Laureate Photo

2012 Laureate

Lim Cheok Siang, Jimmy

Jimmy Lim Design

Malaysia

The SIA-Getz Architectural Prize 2012 welcomes Prof. Ar. Jimmy Lim Cheok Siang to be a part of our Laureates, who has consistently developed an Asian architecture perfecting the culture values of his country within a tropical environment.

His work has developed a sutainable approach using traditional technology of ventilation shade, built with natural materials and crafts. He has explored these within a new vocabulary of form and structure particularly in his caustic work that develops intriguing spaces and scales. His work is integral with the landscape where indoor and outdoor spaces emerge in a meaningful liveable way. He has also influenced a whole generation of architects now fully aware of the responsibilities of zero carbon and viable sustainable practices.

The Jury felt that his work and his influence has endurance and encourages future exploration and development with future generations.

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