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Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival Previews 2019 with Two Competitions

Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival Previews 2019 with Two Competitions

The article below is provided by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)

Kuala Lumpur, 4 January 2019 — The Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF), organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), debuts its KLAF2019 preview with two (2) exciting and engaging international competitions opened to the public, being “First Colony on Mars”, and “Tropical House For Orang Asli”.

Themed TOMORROW, KLAF 2019 seeks the best design and architectural solution for the first human colony on Mars through “First Colony on Mars: International Ideas Competition”, that blends innovation and self-sustainability towards thriving growth. The idea of a human colony on a planet far away from Earth has been a recurring theme of science fiction in writing and film. First Colony on Mars extends the theme into architecture and design of the physical manifestations of the colony, enabling architects, designers and just about anyone to dream about how life in a colony away from Earth could or should be like. Registration for participation is open from NOW with submissions for queries entertained throughout 7th to 20th February 2019, and 27th February 2019 being the last day to register.

Entry submissions will be accepted until 26th April 2019, and the announcement of the winner will take place in June 2019 in time for KLAF2019’s official festival dates. The Runner-up will take home USD2,000 + Certificate, Second Prize receives USD5,000 + Certificate, and the Winner will take home USD10,000 + Certificate.

Closer to home, yet still focusing on the TOMORROW theme, KLAF2019 is also opening participation for The International Design Competition: Tropical House for Orang Asli, to the general public. In collaboration with EPIC Society, the Design Competition seeks to uncover the best architectural design solution for a house that reflects the ambition of Epic Homes to provide Basic Tropical Shelter for the Orang Asli community in Malaysia, based on two different scenarios: ‘Rural Housing’ and ‘Semi-Urban Housing’. Through their Epic Homes movement, EPIC seeks to build relationships between the urban and rural divide through the activity of building homes for underprivileged communities, leading to the development of cooperative, resilient and sustainable communities.

Registration for participation is open from NOW with submissions for queries entertained throughout 7th to 20th February 2019, and 27th February 2019 being the last day to register. Entry submissions will be accepted until 24th April 2019, and the announcement of the winner will take place in June 2019 in time for KLAF2019’s official festival dates. Five participants will take home Third Prize which consists of Honorary Mention, RM1,000 + Certificate, Second Prize receives RM5,000 + Certificate, and the Winner will take home RM10,000 + Certificate, for each scenario.

KLAF2019 Director Ar. Dr. Tan Loke Mun: “We certainly hope that both competitions will empower our community to be more innovative, explore their creative thinking for the future and at the same time play a definitive role in contributing to the sustainability of our communities. We would be honoured and thrilled if everyone could block the 21st June to 7th July 2019 in their calendars, and join us to experience KLAF2019: TOMORROW for themselves!”

Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF2019) will be held from 21st June 2019 – 7th July 2019. For more information regarding the competitions, please visit https://www.klaf.my/competition/mars/ and https://www.klaf.my/competition/tropicalhouse/

 

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About KLAF

KLAF 2019, under the stewardship of Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun, seeks to recapture the essence of Inclusive Festivity, bringing back the FESTIVAL into the Kuala Lumpur’s most celebrated Architectural Event.

For 2019, the theme for KLAF is ‘TOMORROW’.

The Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) is the main event of the architectural calendar in Malaysia. Organised by the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) – Malaysian Institute of Architects, the festival began in 2011, building from the success of the annual DATUM:KL conference started in 2003.

Running over two weeks, and capturing the momentum of three impactful weekends, KLAF 2019 will be held from 21 June to 7 July 2019. Its overarching focal theme will be on the future of shelter, food security, technology, architecture and art.

Participation for KLAF 2019 will see inclusive engagement with communities from all over Malaysia and the region, encouraging open participation, where the general public and the architectural + ID community can immerse themselves and collaborate in all the experiences the Festival will encompass.

3 Main Venues will play a key role in hosting Key Elements around the concept of Shelter / Future Food Fiesta / Architecture + Art / Archidex 2019 + DATUM:KL throughout KLAF 2019.

These venues are the PAM Center and its vicinity (to include APW and Balai Galeri Prima NSTP), Publika Shopping Gallery (renowned for its support of the art), as well as, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where KLAF2019 will coincide with Archidex 2019 and DATUM:KL. KLAF 2019 will see other engagement locations such as RUANG by Think City (Kuala Lumpur), the former REX Cinema, as well as, the National Art Gallery hosting related events.

In conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the Green Building Index, KLAF 2019 will also see the launch of “Greening Malaysia”, a book focused on the development of green initiatives, alongside the release of other books covering “Recent Malaysian Architecture”, and the KLAF 2019 Logbook.

One of the elements of inclusivity will be ‘open-houses’ by architectural firms, as well as, hands-on courses to help visitors appreciate what happens behind-the scenes leading towards building a home.

To that effect, the Epic Collective movement will be participating and showcasing their great efforts towards constructing homes for the Orang Asli, based on cultural, practical and elemental feedback that is part and parcel of the Orang Asli lifestyle. The public can get involved in supporting these efforts by participating during the physical building of such homes during KLAF2019, as well as, other on-ground efforts post KLAF. The sustainability features of these homes coincides well with the overarching ethos of KLAF2019.

In line with the ‘TOMORROW’ theme, KLAF 2019 will ultimately take visitors on a journey into IR4.0 and beyond, where humans will live alongside Artificial Intelligence built to ease their day-to-day lives.

For more information, visit www.klaf.my, FB and IG: @KLAF.2019

Address:

KLAF Office

Level 7, PAM Centre,

99L, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email: inbox.KLAF@gmail.com

Telephone: (+603) 2202 2866    Facsimile: (+603) 2202 2566

 

About PAM

Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) is the main national professional institute representing architects in Malaysia. Founded in 1920 as the Institute of Architects Malaya, its name was changed in 1948 to the Federation of Malaya Society of Architects (FMSA), then allied to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Another change to its current name to reflect national sovereignty came about on 20th January, 1967 when PAM was registered with the Registrar of Societies. PAM’s mission statement then and now is to “to promote the advancement of architecture and the architectural profession for the betterment of society”.

PAM currently has approximately 5,000+ members consisting of professional architects, graduates and students. Apart from its registered address in the capital city, PAM membership is also represented across Malaysia with member chapters in Sabah, Sarawak, Penang (Northern chapter) and Johore Baru (Southern chapter). In September 2016, PAM completed an important milestone by moving into its own headquarters building in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, in a GBI Platinum-rated building the result of an open architectural competition.

The institute organises the annual PAM Architecture Awards and the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival, as well as undertaking various initiatives like organising public lectures, advocacy programmes, architecture competitions, student awards, youth projects as well as championing conservation and heritage issues. PAM maintains a regular extensive programme of publications and programmes on architectural matters relating to its members, the public and the environment.

For more information, please visit www.pam.org.my or contact the Secretariat at:

Level 7, PAM Centre,

99L, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email: info@pam.org.my       Telephone: (+603) 2202 2866

Facsimile: (+603) 2202 2566

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