Architects invited to submit designs

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 29 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 29 April, 2006, 12:00am

The Vocational Training Council is inviting architects across the globe to submit plans for a building fit for Hong Kong's first design institute.

It launched an international architectural competition on Tuesday in a bid to secure a world-class building for 4,000 students at its controversial campus in Tiu Keng Leng.

The council is planning to apply to the government for capital funding of up to $500 million for the building. Entries will be judged by a panel of renowned architects including Richard Meier from the US, and Hong Kong's Rocco Yim.

Council chairman Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said construction work could begin as early as next year.

The Hong Kong Design Institute will centralise design courses now offered at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education campuses in Sha Tin, Kwai Chung and Kwun Tong.

For details about the competition, visit Paggie Leung