KLAF 2019: Unsung Heroes Wira Sebalik Tabir


Malaysia’s architecture, historically accommodative, adaptive and acclimatised to its surroundings, is no stranger to the new concept, made possible by the main factor behind it is the people.

Hence, through digital artworks, sketches, photography, video projections, architectural models and sculptures, the exhibition will bring to light the brains and brawns behind the scenes of 30 local mid-life architecture firms- for their long overdue recognition.

The purpose and practice of architecture are dynamic. Never static, the physical designs enacted through buildings constructed are the outcomes, while the real changes take place on a much deeper, if not philosophical, level.

Unsung Heroes highlights the craft and contribution of ‘heroes’ in building an architectural vision that centres the unity between the built environment and its surroundings.

The term ‘heroes’ refers to those who play a critical albeit indirect role, from general workers, drafters, visual illustrators, designers, young architects, modellers and photographers from the architecture industry.

It urges a shift in attention to the importance of a building’s contribution, function and effectiveness in the eyes of everyday users, the disabled community and surroundings that are more balanced, green and in tune with nature. The harmony between architecture and its beneficiary society becomes the focus.

The exhibited works are categorised and situated within a timeline of major developments in Malaysia’s brief architectural history, from the post-independence era to the present.

Thus, in line with the theme “Tomorrow’’ of Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) 2019, Galeri Petronas in close collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) is proud to present Unsung Heroes Wira sebalik tabir, held from the 7th May – 28th July 2019.

For more information visit www.klaf.my