Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), the professional body for Malaysian architects, launched the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) 2020 at PAM Centre, Kuala Lumpur yesterday amid great fanfare. To continue with the festivities, KLAF2020 Beyond Heritage Conservation Launch was officiated today by the Deputy Defence Minister, Senator Liew Chin Tong at REXKL, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur.
The programme also included an Urban Sketching session and contest for the public that aimed at creating a new experience for participants. Conducted by KL Urban Sketchers and KL Sketch Nation, the event was sponsored by Faber-Castell Malaysia that contributed 100 sets of the Pitt Artist Pen sets as well as 10 prizes for the top 10 sketches that garner the most votes.
The Pitt Artist Pen combines all the advantages of an artist’s ink with the benefits of a modern and easy-to-use pen. The PH-neutral, pigmented and fade-resistant drawing ink is ideal for sketches, drawings, fashion design and illustrations on most paper.
In addition, there was a walkabout tour to various buildings of interest such as Chocha, Lantern Hotel, Jao Tim, Chan She Shu Yuen and Mingle Hostel + Cafe in the Petaling Street area, where PAM took the time to educate on the history and interesting stories of the bygone eras.
“We aim to make KLAF an event that will be enjoyed by everyone and not just the architects and industry players. With KLAF, we hope more people, especially the public, will come to appreciate architecture more,” said Dr Tan Loke Mun, the Director of KLAF2020.
Those who are keen to be part of KLAF2020 can learn more about the events and register their participation via the KLAF app which can be downloaded via Playstore or App Store.