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ARCHIFYNOW > NEWS > February 15 2020: The Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) returns with BEYOND

February 15 2020: The Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) returns with BEYOND


The original article is published in Construction+ Malaysia online

On 13 January 2020, the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF), an annual architecture festival held in Kuala Lumpur, was officially announced to be held from February 15 to August 16, 2020 by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), the professional body for Malaysian architects.

Open to the public, the annual festival is the main event on Malaysia’s architectural calendar. The event is organised to inspire Malaysian architects with ideas and provide a platform to elevate the architecture industry in the country.

“KLAF demonstrates PAM’s commitment to driving excellence in the field of architecture as well as sets the standards for practice and education. KLAF 2020 is designed with different focus areas that include sketches, education, heritage buildings, building sustainability and greening of Malaysia,” said Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun, director of KLAF 2020.

As part of PAM’s sustainability and recycling promotion, KLAF 2020 will be launched in conjunction with PAM’s Chinese New Year Open House. The public will be treated to a lion dance performance and a tour around PAM’s green building, as well as a carnival sale of pre-loved items with more than 50 stalls at APW, Bangsar.

In addition to the Open House, KLAF 2020 will be complemented by talks on the theme Beyond Architecture: The Architecture of Celebration by Ar Chong Yan Chuah and Ar Tay Kheng Soon.

The following day will continue with more engaging activities based on the theme Beyond Heritage Conservation and a collaboration programme with Kuala Lumpur Urban Sketcher.

Visit for more information about KLAF 2020.

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