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UTAR (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)’s Kampar Campus features a super cool oriental-influenced architecture, with the use of defining elements such as red columns, circular openings (moon gate), motifs, and the quintessential oriental curved roof ridge.

UTAR Kampar the award-winning campus

UTAR Kampar is famous for being the main campus of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), one of Malaysia’s leading private universities. It is renowned for its academic excellence and offers a wide range of programs in various disciplines, including business, engineering, science, arts, and social sciences.

The campus is known for its beautiful surroundings and state-of-the-art facilities, providing a conducive learning environment for students. Additionally, UTAR Kampar is recognized for its vibrant student life, cultural diversity, and active involvement in community engagement initiatives.

  • The Architecture Network
  • Ar. Chow Yeut Keong
  • Master planning & Architecture
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Chinese + Oriental design

UTAR University’s Architecture shows vast influence of the oriental style. Such an architectural identity is strongly tied to the founding history of the institution, and appears natural amidst the students’ demographic which majority speaks Mandarin as their first language. We appreciate the use of chinese architectural features that critically respond to the context of tropical climate, evident in the extended roof eaves that forms shaded verandah spaces, and the organically presented clay brickworks that can be seen throughout the campus.

Material spotted in this project

Red brickPaint
LightingGFRC
LandscapeRoofing

Credit

  • Photos by Jaden Tan
  • Composed by Team Buildex.my

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