KUALA LUMPUR: Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) was selected by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to be the co-organizer for the Student Village at the Kuala Lumpur Orchid and Bonsai Show (KLOBS 2017) held from 2 to10 December 2017 at Taman Pudu Ulu, Cheras.
The active participation of the lecturers and students from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, IUKL, over the years in many national events had won DBKL’s recognition resulting in the appointment of the Acting Dean, Md. Pilus Md. Noor as the Project Coordinator to facilitate the Student Village that occupies a quarter hectare.
Regarding IUKL’s recognition to lead the Student Village, the Vice Chancellor and President of IUKL, Prof. Dr. Roslan Zainal Abidin said, the lecturers and students’ hard work and participation in off campus activities had made DBKL realise the quality and capabilities of the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, IUKL.
He said, IUKL had won the Gold Award and Creative Design Award for the University Design Garden at the Royal Floria, Putrajaya in 2015 by defeating 25 contestants from other public and private universities.
“In 2016, IUKL won the Bronze Award in the University Design Garden and Silver Award for 3D Wall Art at the same event in Putrajaya.
“IUKL also won the second place in the sculpture competition at the Alam Assembly of Landscape Architecture Students Malaysia 2017, held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM),” Roslan told Malaysia World News (MWN) at the Student Village on Saturday.
Roslan also expressed his happiness and appreciated DBKL for its confidence in IUKL’s capability by granting RM20, 000 to IUKL to manage and organise the Student Village.
Meanwhile, IUKL is leading four other institutions of higher learning (IPTS) namely International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Polytechnic Premier, Johor Bahru; Polytechnic Port Dickson and Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC) to organize activities at the Student Village.
According to Md. Pilus Md. Noor, the Student Village has given architecture students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the field.
Md. Pilus said, architecture is a continuous learning process and thus it is not confined to the classroom only. Students should be familiar with building materials, understand building construction concepts and project management – that is utilising limited resources, know how to design and the right to construct.
“Four hundred architecture students from diploma to degree levels and 30 lecturers from IUKL will be attending “classes” at the Student Village throughout the carnival. DBKL buses will provide transport daily for students to travel from IUKL to KLOBS throughout the event.
“The Student Village will become more exciting with the presence of five lecturers from various universities giving talks relating to architectural works on specific time and dates. This session would give the secondary school and university students the opportunity to chit chat with the lecturers relating to architecture,’’ Md. Pilus said.
The Student Village is a specially designed venue where students from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, IUKL and schools of architecture from four other institutions of higher learning could showcase their work such as building model designs, installations and landscape architecture.
Students can also participate in various competitions held at the Student Village during the nine-day event. The competitions are Floral Fashion Show, Garden Sculpture and Wall Painting.
KLOBS 2017 is a bi-annual event organised by DBKL to celebrate the varied species of orchid and bonsai trees. This international carnival has 14 participating countries including those from the ASEAN region, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and India. -Malaysia World News