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Results Ceremony

August 7, 2021, was our big day. The Langit awards ceremony was a hybrid event with about 80 people witnessing the occasion at HSL Tower and the rest over Facebook Live.

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was the guest of honour.

Ar. Ivy Jong

It is a delight to judge the competition and we are grateful for the commitment among our learned peers, to what is a demanding experience, which is impacted by the current Movement Control Orders that does not enable the jurors to engage physically. 


Due consideration was given to all submissions received which were diverse in scale, usages and efficiency. Many of the design ideas challenges conventional expectation and demonstrated a refreshing and less conventional approach in place making in the context of Kuching. A majority of the submissions display a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. 


Some have bold and progressive commercial programmes that will make one re-think on the idea of commercial development without the provision of a residential component. Some schemes are more cohesive, while others economic viability was more persuasive. Some of the story telling were provocative while others were captivating.


The shortlisted schemes pushed various aspects of design ideas thinking and the juries were impressed by the creativity, the approach and the thoughts demonstrated in the submissions.


The judging was based on certain criteria with marking weightages. While the diversity created much discourse among the jurors, the final shortlisted schemes have common qualities in design excellence while providing a climate action plan that not only addresses the sustainability issues on a materiality level but also on a social-economic level. The jurors also looked at the economic viability, it’s constructability in concept and the overall presented ideas.


Each scheme has different strength, carrying different messages, which brings out specific design objectives in their proposal.


Not all schemes address all of the criteria sought. The judging looked closely at the strength of the each of the design ideas that was presented.


Over the month long jury’s discourses and discussions online, the final schemes were closely debated. Some proved engaging and provocative, while others a delight.

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Ar Avy Jong

Langit Jury Chair

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