Open Architecture Design Ideas Competition and Digital Innovation Labs towards transforming Housing for Malaysia.

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Housing 4.0 Secretariat
For all enquiries, please contact Ms. Anne Nur Ekzan
Email: / Tel: (+603) 2202 2866

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Housing is a critical issue here and everywhere in the world today. With the mismatch between demand and supply, between expectations and reality, there needs to be a re-think and overhaul in how we address and tackle the issues regarding housing today, in order to engage with new societal aspirations and the current conditions for the future.

As architects, this is an area where we can demonstrate leadership, to bring the entire knowledge and skills of the discipline with the powers of architectural imagination and  organisation. With new technology and digital tools available now, this is an opportune moment to re-engage with the ambitions for a new positive future for Malaysian housing. It is time for architects to deliver re-energised imagination, innovation and beauty to this typology

On 18th March, 2019, the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM – Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) entered into an Agreement with Gamuda Industrial Building System Sdn Bhd to collaborate on project HOUSING 4.0, which comprises two key planks: an open architectural design ideas competition and a digital innovation lab towards transforming housing in Malaysia. The collaboration involves emphasising innovation in building future homes by harnessing digital tools including the use of Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), in addition to promoting exemplary and prototypical design ideas for the future of housing in the country.

HOUSING 4.0 thus is both design and technology, to seek the best architectural propositions for a Malaysian urbanscape that underlines its context and social frameworks, and as an advocacy platform for the utilisation of digital technology in the industry. The project initiative is also in response to the Dasar Perumahan Negara (National Housing Policy) issued earlier in 2019.

Prizes & Honoraria

The Organisers of the Competition undertakes to accept the decision of the Jury, and within one (1) month from the date of the announcement of the Winners, to pay the prizes and honoraria to the Winners in the manner as stated.

The Jury shall make the final selection of the winners; and the Jury’s decision on the same shall be final and binding on all parties concerned.

First Prize
  • To the participant (“1st Prize Winner”) whose proposal is judged to be worthy of winning the FIRST PRIZE by the Jury, a prize of RM 80,000 and Certificate
Second Prize
  • To the participant whose proposal is judged to be worthy of winning the SECOND PRIZE by the Jury, a prize of RM 40,000 and Certificate
Third Prize
  • To the participant whose proposal is judged to be worthy of winning the THIRD PRIZE by the Jury, a prize of RM30,000 and Certificate
Honorary Mention
  • To each of the two (2) entrants whose proposal is judged to be worthy of HONORARY MENTION by the Jury, a prize of RM 15,000 and certificate each
Key Dates

The Organiser reserves the right to vary the Competition time table to amend and adjust according to circumstances.

Key Dates By, or no later than
Competition Launch & Open for Registration 16 April 2019, Tuesday
Gamuda IBS Facility Visits (3 slots) tbc
Closing of Registration & Submission of Queries 17 May 2019, Friday
Replies to Queries 31 May 2019, Friday
Closing date of Stage 1 (submissions of entries) 15 July 2019, Monday
Stage 1 Judging – Technical Review + Shortlisting 05 August 2019, Monday
Announcement and Commencement of Stage 2 09 August 2019, Friday
Digital Innovation Lab workshop (for finalists) tbc
Stage 2 Judging 05 Sept 2019, Wed
Launch of Exhibition and Announcement of Winners of the competition 04 Sept 2019, Monday

* The above dates and details are indicative. Submission deadline dates above will be deemed to mean 5:00 pm on the stated dates.

Dear Participants,

Good news.

After receiving several requests, the organisers have decided to allow an extension to the Stage 1- Submission of Entries’ closing date scheduled for Monday, 15 July 2019 to Friday 19th July at 5:00 pm or earlier.

Late submissions will not be accepted and no further extensions will be considered. Please refer to the competition rules for the submission requirements.

Each entry submission must be contained in a single package delivered to the following:

HOUSING 4.0 Secretariat
c/o Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia
99L, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We look forward to your competition entries and wish everyone good luck.

Thank you.

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PAM and GAMUDA IBS Collaboration for Housing 4.0

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