FuturArc expands the dialogue on Green architecture and development into Malaysia for the FuturArc Forum 2019

12 June 2019

[Kuala Lumpur] – The FuturArc Forum is back and this time it will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 18 June 2019, at Le Meridien. It aims to bring together local and regional thought leaders, active industry stakeholders and experienced professionals to take an in-depth look at recent developments, strategies and policies in Malaysia and the region, as well as design ideas, solutions and plans that the country and Asia could adopt to drive towards a more sustainable future.

 Highlights & Topics:

  • Keynote: Reality Check on Green in Malaysia by Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail
  • Designing with Nature: Pinpricks of Transformative Change by Dr Nirmal Krishnani
  • Designing for Wellness: The WELL Building Standard by Samantha Allen
  • High-performance Tropical Buildings that Connect with Nature by Gregers Reimann
  • Malaysian Carbon Reduction & Environmental Sustainable Tool (MyCREST)
    by Aminah Abdul Rahman
  • Net-Zero Energy or Super-Low Energy Buildings by CK Tang

FuturArc Forum 2019 is supported by the following associations: Construction Industry Development Board; Malaysia Green Building Council; and the International WELL Building Institute. The event is presented by the following partners: Hume Cemboard Industries Sdn Bhd; San Miguel Yamamura Woven Products Sdn Bhd; and UBE Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd.

For media enquiries on FuturArc Forum 2019, please contact:
Mr Christopher Victor Roch
T: +6012 528 9667            E:
Events Management Consultant, BCI Asia Construction Information Sdn Bhd

About FuturArc & FuturArc Forum
FuturArc has been a pioneer in leading the conversation on Green architecture and development in Asia since 2008. The award-winning FuturArc journal ( focuses on the impact of buildings on society and the environment, promoting architecture that is socially and ecologically responsible. FuturArc Forum is a series of conferences and networking events created specifically around the topic of Green building in Asia, across seven countries in the region. For more details on the Forum, please visit 

About BCI Asia

The BCI construction media group reports future construction projects in the Asia Pacific region. BCI bridges the information gap between design consultants seeking to specify products for their projects and suppliers seeking to inform them about building products and new construction technologies. In doing so, BCI Asia conducts more than 250,000 face-to-face and phone interviews with architects, developers, engineers and contractors every year, reporting on approximately US$400 billion worth of projects. Besides promoting efficiency and transparency through its research services, BCI also publishes FuturArc journal, Construction+ and other architectural books.

About the Speakers

Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail is the Immediate Past President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and a board member of Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM). He is also the Chairman of Green Building Index Sdn Bhd, a company jointly owned by PAM and ACEM in implementing green and sustainable development rating tools.

Dr Nirmal Kishnani
, PhD, is Chief Editor of FuturArc and resident Jury Chair of FuturArc competitions. He is an advocate, educator and practitioner in the field of Green building design, presently with the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore where he holds the appointment of Programme Director.

Samantha Allen
is Director of Market Development for IWBI Asia, supervising business development and greater adoption of the WELL Building Standard™ and WELL Community Standard™ in the Asia Pacific region. Previously, Samantha was a research and development manager with the Delos Labs team at Delos, IWBI’s parent organization.

Gregers Reimann
is the managing director of IEN Consultants, the pioneering Green building consultancy in Malaysia, which specialises in building designs that have good daylighting, are highly energy efficient and have excellent thermal and visual comfort. Key project references during Gregers’ 14 years of working in Asia include the energy efficient and biophilic Paramit – Factory in the Forest (2018 RIBA International Prize nominee), the first office building to be designed for energy (GEO); the ST Diamond office building (2012 ASEAN Energy Award winner); the Pertamina Energy Tower, the first skyscraper designed to be zero energy.

Aminah Abd Rahman
now serves as General Manager for the Sustainable Construction Excellence Centre (MAMPAN). She plays a vital role in managing the excellence centre that also acts as a catalyst and referral centre in transforming Malaysia’s construction industry, focusing on sustainability. Previously, she was the chief consultant of development control under the Department of Local Government, Ministry of Housing and Local Government of Malaysia.

CK Tang is a pioneer in energy efficiency and Green buildings in the tropics. He designed and completed almost all the low-energy building demonstration projects in Malaysia. CK has authored two books on energy efficiency in buildings for the tropical climate under the BSEEP project, and developed software to design energy-efficient buildings.

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Professional Category
Second Place:  Amanda Saputri; Kevin Sutjijadi (team)
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Student Category
First Place:      Fauzi Mizan (Individual)
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Third Place:     Henry Yonanda; William; Deanna (team)
Citations/Merits: Leo Tanardy; Rizaldo Suwandi; Tommy Chandra (team)
Venska Frizky; Deandra Sukma; A. Christian Pratama Putra; Kurniawan Abednego Putra; Rifandi Febrianto; Gilang Pidianku (team)

FuturArc Green Leadership Award (FGLA) recognises the teams behind Green built projects that have demonstrated the best in architectural innovation and environmental stewardship in the region. The Indonesian FGLA awardees are:

Residential — Multiple Houses Category
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Residential — Individual Houses Category
Merit:              3500 Millimeter House

Institutional Category
Winner:           Sekolah Indonesia Cepat Tanggap

BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (IDA) lauds excellent interior architectural designs in seven countries.
The Indonesian winners are:

Winner:           Artotel Haniman Ubud
Merit:              Alila Solo

Merit:              Inspyro Moves Dance Studio

BCI Asia Awards Indonesia 2019 is proudly presented by:

Awards & Event Partners: Roda Bangun Mandiri, American Standard, Grohe, Jotun, Sampoerna Kayoe, Schüco, Nippon Paint, Arkadia, Armstrong Flooring, Biru & Sons, Hansgrohe, Honeywell, Jayaboard, Legrand, Playpoint, and Reflecto.

FuturArc Prize Platinum Sponsor: Schüco

BCI Asia Interior Design Awards Platinum Sponsor: An Cuong

For media enquiries on BCI Asia Awards Indonesia 2019, please contact:
Mr Hendris Mathalibi Azier (Andres)
Project Event Manager, PT BCI Asia
t: +62 21 8370 8731  e:
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  • Mr Charles Cheung, Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government
  • Mr Edwin Lau, Executive Director, Green Earth
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  • Mr Simon Ng, Director – Policy & Research, BEC
  • Ms Theresa Wu, Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government
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*More speakers to be announced

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