Malaysian Wood Awards 2016
THE Malaysian Wood Awards is the first of its kind in the country. It aims to crown the best and most innovative industry players in public/commercial and residential buildings across various categories, in its use of timber.
A total of RM150,000 in prize money await winners.
Awards will be given to pioneering public, commercial and private projects. While the competition is open to all, only projects that have been completed within the last 10 years will be accepted.
“The Malaysian Timber Council is proud to organise the Wood Awards with the Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia – PAM).
“We hope the competition will spur the use of timber in the country,” said the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) CEO Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Nik.
An elite panel of judges comprising prominent foreign and local professionals from the architectural, engineering and timber industries will not only review the submissions but also visit the sites of the shortlisted projects.
This year, the judging panel will include Datuk Dr Ken Yeang, Jonas Lencer, Andrew Lawrence, Dr Mohd Zulhemlee An, Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Nik and Datuk Dr Jalaluddin Harun.
Yeang was deemed “one of the 50 people who could save the planet” by The Guardian.
He is a renowned Malaysian architect who is recognised for his ecology-based green designs.
A distinguished fellow in a number of architectural institutes, Yeang is also a professor and visiting scholar in universities in the US, Australia, China and Hong Kong.
A studio director with dRMM in London, Lencer specialises in prefabrication and engineered timber construction.
He was responsible for the design and delivery of the Wansey Street project, which won dRMM the BD Public Housing the Architect of the Year award, and the Endless Stair installation among others.
He also lectures in Britain and Europe, sharing of dRMM’s pioneering work in crosslaminated timber.
A leading timber specialist at the engineering design firm in London – Arup, Lawrence is noted for building the highly acclaimed Endless Stair, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Timber Wave, Canary Wharf Crossrail Roof and Serpentine Pavilion.
He is a member of the Timber Eurocode Committee and also lectures across the globe on the use of timber in architecture.
Mohd Zulhemlee is president of the Malaysian Institute of Architects.
Himself an award-winning architect, he is also a partner at W&W Architects and has been playing a key role in the architectural education in Malaysia.
Abdul Rahim, who is the CEO of MTC, was the former deputy secretary-general (environment) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
He has many achievements under his belt and vast experience in the fields of environmental management, biodiversity, climate change and forestry.
Jalaluddin is director-general on the Malaysian Timber Industry Board.
His areas of expertise include bio-composites and wood science and technology, among others.
He has published more than 100 scientific and technical papers in forestry-related journals and magazines.
For registration, project submission dates and additional details on the Malaysian Wood Awards, visit www.mtc.com.my/ mwa
Yeang Jalaluddin Lawrence Abdul Rahim
Lencer Mohd Zulhemlee