ARA DAMANSARA: The new blueprint for reinventing the conventional Malaysian terrace home design kicks off with 170 professional Architects registering for the Concept Home 2030 Competition. The competition is co-organised by Sime Darby Property Bhd and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM).
Sime Darby Property group managing director Datuk Azmir Merican said that the encouraging response from participating architects showed that the sentiment to elevate the archetypal living space design to meet the needs of tomorrow is mutual.
“The competition outcome will allow us to combine Sime Darby Property’s pioneering ideas on how living spaces will be designed to fit the future Malaysian way of life together with how visionaries of the built realm foresee the future.
“This synergistic visual narrative will strengthen our approach to methodically manage disruptive new ideas into our future products, building people-centric homes laden with technology for sustainable communities and townships of the future,” he said.
The competition is open to architects registered with PAM to envision future-ready sustainable homes utilising technology from ideation to development.
PAM president Datuk Ezumi Harzani Ismail said it is exciting to see various dimensions of ideas to be conceptualised through this record-breaking number of participants.
The competition encourages participants to address upcoming megatrends and future home predictions while finding new ways of designing, building, and innovating homes to close the existing gaps in the market.
Participants will undergo multiple stages of the competition before results are announced in January 2022. Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of adjudicators consisting of Sime Darby Property and PAM representatives.
The winner will win RM100,000 plus the prospective commission of executing a virtual or physical showcase project with Sime Darby Property, while second and third-placed winners will take home RM75,000 and RM50,000 respectively.
Beyond the top three winners, the competition will also award two honorary mention prizes and a People’s Choice Award, in which Malaysians can vote online for their favourite submissions.