Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is the aim of the Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2022?

The Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2022 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.

2) How many categories are there?

The Award is presented in 5 categories.  They are namely the categories of Large-Scale Domestic Property, Medium-scale Domestic Property, Small-scale Domestic Property, Large-scale Non-domestic Property and Small and Medium-scale Non-domestic Property.  Nominated projects in each category are split into 3 divisions according to property age: below 6 years, between 6 and below 21 years, and 21 years or above.

3) What is the difference among the eligibility criteria for the categories of Large-scale Domestic Property, Medium-scale Domestic Property and Small-scale Domestic Property?

Domestic properties nominated for the Award are categorised in accordance with their site area.  Domestic properties with a site area of 20 000 square metres or above come under the category of Large-Scale Domestic Property.  Those with a site area from 2 000 square metres to below 20 000 square metres fall under the category of Medium-scale Domestic Property.  Those with a site area under 2 000 square metres fall under the category of Small-scale Domestic Property.

4) What is the difference between the eligibility criteria for the categories of Large-scale Non-domestic Property and Small and Medium-scale Non-domestic Property?

Non-domestic properties nominated for the Award are categorised in accordance with their gross floor area.  Non-domestic properties with a gross floor area of 40 000 square metres or above fall under the category of Large-scale Non-domestic Property.  Those with a gross floor area under 40 000 square metres come under the category of Small and Medium-scale Non-domestic Property.

5) How is the age of the property in an entry calculated?

The age of the property in an entry is calculated from the date the Occupation Permit (OP) is issued by the Building Authority of the Buildings Department to the deadline of nomination.

6) For properties completed in phases, can they being nominated as one single entry?

If an entry comprising two or more phases is nominated as one single entry, the phases in question should belong to the same age category. The age of the property is calculated based on the date the Occupation Permit (OP) is issued by the Building Authority of the Buildings Department.

7) Who is eligible to nominate entries?

Entries may be nominated by the developer/management company/design company/owners’ organisation/landscape or horticultural company of the property with prior consent from the owners’ representative group of the property concerned (if applicable).  Each entry can only be nominated once in the same year of competition.

8) May past awardees compete for this year’s Award?

Yes.

9) What are the assessment criteria?

Other than one newly added criterion (i.e. “Use of new technology in maintenance”) regarding horticultural management and maintenance, the assessment criteria are basically the same as those for the Award in 2018.  Details are as follows:

(a) Soft Landscape Design

  • Visual and landscape quality;
  • Sustainability, including site coverage of greenery;
  • Enhancement to urban livability;
  • Improvement to micro-environment; 
  • Improvement to neighbouring landscape; and
  • Use of new construction techniques and modern construction solutions.

(b) Horticultural Management and Maintenance

  • Excellence of horticultural and landscape maintenance;
  • Tree safety and tree risk management;
  • Plant health and proper pruning; 
  • Environmental cleanliness and hygiene conditions;
  • Involvement and interaction of users; and
  • Use of new technology in maintenance.

10) What should be submitted for adjudication?

(a) a completed nomination form (in PDF format);
(b) a set of digital design drawing of the entry (a maximum of 2 pages), a video showing the entry (no more than 3 minutes), no more than 30 numbers of photos with high resolution digital versions, general layout plans, general landscape layout plans and the plant list;
(c) a copy of the Occupation Permit (OP) issued by the Building Authority of the Buildings Department; and
(d) documentary proof of site area (only applicable to Domestic Property entries); or
(e) documentary proof of gross floor area (only applicable to Non-domestic Property entries).

11) When will the nomination period start and end?

The nomination period is from 7 February 2022 to 20 July 2022.

12) How to submit the nomination?

The nominating organisation should store the duly completed nomination form and documentation in a DVD/memory card/USB flash drive and submit to the Secretariat of the Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2022 on or before Wednesday, 20 July 2022 (no later than 5 p.m. for submission in person or by email; for postal submission, the date of postmark will be taken as the date of receipt) at the address below. For submission by email, please send digital files of the nomination form and documentation or their hyperlinks to the Secretariat through Green Campaign Section, Leisure and Cultural Services Department at the email address below, with “Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2022” and the name of the nominated property specified in the email header. All file names shall include the names of the nominated property.

The Secretariat,
Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2022
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.
(Email: gcs@lcsd.gov.hk)
Office hour: Monday to Friday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Closed on Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

13) Will I receive any reply from the Secretariat after submission of a nomination form?

The Secretariat will normally send an acknowledgement email to the nominating organisation within 7 days after receiving the nomination form. If you have not received any reply after 7 days of your submission of nomination form, please contact the Secretariat at 2601 8026 for enquiry.

14) When will the results be announced?

The results will be announced in October 2022.

15) How will the winners be informed of the results?

The Secretariat will notify the winners in writing or by e-mail.

 
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