Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2018

 

Introduction

The Best Landscape Award is organised by Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and is co-organised by Home Affairs Department, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects, Institute of Horticulture (Hong Kong), The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Professional Green Building Council and The Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies. It aims to bring about sustained improvement in the environment in private property developments and promote greening by giving recognition to private developments that excel in landscape design and horticultural maintenance and encouraging private bodies to incorporate more green elements of quality in the planning and management of horticultural efforts for the benefit of such developments.

Categories

The Award is presented in five categories.
(A) Domestic Property
 
(a) Large-scale Domestic Property (with more than 1500 domestic units)
  (i) Properties below 6 years of age
  (ii) Properties between 6 and below 21 years of age
  (iii) Properties of 21 years of age or above
(b) Medium-scale Domestic Property (2 to 4 domestic buildings AND with no more than 1500 domestic units, OR with 401 to 1500 domestic units)
  (i) Properties below 6 years of age
  (ii) Properties between 6 and below 21 years of age
  (iii) Properties of 21 years of age or above
(c) Small-scale Domestic Property (single building OR with no more than 400 domestic units)
  (i) Properties below 6 years of age
  (ii) Properties between 6 and below 21 years of age
  (iii) Properties of 21 years of age or above
(B) Non-domestic Property (e.g. shopping malls, commercial buildings, schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme (private premises) and private schools)
 
(a) Large-scale Non-domestic Property (with a gross floor area of 20 000 square metres or above)
  (i) Properties below 6 years of age
  (ii) Properties between 6 and below 21 years of age
  (iii) Properties of 21 years of age or above
(b) Small-scale Non-domestic Property (with a gross floor area under 20 000 square metres)
  (i) Properties below 6 years of age
  (ii) Properties between 6 and below 21 years of age
  (iii) Properties of 21 years of age or above

Assessment Criteria

The green features of entry will be assessed broadly on the following criteria :
(A) Soft Landscape Design
 
  • Visual and landscape quality;
  • Sustainability including site coverage of greenery;
  • Enhancement to urban livability;
  • Improvement to micro-environment;
  • Improvement to neighboring landscape; and
  • Use of new construction techniques and modern construction solutions.
(B) Horticultural Maintenance
 
  • Excellence of horticultural maintenance;
  • Tree care;
  • Health and hygiene conditions;
  • Landscape maintenance plan; and
  • Involvement and interaction of users.
The weighting of assessment criteria at various categories are as follows:
Category Soft Landscape
Design
Horticultural Maintenance
(i) Properties below 6 years of age 70% 30%
(ii) Properties between 6 and below 21 years of age 50% 50%
(iii) Properties of 21 years of age or above 30% 70%
The Environmental Efficiency Award is given in each category.  The assessment criteria are as follows (each assessment criterion has equal weighting):
(i) Cost effectiveness (i.e. Application of the “3R” principle of reducing, reusing and recycling);
(ii) Horticultural sustainability;
(iii) Promotion of environmental awareness and green living.

Enrolment Method

1. The nomination is free of charge.
2. Nominating organization download the prospectus and nomination form and return the completed Nomination Form together with entry documentation to the Secretariat of the Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2018 on or before Thursday, 19 April 2018 (in person: not later than 5:00 p.m.; by mail: date of stamp chop) at the address below :
  The Secretariat,
Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2018
c/o Green Campaign Section,
Leisure and Cultural Services Department,
11/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters,
1-3, Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, New Territories.
Requirements of Entry Documentation;
(i) nomination form;
(ii) one or two separate A2-size presentation boards;
(iii) a CD/DVD with a video showing the entry (no more than 60 seconds), no more than 30 numbers of photographs with high resolution digital versions, general layout plans and text file of entry brief; and
(iv) a copy of the Occupation Permit (OP) issued by the Building Authority of the Buildings Department.
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