With buildings responsible for a large share of consumption the concept of sustainable architecture, also known as “green architecture”, has become increasingly salient in the design of the built environment. The idea of sustainability or ecological design is to ensure resource and energy efficiency while minimising material waste and emissions during construction and maintenance of the building.
With Kuala Lumpur ranked 19th in the world ‘sustainable cities’ index and the introduction of the Green Building Index (GBI), this panel features Huat Lim, Chris Wong and Sutapa Bhattacharya will unpack further how sustainable development can thrive in the face of rapid urbanisation.
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About Huat Lim
Huat Lim has worked for Lord Foster, Zaha Hadid and the late Ron Herron in the eighties in London and then later moved to Nimes and Lynos in France to work for Francois-Jourda Perraudin Architects in France. Huat trained at the Architectural Association London under the tutorship of Sir Peter Cook before moving on to work for Lord Foster in 1984, and has been a registered member of the Architect Registration Council of the UK since 1987. Recent projects: Point 92 Tower, BOH Visitor Centre, Kenanga Wholesale City and Briswood Masterplan.
About Chris Wong
Chris Wong received his architectural education at the University of Houston, USA and the University of Cambridge, England. His professional experience includes working for Skidmore Owens and Merill in Houston in 1984-5 and Eric Parry Architects in London up until 1991 when he obtained his registration with the Architects Registration Board, UK. He founded C’arch Architecture + Design in 1992 and his interest in photography, history, travel and diving compliments the exploration in his work and research.
About Sutapa Bhattacharya
Sutapa Bhattacharya is the General Manager of Corporate Strategic Communications at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). She was previously the Head of Knowledge and Strategy at Leo Burnett Malaysia which won Brand Consultancy of the Year Malaysia from 2014 to 2016.
Date: 1 December 2019 (Sun)
Time: 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Moderator: Low Ngai Yuen
Fee: Free Admission