ARCHIDEX 2024: Pioneering the Future of Architecture and Construction in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, THURSDAY, 20 JUNE 2024 – ARCHIDEX, Asia’s leading architecture business event, will reconvene at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from July 3-6. Organised in conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (“KLAF”), ARCHIDEX will bring together top industry professionals and leading brands to shape a sustainable future in architecture, as the industry aligns with the Malaysian government’s forward-thinking aspirations in the construction and built environment sector.

With less than a month to go, ARCHIDEX is set to be the largest and most influential edition yet, expecting to welcome close to 700 exhibitors and an anticipated 40,000 visitors from 100 countries. As an integral part of the annual KLAF, jointly organised with Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (“PAM” or “Malaysian Institute of Architects”), ARCHIDEX will play a critical role as a hub for trade and sourcing new technology in the region, advancing technology and automation adoption in the global Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Driving Innovation and Excellence

ARCHIDEX arrives at a critical juncture as the Malaysian government activates its plan to modernise the industry and nudge the eco-system to leverage next-gen technology towards creating sustainable infrastructure and the built environment. It will bring together top industry professionals to explore the dynamic intersection of design technology and environmental stewardship. The focus will be on pioneering methods to create eco-friendly structures that not only minimise environmental impact but also foster vibrant connections within communities. This year, ARCHIDEX will power the transformative potential of trailblazing technologies that can drive industry growth and create infrastructure and built environment that is environmentally sustainable and community-driven.

A Concurrent Event: ASEAN-China Ministerial Roundtable on Construction and Housing (“ACMROCH”)

2024 ARCHIDEX convenes alongside the prestigious ASEAN-China Ministerial Roundtable on Construction and Housing (“ACMROCH”) 2024 event hosted by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (“KPKT”) of Malaysia. Coinciding with the commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China, the roundtable provides a valuable forum for ministers from ASEAN countries and China to discuss key issues and explore opportunities to leverage the Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”) for promoting regional progress in housing and construction.

A Vision Aligned with National and Regional Growth

ARCHIDEX also captures the confident optimism the nation possesses, driving creative solutions and regional cooperation as the government embarks on an initiative to modernise the infrastructure and built environment. These initiatives emphasise innovative and nature-inspired materials, digital technologies, construction processes and design strategies that prioritise net-zero energy buildings and carbon-neutral developments.

International Pavilions at ARCHIDEX: Bridging Global Expertise

ARCHIDEX will feature a prominent international presence with the inclusion of six dedicated pavilions from Austria, China, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. This initiative fosters collaboration through potential Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) signings, signifying opportunities for bilateral trade and business transactions. By hosting these international pavilions, ARCHIDEX positions Malaysia as a central hub for sourcing advanced and specialised technologies within the architecture and construction sphere. This eliminates the need for regional professionals to travel overseas, creating a convenient platform for sourcing the expertise of leading international brands, centred at the exhibition.

Source and Innovate: Discover New Technology and Explore AI Capabilities in Architecture and Construction

ARCHIDEX resumes its role as a premier hub for sourcing the latest products, materials, and solutions, while also providing comprehensive coverage on the future of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and Building Information Modelling (“BIM”) solutions. This year’s exhibition emphasises the role of AI in transforming the architecture and construction industries. From intelligent design software and automated construction techniques to smart building materials and systems, ARCHIDEX address the challenges of climate change and natural hazards featuring BIM and AI solutions and capabilities to mitigate disaster and showcase strategies for building safer and more resilient communities.

A Hub for Learning

As an integral event of KLAF, ARCHIDEX, along with the concurrent DATUM Conference – one of the region’s largest architecture conferences, will serve as a knowledge-sharing hub and a vital trade platform for the industry. It offers unparalleled opportunities for professionals to engage with thought leaders to discuss issues challenging the built environment and network with peers from around the world. This convergence of events together with Biz Talk, Focus Forum and The Forum @ PAM Pavilion offers a platform that ensures ARCHIDEX remains at the forefront of architectural innovation and discourse.

Installations and Experiences that Inspire

A highlight of ARCHIDEX is its design installations, renowned for their engaging spatial experiences that attract architects, designers, and visitors. These installations showcase exceptional craftsmanship, demonstrating how architects and designers push creative boundaries, challenge conventions, and collaborate with exhibitors to highlight their materials and solutions. This year, in a nod to Malaysia’s culture and heritage, ARCHIDEX will host an installation featuring bamboo, a versatile and sustainable material, inviting visitors to explore Malaysia’s ecosystems and reconnect with nature. It will also house the ARCHIDEX Star Award Gallery.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Architectural Talent

ARCHIDEX 2024 recognises the vital role that young architects and designers play in shaping the built environment. The event features programmes such as the ARCAsia Committee for Young Architects (ACYA) to nurture young architects, and the Asian Young Architects Programme, which provides a unique opportunity for ten promising young architects from ten different Asian countries to exhibit their work. Additionally, the event will host a full-day forum and networking “Teh Tarik” session, for practising architects. Student architects will also be highlighted through ARCHITALENT, with ten finalists chosen from over forty submissions from eight countries this year.

We invite all stakeholders in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries to join us at ARCHIDEX 2024. Be part of this transformative event and contribute to shaping the future of the built environment in Malaysia and beyond.

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