BCI Asia Construction Information Sdn Bhd honoured Malaysia’s top property developers, architecture firms and interior designers — who have helped to shape the country’s physical landscape into what it is today — at its 14th annual BCI Asia Awards ceremony held on 29 June 2018 at The Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
The event drew more than 400 distinguished guests from the local building and design industry, and was graced by Yang Berhormat Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing & Local Government; Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Mahadi Che Ngah, executive director of Project Implementation, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL); Datuk Ir Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid, CEO of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB); Ar Ezumi Harzani Ismail, president of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM); Ar Chan Seong Aun, president of Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC); Ar Serina Hijjas, co-chairof Green Building Index; and Ar Tan Pei Ing, past president of ArcAsia.
The highlight of the evening was the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards, which recognised the most active architecture firms and developers in Malaysia — based on the highest value of projects under construction during the last full calendar year, weighted by the extent of their sustainability efforts. (For architecture firm, pre-tender projects were included to recognise early incorporation of Green design efforts.) Malaysia’s Top 10 architecture firms have a USD10.33 billion combined portfolio, while the Top 10 developers have a USD2.19 billion portfolio.
BCI Asia Top 10 Architects for 2018 Awards were presented to Akipraktis, aLM Architects, Archicentre Sdn Bhd, BEP Akitek Sdn Bhd, GDP Architects Sdn Bhd, NRY Architects Sdn Bhd, RDC Arkitek Sdn Bhd, SA Architects Sdn Bhd, T & T Architect Sdn Bhd, and VERITAS Architects Sdn Bhd.
BCI Asia Top 10 Developers for 2018 Awards were also presented to Eco World Development Group Bhd, IJM Land Bhd, KSL Holdings Bhd, LBS Bina Group Bhd, M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd, Mah Sing Group Bhd, Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, Sunway Bhd, and Tropicana Corporation Bhd.
Apart from the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards, the FuturArc Prize, FuturArc Green Leadership Award and Interior Design Awards were also presented to the Malaysian winners at the event.
This year’s FuturArc Prize—Asia’s leading Green building design competition—commends forward-thinking ideas by international professionals and students on designing a biophilic Asian city. Michelle Lum Zhi Ying and team from Malaysia have been awarded the merit award in the Student Category for their entry titled “Fueling The Future”, which explores the principles of permaculture and how it seeks to provide a set of universally applicable guidelines that can be used in designing sustainable systems.
The FuturArc Green Leadership Award recognises the teams behind Green built projects that have demonstrated the best in architectural innovation and environmental stewardship in the region. The winning Malaysian entry in the Commercial category is Factory in the Forest, by a team comprising Paramit, Design Unit Sdn Bhd, Chin Kuen Cheng Architect, IEN Consultants Sdn Bhd, South Island Building Sdn Bhd, Perunding Eagles Engineers Sdn Bhd, Web Structures, and JLL Sdn Bhd.
The BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2018 lauds excellent interior architectural designs in seven categories. IM4U Youth Sentral by Ooi Design & Associates Sdn Bhd is the winning Malaysian design in the Schools category. Seven local merit recipients were also recognised at the ceremony.
Malaysia’s BCI Asia Top 10 Awards 2018 was presented by Jotun, Beckers, Hafele, Halio, Rigel, Skidata, Armstrong Flooring, Bostik, Greenseal Products, Hansgrohe, HP DesignJet, KH Shutters and Wacker Chemicals. — Construction+ Online
About BCI Asia Awards
BCI Asia Awards is held in seven Asian regions—including Malaysia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Beyond recognising the most active architecture and developer firms, BCI Asia Awards also aims to encourage the creation of socially-responsible architecture. Celebrating 14 years of building and design leadership, BCI Asia Awards remains as one of the most coveted awards in the regional building industry while serving as a platform for domestic and international networking among elite architecture firms, property developers, manufacturers and service providers.
About BCI Asia
The BCI construction media group reports upcoming construction projects in the Asia Pacific region. BCI bridges the information gap between design consultants seeking to specify products for their projects, and suppliers seeking to inform them about building products and new construction technologies. In doing so, BCI Asia conducts more than 250,000 face-to-face and phone interviews with architects, developers, engineers and contractors every year, reporting on approximately USD400 billion worth of projects. Besides promoting efficiency and transparency through its research services, BCI also publishes FuturArc journal, Construction+ magazine and other architectural books.