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PR1MA-MIP TOWNSHIP IDEAS COMPETITION 2017/18

1. INTRODUCTION

Perumahan Rakyat 1 Malaysia or PR1MA is an organisation which has been mandated to develop 500,000 quality affordable homes to sandwich income group of RM2,500 to RM15,000 by 2018. Through this mandate, PR1MA has been tasked to develop a holistic approach in addressing housing needs in Malaysia. PR1MA in collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) is organising “PR1MA MIP Township Ideas Competition 2017/18”. This competition is intended to generate interest amongst youth, young graduates and new practicing planning firms to participate and engage in developing design and planning ideas for creating a quality housing environment, neighbourhood and township with special interest in youth and community

Theme
"Youth in Community (YiC) 'Why I See'"

The theme of this competition is to create a residential township that enhance community spirit in a well-planned, sustainable and resilient development with special focus on the roles of youth and needs in the community.

 

2. OBJECTIVES

The principal objectives of the competition are:

  1. To engage young and creative minds in addressing and seeking innovative solution for PR1MA neighbourhood and township with holistic living environment inclusive of community spirit and sustainable community living environment.
  2. To search for creative design and technical solution in planning for a neighbourhood and township towards sustainable and resilient community living environment that will provide direction for the development of PR1MA Township.
  3. To identify potential research proposal that investigate community issues and needs towards developing new ideas in planning for PR1MA neighbourhood and township.

3. COMPETITION BRIEF

3.1 Background

PR1MA was established in 2011 to address the imbalance within the national housing landscape, which saw the rise in home prices that are not in tandem with the monthly income increase of the people. A study conducted by the Government in urban areas found that there is a shortage of affordable homes for the middle-income group and to remedy this situation PR1MA was formed, as a strategic intervention to ensure Malaysian middle income earners are not deprived from the opportunity of owning their own homes.

The National Youth Development Policy of Malaysia defines Youth as those between the age of 15 to 40 years old. According to the Department of Statistic 2015, 45.8% of the Malaysian population are youth (15 to 40 years old). This proportion indicates the main asset not only to the country but most importantly in the community.

However, the youth can be identified as a vulnerable group, socially and economically. For the younger segment, youth are potentially at risk to social problems in community such as crime, ‘gangsterism’, drug related activities, vandalism and social issues. In the meantime, the older segment of youth is economically struggling to keep up with the cost of living especially in the urban areas. This is especially prevalent to young couples with children. Therefore, planning for the youth in the PR1MA community is a challenge.

Planning a good and innovative neighbourhood design can encourage youth to participate in the community and strengthened community cohesiveness and spirit. It can be achieved not only through the provision of adequate amenities, facilities and public spaces, but most importantly its design and how lifestyle is incorporated into the layout design. To promote neighbourliness and enhance community spirit, Clarence Perry (1920) has initiated safety and walkability in community that emphasize the design of small street and encourage non-automobiles. The concept of walkability and accessibility to public spaces continues to be the focused in the New Urbanism approach.

Nonetheless with rapid urbanization, the values of neighbourliness amongst the urban people tends to dilute at the local level. These values among the younger generation seems to be diminished. Although the neighbourhood unit concept by Clarence Perry seem to promote neighbourliness and community spirit, it emphasizes more on the physical design.

In late 1990s, the Federal Town Planning Department of Malaysia adopted the concept of holistic development for land use planning which is known as 'The Total Planning Doctrine'. The doctrine calls for the harmonious relationship between Man and Creator, Man and Man and Man and Environment in order to attain a balance and sustainable development. Thus, this doctrine incorporates the physical, social and spiritual principles. Could this concept be applied in a solution to the diminishing values among the younger generation?

Thus, planning of PR1MA Homes must extend beyond building homes to emphasize sustainable housing development with thriving communities and better quality of living environment especially for the youth.

References:

  1. Perry C.A. (1921), Ten Years of the Community Centre Movement.
  2. Ministry of Housing and Local Government Malaysia (2001). Total Planning and Development Guidelines, Department of Town and Country Planning, Peninsular Malaysia.

3.2 Competition Category

3.2.1 General

The participants from category 1, 2 and 3 should consider the scenario given in a newspaper article (refer to appendix 1), to incorporate in the neighbourhood or township design ideas. The articles are as follows:

  • Article 1
    "Pembabitan Komuniti Atasi Belia Berisiko" published in Berita Harian dated 12th July 2016.
  • Article 2
    "Kediaman Untuk Pasangan Muda" published in Utusan Online dated 16th April 2015.
  • Article 3
    "Bina Bandar Belia Bantu Atasi Masalah Rumah" published in Utusan Melayu dated 27th August 2014

The competition categories are as follows:

a) Title PR1MA Neighbourhood
b) Specialization Community Spirit & Social Interaction
c) Target Participants Undergraduate Students
d) Site Studio Basis
e) Restrictions
  • Minimum one (1) Registered MIP Student Member.
  • Team members can be mixed, multi-disciplinary (PAM/ ILAM/ IEM/ Other Professions).
  • Each group must not exceed five (5) members.
f) Competition Brief Land Area : 25-50 acres
Density : 12 – 24 units/acre
Unit Mix : Landed / Townhouse
GFA per Unit : PR1MA Guideline

Competition brief is further subjected to the PR1MA Guideline and local planning regulations and requirements.  
g) Judging Criteria
Concept and Approach 30%
Planning Innovation 30%
Urban Design 20%
Sustainability 10%
Presentation Artwork 10%
a) Title PR1MA Township
b) Specialization Community Spirit & Social Interaction
c) Target Participants MIP Young Graduates (under 35 years old)
d) Site PR1MA @ Teluk Intan, Perak.
e) Restrictions
  • Minimum one (1) Registered MIP Graduate Member below 35 years old.
  • Team members can be mixed, multi-disciplinary (PAM/ ILAM/ IEM/ Other professions).
  • Each group must not exceed five (5) members.
f) Competition Brief Land Area : 142 acres
Unit Mix : Mixed Development

The detail information of the site will be provided subject to confirmation of registration

Competition brief is further subjected to the PR1MA Guideline and local planning regulations and requirements.

g) Judging Criteria
Concept and Approach 30%
Planning Innovation 30%
Urban Design 20%
Sustainability 20%
a) Title PR1MA Green Township
b) Specialization Sustainability, Resilient City and Community
c) Target Participants MIP New Planning Firms
d) Site PR1MA @ Teluk Kumbar, Pulau Pinang
e) Restrictions
  • New Registered MIP Firms with maximum five (5) years of establishment.
  • Team members can be mixed, multi-disciplinary.
f) Competition Brief Land Area : 110.5 acres
Unit Mix : Mixed Development and subject to development Feasibility
Site Constraint : Terrain Class 3 and 4

The detail information of the site will be provided subject to confirmation of registration

Competition brief is further subjected to the PR1MA Guideline and local planning regulations and requirements.

g) Judging Criteria
Planning Innovation 25%
Urban Design 25%
Environmental Consideration 20%
Feasibility 20%
Concept and Approach 10%
a) Title PR1MA Research Proposal
b) Specialization Youth in Community
c) Target Participants Open Category
d) Restrictions Open Category
e) Research Proposal
  • Background
  • Literature Review
  • Problem Statements
  • Objectives
  • Methodology
  • Hypothesis
  • Proposed Research Fund
  • Timeline of Research
f) Judging Criteria
Title of Research 5%
Problem Statement 20%
Research Objectives/ Question 20%
Literature Review / Hypothesis Development / Conceptual Framework 20%
Research Methodology/ Research Design 20%
Significance / Applied Value of the Research 15%

4. JUDGING PROCESS

The judging for category 1, 2 and 3 will be carried out by an odd number of juries (5, 7 or 9) of which the Competition Director and Competition Committee shall have the full authority to select the panel of jury to judge all of the above categories.

The competition committee may exercise public voting subject to final decision by the PR1MA Management.

Judging process for category 4 will be evaluated by appointed academicians.

5. COMPETITION DIRECTOR AND COMPETITION COMMITTEE

A Competition Director (CoD) shall lead the Competition Committee in the running of the Competition. The members of the Competition Committee shall be a mixture of MIP Members that will be nominated by the MIP Education Committee, and PR1MA Research & Development (R&D) Department representatives. The number of this Competition Committee should be an even number of not more than eight (8) persons, of which is equally represented by both MIP Education Committee and PR1MA R&D Department.

6. PANEL OF JURY

6.1 Jury members shall be appointed by both MIP and PR1MA to serve as the Panel of Jury. The composition of the Panel of Jury shall be as follows:

  1. MIP President
  2. MIP Education Committee Chairman
  3. PR1MA Board Representative
  4. PR1MA Management Representative
  5. Malaysian Academic Expert in Social Development
  6. Malaysian Academic Expert in physical development
  7. Practicing Planner (Recommended by MIP and agreed by PR1MA)
  8. Community leaders
  9. Community leaders
  10. ILAM Representative
  11. Others subject to Research Proposal Submission

6.2 The organiser shall reserve the right to replace or reduce any member of the Jury as the CoD and Competition Committee deemed fit.

6.3 All decisions made by the Panel of Jury are final and no further enquiries will be entertained.

7. PRIZES

Grand Prize RM 8,000.00 and certificate of participation
Second Prize RM 6,000.00 and certificate of participation
Third Prize RM 4,000.00 and certificate of participation
Grand Prize RM 12,000.00 and certificate of participation
Second Prize RM 8,000.00 and certificate of participation
Third Prize RM 6,000.00 and certificate of participation
Grand Prize RM 25,000.00 and certificate of participation
Second Prize RM 15,000.00 and certificate of participation
Third Prize RM 8,000.00 and certificate of participation
Grand Prize RM 5,000.00 and certificate of participation
Second Prize RM 3,000.00 and certificate of participation
Third Prize RM 1,500.00 and certificate of participation

8. ELIGIBILITY

  1. The competition for Category 1 is open to ALL Malaysian nationals studying Town Planning locally and abroad (registered MIP student member).
  2. The competition for category 2 is open to ALL Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) registered young graduates (age 35 and below). Team members can be mixed and multi-disciplinary.
  3. The competition for Category 3 is open to New Registered MIP Firm with maximum 5 years’ establishment.
  4. The competition for Category 4 is open to Public.
  5. Each group for categories 1 and 2 must not exceed five (5) members.
  6. ALL entries will be assigned with a reference number. The reference number will be administered during the registration of the competition.
  7. Registration implies acceptance by the competitor on the brief, rules and conditions for the Competition.
  8. Finalist may be required to present their submissions to the Panel of Jury.
  9. The submission panel shall not contain the name of the entrant. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

9. REGISTRATION FEE

Registration fee for all categories are as follows:

Category 1 (Undergraduate Student) : Waived
Category 2 (MIP Young Graduate) : RM 100.00 (inclusive GST) per entry
Category 3 (MIP New Planning Firm) : RM 150.00 (inclusive GST) per entry
Category 4 (Open Category) : Waived


ALL paid registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE. Registration fee is to be made payable by cash/cheque/direct bank-in (with proof of payment) to
PERTUBUHAN PERANCANG MALAYSIA, (Maybank Account No. 5123 5260 3398)
before closing date on 10th October 2017.

10. TIMELINE ON THE COMPETITION

Launching / Registration Opens - 11th September 2017
Last date of registration - 10th October 2017
Forum on Youth in Community - 16th October 2017
Date of submission category 4 - 30th November 2017
Date of submission category 1, 2 & 3 - 5th February 2018
Jury's meeting - 12th February 2018
Presentation and Award Ceremony - End of February/ Early March 2018

11. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All entries must consist of:

  1. Competition entries must be presented in Bahasa Malaysia or English.
  2. Completed Submission & Declaration Form.
  3. Presentation drawings to be in A0 size FOAM BOARD mounted panels in PORTRAIT OR LANDSCAPE FORMAT (limited to maximum of two (2) A0 size panels per submission). 1 copy of the submission to be in digital format with a minimum resolution of 300dpi.
  4. Development Proposal Report (For Category 1, 2 and 3): A3 Size, Arial with font size 11 pt and 1.5 lined spacing, One sided page, Maximum 20 pages cover to cover. One (1) copy in PDF format.
  5. Research Proposal Paper: A4 Size, Arial with font size 11 pt and 1.5 lined spacing, Maximum 20 pages cover to cover. One (1) copy in PDF format.
  6. Feasibility Study: is compulsory for Category 3. The format of the feasibility study is provided by the organiser.
  7. Research Proposal must be in Bahasa Malaysia or English.
  8. Any overseas or early submission, please email all enquiry to Competition Secretariat at pr1macompetition2017@gmail.com.
  9. Submission entry / panels shall only be labelled with the competition entry reference number. Participants are requested not to disclose their names/ team members/ name of the academic institution/ name of the company on the submission boards. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  10. ALL entries to be hand delivered before 5.00pm according to the respective submission dates of the competition to:

    PR1MA - MIP Township Ideas Competition 2017/18
    Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia
    Ground Floor, Block F, No 2,
    Jalan PJU 1A/7A Oasis Square,
    Oasis Damansara,
    47301 Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan MALAYSIA.

12. COPYRIGHT

  1. Each Participant hereby agrees that all of the intellectual property rights of such distinctive and exclusive concepts, ideas, designs, calculations, drawings, sketches, specifications, diagrams, data, items, models, materials and other similar documents which are being developed, prepared, formed, produced, adopted, implemented or obtained distinctively and exclusively for the Competition shall be vested in PR1MA without any cost to be paid to the Participant by PR1MA.
  2. Each Participant hereby consents PR1MA all rights to develop, copy, edit, display at public exhibitions, broadcast, reproduce, publish, use and adopt for implementation in the future, in whole or in part, any submission, and any other intellectual property protected or protectable materials submitted by each Participant, in any manner without further compensation during and after the Competition, except where prohibited by law.
  3. Each Participant hereby agrees not to initiate, instigate, support, maintain or authorise any action, claim or lawsuit against PR1MA, on the grounds that any use of the Submission as provided herein, infringes any of Participant’s rights as creator of the Submission.
  4. Notwithstanding with the above, in the event PR1MA were to develop, copy, edit, display at public exhibitions, broadcast, reproduce, publish, use and adopt for implementation in the future, in whole or in part, any submission, and any other intellectual property protected or protectable materials submitted by each Participant, wherever applicable PR1MA shall include the Participant as the author of such intellectual property.
  5. For more information, please contact MIP Secretariat at 03-7877 0636 or email to pr1macompetition2017@gmail.com.

13. APPENDICES


  1. Appendix 1 : REGISTRATION FORM
  2. Appendix 2 : ARTICLES OF SCENARIO