhood


Functionality and practicability


Quality of presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

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    When do I need to submit the Entry Form? Do I need to provide any supporting document to verify the membership qualification or education status?
    The Entry Submission should be sent together with the completed Entry Form. You are not required to submit supporting document if participant(s) is/are already student/graduate/young member(s) of various professional institutes and/or tertiary student(s) in relevant disciplines as stated in the Competition Brief. However, please be reminded to ensure the information provided on the form are true, accurate and valid. The Organisers/facilitator reserve the right to request for supporting documents, when necessary.
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    Is/Are the participant(s) required to consider the space directly under the Kowloon Park as shown in the boundary designated on the PDF? Or it should also include the whole of Tsim Sha Tsui West SUA Boundary as shown on P.17 in the Stage 1 of Public Engagement Digest?
    The boundary designated on the PDF - Design Boundary and Constraints of Tsim Sha Tsui West Underground Space Development (No. 60433316/SK3168) serves as the design boundary of the Entry under this Competition. The participant(s) can make reference to Chapter 1 & 2 of the Stage 1 PE Digest including the Tsim Sha Tsui West SUA Boundary on p.17 to take account of the design context and constraints e.g. connectivity problems, inadequacy of community space, existing leisure and heritage elements and features in the Tsim Sha Tsui context for synergy under an area-based spatial integration approach. For details, please refer to Section 4 of the Competition Brief.

Panel of Judges

(the listing follows no specific order)
  • Mr IP Ngo-tung, Chris, JP
    Chairman, Yau Tsim Mong District Council
  • Ir Thomas K.C. CHAN
    President, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • Mr Marvin CHEN
    The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
  • Mr Kenneth L.K. TO
    Vice-President, Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP)
  • Mr Tak WONG
    President, Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA)
  • Sr KWOK Ngok Chung, Dick
    President, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)
  • Prof Stephen TANG, BBS
    President, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD)
Note: The Organiser reserves the right to make any changes to the composition of the Panel of Judges without prior notice. Final list of the Panel of Judges will be announced at this webpage.


Competition Facilitator:
Policy for Sustainability Lab of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong

Room 703, 7/F, The Jockey Club Tower,
Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

3917-4909 (Ms. Bonnie LAU)
3917-8638 (Ms. Joyee LAM)
Competition Organisers
Competition Facilitator