26 June, KUALA LUMPUR – Platinum Victory is organising the Paint The Town Green Award, that calls for participants to conceptualise a sustainable and creative design focusing on three aspects: interior design, landscaping and architecture; including designs for wall mural, public & social spaces, and restaurant façade (interior and exterior), for its 7.4-acre lakefront commercial and social space, The Palette in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Platinum Victory is collaborating with various universities, institutions and other strategic partners including contest sponsor Kansai Paint for this competition towards nurturing budding talent in the field of design. The panel of judges include Michael Gibert, Creative Director of Arkilab architectural firm; Iko In, founder of In Publishers; Nur Maihan Muhammad, Landscape Architect from Hashim Design and a representative from Platinum Victory.
The competition is open to all nationalities in Malaysia who are 18 years old and above for a chance to walk home with a total of RM23,000 cash and vouchers up for grabs. Participants can choose to submit their conceptual drawing entry as an individual or up to five participants in a group.
Each entry must encompass the overall design for the designated area incorporating hardscape and softscape, complying to the theme of Sustainability. Participants will need to register online in order to obtain reference files in Sketchup and AutoCAD format. Contestants are to submit their designs with the rationale summary for their drawings. Registration of the contest is now open via https://thepalette.com.my until 31st August 2019.
The listed tenants which will be in operation include Black Ice Taiwan Dessert, Inside Scoop, Moge Tee, Thai Boy Street Food, YOUHA and Premium Dim Sum. Participants may refer to the tenant list to ensure their conceptual design realistically fits the nature of the tenant’s business.
With Platinum Victory’s reputable track record as a leading developer from Setapak which has expanded across the Klang Valley, the Paint The Town Green Award is its special way of celebrating its roots. Beyond just a face-lift of the locale with The Palette, the developer aims to give back to the community by utilising it as an educational platform to nurture young Malaysia talent in creating innovative and sustainable designs. Simultaneously, the objective is to plant a civic-mindset by rewarding and elevating ideas from participants; to grow interest for eco-friendly designs. As these young designers and ‘eco-warriors’ share their sustainability concepts, they will be playing a part towards saving the earth for the next generation.
“As a home-grown developer, we are glad to play a modest role in providing a meaningful ‘palette’ for designs which promotes sustainability. Hopefully in the long run, it will also set a precedent for fellow industry players to adapt similar concepts in their business development.
“We are using the Paint The Town Green Award and The Palette as a platform for this initiative, as we foresee it will be patronised by people from all walks of life. We hope each one of them will take back that sense of ownership as guardians of their respective communities and spread the awareness on sustainability,” remarked Gan Yee Hin, Executive Director of Platinum Victory.
Shortlisted participants will be invited to present their submission to the judges and a maximum of 10 finalists will be rewarded. The entry works of the finalists will be featured in news dailies, magazines and various digital platforms. This will certainly bolster their portfolio as budding designers.
The Palette is targeted to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2019, which will see a dynamic blend of tenants to breathe new life into Setapak’s flourishing township. Every lot has an alfresco area with architectural features specially designed to encourage social interaction, visibility and a pleasant urban leisure experience, day and night.
For more details of the competition with terms and conditions, log on to: thepalette.com.my.