|1) What is the aim of the Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2014?
The Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2014 aims to sustain the betterment of living environment in private property and to promote excellence in greening by outstanding landscape design and horticultural maintenance.
2) How many categories are there?
The Award is presented in three categories, namely Large Scale Domestic Property, Domestic Property and Non-Domestic Property. Nominated projects in each category are split into four divisions according to property age: up to 5 years, 6 to 10 years, 11 to 20 years, and over 20 years.
3) What is the difference in the eligibility criteria between the categories of Large Scale
Domestic Property and Domestic Property?
Domestic properties with at least four domestic buildings and more than 1 000 domestic units come under the category of Large Scale Domestic Property. Domestic properties that have no more than 1 000 domestic units, or have more than 1 000 domestic units but fewer than four domestic buildings fall under the category of Domestic Property.
4) How is the property age of a nominated project calculated?
The property age is calculated from the date of issue of the certificate of compliance by the Lands Department up to the closing date of registration. If the certificate is not applicable to a nominated project, the organiser will consider permitting the use of the date of issue of the occupation permit by the Building Authority as the starting date for calculation of the property age.
5) May past awardees compete for this year’s Award?
Unlike in previous Awards, nominated projects for this year’s Award will be assessed by the Panel of Jurors on the basis of both soft landscape design and horticultural maintenance. Therefore, past awardees may compete for this year’s Award.
6) For properties completed in phases, how are nominating organisations to decide which
division a property should come under?
If a property was completed in two or more phases, the nominating organisation may choose to submit separate entries for the various phases of the property, or submit one single entry for the entire property (in which case the starting date for calculation of the property age will be the date of issue of the certificate of compliance for the phase last completed).