M+ Pavilion project was presented the Certificate of Excellence in the Construction Project Team of the Year category at the annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Hong Kong Awards 2017.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is proud to announce that the M+ Pavilion project was presented the Certificate of Excellence in the Construction Project Team of the Year category at the annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Hong Kong Awards 2017.

M+ Pavilion, the first core arts and culture project delivered by the WKCDA, was considered to have achieved excellence in all four core assessment criteria of the Award, namely professionalism, teamwork, innovation and technology. The award-winning M+ Pavilion project team consisted of the WKCDA’s Project Control Department, M+ users, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited, design consultants, and the team of VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung. Working closely together, the team overcame various challenges, such as relocating the Pavilion from its original waterfront site to a site within the Art Park, and completing the project on a tight budget. The team also applied advanced and innovative technology throughout various stages of design and construction to enhance the cost effectiveness of this project.

Mr. Duncan PESCOD, Chief Executive Officer of the WKCDA said, "I am delighted that our work on the M+ Pavilion has been recognized by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This award shows that we are performing at the highest standards, as judged by our professional peers. I want to congratulate everyone involved for a job so well done."

The annual RICS Hong Kong Awards celebrate excellence, professionalism, and achievement in the built environment. This is the 6th year RICS has acknowledged the tremendous contributions of practitioners and their projects through this Award scheme in Hong Kong.

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About West Kowloon Cultural District

Located on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong. With a complex of theatres, performance spaces, and M+, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances, and cultural events, as well as provide 23 hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.