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Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants’ Association Clubhouse
Redevelopment Idea Design Competition


(About HKCCSA and the Competition)

Since 100 years ago, the Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants’ Association (HKCCSA), founded in May 1914, has served as a unique totem which has gravitated and united the Hong Kong civil service.  

Being the largest civil service trade union, HKCCSA cares not only the interests of the civil servants.

Her contribution to the smooth transition of the civil service from the British Hong Kong Government to the Chinese Special Administrative Region Government during the 1980s and the 1990s, shows that HKCCSA also cares the interests of Hong Kong people.

To advocate and promote a stable, clean, dedicated and politically neutral civil service is HKCCSA’s mission, which is enshrined in her Constitution. 

To provide as far as possible a variety of sports and recreational activities to enhance the quality of life of her members and their families is one of HKCCSA’s main  objectives. 

To this end, thanks to the assistance of the Government, HKCCSA Clubhouse has from 1952 served the sport and recreational venue for her members and their families. With its plain and simple design, an unique example of a post-war era building, the Clubhouse building has since then become a landmark of King’s Park, Kowloon.  

To serve her members and their families better, the need for a redevelopment of an aging HKCCSA Clubhouse, which is more than half a century old, is pressing.  

The HKCCSA Clubhouse design competition is seeking a series of creative and realizable  design ideas to further enliven and integrate the site,  to elevate HKCCSA’s esprit de corp.

The design should enable HKCCSA, a non-profiting generating organization to realize its full potential; both as a location to provide for its members and their families and friends venues for sports and recreational activities, and at the same time, able to be economically self-sustainable.

To achieve this goal, HKCCSA is inviting local architectural designers to join this historical centenary event by considering an enhanced plan for her Clubhouse site.

Entries will be evaluated on design merit and the positive impact the proposal will have on the King’s Park District.  

Three respondents will be awarded HK$100,000 (the “Award”) each to develop their proposals for a presentation to the Competition Jury and the HKCCSA Clubhouse Redevelopment Committee / HKCCSA Executive Council. 

An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be held in Hong Kong.  

Among the three, one winner may be appointed as the designer to execute and deliver the project. The design is an idea and the project shall be subject to modifications to satisfy the requirements of relevant Government departments, the Town Planning Board and the Executive Council of HKCCSA. The copyright and other intellectual property rights on the design shall vest in the Association.

If however any of the finalists fails to submit his/her final proposal or the final proposal does not comply with the requirements, the finalists will not be entitled to receive the Award. 

HKCCSA reserves the absolute right to accept or reject any entries, to implement or not the winning design.

Recent Notice

Announcement of the Winner:
Ida & Billy

Though it was not an easy job for the Jury Panel to select among the design proposals of the 3 finalists one and only one winner, the Panel has tried its very best and finally selected Ida & Billy Architects Ltd. as the winner of the HKCCSA Clubhouse Redevelopment Idea Design Competition. Formal notification will be made in due course.

Exhibition of the Design Proposals of the 3 Finalists

HKCCSA also announces that an exhibition of all the 3 finalists' design proposals will be arranged from 20 - 25 November 2014 from 11:00 - 21:00 at HKCCSA Clubhouse at 8 Wylie Road, King's Park, Kowloon. Members and Friends of HKCCSA are most welcome to visit the exhibition and give your comments if any to the Association.


Result of Phase I Competition-
3 Finalists Selected

With the kind assistance of the interested parties, we have now completed Phase I Competition!

Among the 13 submissions received, Panel Members of the Competition Jury have recently interviewed 6 of them and selected at last 3 Finalists to advance to Phase II Competition.

It was not at all an easy job for the Jury! But due to the limited places available, the Jury was not able to select more.

HKCCSA is indeed impressed by all the art works presented and appreciates very much for the time and effort all of them have contributed.

The 3 Finalists are:

  • James Law Cybertecture International Ltd.
  • Wing Kwok Designers and Architects Ltd.
  • Ida & Billy Architects Ltd

In Phase II, the 3 Finalists shall develop conceptual design proposals and encouraged to supplement their team with firms specializing in other disciplines, such as landscape architecture, historic preservation and urban design, in order to best re-imagine HKCCSA’s Clubhouse and public realm within HKCCSA’s estimated budget. Each of them will be awarded 100,000 HKD for their work and design.

13 Submissions Received

As at 1 September 2014, a total of 13 statement of Interest and Qualifications Submissions have been received.

The submissions will be examined by the Penal Members of the Jury.

Possible interview and/or request for additional information may be required after the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays. If required, the lead designer of the team shall be notified by email accordingly.

Extension of Time Line of HKCCSA Clubhouse Redevelopment Idea Design Competition

For 2nd Round Q&A, please CLICK here to download.

Due to the popular demand, we have extended the deadlines for the Q&A and submissions.

Interested parties may come for the site visit at any time during our office hours until 30 August, 2014 .

For your convenience, prior arrangement is requested. Please RSVP by emailing to or

PHASE I (Revised) 
9 June, 2014 (Monday, noon)

  • Design Competition Public Invitation / Announcement

  • Question & Answers period begins

  • (questions may be sent to

21 June, 2014 to 30 August, 2014

1 August, 2014 (Friday)

  • Round 1 Question & Answers period ends. Answers to the queries will be announced on the competition website

11 August, 2014 (Friday)

  • Round 2 Question & Answers period ends. Answers to the queries will be announced on the competition website

1 September, 2014 (Monday, 17:00)

  • Statements of Interest and Qualifications Submission

8 September, 2014 (Monday, exact timing to be confirmed)

  • Possible Interviews and/or Requests for additional information