Nina Park design competition – 1st Edition

Nina Park design competition – 1st Edition

Pavilion for All

To celebrate the opening of Nina Park, Chinachem Group is calling upon creative young talent to co-design a better and brighter future. This competition encourages designers to rethink the conventional function of shelter, explore experimental ideas, propose placemaking interventions and present innovative solutions for design excellence, actions and impact. We’ll offer the winner an opportunity to realise a creative spatial design for an outdoor installation that covers an amphitheatre with shade and seating.


Theme: “Pavilion for All”

We’re seeking design ideas for a “Pavilion for All”  that will be the centrepiece of an environmentally-friendly “Playground for All” being built in the heart of Nina Park. We aspire to make the “Pavilion for All” an inclusive space for the people from all backgrounds, ages and genders. It will be the perfect place to shelter, congregate or host activities. In the wider landscape, we see the pavilion as a social hub that will become a beacon of diversity, inclusiveness and storytelling.


We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating excellence in design.




This competition is open to all full-time students who are studying design-related disciplines in tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and Macau.


Key dates 

1) Registration (closed)


2) Submission (deadline extended)


    Open from 1 October to 8 November 2023, closing at 18:00.


3) Shortlisting 


    Open from 2 November to 30 November 2023.


    10 final entries will be shortlisted. Participants will be notified by Chinachem Group during this period should they be shortlisted for a final presentation to the adjudication panel in person.


4) Final Presentation, Result Announcement and Award Ceremony

    13 December 2023



The winner of this competition will be awarded a cash prize of HK$30,000 and the opportunity to bring their ideas to life.


The 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, three merit recipients and four honourable mention recipients will be presented with cash prizes of HK$20,000, HK$10,000, HK$5,000 and HK$3,000 respectively, along with certificates.



- Professor Nelson Chen, Principal Architect at Nelson Chen Architects and Former Director, CUHK School of Architecture

- Donald Choi, JP, Executive Director & CEO, Chinachem Group

- Michael Kwok, Asia Pacific Council Chair, ARUP

- Brian Lee, Consulting Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

- David Nelson, Senior Executive Partner, Head of Design, Foster + Partners

- Kam-sing Wong, GBS, JP, Former Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government


Competition Brief 

Please click here for the competition brief.



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