Winners of HKR International's Fourth PRI²DE Creative Camp Create "Flexible and Multipurpose Living Spaces"
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HKR International has teamed up with the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) to host the "PRI²DE Creative Camp - FLEXhome+ International Interior Design Competition 2023". Designers from around the globe were invited to submit innovative proposals centred around the competition theme "flexible and multipurpose living spaces.". The award winners brought forth fresh perspectives on adaptable and multifunctional living spaces.

Thirteen finalists were selected from an impressive pool of 330 entries from around the world and competed for the highest honours and awards at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. ​

Hong Kong’s residential spaces are known for their space constraints, as such, participants were tasked with crafting adaptable home spaces using the floor plan of a standard 600 ft² unit in Hong Kong. The participants showcased great creativity, unveiled infinite possibilities and left a lasting impression on the judges. In the end, Gavin Leung and Bob Wong took home the Champion with their design "The Beloved Nest", while the group of Bella Wong, Boris Cheung and Celia Cheung, as well as Faheem Ahamed Jamaludeen, won First and Second Runners-up respectively. The Young Design Talent Award for designers under 35 went to the team of Albert Leung, Kwan Long and Cheung Ho Yin.​​


Judges: (Left to right)): Professor Peter Hasdell, Karr Yip, Jackie Tang, Steve Leung and Virginia Lung

The distinguished final judging panel consisted of Jackie Tang, Managing Director of HKRI and Fellow Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects; Steve Leung, internationally-recognised and award-winning architect, interior and product designer; Karr Yip, former Chairman of Hong Kong Designers Association and Founder of ADO; Professor Peter Hasdell, Associate Dean of Academic Programmes in the School of Design from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a registered architect, and an expert in urban studies; and Virginia Lung, who possesses rich experience in judging international competitions and Founder of One Plus Partnership, winner of around 900 international interior design awards.

Winners of HKR International's Fourth PRI²DE Creative Camp Create "Flexible and Multipurpose Living Spaces"
Photo: Martin Lee, the Group’s Senior General Manager of Projects, presented a souvenir to Amy Ip, Vice Chairman of HKDA​

Additionally, HKR International invited Amy Ip, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Designers Association (“HKDA”), and representatives from various supporting organisations, to join us to celebrate this significant moment.​

Gavin Leung and Bob Wong's creation, "The Beloved Nest", took the top prize with its central design featuring multifunctional cabinets. These cabinets blend together entertainment areas and study nooks, crafting a cosy living space tailored for a family of four - an inviting home for three generations.​​

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The multi-functional cabinets of winning design "The Beloved Nest"

The 1st Runner-up entry, “FRAME”, is designed by Bella Wong, Boris Cheung and Celia Cheung. Embracing "frames" as the guiding concept, the design artfully establishes distinct focal points that give way to designated areas nurturing meaningful connections between individuals.

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The 1st Runner-up entry “FRAME” creates different home areas with frames

The 2nd Runner-up entry, “Walls on Wheels” designed by Faheem Ahamed Jamaludeen, focuses on opening up home spaces and functionality by means of movable and foldable walls, catering to various occasions at home

The 2nd Runner-up entry “Walls on Wheels” and its portable walls

The Young Design Talent Award entry “Harmony Haven”, designed by Albert Leung, Kwan Long and Cheung Ho Yin, was inspired by the nature and environment, and emphasises sustainable living by utilising eco-friendly materials in the design. ​​

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The sustainable living design entitled “Harmony Haven” won the Young Design Talent Award ​​

Jackie Tang, Managing Director of HKRI, stated, "The PRI²DE Creative Camp provides a professional platform for designers to ignite creative inspirations and fosters the development of outstanding talents through themed competitions. At HKRI, we emphasise continuous innovations. The theme of ‘Functional and Multipurpose Living Space’ aligns perfectly with our values – ‘Value the Individual and Cherish Our Environment’ and ‘Think Outside the Box’. We are thrilled to have HKDA as our strategic partner. Their unwavering commitment to advancing the design industry makes our collaboration a formidable alliance. HKRI eagerly anticipates partnering with more industry associations, tertiary institutions and professional organisations to co-create a healthy and unique lifestyle experience in residential spaces."

Amy Ip, Vice Chairman of HKDA, noted, "HKDA has always pursued the integration of design and aesthetics, which aligns with the values of HKRI. Through this collaboration, we can establish a platform for young designers to understand the needs in the commercial scene, equipping them with practical experiences to further develop their designs." ​​

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