Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture students from Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) emerged as top four winners in the “UTOPIA Architecture Students Design Competition 2020” held from 30 December 2019 to 18 January 2020. The competition was organised by the Malaysia Architecture Students Alliance (MASA). The winners were announced on 18 January 2020. The award ceremony was held at Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) office. Presenting the award were judges Ar Muhammad Qhawarizmi Norhisham and Ar Adrianta Aziz.
The competition aimed to collect the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical or horizontal community and encourage the exploration and adaption of new habitats and territories. It also aimed to look for an adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems. Themed ‘Utopia’, the competition provided participants with an opportunity to present their ideas on the visions of our future imagined world as ‘UTOPIA’ can be on defining their own definition of a ‘perfect’ place.
As the competition also recognises outstanding and creative ideas that define the future city through the implementation of future technologies, materials, planning and organisations, the competition also served as a platform for the students to showcase their best works to the public with the intention to look for opportunity and make connections with others.
The first prize winners were Lau Chi Ying and Lim Chen Hee, who won RM300 and certificates for their project titled “Dandelion Dream”. It was designed by applying the metaphor of dandelion flower as a modular to redefine a new interpretation of a future city in terms of implementation of future technologies, materials, planning and organisation.
From left: Ar Muhammad, Lau, Lim and Ar Adrianta at the award ceremony