Final review for Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture students’ “Liveable Kluang” studio!
This semester, BLA 4 and MLA 1 students were challenged to re-imagine the concept of a liveable city. Students embarked on a 5-day field trip to Kluang, Malaysia to meet with various stakeholders and visited numerous sites as part of their initial site analysis.
In the final review, a total of 48 different design proposals were presented to a panel consisting of design professionals, faculty members and of course representatives from Kluang. Proposals covered a broad range of topics from promoting eco/agri-Tourism, accentuating the art, culture and heritage of Kluang, urban revitatlisation projects, improving or introducing new industries into the town or open space and park design.
Special thanks to YB Chew Chong Sin and team at KLAB for the overwhelming hospitality, warmth and enthusiasm throughout our engagement! As well as Mr Tai Seng Yee for introducing us to the stakeholders in Kluang as well as hosting us while we visited his organic farm. Also, our sincere gratitude to all other stakeholders and representatives we met in Kluang who welcomed us with open arms.
This is also the final design studio for BLA 4 students. We will miss you! All the best for your future endeavors, go do us proud!
Photos by Zhang Ziyuan and Terrence