Creative ideas invited to restore Bruce Lee's residence

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mrs Rita Lau, July 20 invited members of the public and professionals in related fields to submit ideas and concepts for restoring the former residence of the late Mr Bruce Lee in Kowloon Tong. The aim is to turn the residence into an attraction for locals and tourists to commemorate Mr Lee's contribution to martial arts and the film industry.

In a joint press conference announcing the launch of the Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee's Residence, property owner Mr Yu Pang-lin said he hoped that the whole community would actively participate so that the best ideas could be selected to restore the residence to its original appearance and to optimise the use of space for the provision of facilities such as an exhibition hall, audio-visual room, kung-fu corner, library and souvenir counter.

The competition is jointly organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, The Hong Kong Institute of Planners and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, with support from the Tourism Commission.

The competition is open to all in Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas countries. It comprises two categories - the Professional Group Competition, which is for fellow or full members of professional institutes of architects, planners, surveyors, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects; and the Open Group Competition, which is for all members of the public.

All interested participants should register their participation with the Professional Advisor of the competition from today until August 31 and submit their entries by October 15. Results of the competition will be announced by the end of the year.

A seven-member adjudication panel has been formed, with members comprising representatives of the property owner, Mr Bruce Lee's family, professional institutions, the Kowloon City District Council and Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Details of the competition are available on the dedicated website: www.bruceleeresidence.com.

Property owner Mr Yu Pang-lin (second left) presents a plaque with an inscription in his handwriting to Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mrs Rita Lau (second right), to express gratitude to Mrs Lau for her efforts in realising the restoration project
Property owner Mr Yu Pang-lin (second left) presents a plaque with an inscription in his handwriting to Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mrs Rita Lau (second right), to express gratitude to Mrs Lau for her efforts in realising the restoration project

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)