KUCHING: Arkitek KDI Sdn Bhd has again added another feather in its cap by winning the ‘BCI Asia Top 10 Architects in Malaysia for 2016” in the 12th annual BCI Asia Awards 2016 ceremony held at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur recently.
Being the only Sarawak-based architecture firm standing tall in the top 10 among more than 400 architecture firms in Malaysia for three consecutive years, Arkitek KDI Sdn Bhd solidifies its status as a leading architectural practice in Malaysia with offices spanning across the nation and beyond; from Kuching, Sibu, Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru.
“We are deeply honoured to be recognized as industry leaders in Malaysia for three years in a row – this testifies our commitment as designers of our built environment made possible by our dedication, teamwork and synergy within the office,” said Arkitek KDI’s president, Dato Sri John Lau Kah Sieng who was present to receive the award.
The BCI Asia Awards, first held in 2005, have become among the most coveted awards for architectural firms in seven Asian territories, celebrating excellent architecture firms with the greatest aggregate value of projects under construction during the last full calendar year, with weightage put on the extent of their sustainability and accredited green building certifications.
This prestigious award has added to the firm’s impressive list of architectural awards collected over the years. This include; Gold Medal – Bau Civic Centre by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (Institution Building Category); Second Prize – International Competition for Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi and First Prize – OSK Financial Centre KL (in collaboration with Alan Kueh) as well as the prestigious MIPIM Asia Awards 2010 for Best Business Centre for Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), among others.
Notable buildings in the region done by Arkitek KDI include the Bintulu Civic Centre, Hilton Hotel, Kuching, and the recently completed Rimbunan Hijau (RH) Headquarters in Sibu.
To date, Arkitek KDI is creating landmarks in Abu Dhabi, China, Brunei, Equatorial Guinea and various parts of Malaysia, with projects ranging from residential, commercial, public and healthcare facilities to high-end hospitality and mixed-developments.
Their on-going projects include the River of Life in KL, mixed development for Greenland in Johore and the prestigious new Sarawak Museum in Kuching. Their complete list of projects can be viewed from www.akdi.net.