The Malaysian Wood Awards 2017 is a premier competition that was set to reward designers of magnificent timber structures that stand majestically on Malaysian soil showcasing the elegance, reliability and brilliance of timber. A first-of-its-kind in the country, the Wood Awards aims to recognize, encourage and promote outstanding craftsmanship and installation using timber in the built form. Organized by the Malaysian Timber Council in its effort to support excellence in architecture using the world’s naturally renewable resource – WOOD – the Malaysian Wood Awards acknowledged the best and most innovative uses of timber in the country.
With chief judge, the illustrious Malaysian architect, Ar Hajeedar Abdul Majid
Judged by a panel of international experts, Arkitek Punca Cipta won the award for the Conservation and Restoration of Rumah Warisan Haji Su, a century old timber structure in Kampung Losong Kuala Terengganu.
In 1996, the state of Terengganu was to host the International Silat Championship, an event bringing together proponents of traditional Asian martial arts from all over the world. Without a proper facility for such sports, a new indoor stadia for 3000 spectators need to be built urgently within six months. Arkitek Punca Cipta, then a fledgling practice, was appointed to design and foresee the development on a fast-track basis. The dedicated team of consultants and contractors, working almost 24 hours in the six months period, using pre-fabricated super structure system delivered the project in time for the event.
The project was awarded the BHP Inaugural High Profile Award in 1997.