As people try to co-exist with Covid-19, industries are scrambling to return to pre-pandemic times, the architecture and design sectors notwithstanding.
The recent Malaysian Institute of Architects, or Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Awards and Annual Dinner 2022, held June 18, doubled as a celebration of good design as well as a return to normalcy.
Since its inception in 1990, the Awards has continued to give recognition to Malaysian architects who pursue excellence in design, promote the advancement of quality built environment that creates a positive impact socially, physically or culturally in Malaysia, as well as highlight the diversity of Malaysian architecture.
"The bar is set very high by the jury to ensure that the quality and standard of the awards is maintained throughout. It is amazing to see such a wonderful spread of projects highlighting the best and most significant projects and their architects receiving the recognition and adulation they deserve.
"Emerging from such a trying time and still seeing wonderful buildings being produced in that tumultuous period is a testament to the determination and resilience of Malaysian architects and our will to prevail through insurmountable odds," said PAM in a statement.
The winners were determined by a jury panel comprising architects Datuk Ezumi Harzani Ismail (Jury Chair), Chan Seong Aun, Sng Wilson, Datin Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi, Farik Abd Ghaffar, Nik Rahiman Nik Mohd Taib, and Mitchell Evan Gelber.
In all, a total of 101 valid submissions across 12 categories were received – Single Residential, Multiple Residential (Low Rise), Multiple Residential (High Rise), Industrial, Education, Adaptive Re-Use, Interior Design, Commercial (Low Rise), Commercial (High Rise), Commercial (Mixed Development), Special Category and Sustainable Development Goals.
During the event, PAM also conferred architect David Teh Teik Lim with the PAM Gold Medal 2022 and announced architect Dr Tan Loke Mun as the PAM Kington Loo Medal 2022 recipient.
Here is the list of winners:
Gold Award - Kedah Digital Library by Beu Tan Architect
Silver Award - Women’s Aid Organisation Shelter Home by Veritas Architects
Gold Award - House No 100 by DRTAN LM Architect
Silver Award - EDL Gallery by DRTAN LM Architect
Commendation - Selindung Daun Sales Gallery by DRTAN LM Architect in collaboration with Malek Hassan Architect
Gold Award - Ceylonz Suites by Tan’CK Architect
Silver Award - Menara Hap Seng 3 by SA Architects in collaboration with SOM
Commendation - Menara IQ by GDP Architects
Gold Award - Saloma Link by Veritas Architects
Commendation - ALONE. TOGETHER by Arkitek JFN
Gold Award - T House by Design Network Architects
Commendation - Corten House by Veritas Architects
Silver Award - Garisan by Choo Poo Liang Architect
Silver Award - Eugenia 1-Serene Heights by STA Architects
Silver Award - Vertu Resort by Arkitek LLA in collaboration with DP Architects
Silver Award - Bell Suites by tang_hs Architect and Garis Architects
Commendation - Sunway Geolake Residences by Pakatan Reka Arkitek
Silver Award - LAM SOON at Cyber Valley by Arkitek G Sim in collaboration with K2 Design Architects
Commendation - Air Asia Engineering Complex - REDCHAIN by RSP Architects
Commendation - Eco Business Park V (East Gate) by RDC Arkitek
Silver Award - The Godown by Malek Hassan Architect in collaboration with Linghao Architects
Commendation - AME-Elite Headquarters by WANGHC Architect
Silver Award - Angsana Teluk Bahang by Veritas Architects
Commendation - KIP Core Sentral by Pakatan Reka Arkitek
Silver Award - 1 Lasam by KUEE Architect
Commendation - SK Nilai Impian by Azuan Architect