Malaysian buildings win top prizes at PAM Awards 2022


The Kedah Digital Library by Beu Tan Architect won the Gold award under the Adaptive Re-use category. Photos: PAM

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.

"The most amazing fact of all is that we have just come out of a global pandemic, which has affected our construction industry to the extent that not only were many projects delayed, there were many sites where the work had to cease entirely.House No 100 by DRTAN LM Architect took home the Gold award under the Interior Design category.House No 100 by DRTAN LM Architect took home the Gold award under the Interior Design category.

"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.Ceylonz Suites by Tan’CK Architect is the Gold medal winner under the Commercial High Rise category.Ceylonz Suites by Tan’CK Architect is the Gold medal winner under the Commercial High Rise category.

The PAM Gold Medal and Kington Loo Medal are the highest honours bestowed by PAM upon its corporate members in recognition of design excellence in a body of work resulting in the advancement of architecture (Gold Medal), while the Kington Loo Medal is the highest honour bestowed in recognition of a lifetime of commitment, services and contribution to PAM and the architecture profession.

Here is the list of winners:

Category: Adaptive Re- Use

Gold Award - Kedah Digital Library by Beu Tan Architect

Silver Award - Women’s Aid Organisation Shelter Home by Veritas Architects

Category: Interior Design

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

Category: Commercial High Rise

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

Saloma Link by Veritas Architects received the Gold award under the Special category.Saloma Link by Veritas Architects received the Gold award under the Special category.

Category: Special Category

Gold Award - Saloma Link by Veritas Architects

Commendation - ALONE. TOGETHER by Arkitek JFN

Category: Single Residential

Gold Award - T House by Design Network Architects

Commendation - Corten House by Veritas Architects

T House by Design Network Architects is the Gold award winner in the Single Residential category.T House by Design Network Architects is the Gold award winner in the Single Residential category.

Category: Multiple Residential (Low Rise)

Silver Award - Garisan by Choo Poo Liang Architect

Silver Award - Eugenia 1-Serene Heights by STA Architects

Front street facade of Garisan by Choo Poo Liang Architect, which took home the Silver award in the Multiple Residential (Low Rise) category.Front street facade of Garisan by Choo Poo Liang Architect, which took home the Silver award in the Multiple Residential (Low Rise) category.

Category: Multiple Residential (High Rise)

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

Vertu Resort by Arkitek LLA in collaboration with DP Architects won the Silver award in the Multiple Residential (High Rise) category.Vertu Resort by Arkitek LLA in collaboration with DP Architects won the Silver award in the Multiple Residential (High Rise) category.

Category: Industrial

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

Lam Soon at Cyber Valley by Arkitek G Sim in collaboration with K2 Design Architects won the Silver Award under the Industrial category.Lam Soon at Cyber Valley by Arkitek G Sim in collaboration with K2 Design Architects won the Silver Award under the Industrial category.

Category: Commercial Low Rise

Silver Award - The Godown by Malek Hassan Architect in collaboration with Linghao Architects

Commendation - AME-Elite Headquarters by WANGHC Architect

The Godown by Malek Hassan Architect in collaboration with Linghao Architects won the SIlver award under the Commercial Low Rise category.The Godown by Malek Hassan Architect in collaboration with Linghao Architects won the SIlver award under the Commercial Low Rise category.

Category: Commercial Mixed Development

Silver Award - Angsana Teluk Bahang by Veritas Architects

Commendation - KIP Core Sentral by Pakatan Reka Arkitek

Lasam by KUEE Architect won the Silver award in the Sustainable Development Goal category.Lasam by KUEE Architect won the Silver award in the Sustainable Development Goal category.

Category: Sustainable Development Goal

Silver Award - 1 Lasam by KUEE Architect

Category: Education

Commendation - SK Nilai Impian by Azuan Architect

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