KOTA KINABALU: Sabah architects must be innovative and come out with designs that reflect the state’s eco-wonders into state’s architecture, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said.
“As a melting pot of cultures, and as a state that is known globally for its eco wonders, it is my hope that you will strive to incorporate
these values into architecture,” he said.
Musa said the state government shared the mission to promote the advancement of architecture and the profession for the betterment of the society.
“Through this mission and other objectives, you are playing an important role in realising our vision of turning Sabah into a
developed and progressive state”, Musa said at the “Celebrating 50 years of Architecture in Sabah” organised by the Sabah chapter of Architect Association of Sabah (PAM).
Musa, whose speech was read by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said that the population growth and congestion of urban
centres also requird those involved in planning and designing to include elements of environmental sustainability in buildings, and especially in homes.
“Learn from the best to ensure that buildings do not require too much lighting in the day, or too much air-conditioning, helping reduce
electricity usage and with that lowering emissions,” he added.
Earlier in his speech, the PAM Sabah Chapter chairman Victor Wong said that with towns expanding with more high-rise buildings under healthy
economic growth, it was important for the implementation of efficient public transport system.
“The monorail system is no longer a luxury, but a necessity,” he said.
He said they hoped that a mono rail system in KK is not just a dream but a reality in the near future.