Sunday, 26th March 2017,5:31:51am


UIA Press Release: 3 invited participants for a competition in Colombo City


CHEC Port City Colombo Limited, a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Company, has launched an invited, single stage ideas competition for the longterm development of an innovative urban settlement adjoining the Colombo Fort to the East and Colombo South International Container Harbour to the North. The competition was launched on 6 March 2017 with the support of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and the International Union of Architects. Finnish architect Trevor Harris will represent the UIA on the international jury.

The competition is a single-phase procedure with three invited participants, whose work will be evaluated anonymously according to the UNESCO Regulations for architecture competitions:

  • Gensler
  • Nikken Sekkei
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)


The winner of the competition will be awarded 150 000 USD in addition to the sum of 150 000 USD provided to all three participants over the course of the competition.


• Issuance of Brief: 4 March 2017
• Site visit by participants: 31 March 2017
• Deadline Questions/Answers: 7 April 2017
• Submission Deadline: Before 3 pm, 15 May 2017
• Jury meeting: 16-19 May 2017
• Announcement of results: No more than 2 weeks after the completion of the jury meeting
• Awards Ceremony: TBA


• Dr. Deborah Dearing (Australia)
• David Dernie (United Kingdom)
• Trevor Harris (Finland)
• Calvin Tsao (USA)
• Pali Wijeratne (Sri Lanka)

PAM CB-XP : PAM Capacity Building - Experience Sharing Program l Minutes Meeting

The third session of second series of PAM CB-XP will be held on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Speaker : Ar. Amzar Ahmad
Title :“Minutes Meeting"
Date : 22 March 2017
Day : Wednesday
Time : 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Venue : Dewan President, Level 2, PAM Centre, 99L, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Speaker's Biography

Ar Amzar received a scholarship to further his studies in the UK and spent 8 years to finish with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Studies and Diploma in Architecture from Liverpool Polytechnic. He returned to Malaysia in 1984 and started his career as an architect with Perunding Alam Bina. He was made a director in 1991 and retired from the firm in 2005 where he then formed his current practice of ArAHDESIGN Partnership in February 2006.

A member of PAM since 1985, he was elected as a Fellow in 2011. Ar. Amzar has been active in the various PAM committees since 2006 and was in the PAM Council for 3 terms, the last term as PAM Honorary Treasurer in 2013-2014. He had served as PAM representative in the Majlis Akreditasi Pengajian Senibina Malaysia ( MAPSM ) and served as a panel of assessor for the Parts I & II as well as Part III LAM Exams. Ar Amzar has also participated as an external reviewer of the various Architecture programs in Malaysia.

With over 30 years of experience in practice, he was involved in various projects from residential, commercial, industrial, hospitals, universities and masterplanning projects for the Government and private sectors. Projects he was involved in had received the PAM Award and the PAM Steel Award. His interest is also in planning and landscape, with a wide and varied experience in the design, documentation and implementation of TV, Broadcasting & Film Production facilities as well as auditorias and theatres. Some of the major masterplanning studies he was involved in include Kuala Lumpur Sentral Masterplan, PUTRAJAYA Development Masterplan, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn Masterplan, Bertam Perdana Masterplan and Lestari Perdana Masterplan. He has also travelled to the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Australia on study tours of various developments.


ICOMOS Malaysia is organizing the ICOMOS Malaysia Technical Talks: THE BOTANICAL HERITAGE OF MALAYSIA: CHALLENGES FOR RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION by Datuk Seri Ar. Lim Chong Keat. The talk will be held as follows:


Date : Saturday, 4 March 2017
Time : 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Venue : Dewan Presiden, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM Centre), Level 2, 99L, Jalan Tandok 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Admission Fees:

RM10.00 : ICOMOS Members, PAM Members, Badan Warisan Malaysia Members

RM20.00 : Others

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