Ar. Qhawarizmi Norhisa of Qhawarizmi Architect during the presentation of his submission, sharing that the winning concept explores how real estate products can be digitalised to complement and improve on the physical version.
ARA DAMANSARA, 24 JANUARY 2022 – Sparking the next evolution of home design in Malaysia, Sime Darby Property Berhad (“Sime Darby Property” or “Company”) announced the winners of its Concept Home 2030 Competition (“CH2030 Competition”). Launched in August 2021 in partnership with the Malaysian Institute of Architects (“Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia” or “PAM”), the CH2030 Competition aimed to challenge the nation’s visionary architects to design the Malaysian homes of tomorrow, with innovative ideas that anticipate future needs and lifestyles, while leveraging on the depth and breadth of technological capabilities.
The CH2030 Competition received 171 registrants from architects registered with PAM, the highest number of participants for any of the institute’s competitions. Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of adjudicators consisting of Sime Darby Property and PAM representatives. Winning entries were recognised for its overall concept and ideas, as well as the ability to uphold the main four pillars of the CH2030 Competition, namely Sustainable Solutions, Modular Expandable & Customisable, Modern Methods of Construction, and Tech-Infused: A Home Brain, in the design.
Sime Darby Property Group Managing Director, Dato’ Azmir Merican (left) with Concept Home 2030 Competition first prize winner Qhawarizmi Architect who emerged victorious with their futuristic solution titled Non-Fungible Terraces.
Qhawarizmi Architect was announced as the winner of the CH2030 Competition, taking home a cash prize of RM100,000 and prospective commission to execute a virtual or physical showcase project with Sime Darby Property. The winning submission titled ‘Non-Fungible Terraces’ was lauded for its truly futuristic and innovative digital-physical twinning development concept that demonstrates future home purchase options using blockchain technology. It has a generative design and smart modular construction solution that answers how homes are built to the homeowners’ preferences, with the ability to adapt to their changing lifestyles and sensitive to future needs. The idea also promotes net zero carbon living and is built on technology powered by artificial intelligence and the metaverse.
Second prize winner, Arkitek Seni Kenyalang, bagged RM75,000 with their submission titled ‘Project Eco-Preneur’ which focused on presenting terrace houses in a sub-cluster plan that will be built with 3D printing automated construction sequence under a common ecosystem with centralised green and social event spaces; while a RM50,000 cash prize was awarded to the third-place winner, RE Design/Boon Zi Yang for their submission titled ‘I-LIVE’ that empowers homeowners to customise their homes with flexible volume sizes, dynamic façade design and activation of under-utilised spaces.
Sime Darby Property Group Managing Director, Dato’ Azmir Merican lauded the impressive submissions which were highly impressive, showcasing innovative use of technology and material, as well as creatively painting a picture of how these elements can make for better homes in the future.
In addition to the top three winners, CH2030 Competition also awarded two Honorary Mention prizes to Cheong Gin Yong Architect with their submission ‘Breathing Ground’, and Arkitek Oma and Shah Architect with ‘Half House’, taking home a cash prize of RM10,000 each. A special category in CH2030 Competition was the People’s Choice Award which was based on votes received from members of the public online during the final phase. Cipta Teguh Architects emerged as the crowd favourite and winner of the People’s Choice Award, garnering more than 1,200 votes online for their entry titled ‘Roomah+’ that portrays future terrace homes as sustainable and climate friendly.
Sime Darby Property Group Managing Director, Dato’ Azmir Merican said, “The submissions we received from the CH2030 Competition participants were highly impressive, showcasing innovative use of technology and material, as well as creatively painting a picture of how these elements can make for better homes in the future.”
“Kudos to the winners today who showcased an extraordinary set of skills and talent, especially in executing imaginative ideas and articulating their vision through their design of a conceptual future home that is modular, innovative, smart and sustainable. We are excited to move forward into the next phase, that will bring us a step closer to create a prototype and experience these ideas coming to life,” he added.
PAM President, Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani bin Ismail said, “The CH2030 Competition has truly set a new standard in being future-ready and driving innovation. A successful partnership between PAM and Sime Darby Property, this competition reflects the eagerness and passion of the architect fraternity in creating future living trends, while breaking new ground beyond what we have seen over the past many decades. We look forward to experiencing these innovative ideas that will change the future outlook in architecture, real estate and the property sector.”
To view the winning entries, visit https://concepthome2030.simedarbyproperty.com/.
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About Sime Darby Property Berhad
Sime Darby Property is a leading property developer with a strong success rate of developing sustainable communities for close to 50 years. With 24 active townships/developments, Sime Darby Property has a wide reach that encompasses assets and operations across the country. It marks its presence in the UK as part of a Malaysian consortium to develop the iconic Battersea Power Station Project in central London.
As a responsible corporate player, Sime Darby Property and its philanthropic arm Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) actively roll out various initiatives to assist the underprivileged communities living within and nearby its townships nationwide. A multi award-winning property group with numerous international and local accolades, Sime Darby Property is the only Malaysian property developer to be rated by the Carbon Disclosure Project for carbon management and stakeholder engagement.
It is also the first Malaysian property developer to be awarded the International FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards twice for its Subang Jaya and UEP Subang Jaya townships. The company bagged its 10th consecutive Gold at the Putra Brand Awards 2019 and its 9th Top 10 Developers Awards at the BCI Asia 2020. Sime Darby Property has also been recognised as among the top developers in Malaysia in the annual The Edge Top Property Developers Awards, a recognition which the company consistently receives since 2009.
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