16 March 2021Public Lecture: Calligraphy of the land and landscape cities: of art, architecture & education, for joy & love
By Ar Chew Weng Huat, Singapore
215 March 2021Webinar: Overview of Green Building in Malaysia and China
Panel of speakers from Malaysia and China
321 March 21Public Lecture: Application potentials of bamboo in architecture & design
By En Rahim Md. Zin
423 - 25 March 2021Webinar: Importance of Asian architecture to local socio-economic development
By a panel of invited speakers from Malaysia and Indonesia
530 March 2021Public Lecture: How Covid-19 shape architecture
By Nyoman Gede Maha Putra St., Indonesia
610 April 2021Public Lecture: Adaptive reuse of heritage
By Ar Hau Woon San
719 June 2021Public Lecture: Meditation on creativity: a journey of the mind
By ArChoo Meng Foo, Singapore
814 August 2021Connecting the present with the pasts and the future: reminiscent of Xin Tian Di Plaza and Platinum Tower projects in Shanghai, China
By Ar Daniel Mei, Singapore
927 October 201Rethinking architectural design in the post-Covid-19 Era
By Ar Lilian Tay, UTAR IAP
10Oct - Dec 2021Malaysian level Organizer for 2021 Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Bamboo Design and Construction Competition

This is the second year COSA involved in organizing the Malaysian level 2020 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area ASEAN Nations Design and Construction Competition. The competition was an initiative of The South China University of Technology and Guangzhou Nan Sha Bird Park. The competition aimed to provide opportunities to experience real construction and enhance academic exchanges among schools of architecture, design, and engineering amongst universities from south China and ASEAN regions. The theme for 2021 was 源于传统技艺 “Bamboo art space inspired by traditional arts and craft”.

COSA (UTAR) with the support of the Architects Association of Malaysia (PAM) and The Malaysian Bamboo Society (MASA) jointly hosted the event. More than 40 entries were received from participating universities in Malaysia. An exhibition of the winning entries was held at PAM center for public viewing in December 2021.

The top 4 winners from Malaysia represented the country at the international level competition held at GuangZhou, China. The winning designs at the international level were constructed at the Nan Sha Bird Park.

COSA Members
En. Abd Muluk Bin Abd Manan - Event Convener & national level organizer
Ts. Tan Kok Hong - one of the judges at the international level competition
Dr Lim Poh Im and LAr Beh Jing Han were involved as part of the judging team at the national level.

News reports:
Architecture students bag top prizes at the Malaysia final round of 2021 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area: ASEAN International Colleges Design and Construction Competition

2021 Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area· Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) International Colleges Design and Construction Competition – Malaysian Preliminary Round. Theme:”源于传统技艺” Bamboo Art Space inspired by Traditional Art & Craft.

Poster showing winners at the Malaysian level:

Poster of the winning entries at the international level:

Poster of a series of talks by ‘bamboo experts was organised in conjunction with the competition: