PT 2.0 - Public Toilet Design Competition

COMPETITION SITES

There are three notional sites of varying scales for Round 1 of the Public Toilet Design Competition. The Entry shall cover the design of the public toilets in each of the three sites.

Notional Site 1:

The proposed site is in a rural hillside area and is located at the intermediate resting point of a hiking trail. It is served by one maintenance access road of 7.5m wide. The vicinity comprises of an existing open space and drop-off area. The public toilet at the site is patronized mostly by the hikers throughout the week. The demarcation of Site 1 is indicated in Diagram 1.

Site Area: Approx. 100 m²

Notional Site 2:

The proposed site is in an urban setting bounded by an adjoining landscaped area. It is generally flat and is served by a major road. The vicinity of the site comprises an open car park to the North and an existing public transport interchange (PTI) to the West. There are several pedestrian crossings to circulation to and from the PTI. Limited by the extent of land available for the public toilet, the number of sanitary fitments could not be further increased to cater for the high usage rate by daily commuters using the PTI. The demarcation of Site 2 is indicated in Diagram 2.

Site Area: Approx. 250 m²

Notional Site 3:

The proposed site is located at the intersection of a waterfront promenade and a major road and is close to some existing residential developments. The site is generally flat and is connected with a cycling track and an open deck at close proximity. During the weekends, the site is very popular with family users enjoying for the adjacent recreational facilities. The demarcation of Site 3 is indicated in Diagram 3.

Site Area: Approx. 400 m²

ENTRY GROUPS

There are two Entry Groups, namely (a) the Professional Group (for both Round 1 and 2), (b) the Open Group (for Round 1 only).

Companies are eligible to participate in any of the Entry Groups, either individually or as a team member of a collaborative Entry.

A person under the age of 18 is eligible to participate in this Competition provided that his or her parent/guardian consents to his or her entry and executes the Deed of Licence and Undertaking contained in Annex 2B.

For Group/ Office/ Collaborative Entry, a team member shall be nominated to act as the Team Leader.

The Professional Group

The Professional Group is open to fellow or full members of the following institutes: (in alphabetical order)


  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects;
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers;
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects;
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Planners;
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors; and
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.

For Group/ Office/ Collaborative Entry for the Professional Group, the Team Leader must be a fellow or full member of the aforementioned institutes.


Only one entry will be permitted from each successfully registered individual / group.


Each participant for Individual Entries, Group Entries, Office Entries or Collaborative Entries must not be participating in more than one entry. Any Entries involving duplication of participants in registrations will be disqualified.


There may be more than one office Entry, provided that the team members are not participating in other teams from the same office.


It should be reminded that certain professional institutes have promulgated Code of Professional Conduct requiring their Members to permit their subordinates and others they employ or superintend to enter architectural competitions with their prior knowledge on the understanding that it would not adversely affect the Member’s practice or firm. By registering for the Competition, Participants are deemed to have obtained the necessary consent from their offices or employers for participating in the Competition.


Participants in the Professional Group are not eligible to participate in the Open Group Competition and shall not participate or assist in any way in the preparation of any Entry for any Open Group Participants.


The Open Group

The Open Group is open to anyone who are not participating in the Professional Group. Individual entries, Collaborative entries, Office entries are permitted.


Each participant for individual entries, group entries, office entries or collaborative entries, must not be participating in more than one entry. Any Entry involving duplication of participants in registrations will be disqualified.


There may be more than one office entry, provided that the team members are not participating in other teams from the same office.


The Competition has different assessment criteria for the Professional Group and the Open Group Entries. The Adjudication Guidelines are outlined in clause 19 of the Competition Document.


PRIZES

The Professional Group (Round 1)
Top-4 shortlist

HK$30,000 Cash Cheque each


6 Commendation Entries

HK$15,000 Cash Cheque each


The Professional Group (Round 2) (Tentative)
1st prize

HK$180,000 Cash Cheque each


2nd prize

HK$120,000 Cash Cheque


3rd prize and 4th prize

HK$75,000 Cash Cheque each

The Open Group
Top 3 prizes

HK$20,000 Cash Cheque for the 1st prize

HK$15,000 Cash Cheque for the 2nd prize

HK$10,000 Cash Cheque for the 3rd prize


3 Commendation Entries

HK$1,000 Cash Cheque each


4 Finalist Entries

A Prize Certificate for each Participant

DELIVERABLES

The following are mandatory submission requirements set out for Round 1 of the competition:


(a) The Professional Group

Entries for the Professional Groups shall comprise:

  1. Two A1 size (841mm x 594mm; maximum 13mm thick) foam board panels in landscape layout format for presentation and display purpose. The panels shall be numbered at the back for ease of display and shall be enclosed in a sealed opaque A1-sized wrapping envelope. The presentation shall comprise:

    1. Master Layout Plan (Scale not less than 1:500);
    2. Plan(s), Elevation(s) and Cross Section(s) (Scale not less than 1:100);
    3. Key Aerial / Perspective view(s);
    4. Other illustrations that can show the ideas and design concepts.

    The layout of the panel shall follow the following format:


  2. An explanatory statement of the ideas and design concepts (including aspects in architectural, structural, building services and landscape design) in both English and Traditional Chinese in not more than 500 words each, and each printed on one A4 page. Other illustrations can be separately printed on one A4 page.


  3. A schedule of accommodation listing the space provision of the design proposal printed separately on one A4 page.


  4. A CD-ROM / DVD-ROM containing an electronic version of:

    1. Item (1) above of A1 size in pdf format (of no less than 150 dpi resolution) of each panel;
    2. Item (1) above of A4 size in jpeg format (of no less than 300 dpi resolution) of each panel; and
    3. Items (2) and (3) above in .doc and .pdf format.

  5. A sealed, opaque envelope (A4 size) clearly marked with “PT 2.0 Public Toilet Design Competition” with the Confidential Registration Number clearly marked on the envelope, shall be affixed to the A1-sized wrapping envelope as required in clause 14(a)(1) for submission. Participants are reminded to ensure that all supporting documents required as listed below enclosed therein:

    1. A duly completed Entry Form (Annex 1);
    2. A printed copy of the membership certificate issued by the institutes listed in clause 11 of the Competition Document. For Group, Office and Collaborative Entries, a printed copy of the membership certificate of the Team Leader shall be submitted.
(b) The Open Group

Entries for the Open Groups shall comprise:

  1. One A1 size (841mm x 594mm; maximum 13mm thick) foam board panel in landscape layout format for presentation and display purpose. The panel shall be numbered at the back for ease of display and shall be enclosed in a sealed opaque A1-sized wrapping envelope. The presentation shall comprise:

    1. General Layout Plans;
    2. Site Plan;
    3. Cross-section(s);
    4. Elevation(s); or
    5. Other illustrations that can show the ideas and design concept.

    The layout of the panel shall follow the following format:


  2. An explanatory statement of the ideas and design concepts in not more than 500 words each in both English and Traditional Chinese, each printed on one A4 page.

  3. A CD-ROM / DVD containing an electronic version of
    1. Item (1) above of A1 size in pdf format (of no less than 150dpi resolution) of the panel;
    2. Item (1) above of A4 size in jpeg format (of no less than 300 dpi resolution) of the panel; and
    3. Items (2) above in .doc and .pdf format.


  4. A sealed, opaque envelope (A4 size) clearly marked with “PT 2.0 Public Toilet Design Competition” with the Confidential Registration Number clearly marked on the envelope, shall be affixed to the A1-sized wrapping envelope as required in clause 14(b)(1) for submission. Participants are reminded to ensure that all supporting documents required as listed below enclosed therein:

    1. A duly completed Entry Form (Annex 1);
    2. A true copy of the duly completed and signed Deed of License and Undertaking (Annex 2B) for a person under the age of 18 participating in the Competition for obtaining his or her parent/guardian consents to his or her entry and executes the Deed of License and Undertaking contained in Annex 2B.

General Requirements (Round 1) for the Professional Group and the Open Group:

All panels must be completely flat. Any Entry with attachment on the panels will be disqualified. Entries in electronic or multi-media format, except the electronic versions of the Entry specified above, will not be accepted.

No physical model will be accepted.

Submission of deliverables other than the above-mentioned requirements will be disregarded.

All submitted deliverables should be produced at Participants’ own costs and will not be returned.

In case of any discrepancies between the electronic and hard copy of the submissions, the hard copy version shall prevail.

The following are intended submission requirements set out for Round 2 of the Competition. The requirements are subject to change and more specific submission requirements will be announced later.

  1. Two to Four A1 size (841mm x 594mm; maximum 13mm thick) foam board panels in landscape layout format for presentation and display purpose. The panels shall contain:
    1. Master Layout Plan (Scale not less than 1:500);
    2. Plan(s), Elevation(s) and Cross Section(s) (Scale not less than 1:100) to demonstrate both interior and external design;
    3. Key Aerial / Perspective view(s) / Axonometric diagrams to demonstrate spatial arrangement;
    4. Detail drawing(s) of scale 1:20 showing major design features and construction details;
    5. List/ schedule of major materials;
    6. Other illustrations that can show the ideas and design concepts, covering architectural structural and building services aspect.

  2. An explanatory statement of the design ideas, design considerations and detailed design in not more than 500 words each in both English and Traditional Chinese, each printed on one A4 page.
  3. Material sample board(s) for elevation and interior fitting out design, including but not limited to sanitary fitments, countertops and toilet cubicles.
  4. Preliminary conceptual layout for various building services installations, including drainage, electricity, MVAC and fire services;
  5. Preliminary structural design;
  6. Physical scale model (Scale not less than 1:100)
  7. “Fly-through” Animation

Useful Reference

Participants are encouraged to visit the following websites to better understand the operation and features of public toilets at: