Design for Well-being Award 2014 Catalogue

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Creative solutions that help promote well-being or healthy living, particularly in the urban context, are invited to enter the Design for Well-being Award 2014. First of its kind in the region, entries from Asia and the Western Pacific region, as well as the Alliance for Healthy Cities’ member cities are eligible to compete in one of the three award categories: Communication Design, Product Design, and Space Design.

Finalists will be exhibited at the Social Innovation Festival in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong, and be invited to final presentation in Hong Kong on October 27-28. Award winners will be announced at the gala dinner of the 6th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities in Hong Kong on October 29, 2014.

The Design for Well-being Award is organized jointly by the China Hong Kong Chapter, Alliance for Healthy Cities and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. Funding is made possible by the generous support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

The “Healthy Cities” movement was initiated by World Health Organization (WHO) in 1986. The Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) is an international network aimed at protecting and enhancing the health of city dwellers. It was founded in 2003 at the inaugural meeting held at the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila, Philippines. Through the network of the Alliance, members can collaborate through knowledge exchange, experience sharing, research development and capacity building programmes to get inspired for making the best use of the Healthy Cities approach. Members of the AFHC include municipal governments, national governments, NGOs, private sectors, academic institutions, and international agencies.

The first Healthy City Project (HCP) of Hong Kong was initiated in Sai Kung District in 1997. This first-ever HCP was featured by its bottom-up approach where tremendous efforts have been made in engaging the community to promote health awareness and to make collaborative efforts in building a healthy community. A cohesive partnership infrastructure across sectors conducive to sustainable development has also been built. To consolidate the work of various administrative districts and to take forward the “Healthy Cities” initiative in a synergistic manner, the China Hong Kong Chapter of the AFHC was established in September 2007.

Initiated by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in 2012, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) convenes university expertise, curates cross-disciplinary projects, and constructs partnerships for social well-being and positive systemic change. Being the first design institute dedicated to social innovation in Asia, J.C.DISI will focus on articulating creative and alternative solutions to today’s complex challenges: urban sustainability, ageing population, family and youth, social entrepreneurship, empowering technologies for the disadvantaged.


Communication Design

Poster and prints, advertisement, publicity campaign, videos, animation, Apps, game, brand, logo and visual identity, etc

Product Design

Furniture, lighting, tableware, kitchenware, tool, device, equipment, clothing and apparel, transport vehicle and system, etc

Space Design

Interior, building and architecture, public space and public works, infrastructure, urban, regional and spatial planning, etc


  • Grand Award Winner

    "Brace STOOL"
    - Jirachai Tangkijngamwong,
    Deesawat Industries Co., Ltd.

  • Communication Design Award Winner

    "Hackable Cities: A Toolkit for Re-imagining Your Neighborhood"
    - Cecilia Tham (facilitator), Monica Bilak, Paige Gildner, Jeffrey Mayers, Kristina Pacheco, Jonathan Rewers, Ogonnaya Kalu, Karen Jackson,
    Cecilia Marquez, Tatiana Soldatova, Esther Younan, Stephen Henderson, Penny Komarakulnanakorn

  • Product Design Award Winner

    "Brace STOOL"
    - Jirachai Tangkijngamwong,
    Deesawat Industries Co., Ltd.

  • Space Design Award Winner

    "Shichigahama Tohyama Nursery"

  • Special Jury Mention and Communication Design Merit

    "Earth Art Design for Protect Wu Kai Sha Beach"
    - Paul Ng

  • Communication Design Merit(s)

    "Eat Local!"
    - Guneet Bhatia
    "Same Level"
    - Chiu Kwun Yu Enzo, Dinobist Design

  • Product Design Merit(s)

    - Prof. Kin Wai Michael Siu, Public Design Lab
    - Della Tosin, Kevin Chang, Mariana Somma, Tianyi Sun
    "Umbrella Gathering"
    - Lau Yuen King Joey, CreamArt Limited

  • Space Design Merit(s)

    "New Columbarium at Diamond Hill"
    - Architectural Services Department
    "SK Yee Healthy Life Centre"
    - Andy Leung, KS Wong, Lemuel Cheng, Helen Ng and Gary Pang, from Ronald Lu & Partners
    "Lecong Beiwei Preferred Development Strategy"
    - Barry Wilson Project Initiatives, Shenzhen APECLAND Design Co., Ltd, CIMIGO Ltd.


May 28

Call for Entries / Website launch

Jun 18

Press Conference

Aug 4

Submissions are due

Aug 13-15

First round Judging / Notification to finalists

Oct 10-Dec 7

Finalist Exhibition (Coinciding with the Social Innovation Festival)

Oct 27-28

Final Judging and Design for Well-being Award Ceremony (Coinciding with the 6th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities in Hong Kong)


Works completed within the last ten years, i.e. from Jan 1, 2004

Award Eligibility

Professional designers, artists, architects from Asia, West Pacific and AFHC member cities

Judging Criteria

Design vigour, Creativity and Originality
Aesthetic and Quality
Usability, Feasibility and Sustainability
Social value and impact


Henry Steiner

Renowned brand consultant and graphic designer, Steiner&Co

Rocco Yim

Award-winning architect, Rocco Design Architects

Cees de Bont

Dean of School of Design and Swire Chair Professor of Design,
the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Representatives from

The Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC)
Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation


Online submission has been closed.
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First round (closed)

We accept online submissions of six (6) A3, PDF
with the minimum resolution of 300dpi

Final judging

A 6 min. 40 sec. (20 slides or a short video) presentation


The 6th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities


The China Hong Kong Chapter,
Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC)


World Health Organization Western Pacific Region
Alliance for Healthy Cities

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