Penang Bay International ideas Competition

About

The Penang Bay International Ideas Competition seeks content and design proposals that reimagine the waterfronts of both George Town and Butterworth. Organised by the Penang State Government and managed by the George Town Conservation & Development Corporation (“GTCDC”), this Ideas Competition aims to draw inspiration to guide the state and local governments in setting a new narrative and framework for the future development of the two waterfronts. The Penang state government will likely invite one or more of the winning teams to develop more detailed plans with respect to specific sites within the Penang Bay area.

While several property developments have already been initiated, such as the Penang Sentral Transit Hub in Butterworth, the Penang State envisions a civic and cultural node along the George Town waterfront, and an innovation and business node on the Butterworth waterfront that can drive the future economy of the state.

The many built and planned developments ought to be taken into account and stitched together for a holistic territorial plan that is well connected

While past developments in George Town and Butterworth respectively took their own separate courses, the future calls for cohesive and complementary developments that would form not two cities, but one Penang Bay.

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Eligibility

While the competition is open to all, professional collaborations and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Projects that are non-original or have been made public prior to the results will automatically be excluded from the final.

DELIVERABLES

Two submission formats are acceptable:
  • 1.
    3 x A1 panels in a digital format (max.total 50 MB) submitted via the website that includes:
    • a)
      Master plans of the PenangBay area.
    • b)
      Detailed concept plans, renders, cross sections, elevations for critical components.
    • c)
      Justification for the designs against the relevant SDGS.

OR

  • 2.
    A 2.5 minute video (max. 50 MB) that illustrates:
    • a)
      Visualisations of the PenangBay area.
    • b)
      Images and narration of critical components.
    • c)
      Justification for the designs against the relevant SDGS.

Timeline

Penang Bay Competition Timeline

Judging Criteria

Design quality

40%

Consideration of the relevant SDGs

30%

Economic potential of the proposals

20%

Innovation in presentation style

10%

The chairman of the jury will prepare a Jury Report which will be made available in the website upon the announcement of results.

* As this is an ideas competition, entrants are not allowed to raise objections to the evaluation results.

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Jury

Vanessa Mae

Title of position

One representative of Penang State Government, who will preside the jury as chairman.

Vanessa Mae

Title of position

One representative of the Malaysian Association of Architects PAM.

Vanessa Mae

Title of position

One heritage expert selected by GTCDC.

Vanessa Mae

Title of position

One heritage expert selected by GTCDC.

Vanessa Mae

Title of position

One internationally renowned architect

A committee of four people including architects, landscape architects and urban planners will be nominated by GTCDC to verify the entries’ compliance with the competition regulations and requirements in order to eliminate non-compliant submissions prior to the jury’s evaluation. The committee will select 40 entrants for online publication and the Juries’ consideration

PenangBay Committee

Awards