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  • 1. PRESS RELEASE For immediate release FUTURARC PRIZE 2011 Back for its fourth year, FuturArc Prize, Asia’s leading international Green design competition once again seeks to challenge the minds of architects and students studying the field to come up with creative ideas for a sustainable future. Competition Brief: The 1000R Project | Living within our means This year’s topic is about living within our means. The brief calls for a building design of any type that relies on resources within a 1,000 kilometre radius around the project site, which should be located in Asia or Australia. Dr Nirmal Kishnani, this year’s jury chair, elaborates, “This year’s FuturArc Prize brief is a call to imagine how we will live in world of scarce resources and expensive fuel; a reversal of trends from global to local living. As the world shrinks towards localised self sufficiency, buildings must change in form, materiality and operation. We are delighted once again to have a top notch jury, consisting of some of the top thinkers in the field of sustainable design. Our expectation is that this year’s Prize will be given, as in past years, to entrants who surprise and provoke us with visions of a brave new world.” FuturArc Prize 2011 Page 1 of 4
  • 2. Supported by various Green building councils and architectural associations in Asia Pacific, the competition is open from now till 15 December 2010. Winners stand to win awards and cash prizes totalling up to SGD50, 000 sponsored by HP Designjet Large Format Printers and Philips. Judging will conclude by March 2011, after which, winners will be notified by the end of March 2011 to receive their trophies and prizes at the annual BCI Asia Awards ceremonies held in May 2011 in seven cities; Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. All entrants are required to register and submit their entries online via the competition website at www.futurarc.com/prize2011. ### About the Jury Panel Nirmal Kishnani, PhD, is Chief Editor of the FuturArc Journal. He is an advocate, educator and practitioner in the field of Green building design, presently with the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore where holds the appointment of Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the Master of Science in Integrated Sustainable Design. He has lectured and written widely on the subject of Green design process. Since 2002—when he founded one of the first dedicated Green design consultancy operating in Asia—he has consulted for many projects and organisations including the Asian Development Bank and United Nations Environment Programme. Dr Kishnani sits on several advisory panels in FuturArc Prize 2011 Page 2 of 4
  • 3. Southeast Asia, active in the development of policy instruments and capacity building in the Green building industry. Dr. Kishnani is Jury Chair of FuturArc Prize 2011 and also a juror for the Emerson Cup 2010. Ray Cole, PhD, is the Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the School’s Design Center for Sustainability. Dr Cole was selected as a North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor for “sustained commitment to building environmental research and teaching” in 2001. In 2003 he received the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service and the US Green Building Council’s Green Public Service Leadership Award. Peter Head, OBE FREng FRSA, is a Director in Arup (UK) where he heads a global team for planning and integrated urbanism. He is project director for the planning and development of the Dongtan Eco city demonstrator on Chongming Island in Shanghai, and the Wanzhuang Eco City in LangFang near Beijing. He was featured in the October 2008 issue of Time magazine, nominated as one of 30 global eco heroes. In that same year, he was awarded the Sir Frank Whittle Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering for his efforts to deliver an environmentally sustainable built environment. Peter is also strategic adviser to the Chair of the C40 Large Cities and Climate Leadership Group and the Clinton Carbon Positive Programme. Kazuo Iwamura, M.E. is a Professor in the Faculty of Urban Life studies at the Tokyo City University in Tokyo Japan and CEO of IWAMURA Atelier, Inc. He is also UIA Vice president representing Region IV (Asia & Oceania), Director of the UIA Work Programme Architecture for a Sustainable Future Region IV, Chair of ARCASIA’s Committee for Green & Sustainable Architecture, and a member of the board of the World Green Building Council Jimmy Priatman, M.Arch is Chairman of the Center for Building Energy Study Petra Christian University and the Principal Architect of Archi Metric, PT. He completed a Masters degree at the college of architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology in the United States and designed the 110th Energy efficient multi use skyscraper ''The Cityfront Tower'' in Chicago as his thesis project. He promotes green building and energy saving concepts for his projects. He won the Asean Energy Award in 2002,2006 and 2009 from the ASEAN Center for Energy (ACE), for the Graha Pangeran, Grha Wonokoyo and Holy Stadium Project, which use only 88 kwh/m2/year, far below ACE standard of 200kWh/m2/year for office building. FuturArc Prize 2011 Page 3 of 4
  • 4. About the Competition The FuturArc Prize was launched in 2007 by the BCI Group of Companies through its publication arm, FuturArc Journal, to seek out innovative Green building designs for sites in Asia Pacific. The Competition has two objectives: first, to create a platform for talented individuals— professionals and students—who are keen on environmental issues; second, to encourage the construction industry as a whole to move towards sustainable design. About the Promoter FuturArc Journal (www.futurarc.com) is the Competition Organiser. Published quarterly by BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd, the Journal is the region’s leading voice in sustainable architecture and design as it recognises the impact of buildings on society and the environment. FuturArc promotes architecture that demonstrates creativity and social and environmental responsibility. The Competition Registrar is BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd (www.bciasia.com), a subsidiary of the BCI Group of Companies. Media Contact Dian Putra Marketing & Communication Manager BCI Asia Construction Information, Indonesia Email: dian@bciasia.co.id Tel: 021 5790 2930 Mobile: 0812 108 6417 FuturArc Prize 2011 Page 4 of 4