AKZONOBEL, producer of Dulux paint, together with Low Yat Group and The One Academy unveiled the newly uplifted Riverwalk Village in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, formerly known as Jalan Ipoh.
Themed Muhibbah, meaning “harmony”, the joint collaboration saw 118 students from The One Academy take part in the meaningful project aimed at bringing back the shine to one of Kuala Lumpur’s heritage areas.
This project marks the first time AkzoNobel Malaysia and Low Yat Group are collaborating in hopes of creating a better tomorrow for the Malaysian community.
This collaboration is in line with AkzoNobel’s commitment to create more Human Cities around the world while helping the world’s urban areas to deliver a stronger sense of community purpose, pride and happiness.
AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei general manager Indra Laban said the initiative to paint murals around Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah was to bring life in a new light by creating a more pleasant, vibrant and liveable space for Malaysians.
“We at AkzoNobel are ecstatic about this collaboration to transform an area that is filled with so much heritage.
“We are honoured to be able to give back to Malaysians by creating a more liveable and inspiring space.
“Our collaboration with AkzoNobel, together with The One Academy, aims to bring positive vibes to create a more visitor-friendly environment at Riverwalk Village, while providing more than 100 students with a conducive, participatory learning and fun platform to express their creative impression of Jalan Ipoh’s heritage and charm, in the spirit of muhibbah,” said Low Yat Group general manager (property and business development) Jennifer Chow.
“The efforts of these students to complete a meaningful hand-painted 3D wall mural project on three blocks of shop offices, with a total length of 74m in just four days is an achievement to be lauded.
“This joint initiative is just the beginning and will not end here. We look forward to more collaborations with AkzoNobel,” she said.
The One Academy lecturer Fadzilah Ahmad said it was a privilege to work with AkzoNobel and Low Yat Group on such an impactful community service project using the power of art and design.
“This meaningful first-time collaboration creates an artistic foundation on which to build a cohesive society reflecting the muhibbah spirit of Malaysia. I hope this mural painting project will transform Riverwalk Village into a creative hub as part of the development of Riverwalk City,” she added.
The students who took part in a four-day painting project were from a variety of courses at The One Academy including Fashion Design, Multimedia, Fine Art, Illustration, Digital Animation, Graphic Designs and Interior Design.
They painted the mural using Dulux Weathershield, a range of premium quality exterior paints with Keep Cool Technology to reflect infrared radiation from sunlight, consequently reducing exterior wall surface temperature by up to five degrees Celcius.
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