5 NOVEMBER 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SHORTLISTED ENTRIES
15 MARCH 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to the following finalists listed above!
Think City will be in touch with you soon on the Final Showdown!
THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS for your time and effort in being part of this.
After several weeks of intense deliberation, the jury has chosen 6 out of 147 entries based on the judging criteria.
The organiser would like to thank members of the jury, from
Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP), Jabatan Lanskap Negara (JLN), Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM), Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM, Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP),
and Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd.
SEE YOU AT THE FINAL!
We would like to welcome HP DesignJet on board as our Prints Sponsor. Stay tuned for the FINALS in late APRIL!
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OVERVIEW & BACKGROUND
This ‘Urban Public Spaces Below Highway’ is an initiative under the Butterworth Baharu programme to increase the amount of public spaces in the Penang Sentral harbour front area. This project aims to activate under utilised spaces located under the Butterworth Outer Ring Road.
The construction of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) in 2006 was a traﬃc alleviation response to increasing traﬃc congestion on the PLUS highway. Despite its good intentions, the structure has permanently fractured the connection between Butterworth and its coastline.
Local residents are now disconnected from a valuable public asset as the structure obstructs safe and direct connectivity to the shore. With this permanent alteration that prioritises vehicular demand, there is now a need to address the loss of community spaces by introducing new ones.
By establishing attractive and functional open spaces for community gathering and healthy recreational use, the project aims to maximise the potential of these ineﬃciently used spaces and to improve liveability in Butterworth.
Think City in collaboration with the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) is calling upon Malaysians from all walks of life to contribute fresh and exciting ideas into creating new public spaces for the community in Butterworth.
There are 3 islands that sits under the Butterworth Outer ring Road site. When Penang Sentral is fully operational, both foot and vehicular traﬃc is expected to increase.
There are several diﬀerent communities in the area E.g. students from nearby schools, local residents, low-income groups, Rohingya refugees and Penang Sentral commuters.
To foster creative thinking and to seek creative ideas from Malaysians;
To promote design ideas that addresses the needs of surrounding communities;
To promote a strong sense of community, ownership and pride among Malaysians.
To maximise potential of underutilised land.
To reconnect the Butterworth shorefront area with the old town.
Concept and Design Innovation (25%)
Enhances the identity of the space.
Respects the local context. In harmony with
the surrounding environment. Is creative, unique and original eg. technology, material application,etc.
Design Aesthetics and Functionality (25%)
Attractiveness, ease of maintenance, inclusivity, safety, material, economics and ergonomics.
Strictly meets environmental and safety standards.
Design Sustainability (15%)
Eco-friendly materials suited to the outdoors and durability.
Cost Eﬀectiveness (10%)
Cost consideration of the materials, fabrication, and maintenance.
Stage 1: Shortlisting
Shortlisting of Entries
Selection of top six designs by Panel of Judges
Stage 2: Final Presentation
The SIX (6) selected entries will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation to the Panel of Judges.
In the event that any of the SIX (6) ﬁnalists decides to withdraw from the Competition, the Organiser reserves the right to replace it with the next best entry or not to replace the withdrawn entry altogether.
5 November 2018
Announcement of Competition
7 December 2018
Site visit (optional)
25 January 2019
Competition closing (Friday, 11.59 pm)
13-28 February 2019
Online judging (preliminary & External Judging)
15 March 2019
Announcement of top 6 shortlisted entries.
Late April 2019
Final judging, presentation & prize giving
Late April 2019
Public exhibition (2 weeks)
Participation can be in the form of:
Open to Malaysian citizens only
(as part of our eﬀort to promote local talents).
Open to all (including non-Malaysian)
However, team leader MUST be a Malaysian citizen.
Members or family members of the organising body, panel of judges and employees of the associated companies are not eligible to participate.
No entry fee required.
Cash Prize, Attribute (Designers or Group) and Certiﬁcate of Participation
1st Prize RM 10,000
2nd Prize RM 8,000
3rd Prize RM 5,000
Consolation (3 winners) RM 1,000
Eligibility & Rewards
Limitation of vegetation planted on the site due to minimal direct sunlight.
The functional aspect of the design to incorporate safety elements for the users.
The suggested materials may come from a sustainable source and practical in functions.
Any design intervention and components may consider issues of the traﬃc condition and circulation at the existing site.
The urban public spaces shall be accessible at all times to encourage usage.
No restriction of capacity and dimension as long as there is no traﬃc obstruction.
Usage and installation of permanent structures, hacking and drilling to the existing structure of the highway is to avoided in the design intervention.
The public spaces must be functional in a way that it does not alter the existing vehicular traﬃc ﬂow.
No foundation or piling is to be built at the existing site
The design components and framework shall discourage vandalism and sleepers.
No relocation of traﬃc lights.
Site Study and Analysis ﬁndings
Design Statement and Concept
Space Planning or Functional Diagrams
Sketches/3D Rendering Perspectives/Cross sections
Entries for EACH DESIGN CONCEPT should comprise the following:
Maximum of EIGHT (8) A3-sized image LANDSCAPE FORMAT board in PDF soft copy submission.
High-resolution of PDF ﬁle to be submitted online followed the instructions given upon submitted the Registration Form.
Submitted PDF ﬁle should not exceeded 300MB.
The ﬁle should be in a single PDF ﬁle with the label of submission number as ﬁle name, for example: A003.pdf
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS MAY RESULT
How to Participate?