Design Competition for Signature Tower, Kuala Lumpur

1 Malaysia Development Berhad Real Estate Sdn Bhd launches a call for candidatures open to architects worldwide with a view to participation in an international competition for the design of a signature tower in Kuala Lumpur International Financial District.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project/EoI, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Tower
Country Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Registration Deadline 22 March 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 24 May 2012 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Pre-qualification is to ensure that only architects having relevant architectural experience of a similar nature may participate.

Description
The Signature Tower will anchor Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD) in three significant ways.
(i) Firstly, it will serve as the primary physical marker of the KLIFD on the city scale, and will become an important addition to the Kuala Lumpur skyline, both through its height (approximately 380 meters) and its high level of architectural design.
(ii) Secondly, as a result of the tower’s siting, it will be framed dramatically by flanking buildings, thus creating a powerful and elegant composition for drivers and passengers of vehicles arriving from the Maju Express (MEX) and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).
(iii) Thirdly, the Signature Tower will, also as a result of the carefully considered siting, terminate the major pedestrian access to KLIFD from the Bukit Bintang area. It will thus provide a dramatic backstop for KLIFD at both the pedestrian and city scale.

Jury
An international jury composed of 7 members, of which 4 will be architects and 4 of non- Malaysian nationality.

Prize
Five best projects: USD 50,000
Pre-qualified teams will receive a fee of 25 000 US $ on submission of a bona fide entry.

Entry Fee
300 Malaysia Ringgits (100 US $)

Timetable
Announcement of Pre-qualified teams: 5 April 2012
Announcement of Winners: June 2012

Organizer
Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) in collaboration with International Union of Architects (UIA)

Official Website
http://www.pam.org.my/klifd/

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