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Published: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 7:45:26 AM

Eco-friendly award finalists attend workshop with industry mentors

Redefining sustainability: Cynthia Lim (second row, sixth from left) and Bon Eng (second row, fifth from left) 
with the Green Space finalists during the workshop.

Redefining sustainability: Cynthia Lim (second row, sixth from left) and Bon Eng (second row, fifth from left) with the Green Space finalists during the workshop.

The 2014 Anugerah Hijau Green Space Category had a total of 46 inspiring eco-friendly campus designs from schools, universities and colleges across Malaysia.

Following the nationwide search, 10 outstanding designs which best represented the Green Space category’s “Academy of Sustainability” theme were shortlisted for the finalists workshop held recently with industry leading mentors.

The Green Space category finalists who will be vying for the top three spots are Dzul Fadli Asraf and Nur Deena of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam; Lee Li Hui, Lim Ai Yin and Choo Siew Ying of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM); Chu Chia Sing, Loke Kah Seng and Tui Yi Zheng of the Malaysian Institute of Art; Siti Hajar and Wan Badrol Asyraf of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai, Johor Bahru; John Chua Yee Tak, Quek Sze Wei and Phua Chu Yun also of UTM; Liew Kar Kar, Liew Jieyi and Ong Yee Ling of the Malaysian Institute Of Art; Adam Riong Shampson and Chang Chun Hui of University Of Malaya; Wong Kwan Theng of KBU International College; Yap Zi Henn and Chin Kai Shen of the Malaysian Institute of Art; and Lam Xin Yee and Low Zhi Ling of University Putra Malaysia (UPM).

“It is encouraging to see so many young talents coming forward to showcase their ideas and creativity. As an industry player, LBS Bina Group is glad to be a part this green movement, which serves as a platform to encourage new ideas and possibly redefine the standards of sustainable buildings in future,” said LBS Bina Group Berhad managing director Datuk Sri Lim Hock San.

Lim said the competition features a different theme each year to encourage more Malaysian youth to think about and be involved in environmental preservation activities.

The 10 Green Space finalists joined 20 other finalists from the Green Film and Green Fashion categories of Anugerah Hijau for a three-day workshop with highly respected industry experts to help refine the proposed ideas and concepts.

The expert mentors included Thirukumaran Jallendran, founding member of Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC); Serina Hijjas of renowned architecture company Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn Bhd; and Bon Eng, founder of Simplex Design Sdn Bhd, a home-grown architecture, interior design and contract company.

Before moving on to developing the model campuses, Green Space finalists had the opportunity to engage with experts for one-on-one advice.

A special session was conducted by Eng, who shared tips to ensure the 3-D architecture designs met the expected standards and quality.

The workshop also brought together experts to share their experience with Green Film and Green Fashion categories’ finalists.

In addition, the experts also touched on the global and local direction of future designs for academic spaces.

The programme continued with interactive activities as well as engaging sharing sessions which the finalists took full advantage of to exchange personal experiences.

In addition to the recognition by industry mentors, first-place winners of 2014 Anugerah Hijau will also be awarded with a three-month internship, RM5,000 cash prize, a pewter trophy, book vouchers, eco products and a certificate.

The first and second runners-up will receive RM2,500 and RM1,000, respectively, and also take home a pewter trophy, book vouchers, eco products and a certificate.

For details or to view the finalists’ submission proposals, visit www.anugerahhijau.my

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