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Welcome to Kuala Lumpur! Taylor’s University is the proud Host University for Archirprix SEA 2014.

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Taylor’s University is a private university in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia founded in 1969 as a college. It was awarded ‘university college’ status in 2006 and ‘university’ status in 2010. As one of Malaysia’s oldest, most successful and reputable private education institutions, Taylor’s University offers a comprehensive range of courses at all levels.

Taylor’s School of Architecture, Building and Design is one of Malaysia’s top built environment schools with an established tradition of excellence. Through its quality courses, experienced faculty and innovative teaching and learning initiatives, it equips students to pursue professional education in the built environment and achieve their career aspirations. The programmes offered by the School are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and are also internationally recognised.


Day Hour Activity
Sat, 18 Oct 17:00 – 19:00 Arrival of Participants/Jury members/Guests.
Registration of Participants at/near Ruemz Hotel,
Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.
Sun, 19 Oct 07:30 – 09:15 Breakfast at Temptations Restaurant,
Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus
08:00 – 09:15 Registration of Participants
at/near Temptations Restaurant
09:30 – 21:30 Archi-Tours in Kuala Lumpur
Mon, 20 Oct 08:00 – 09:15 Registration of Participants
at/near MAS 1, Block C, LG.
Setting up presentation panels
at MAS 1, Block C, LG.
09:30 – 10:45 Opening Ceremony at Lecture Theatre 12
10:00 – 10:45 Keynote Speech by Jimmy Lim
10:50 – 11:10 Group Photo Session at Entrance Foyer
11:10 – 11:30 Drinks Break at Temptations Restaurant
11:30 – 12:55 Presentations + Jury Session at MAS 1
Team BN-A
Team BN-B
Team HUA-A
13:00 Launch of Exhibition at MAS 1
13:00 – 14:25 Lunch at Temptations Restaurant,
Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus
14:30 – 16:10 Presentations + Jury Session at MAS 1
Team NUS-A
Team NUS-B
16:10 – 16:30 Drinks Break outside MAS 1
16:35- 17:50 Presentations + Jury Session at MAS 1
Team SLU-A
Team TU-A
Team TU-B
19:30 – 21:00 Welcome Dinner for Participants, Jury,
and Guests at Temptations Restaurant
Tue, 21 Oct 09:30 – 11:10 Presentations + Jury Session at MAS 1
Team UGM-A
Team UPM-A
11:10 – 11:30 Drinks Break outside MAS 1
11:35 – 12:50 Presentations + Jury Session at MAS 1
Team VLU-A
Team VLU-B

End of all Presentations
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Temptations Restaurant
14:00 – 18:00 Workshop 1 at MAS 2 & MAS 3
19:00– 20:30 Dinner at Temptations Restaurant
Wed, 22 Oct 09:30 – 12:30 Workshop 2 at MAS 2 & MAS 3
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at Temptations Restaurant
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop 3 at MAS 2 & MAS 3
17:00 – 17:30 Photo Session and Results of Workshops
17:30 – 18:00 Collection of drawings and models
by Participants from MAS 1, Block C, LG
19:30 – 22:30 Awards Ceremony and Farewell Dinner
at Holiday Inn, Glenmarie

* Last updated 9 Oct 2014, 10pm. Information is correct at the time of publication.
Notes: MAS= Master of Architecture Studio


The keynote speech will be delivered by Mr Jimmy Lim, President of the Jury for Archiprix SEA 2014.


President of the Jury
Jury_Sq_Jimmy Jimmy C S Lim
Professor, Architect
CWL Design Sdn. Bhd.

Jimmy Cheok Siang Lim is a Malaysian Architect. Raised in Penang, at the age of fifteen, sent to Sydney to complete his schooling. This was his “globalisation” process – to learn from the West. All in all, he spent 13 years in Australia. When in Sydney his work was influenced by FLW and the ‘Sydney School’.
      After rejecting a job offer from the National University of Singapore, to be on their design team for the Kent Ridge he returned to Kuala Lumpur in Nov. 1972 – the second stage of his “globalisation” applying what he had learnt into the home environment.
      In 1978, he practiced as CSL Associates. Starting a search for solutions to an Equatorial Tropical regional architecture, a preoccupation with the Conservation of Energy; Conservation of Heritage and using recycled/rejected building materials and their “retention and preservation” as markers of time. Lim’s work is guided by the principles of “Architecture of Humility” followed by the “Tai-chi of Architecture”. Much of which are embodied in his “Rites of the Tropic”.
      Lim has won numerous awards for his tropical architecture. Besides extensive invitations to public Lectures and presentation at Conferences, Lim is also invited on a regular basis to Lecture and Teach at Universities, Locally and Internationally. Among his awards received are the Aga Khan Award for Architectural Excellence, Norway Award for Culture, The University of New South Wales Alumni Award, Roll of Distinguished Alumni Of Oakhill De La Salle College, Commonwealth Associate of Architects Award, PAM Awards, and more recently the Singapore Institute of Architects-Getz Award.

Jury Members
Jury_Sq_Eko Eko Agus Prawoto
Professor, Vice Dean I of Product Design
Architecture and Design Faculty
Duta Wacana Christian University

Eko Prawoto was born in small town Purworejo,Central Jawa in August 1958. Graduated from Gadjah Mada University as Bachelor of Architecture in 1982 and from the Berlage Institute Amsterdam as Master in Architecture in 1993. Since 1985 become a lecturer in Faculty of Architecture and Design in Duta Wacana Christian University. In 2000 established a design studio , Eko Prawoto Architecture Workshop.
      Prawoto works mostly a small scale projects such as private houses, art galeries,or community facilities. Enhancing locality is become the design strategy to integrate architecture with social,cultural and environmental context. He is also doing art installation or community art projects . His works had been showed in some events : Venice Biennale 2000, Arte all’arte , Gwangju Biennale, Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Kamikatsu Art Festival, Anyang People Art Project in korea, Common Ground Australia, Regionale XII in Austria, and recently Singapore Biennale 2013.
      Doing architecture is a journey , searching for the new balance in this ever changing world. Architecture is a mean to maintain the spirit of togetherness of the community, and living harmony with the Nature.

Jury_Sq_Erwin Erwin Viray
Deputy University President
Kyoto Institute of Technology

Erwin Viray is Professor of Architecture and Deputy University President at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan. He has been Editorial Associate of a+u (Architecture and Urbanism), Tokyo since 1996.
      He obtained a BS Arch (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines in 1982, a Master of Engineering in Architecture at Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1986, and a Doctor of Engineering in Architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1991.
      Erwin Viray was Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore (NUS) before taking up the position of Professor of Architecture and Design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology in July 2011. He was Head of the Graduate School of Architecture Design in 2012 -2014. And since April 1, 2014, appointed as Deputy University President.
      He is also Design Critic of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Cambridge, MA, USA.
      He has received awards from the Council of Europe Swedish Institute Scholarship (1986), Japan Foundation Fellowship (1990), and the Kyoto City Appreciation Award (2001).
      Erwin Viray was jury expert of the Zumtobel Award for Humanity and Sustainability, jury of UIA Asia Architecture Olympiad in 2009, award ambassador for the Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction, member of the planning and management committee of TOTO Gallery Ma, Chair of the jury for Archiprix SEA 2012, jury of the Singapore President’s Design Awards 2012, Chair of the AUD Panel jury of the Singapore President’s Design Awards 2013 and 2014.


Participants will be led on a walking tour of various prominent landmarks and sights on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Hour Activity
09:30 Depart from Taylor’s Univ Lakeside Campus
10:00 Foo Residence.
Designed by Jimmy Lim/ CWL Design Sdn. Bhd.
11:15 Prudential Tower (formerly Pacific Bank).
Designed by Jimmy Lim/ CWL Design Sdn. Bhd.
12:30 LUNCH
14:00 A walk through the old city, starting at the mouth of the Klang River, passing through shophouses and various building types at the core of KL. Start/End at KL Central Market.
17:30 Petronas Twin Towers
19:15 DINNER
21:00 Depart from Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
21:30 Arrive at Taylor’s University

* subject to change


Two workshops will be conducted concurrently by Jury Members:

Workshop Leader Details
Prof Erwin Viray The workshop ‘The Threshold In_visible’ will be conducted by Prof Erwin Viray over three sessions (21–22 Oct) at MAS 2, Block D, LG.
Conversation on: media, technology, and sensorium.
An exploration of modern media movement, on the work to encode information of a period of time, of a place context, to understand aspects of nature in our era, how modern media and genre and technology and the consequent individual works affect/effect the changing human sensory apparatus.
Three parts: session one: conversations; session two: making SURface INTERface; session three: sharing.
Components: documentation: smart phone, notebook pc, sketchbook and pencil, synthesis into a book, tea reception.
Communication of process, and the ideas of perception, the reading in the configurations of the surface, the way primeval man perceived the world around him, like the sky – constellations of the configurations on the sky.
How do you see the world?
How do you express what you see?
How do you record or document what you perceive?
How do you convey what you perceive, what you see?
Each of us has a story to tell, to share, seeing the world in a world of a child.
“Every work of art rests on an idea, it has an a priori ideal, a necessity to itself to exist, and this necessity to exist, and nothing else, that the conversation has to demonstrate.” The act is to build Knowledge in the medium of reflection that is art, to realize the artworks virtual self-reflection in the present.
Prof Eko Agus Prawoto The workshop ‘Village Energizer’ will be conducted by Prof Eko Agus Prawoto over three sessions (21–22 Oct) at MAS 3, Block E, LG.
Ngibikan village was badly destroyed by the earthquake in May 27,2006. It was 6.1 R earthquake which shake for only 60 seconds that make the village change entirely. Most of the houses collapsed. The earthquake might destroy the buildings but not the spirit of the people. Within 90 days they able to rebuild 105 houses by themselves worked hand in hand to help each other.
It is important lesson from the Nature and it is needed to pass it on to the next generations as well as to others.
There is an idea to energize the village…. an invitation for intervention.
A place for kids to read or play, a place to share, meeting place, village library, an extension of the memory…village museum, a visitor centre…?
The proposed new facility should be possible build by local people using the available local materials. Coconut wood, wood, bamboo, brick, stone, concrete…would be the materials to be thought of. And it should also give a new energy to the rural traditional life to be more optimistic and cheerful… Architecture could be the answer…


The following finalists for Archiprix SEA 2014 have been selected to attend the final stage of the competition in Kuala Lumpur:

University Team Registration No.
Bina Nusantara A SEA2014-BN-A
Bina Nusantara B SEA2014-BN-B
Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture A SEA2014-HUA-A
Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, Borneo Campus A SEA2014-LKWB-A
Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, Borneo Campus B SEA2014-LKWB-B
National University of Singapore A SEA2014-NUS-A
National University of Singapore B SEA2014-NUS-B
Saint Louis University A SEA2014-SLU-A
Taylor’s University A SEA2014-TU-A
Taylor’s University B SEA2014-TU-B
Universitas Gadjah Mada A SEA2014-UGM-A
Universita Katolik Parahyangan Bandung Indonesia (UNPAR-Bandung) A SEA2014-UNPAR-A
Universita Katolik Parahyangan Bandung Indonesia (UNPAR-Bandung) B SEA2014-UNPAR-B
Universiti Putra Malaysia A SEA2014-UPM-A
University Tunku Abdul Rahman B SEA2014-UTAR-B
Van Lang University A SEA2014-VLU-A
Van Lang University B SEA2014-VLU-B


The following award winners were announced at the awards ceremony cum farewell dinner held at Holiday Inn, Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Malaysia on 22 October 2014:

Prize Project & Team
First Prize ‘Borderless Vietnam Cambodia School’
Van Lang University
Team B
Participants: Nguyen Quang Tuyen, Tieu Dong Phuong
Supervisors: Le Viet Nga, Nguyen Quoc Long
Jury Citation:
The design emphasized on education of young children living on the border areas of Vietnam and Cambodia. The proposed design facilitates the young and inquisitive minds and makes them aware of environmental sustainability in a playful manner. The use of local building materials and craftsmanship for construction, which is also responsive to the needs of its users and the tropical climate, was powerfully moving.
Second Prize ‘8B Habitat Tower’
Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (Borneo)
Team B
Participants: Sim Ching Cheng, Yvonne Chong Hui Joo
Supervisor: Tay Tze Yong
Jury Citation:
Environmentally sensitive design approach, which is inspired by the local elements and based on the need of the communities, is the key element of this design. The habitat tower is quite a successful design proposal on how to achieve the delicate balance between the nature and the humans through the use of modern materials.
Third Prize ‘Contracting the Commons’
National University of Singapore
Team A
Participant: Tessa Choo Li Xia
Supervisor: Erik L’Heureux
Jury Citation:
The design idea explores the new innovative ways for interaction between people and spaces and in this case, the seaside, which has been made inaccessible due to heavy industrialization of Singapore sea port areas. If implemented, the design could act as a catalyst between the nature and the people, hence, making a positive impact to the society.
Merit Award ‘Seasons of Water’
Van Lang University
Team A
Participants: Bui Thanh Minh, Nguyen The Huy
Supervisors: Le Thi Minh Tam, Nguyen Quoc Long
Jury Citation:
The compatibility of the design with the context is the strongest point of the project, which will certainly bring positive impact to the local communities. The sensitive design and the use of building materials for the floating market creates a sustainable environment and could be a paradigm for Southeast Asian places of similar comparisons.
Merit Award ‘Petronas Motorsport’
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Team A
Participant: Muhamad Razaki Bin Jusoh
Supervisors: Wan Sofiah, Sarizal Yusman
Jury Citation:
As a result of meticulous study of the urban issues and site context, this building is in harmony with its immediate surrounding environment through its shape, material, and function. Shaped by the site’s surroundings, the sleek horizontal design, which also cantilevers over the River creates dynamic spaces for people to enjoy and relax in the middle of the city. The PETRONAS Motorsport building promises to revitalize the neglected part of Kuala Lumpur city.