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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

12 teams shortlisted for tower competition

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve architecture teams have been shortlisted for the second round of the Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD) Signature Tower Design competition.

The teams comprised collaborations of top and global architects, said the 1Malaysia Development Bhd and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) in a joint media statement.

Among the criteria for the selection are organisations' capabilities, experiences of firm or firms in collaboration and similar related past and current projects, especially on signature and landmark towers.

They said the selected teams were informed on April 9 and had started working on their next submissions due on May 24.

From the 12 teams, a nine-member international jury will pick five winning teams to proceed to the third and the final stage.

The 12 teams selected include GDP Architects Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Foster+Partners Ltd, United Kingdom; T.R Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Llewelyn Davies Yeang, UK; Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn Bhd; and Arkitek KDI Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Bates Smart Pty Ltd, Australia.

By Bernama

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