Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2020

 

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 a site 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) Medium-scale Domestic Property
 (with a site area from 2 000 square metres to below 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
(c) Small-scale Domestic Property 
(with a site area under 2 000 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
(B) Non-domestic Property (e.g. hotels, 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 40 000 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 and Medium-scale Non-domestic Property
(with a gross floor area under 40 000 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 an entry will be assessed based 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 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.
The weighting of assessment criteria in various categories is as follows:
Category Soft Landscape
Design
Horticultural Maintenance
(a) Properties below 6 years of age 70% 30%
(b) Properties between 6 and below 21 years of age 50% 50%
(c) 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 with equal weighting):
(a) Effective use of materials (i.e. Application of the “3R” principle of reducing, reusing and recycling);
(b) Achievement of horticultural sustainability; and
(c) Promotion of environmental awareness and green living.

Enrolment Method

1. Entry is free of charge.
2. Nominating organisation 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 2020 on or before Wednesday, 15 April 2020 (no later than 5 p.m. for submission in person; for postal submission, the date of postmark will be taken as the date of receipt) at the address below : 
  The Secretariat,
Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2020
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;
(a) a completed nomination form; 
(b) a CD/DVD with a completed nomination form (in TXT/DOC format), a set of design drawing of the entry (a maximum of 2 pages), a video showing the entry (no more than 60 seconds), 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).
 
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