ASSESSOR REPORT FOR PAM YOUNG ARCHITECT PRIZE
There were a total of …………nos. of entries for the Corporate member section and ……..nos. for the Non-Corporate section. The judging Panel consisted of Mr. Chen Voon Fee, Architect, Mr. Lawrence Lee, representative of Borneo Company and Mr. Jimmy Lim, the President of PAM.
The judging was done over a period of one week.
Many of the submission did not consider the importance of the urban landscape neither did they consider the visual nor the vehicular and pedestrian flow. There were others that totally ignore the importance of contextual relationship or the urban texture. And therefore, proceeded to simply design a building for this space.
The marking schemes were the ones that address the following issues: –
- The relationship between Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and the back lane of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman along the side the Sogo development.
- Pedestrian traffic coming from Masjid India.
- Addressing and maintaining an openness, maintaining the façade of the Coliseum Cinema.
The wining entry solves the click here problem of the theater by putting it underground, thereby freeing the street level of any obstructive structure above ground. The stage for the amphitheater was set onto one side of the site where the restaurant is located. The entry to the underground theatre is also located here. The open space created adjacent to Coliseum, provided for a very strong linkage for Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and the back lane of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Thus providing a connection from Jalan Raja Laut through the site as provided for by the Plaza, onto Masjid India into other side of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
The same comment that applies to the corporate section can also be applied to the Non Corporate Section. The scheme which warrant mention had an interesting Hi-Tech approach to solving the problem by providing a mobile stage and the idea of the collapsible and fold-away chair, when not in use to create an open space is clever.