MMC Gamuda KVMRT Sdn Bhd (MMC Gamuda) has won the Public Services Architecture Award for Malaysia at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
At the same time, the MMC Gamuda architecture team was announced the winner for Malaysia for the company’s MRT SSP Line Serambi concept station planning and design.
MMC Gamuda MRT SSP Line project director Param Sivalingam said the team was honoured and excited to receive the award.
“This award demonstrates MMC Gamuda’s principles and appreciation for architectural excellence.
“Our main objective is the consumer’s journey experience and it is always about balance – the balance between aesthetics and practical utility; essentially, there is more to good station design than an impressive-looking building.
“The challenge is not only how our stations are going to look, but also designing to ease passenger flow, commuter convenience, maintenance, longevity, security and safety,” Param said.
“The award seeks to guide and inspire better building in the future and we are truly honoured by this recognition.
“Ultimately, if we can gain public support to use public transportation, not only because it is reliable but also due to the overall pleasant experience aesthetically, that is our true pride,” Param added.
Meanwhile, MMC Gamuda MRT SSP Line architect director Audrey Teo said the achievement was no accident.
“We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised. We learn from global best practices and have anchored the design and concept to the local environment.
“This is in line with MMC Gamuda’s continual efforts to be a leader in the infrastructure industry and to always bring value-added innovations in whatever we do,” Teo said.
The Asia Pacific Property Awards, now in its 25th year, is the world’s largest and most wide-ranging programme of honours within the property industry.
The awards are judged by an independent panel of over 90 industry experts, with the judging criteria focus on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.
The award was jointly won by MMC Gamuda and its design consultant Ong & Ong.