From left: YBhg. Dato Vincent Lim, President of C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, Joint Organiser of ARCHIDEX; Ar. Ang Chee, Director of KLAF2017; YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, KLAF2017’s Royal Patron; Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of PAM; and Ar. Tan Pei Ing, PAM Past President On Council 2017-2018 and Advisor of ARCASIA 2017-2018
ARCHIDEX recently attended the media briefing held by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) or the Malaysian Institute of Architects, whom will be organising their annual flagship event, the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017 (KLAF2017) to celebrate Architecture and Design, to be held from 4 July until 3 September. During the event, KLAF2017’s Royal Patron, YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah was present to launch the festival’s website (www.KLAF2017.com) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
ARCHIDEX 2017, jointly organised between PAM and C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, is an event under the moniker of KLAF2017, which will be held from 19-22 July 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
This year’s KLAF2017 is themed, “POWER is/ and/ to/ with/ of/ for ARCHITECTURE”, and the festival is open to all demographics beyond the architectural fraternity and re-configured as an extended programme to be held city-wide across Kuala Lumpur. Most importantly, it aims to celebrate talent, intelligence and energy of individuals and groups that are catalysts of change in the Malaysian architecture industry today.
The media briefing of the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017 (KLAF2017) was chaired by Ar. Ang Chee, Director of KLAF2017; YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, KLAF2017’s Royal Patron; Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of PAM.
“This year’s festival will be exciting as it will feature international and local industry experts that will take on key roles as DATUM:KL speakers such as the ground-breaking partnership of Anne Lacaton et Jean-Philippe Vassal from Paris, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa from Madrid based Ensamble Studio, Bangkok Project Studio’s Boonserm Premthada, Kayoko Ota, curator and architectural specialist from Japan, and many more that will share their intelligence, experience and expertise that could further advance the cause for more authentic and responsive architecture and cities,” said Ar. Ang Chee, the KLAF2017 Director.
KLAF2017 will witness the participation of over 3,000 architects, designers, economists, development agencies, planners, and academicians. The 2017 festival will also include an expanded KLAF2017 exhibitions programme, DATUM conferences, publications, public activities and events, education segments, heritage and conservation projects, etc.
The KLAF2017’s website was officially launched by KLAF2017’s Royal Patron YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, accompanied by Ar. Ang Chee, Director of KLAF2017; and Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of PAM.
PAM President, Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail also shared the festival will provide a platform for meaningful discussions. “We want to encourage engagement on Architecture among members of the public, media, industry leaders and policy makers,” said Ezumi. “I believe that it will provide us with an opportunity to highlight challenges that the Architectural industry is currently facing and bring forth solutions that will help us create better cityscapes and dynamic urban living spaces,” said Ezumi.
ARCHIDEX, the region’s leading architecture business event starts from 19-22 July 2017! There will be an expected number of 36,000 visitors from the built industry fraternity comprising the region’s architects, interior designers, developers, urban planners, quantity surveyors, engineers, academicians, students and various related industry related allied professionals whom will be attending this four-days exhibition. Don’t miss this! PRE-REGISTER NOW for your visit at ARCHIDEX and stay tuned to the ARCHIDEX Facebook page for more updates!