ArchSD commits to provide quality services to the public on the development and upkeep of government-owned buildings and facilities. We also explore every opportunity to integrate innovative and sustainable elements into our projects for the betterment of the society. During the year, our efforts were recognised through receiving a number of awards presented below. We will continue to strive for excellence in the years to come.
Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards
Established since 1965, HKIA Annual Awards has been organised to recognise outstanding architecture designed by its members.
During the year, our projects received a number of honours from the HKIA Annual Awards, for example:
- "Columbarium and Garden of Remembrance at Kiu Tau Road, Wo Hop Shek" was awarded the Medal of the Year of Hong Kong;
- "A 30-classroom Primary School in Area 55, Tuen Mun" and "Sai Kung Tseung Kwan O Government Complex" were granted the Merit Award of Hong Kong; and
- "Re-provisioning of Wo Hop Shek Crematorium" was shortlisted.
The Hong Kong People Engineering Wonders in the 21st Century
With an aim to introduce latest engineering achievements to the public as well as the contribution by the Hong Kong engineers to the society and the people's living standard, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers organised a voting campaign for locals to vote their favorite engineering wonders.
Our project "The Hong Kong Wetland Park" was voted as one of the top 10 Hong Kong Engineering Wonders.
The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) Design Awards
The biennial awards are intended to promote excellence in landscape planning, design, and research; to recognise outstanding achievements; and to bring the work of landscape architects and students to the public's attention.
In HKILA Design Awards 2012, our "Aldrich Bay Park" was granted the Silver Award (Landscape Design Category).
Quality Building Award (QBA)
QBA is a biennial award giving public recognition to buildings of outstanding quality that have demonstrated excellent teamwork. QBA was jointly organised by nine local professional organisations, aiming to promote a collective commitment by the building industry to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and competiveness.
In 2012, our projects "Main Clinical Block and Trauma Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital", "Siu Sai Wan Complex", "Tung Chung Swimming Pool Complex" were awarded Certificate of Merit (Hong Kong Non-residential (New Building) Category). "The Hong Kong Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo" was one of the finalists (Project outside Hong Kong (Non-Residential)).
Green Building Award (GBA)
GBA is a biennial industry award jointly organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Professional Green Building Council. It aims to provide recognition to building-related projects with excellent performance and contributions in sustainability and the built environment. It also encourages the industry to transform the mainstream market towards a wider adoption of sustainable building planning, design, construction, management, operation, maintenance, renovation and decommissioning. Our achievements for this year were as follows.
Hong Kong New Buildings (Completed Buildings) Category
- Siu Sai Wan Complex - Grand Award
- Second Secondary School at Development near Choi Wan Road and Jordan Valley, Kwun Tong (Sing Yin Secondary School) - Merit Award
- Tung Chung Swimming Pool Complex - Finalist
Hong Kong New Buildings (Buildings under Construction) Category
- Cruise Terminal Building for the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Development - Merit Award
Skyrise Greenery Awards 2012
This award scheme is the first of its kind in Hong Kong which recognises exemplary projects that showcase the integration of skyrise greenery into the city's built environment. It was organised by the Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section of the Development Bureau together with seven professional associations. It aims to promote skyrise greening in the building industry as an integral part of project design for a quality landscape and built environment, foster public appreciation of exemplary projects, and promote its wider adoption in Hong Kong.
This year, we won five awards as follows:
- Tamar Development Project (Tamar Park and LegCo Roof Garden) - Silver Award
- Reprovisioning of Diamond Hill Crematorium - Silver Award
- Additional Columbarium at Diamond Hill - Merit Award
- Hong Kong Wetland Park Visitor Centre - Merit Award
- Vertical Greening at Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters - Merit Award
World Architecture News (WAN) Awards 2012 & World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards
WAN Awards and WAF Awards are the world largest festival and awards programmes for the global architecture community to debate, to learn and to be inspired. It is also a showcase of the most innovative design solutions with awards presented by distinguished judges. There were over 700 entries from more than 60 countries to participate in each of these 2 Awards. Our "Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building" was one of the 6 Finalists (Civic Category for Built Project) for WAN Award 2012 and shortlisted (Civic and Community Category) for WAF Awards 2012. Our "Siu Sai Wan Complex" was also shortlisted (Civic and Community Category) for WAF Awards 2012.
Structural Excellence Award
The Structural Excellence Award, organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, aims to promote excellence in structural engineering demonstrated through the design and construction of buildings and structures completed in the last two years. Our "Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building" won the Grand Award (Hong Kong Projects Category) of the Structural Excellence Award 2012.
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong Chapter's Design Awards 2012
The annual American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter's Design Awards Program aims to recognise projects with excellent architectural design. It intends to increase awareness of outstanding architecture and to honour AIA's member architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment.
In 2012, our project "Siu Sai Wan Complex" received the Honour Award for Architecture and Sustainable Design Award.
Hong Kong Flower Show
The Hong Kong Flower Show was organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department annually. In 2012, the theme flower of the Show was "Hyacinth" and the theme was "Floral Delights". Our flower display was awarded the Grand Award for Design Excellence (Landscape Display, Displays Section (Local)).
Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE)
The HKAEE aims to encourage businesses and organisations to adopt green management and to benchmark their commitment towards environmental excellence. The HKAEE are organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee alongside the Environmental Protection Department and in conjunction with nine organisations.
During the year, we were awarded "Class of Good" for three Environmental Labels schemes under the HKAEE namely Wastewi$e Label, Energywi$e Label and IAQwi$e Label to recognise our effort in waste reduction, energy conservation and improving indoor air quality respectively. In 2013, we further obtained the "Class of Excellence" Energywi$e Label.
Recently, the HKAEE presented us with a special award to appreciate our efforts in attaining significant energy reduction under the Energywi$e Label.
Our project "Redevelopment of Victoria Park Swimming Pool" won the Gold Award (Construction Sector) of the Sectoral Awards of 2012 HKAEE.
Manpower Developer Award Scheme
The Manpower Developer Award Scheme is launched by the Employees Retraining Board to acknowledge organisations with outstanding accomplishments in local manpower development. The Scheme aims at enhancing the quality of human resources in Hong Kong through promoting a corporate culture focusing on manpower training and development and raising the general awareness of the importance of on-the-job training and continuous upgrading. During the year, we were awarded the Manpower Developer Logo to appraise our strong commitments to manpower development in our Department.
The Caring Organisation Logo Award Scheme
Launched by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Caring Organisation Logo Award Scheme aims to recognise organisations which demonstrate caring spirit to the society, employees and the environment. We were awarded the Caring Organisation Logo for the fourth consecutive year to recognise our effort serving as an exemplar on corporate citizenship in respective areas.
Successful Design Awards - China
The 2013 Successful Design Awards - China is organised by Shanghai Industrial Design Association & Shanghai Creative Industry Center. It aims to honour the top international designers and enterprises for their outstanding designs in the Chinese market. We are pleased that our Sustainability Report 2012 won the "Successful Design Award" (Visual Transmission Category).