Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Design Competition for Bruce Lee Museum

Hong Kong officials announced a design competition to turn the martial arts king Bruce Lee’s home into a museum. Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, along with a panel of architects and town planners, are to serve as judges, with winners announced in November or December.

According to a statement by Rita Lau, Hong Kong’s secretary for commerce and economic development, the government has also commissioned two films, a documentary of the building of the museum and a biography of Lee, who died in 1973. Yu Panglin, owner of the property, has offered $13,000 in prize money. In July Mr. Yu, a real estate tycoon and philanthropist, donated the 5,600-square-foot town house in the Kowloon area of Hong Kong to that region’s government for the purpose of turning it into a memorial for Lee.

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