Architects from Hong Kong, Poland and Shanghai were named the winners in the professional category of a competition calling for ideas on the best way to restore Bruce Lee's former home in Kowloon Tong. Hongkongers made a clean sweep of the open category. The Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee's Residence drew more than 140 entries from around the world. It was jointly organised by the Institute of Architects, the Institute of Planners and the Institute of Surveyors, with support from the Tourism Commission. However, the organisers said the designs were just ideas and would not necessarily become a reality. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan said the entries reflected one of Lee's best-known quotes: 'As you think, so shall you become.' She said the strong response from more than 20 countries - including African nations, Greece and the Netherlands - showed Lee's widespread influence. With the competition wrapped up, Lau would not disclose whether the two-storey house at 41 Cumberland Road, which was at one time a love hotel, would be restored as a memorial hall for the film and martial arts legend. Lee spent his final years there before his death in 1973 at the age of 32. Current owner Yu Pang-lin has agreed to donate the HK$100 million property. He said he had been negotiating with the government on the restoration plan and hoped it could go ahead as soon as possible. 'I'm in my 80s now, and I hope to see this project completed in my lifetime,' Yu said. Hong Kong team Jimmy Yuen Gi-tsun and Cheung Kwai-yin's Journey of Little Dragon won first prize in the professional category. Yuen, a 34-year-old landscape architect, said he was a fan of Bruce Lee. The local team's design - featuring an undulating structure resembling a dragon's body - caught the eyes of judges, including Lee's daughter, Shannon. 'I'm very excited. This is totally unexpected,' Yuen said, after receiving a trophy and the HK$50,000 prize. Polish architect Witold Opalinski's design won second prize and HK$25,000. It also resulted in his first trip to Asia, and today he will visit Lee's former home for the first time. Opalinski, 31, said he admired Lee and had spent nearly three months working on his design, which incorporates the concept of yin and yang. The third prize was awarded to a team from Shanghai. Yu had planned in 2008 to sell the house and other properties to raise funds for Sichuan earthquake victims, but he decided not to go ahead with the sale after receiving pleas to preserve the property. He later proposed to increase the floor space to 30,000 sq ft and turn it into a museum complex with a cinema, library and martial arts centre. All entries are on show at City Hall until February 4, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from February 9 to 16, and the Sha Tin Town Hall from February 23 to March 6.