Progress Update
Arts Pavilion Design Competition  
Strictly following the groundbreaking of our very first venue Xiqu Centre, the Authority launched a design competition for the Arts Pavilion last week, calling for architecturally innovative designs serving content-driven, programmatic and functional needs to meet the construction budget of HK$20 million.

Planned to be completed in 2015, the Arts Pavilion aims to provide an exhibition and event space for artists, designers, organisations and other parties planning to stage independent small-scale exhibitions and events on the WKCD site. In the run-up to the completion of the M+ museum in late 2017, the Pavilion will also serve as the museum's primary site for its exhibitions, to further extend the museum's mission into the Park and public sphere. The perfect location of the Pavilion in the Park with spectacular views overlooking the Victoria Harbour creates the opportunity for proposals to add a connection between the new building and this open landscaped area for larger scale outdoor exhibitions and events. Aiming to select a design that is cost-effective, original, inspiring, highly-buildable and sustainable, this Competition is open to all interested design teams, including architects, designers, artists, or other related professionals, to take part as "Lead Participant". Individual or group participants who are not the Hong Kong Institute of Architects ("HKIA") Registered Practices will be required to partner with a HKIA Registered Practice. The participating design team shall include a Hong Kong Authorized Person and a Registered Structural Engineer, both registered under the Buildings Ordinance, and a building services engineer.

Three winning entries and six commendation entries will be selected by a panel of seven jurors co-chaired by renowned Hong Kong architect Mr. Rocco Yim and M+ Executive Director Dr. Lars Nittve. Interested parties should register before 12:00 noon on 28 October 2013. Click here for full Design Competition Brief, Rules and Conditions.