Hong Kong gets creative with ‘Design Your Airport’ competition

The overall winner
The overall winner

The students and citizens of Hong Kong have delivered an insight into how airports could look in the future.

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority (AAHK) has unveiled the winners of its ‘Design Your Airport’ competition, which gathered almost 250 entries. With judges basing their decisions on feasibility and sustainability, as well as creativity and aesthetics, the contest was aimed at providing workable examples of new airport designs.

The competition divided into two categories – one open contest and one for secondary school students. The winning entry integrated the design of a dim sum steamer. This beat other entries that were based on similarly traditional concepts, such as herbal tea, typhoon shelters and Cantonese opera.

The students group winner
The students group winner

“Some designs embody aesthetics and practicality at the same time, while others showcase Hong Kong’s local culture and reflect the airport’s role as a gateway to the world.

“The submissions we received are inspiring and will serve as a reference as we embark on a series of major construction projects at the airport in the coming years, such as expanding the Hong Kong International Airport into a three-runway system and the expansion of Terminal 1,” said CK Ng, executive director of airport operations at the AAHK.

Other members of the judging panel included Vincent Ng, president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Joseph Choi, president of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and Kevin Poole, executive director of Hong Kong’s third runway project.

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