Over 55 submissions received from youths, young graduates and new practicing planning firms
KUALA LUMPUR, 01 APRIL 2018: Winning teams in PR1MA-MIP Township Ideas Competition (2017/18) proposed innovative ways to create a residential township that enhances community spirit. The competition, themed - “Youth in Community (YIC) - Why I See”, is a joint effort between PR1MA and the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) which aims to engage young Malaysian designers to seek innovative ideas and insights for the creation of sustainable townships to suit the needs and lifestyle of young community.
A total of 55 submissions were received, out of which 19 of them were shortlisted. The competition was divided into four categories which include:
a) Neighborhood Design Ideas for Students (planning, architecture and landscape)
b) Township Design Ideas for MIP Young Graduates (planning),
c) Green Township Design for MIP New Planning Firms (planning) and;
d) PR1MA Research Proposal (open to public)
Some 16 winners were announced and a total of RM100,000 cash prizes were presented today.
“PR1MA believes that youth of today will become the leaders of tomorrow, and it is important to make sure their voices are heard. This competition is a great platform for them to express their ideas and aspiration through designs that not only reflect their needs and interests but also their role in the community. This initiative is also in line with PR1MA goal of going beyond the construction of houses to achieve community-building,” said PR1MA Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Abdul Mutalib Alias.
The prizes were awarded by Dato' Seri Idris bin Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, in conjunction with“Ekspo Jualan Perumahan – Ke Arah Sejuta Impian”, thelargest nationwide housing expo hosted by Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) in collaboration with various Federal and State housing agencies including Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT), Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB); 1Malaysia Housing Projects for Civil Servants (PPA1M) as well as Federal Territories Affordable Housing (RUMAWIP).
“The competition helps to identify young designers’ ideas in addressing community-related issues. With this approach, PR1MA gets an insight to their suggestion and solution in providing a conducive and integrated environment in building a sustainable township through the proposals presented by these innovative young designer, in line with the Government's intention to move towards Smart City concept,” Dato’ Abdul Mutalib Aliassaid.
PR1MA development is built with the technological infrastructure in place, ready to embrace the Smart City township concept as well as the “Internet of Things” (IOT) once there are fully implemented. This will not only improve the livelihood and socioeconomic activity of the community but will also help to raise the value of PR1MA homes.