KL eyes legacy from international meeting of architects

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Bird's eye view of Kuala Lumpur at night Kuala Lumpur has some impressive architecture Photo Credit: Wengang Zhei on Unsplash.com

Affordable housing and sustainable building processes will be on the agenda when Malaysia hosts an international meeting of architects in two years’ time.

More than 2,000 delegates are expected at the Union of International Architects’ International Forum, which is being held in Kuala Lumpur, November 2024.

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCAA) and the Malaysian Institute of Architects bid for the three-day event, themed ‘Diversecity – Humanity and Sustainable Growth.’

Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, CEO of MyCEB, said: “Other than the direct economic impact that the Forum is expected to generate for the Malaysian economy, it is our fervent hope that the global architect community will use the forum as a platform for a global declaration for the benefit of humanity. This is in line with our vision that every business events activity that we host in Malaysia, will leave a long-lasting legacy, dossier to champion architects and future generation. The legacy beyond the economic impact is what really matters.” 

Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, chairman of UIA International Forum 2024, said, “PAM has been working diligently with MyCEB as a team to secure the UIA International Forum 2024, which will be held for the first time in the Southeast Asia region. We are proud to be able to showcase Malaysia and we would like to thank the global UIA voting delegates for giving PAM the opportunity to proof we they can deliver a meaningful gathering of minds. We sincerely hope that this Forum will achieve Global Declaration for the benefit of humanity while urging all nations to recognize and protect traditional heritage architecture in a sustainable balance with modern urbanisation.”



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