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Mutiara Hills Design Challenge Unveils Sustainable Marvels

Mutiara Spaces and Boustead Properties recently concluded the Mutiara Hills Sculpture Design Challenge 2023, unveiling a showcase of sustainable marvels. Themed “Synergies between Nature and Buildings for Future Communities,” the competition invited students from Malaysian universities to redesign the main roundabout of the Mutiara Hills Township in Semenyih, Selangor.

Participants were urged to transcend conventional design norms, incorporating ecological principles into their creations. A distinguished panel of industry professionals, including Dr. Sharmiza Abu Hassan, Ar. Qhawarizmi Norhisham, LAr. Fairouz Che Ani, Taufiq Jaapar, Mustasha Musa, and Shareena Othman, evaluated entries based on creativity, originality, and sustainability.

The winning entry, “Unison Sculpture,” by Syamirul Alif Bin Shaharudin and Mohd Ali Kouli from Universiti Sains Malaysia, stood out for seamlessly capturing the essence of Mutiara Hills while integrating environmentally-friendly features.

Khairul Azizi Ismail, CEO of Boustead Properties, praised the competition for showcasing remarkable youth talent and reflecting the company’s commitment to sustainability. With 72 registrations from 12 universities, the challenge highlighted a growing enthusiasm for sustainable architecture among students.

The top five finalists, exemplifying creativity, integrity, and innovation, are set to embark on an immersive industry exposure exercise starting in June. This initiative offers students a firsthand experience of the construction phase of their winning creation, bridging theoretical knowledge with practical application.

As we celebrate the triumph of “Unison Sculpture” and the success of the Mutiara Hills Sculpture Design Challenge 2023, we witness the crystallisation of a vision where architecture and nature dance in harmony, sculpting a sustainable future for thriving communities. This competition serves as a guiding beacon, inspiring the next generation of architects to design with purpose and leave an indelible mark on tomorrow’s landscape.

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