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SOURCE: Quality Building Award 2018
18th June 2018

Quality Building Award 2018 Results Released

New Category Introduced and Number of Jurors Increased to Enhance Industry Representation


HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 June 2018 - The Quality Building Award 2018 (QBA 2018) results have now officially been announced at the QBA 2018 Award Presentation Ceremony, held at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. QBA was co-founded in 2002 by nine of Hong Kong's leading property sector institutions and has been jointly organized on a biennial basis since. It has become established as the most unbiased, prestigious industry award in building sector. Among the nine co-organizing institutions, QBA 2018 was led by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. QBA 2020 will be led by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.

 

In addition to around 500 industry leaders attending in person, the Ceremony was also attended by The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Mr. WONG Wai Lun, Michael, JP, Secretary for Development of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. QBA 2018 features six main categories with "Grand Award" and "Merit" awards. Of all the winners, a special "Quality Excellence Award" will be awarded to the best overall project. A panel of 13 jurors of diverse professional backgrounds assesses the projects according to strict criteria.

 

The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said: "The theme of the 2018 Award is "Driven by Profession * United for Success" which echoes well with the governance philosophy of the current-term Government. Quality buildings are essential ingredients for a growing and dynamic metropolis like Hong Kong. The Quality Building Award further raises the benchmark and widens the quality spectrum for excellent construction projects in Hong Kong and beyond.  The finalists presented to us this evening demonstrate the highest quality building standards, combining innovation, sustainability and dedication to team work.  "

 

Sr LAI Yuk Fai, Stephen , Chairman of the QBA 2018 Organizing Committee , said: "This year's theme, 'Driven by Profession, United for Success', aims to reinforce QBA's vision and express the founding philosophy of QBA -- to unite professionals from diverse backgrounds and institutional membership bases in the spirit of pursuing excellence. I would also like to thank our guests of honor, jurors, advisors, fellow organizers and sponsors for their sincere contributions to the event's success."

 

Dr CHEUNG Tin Cheung, JP, Chairman of the QBA 2018 Jury Panel, said: "This year's awards were extremely competitive, which is a testament to how dedicated and proficient our city's building professionals are. As one of Asia's leading world cities, it is important for our industry to continue embracing the spirit of competition and working towards a better future. I would like to congratulate all of this year's Grand Award and Merit winners and thank my fellow jury panel members for all their hard work."

 

Results

This year, there were 29 submissions in total. 21 projects are recognized below.

Quality Excellence Award

Winner

Hung Fuk Estate, Public Rental Housing Development at Hung Shui Kiu Area 13

Hong Kong Residential (Single Building)

Grand Award

SKYPARK

Merit

AREZZO

Hong Kong Residential (Multiple Buildings)

Grand Award

Hung Fuk Estate, Public Rental Housing Development at Hung Shui Kiu Area 13

Merit

Mount Pavilia

Merit

The Avenue

Merit

The Tanner Hill

Finalist

The Pavilia Hill

Hong Kong Non-Residential (New Building - Government, Institution or Community)

Grand Award

Fire and Ambulance Services Academy

Merit

Caritas Institute of Higher Education

Merit

Kai Tak Primary Schools (S.K.H. Holy Cross Primary School & PLK Stanley HO Sau Nan Primary School)

Merit

Redevelopment of Tai Lam Centre for Women

Merit

Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building

Finalist

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre Extension

Finalist

Reprovisioning of Yau Ma Tei Police Station

Hong Kong Non-Residential (New Building - Non-Government, Institution or Community)

Grand Award

18 King Wah Road

Merit

H Queen's

Hong Kong Building (Renovation / Revitalization)

Grand Award

Wah Ha Estate

Merit

Blue House Cluster

Merit

Redevelopment of St. Paul's Co-educational College (Phase 2)

Finalist

KC100

Building Outside Hong Kong

Merit

Fu Rong No. 45 Middle School, Hefei, China

 

Jury Panel and Advisors

QBA 2018 is supported by the following industry leaders as Honorary Advisors and Jurors. Jurors are selected from various backgrounds to provide a balanced perspective:

 Honorary Advisors

Ir Dr LO Wai Kwok, SBS, MH, JP

Legislative Council Member (Engineering), HKSAR

The Hon Abraham SHEK Lai Him, GBS, JP

Legislative Council Member (Real Estate and Construction), HKSAR

The Hon Sr Tony TSE Wai Chuen, BBS

Legislative Council Member (Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape FC), HKSAR

Chairman of Jury Panel

Dr CHEUNG Tin Cheung, JP

Director, Buildings Department of Hong Kong SAR Government

Vice-Chairman of Jury Panel

Sr LAI Yuk Fai, Stephen

Chairman, QBA 2018 Organizing Committee

Jury Panel

Dr CHAN Chi Kau, Johnnie, BBS, JP

Immediate Past President, The Hong Kong Institute of Housing

Ir CHAN Kwok Cheung, Thomas

President, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Ar Marvin CHEN

President, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Mr FUNG Tak Sheung, Philip

President, The Hong Kong Chapter of the International Facility Management Association

Ir C S HO

Deputy Chairman, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency

Sr Thomas HO

Immediate Past President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Cr LAM Kin Wing Eddie

First Vice-President, The Hong Kong Construction Association

Mr LAM Sair Lin

Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Mrs Sylvia LAM

Director, Architectural Services Department of HKSARG

Ir SIT Wing Hang, Alfred, JP

Director, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of HKSARG

Cr TANG Chi Wang

President, Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

For more information about QBA and QBA 2018, please visit the official website at www.QBA.com.hk.

 

To download Event Photos, please find the link below:

www.bdcshk.com/webcontent/QBA2018_Photos.zip

 

About Quality Building Award

The Quality Building Award was co-founded in 2001 by nine building and construction related institutes and associations in Hong Kong. The award, held biennially, gives public recognition to buildings of outstanding quality that demonstrate outstanding teamwork and excellence across a range of categories.


Organizers of QBA 201 8

QBA 2018 is co-organized by nine professional institutions in Hong Kong. They are:

 

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (Chair for QBA 2018)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • The Hong Kong Construction Association
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Building Division, Building Services Division and Structural Division
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
  • The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency
  • Hong Kong Chapter of the International Facility Management Association
  • The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong

 

Media Enquiries:

QBA 2018 Secretariat Office

 

Mr Vincent Tam

Mr Sam Wong

Tel:

+852 3159 2954

+852 3159 2936

Mobile:

+852 9208 0160

+852 6470 02259

Email:

vincent.tam@creativegp.com

samct.wong@creativegp.com

 




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