Workshops @ Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

"The future refers to that space of time that lies ahead of us. That space of time we now have ownership of. What we do with it today will determine what and where we will be tomorrow."

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing
The Man Who Designed the Future, 2007

About the Workshop

The Architectural Student Workshop is an annual gathering of public and private architectural institutions nationwide. The workshop offers Malaysian architectural students the opportunity to congregate, exchange and share knowledge with their peers.

Initiated in 1987 by Limkokwing University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Dato’ Ar. Parid Wardi Sudin, the workshop encourages a greater understanding and the discussion of new ideas within the architectural industry.

This year’s workshop brings together over 400 architecture students from 18 prestigious tertiary institutions. It will feature an exhibit, presentations, night performances, and learning modules to be completed as mixed group activities. Prizes await winners for each activity.


The future will be defined not by geographical size, or military might, or population size. The future will be defined by creativity and innovation.

Event Future is Now – 27th Architectural Student Workshop
Date 21 to 25 October 2015
Venue Limkokwing University, Cyberjaya Campus
Organized by Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment (FABE) and the Architecture Student Council (ASC) of Limkokwing University

Schools Participating

Public Institutions
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • UiTM Shah Alam
  • Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  • UiTM Seri Iskandar, Perak
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai
  • Universiti Malaya (UM)
Private Institutions
  • Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • UCSI University
  • Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
  • City University College of Science & Technology (CUCST)
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC)
  • Taylor's University
Polytechnic & Community Colleges
  • Politeknik Sultan Azlan Shah (POLISAS)
  • Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM), Pasir Mas


Dragon Spine

Using the concept of domino effect, this icebreaker activity uses ice cream sticks to explore the practical application of kinetic energy.


This activity uses spatial augmented reality and projectile mapping to create sculptures that will suit the video provided.

The Talk

Listen to what our master planners have to say about the future, what are their thoughts and ideas on achieving utopia, and how to be a part of their movement. This series of talks cover urban planning, sustainable architecture and the Cyberjaya masterplan.

Tactile Global Mapping

Participants will be asked to design a tactile mural to convey a message and present their awareness of current global issues.

Cyber Exploration

Cloud technology substantially and pervasively changes the way information are being extracted, analysed and presented. Participants are tasked to travel throughout Cyberjaya and, with technology at the palm of their hands, collect data and share it through social media.

Pre-Workshop Competitions: Exhibit

Students are invited beforehand to prepare and submit entries for the following exhibit categories:

Rebuilding the Next

This design competition challenges future architects in creating outstanding ideas that redefine design through the implementation of novel aesthetics, materials, technologies and spatial organizations. It incorporates studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability and the digital revolution. This competition is divided between graduate and undergraduate students.

The Aftermath

This short video competition asks students to interpret and continue the storyline from the final scene of a teaser clip provided.

The Portal

Students display models and dioramas representing diverse architectural styles from different phases of history. It highlights the evolution of architecture and depicts the essence and identity of selected eras.

The Oracle

Students explore visual creativity and express their ideas through photography. Here, they display captured images that represent their sight of the future.

Pre-Workshop Competitions: Present & Perform

Students prepare beforehand how to best represent their school in the following activities:

School Acclamation

Different tribes have a chant or dance that enable them to be distinguished from other tribes. In this case, each school creates their own chant, dance or cheer that they feel best represents their school’s vibe.

The Axis

Students create a representational structure that reflects their school’s values and characteristics. These vertical 3D representations will be on display at the Plaza.

Evolve, Revolve & Connect

How can one connect one’s self to the future world that is currently evolving? Do you bring the past to the future, or keep them as a reminder? Students answer these questions through interpretative performances for days 2 and 3 of the workshop.

The Gear

Students are tasked to prepare garments of the future that best represents their school’s brand and unique characteristics.

Workshop Schedule

Time 21.10.15
07:00 Breakfast
08:30 Arrival & Registration
Check-in @ Accommodation
Opening Ceremony
@ Hall of Fame
The Talk
@ Hall of Fame
Cyber Exploration
@ Cyberjaya
Souvenir Exchange /
Bazaar / Game
11:30 Installation Setting-up @ Plaza
12:30 Lunch/ Prayers Workshop Adjourned
14:00 Dragon Spine
@ Plaza
@ Plaza
Tactile Global Mapping
@ Plaza
Cyber Exploration
@ Cyberjaya
19:00 Dinner/ Prayers
20:30 School Acclamation &
The Axis @ Plaza
Evolve, Revolve &
(Performance Night 1)
@ Hall of Fame
Evolve, Revolve &
(Performance Night 2)
@ Hall of Fame
Closing Ceremony
@ Plaza
23:30 Supper/ Adjourned
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