The world is now competing to build environmentally friendly buildings and minimize carbon emissions. This is a very challenging challenge so not many practitioners are able to implement the Green Building concept properly. Several prominent architects who are famous for their Green Building works are Ken Yeang (Malaysia), Penda China (China), and RAD+ar (Indonesia). These architects will be invited in May to an event held by Gadjah Mada University Architecture Students to share their point of view on Green Architecture in the World. The following is a brief profile of the WEX UGM 2022 performers.
- Ken Yeang
Ken Yeang is an architect, planner and ecologist who is renowned for his green architecture and ecologically based masterplans through outstanding designs. During his 50 years of practice, Ken Yeang has been named "one of the 50 people who can save the planet". Some of his architectural works are Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Extension (UK), Solaris (Singapore), National Library (Singapore), Machineiaga Tower (Malaysia), Spire Edge Tower (India), Genome Research Building (Hong Kong), Atmosphere Putrajaya (Malaysia).
- Sun Dayong, Chinese Penda Architecture
Sun Dayong is the founder and principal architect at Penda China, adhering to an eco-friendly design ethos and a “less is love” concept. His project was successfully entered in the Hongkun Art Museum which was named one of the ten best museums in Beijing. He has also won several international awards including the “Emerging Architect of 2016” by the Architizer A+ Awards in the United States.
- Antonius Richard, Architecture RAD+ar
RAD+ar is one of the best architects and designers of Tropical Architecture in Indonesia who is famous for his expertise, namely Micro Tropicality. Antonius Richard as the founder explored and experimented to redefine the value of architecture both in globalization and localization. In 2020, one of RAD+ar's works was successfully displayed at the 2219: Futures Imagined exhibition at ArtScience Museum Singapore.