The Competition Brief

 About The Competition


The idea of a conceptual design competition is integral to University of Malaya campus development, and an open competition would offer a creative and innovative ideas in designing a campus Master Plan that would reflect an internationally renowned institution of research and higher learning.
The competition, which will be conducted over a period of three months, is managed by the FBE Master Plan Committee, a group of individuals from the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. The Committee is made of researchers and academics from the fields of architecture, building surveying, quantity surveying, urban planning and estate management, tasked to develop a design brief and run the conceptual design competition, amongst others. The Committee‘s role in the UM Master Plan Ideas Competition includes liaising with stakeholders such as the campus community, the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor’s Offices, the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and Lembaga Perancang Bandar Malaysia (LPBM), and ensuring absolute independence in the competition process.
The search for the best conceptual design Master Plan is being undertaken in two parallel stages: during the first stage, submissions will be judged by a panel of jury to select seven (7) preliminary finalists. In the second stage, two (2) of the finalists will be shortlisted as winners. Concurrently, from the seven finalists, an online vote will be held to select a recipient of the UM Community Choice Award. Each finalist stands to win both the competition as chosen by the panel of jury, and the UM Community Campus Choice Award as chosen by the community.