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Walk DVRC Ltd.
International Design Competition

Walk DVRC Ltd.
International Design Competition

What makes a healthier and more inclusive city?

What makes a healthier and more inclusive city?

How can we revive
Des Voeux Road Central?

How can we revive
Des Voeux Road Central?

So that it is more walkable

So that it is more walkable

…and dynamic?

…and dynamic?

What are the possibilities?

What are the possibilities?

Expanding public space

Expanding public space

Harmonising pedestrian and vehicle traffic

Harmonising pedestrian and vehicle traffic

Facilitating social interactions

Facilitating social interactions

Revitalising our heritage and culture

Revitalising our heritage and culture

Creating a healthier and less polluted area

Creating a healthier and less polluted area

The Walk DVRC International Design Competition

is a way to imagine a more walkable, pedestrian environment on a 1.4 km stretch of Des Voeux Road Central in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central Business District. It is an idea‑based contest to re‑envision and re‑engage the street as quality public space.
The Walk DVRC International Design Competition
is a way to imagine a more walkable, pedestrian environment on a 1.4 km stretch of Des Voeux Road Central in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central Business District. It is an idea‑based contest to re‑envision and re‑engage the street as quality public space.

The Walk DVRC International Design Competition
Jurors

Nelson Chen
Professor of Practice and Director,
CUHK School of Architecture
Principal, Nelson Chen Architects
Markus Shaw
Chairman, Walk DVRC Ltd.
Nasrine Seraji
Professor, Faculty of Architecture,
The University of Hong Kong
Edwin Heathcote
Architecture and Design Critic,
Financial Times
Oliver Wainwright
Architecture and Design Critic,
The Guardian
Martino Stierli
The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design,
The Museum of Modern Art
Aric Chen
Former Lead Curator of Design and Architecture, M+
Eric Schuldenfrei
Head of Department and Associate Professor
Faculty of Architecture
The University of Hong Kong
Alice Rawsthorn
Design Critic for the International New York Times

The Walk DVRC International Design Competition
Jurors

Markus Shaw
Chairman, Walk DVRC Ltd.
Nelson Chen
Professor of Practice and Director, CUHK School of Architecture
Principal, Nelson Chen Architects
Nasrine Seraji
Professor, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Edwin Heathcote
Architecture and Design Critic, Financial Times
Oliver Wainwright
Architecture and Design Critic,The Guardian
Martino Stierli
The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Aric Chen
Former Lead Curator of Design and Architecture, M+
Eric Schuldenfrei
Head of Department and Associate Professor
Faculty of Architecture
The University of Hong Kong
Alice Rawsthorn
Design Critic for the International New York Times

The five shortlisted designs

Five Reimaginations of a Vibrant and More Walkable Pedestrian Environment

The five shortlisted designs

Five Reimaginations of a Vibrant and More Walkable Pedestrian Environment

WINNER

High 5-in the Sky!

MLA+, Mobility in Chain, dmau (The Netherlands)

“Excellent integration with the trams and great appreciation of multi‑level pedestrian links.
Good emphasis on placemaking and appreciate the connectivity to Connaught Road and Queen's Road Central.”

WINNER

High 5-in the Sky!

MLA+, Mobility in Chain, dmau (The Netherlands)

“Excellent integration with the trams and great appreciation of multi‑level pedestrian links. Good emphasis on placemaking and appreciate the connectivity to Connaught Road and Queen's Road Central.”

HONOURABLE MENTION

play DVRC

PangArchitect + Burgos & Garrido Arquietectos + Hiraiwa Yoshiyuki + MVA + Vision Planning (Hong Kong)

“Innovative and imaginative modular ‘scaffolding’ system that proposes urban living rooms as refuges in the city.”

HONOURABLE MENTION

play DVRC

PangArchitect + Burgos & Garrido Arquietectos + Hiraiwa Yoshiyuki + MVA + Vision Planning (Hong Kong)

“Innovative and imaginative modular ‘scaffolding’ system that proposes urban living rooms as refuges in the city.”

OTHER FINALISTS

Wander and Wonder
HASSELL Studio + We Made That
(Australia)
“Clever branding through a ‘District Des Voeux’ scheme. A very cohesive design that emphasises a central green corridor. Very strong on neighbourhood integration.”
Super Walk
MVRDV
(The Netherlands)
“A great graphic design approach that is defined by continuous black and white ‘zebra’ paving stripes.”
Des Voeux Daydream
SO – IL + Arup
(USA)
“A fantastic concept integrating horizontal and vertical frames and canopies which permit flexible use and suggest themed activities.”

OTHER FINALISTS

Wander and Wonder
HASSELL Studio + We Made That
(Australia)
“Clever branding through a ‘District Des Voeux’ scheme. A very cohesive design that emphasises a central green corridor. Very strong on neighbourhood integration.”
Super Walk
MVRDV
(The Netherlands)
“A great graphic design approach that is defined by continuous black and white ‘zebra’ paving stripes.”
Des Voeux Daydream
SO – IL + Arup
(USA)
“A fantastic concept integrating horizontal and vertical frames and canopies which permit flexible use and suggest themed activities.”

Walk DVRC International Design Competition 2018

Organised by: Sponsored by:
Participating Finalists:
Online Exhibition Curated by:

Walk DVRC International Design Competition 2018

Organised by:
Sponsored by:
Participating Finalists:
Online Exhibition Curated by: