Venue: Plenary Hall, Level 3,
Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC)
Admission: Ticketed
 
The annual DATUM conference event begun in 2003 and has over the years grown to become one of the largest events in Asia featuring architecture and design. Attended by architects both local and international, it has also begun to attract a strong following outside the industry, in the field of architecture, urbanism, design and property sectors in addition to groups of interested members of the general public.
 
With a registration of over 2,250 delegates for the main event and up to 750 delegates
for the specialist forums and symposia, DATUM aims to construct a concentrated moment to bring together and galvanise a constituency of leading personalities, key figures, specialist and influencers, projects, speculations and ideas. DATUM consistently explores innovative and transformative projects to enable and arm architects, designers, planners, authorities, etc. with refreshed viewpoints and agendas to tackle the challenges of designing for growth and the future.
 
The DATUM conferences is anchored by the main DATUM:KL two-day conference and the two more specialized events, DATUM:Green and DATUM+, which this year has been re-branded.
DATUM:KL - International Architecture and Design Conference
21st – 22th July 2O17, 9.OOam – 6.OOpm
 
The annual highlight and main event of KLAF2017, this year’s conference takes place in July 21st and 22nd. An exciting selection of panelists and speakers has been lined up to bring to KL the most current and impactful developments, ideas and key messages. Both international and local speakers will continue to provide the leadership and exemplary keynotes resonating with the overall KLAF2017 thematic.
BOONSERM PREMTHADA
BANGKOK STUDIO PROJECT
BANGKOK,THAILAND
CHRISTOPHER MARCINKOSKI
& JAVIER ARPA
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL
OF DESIGN, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
DATO’ DR. KEN YEANG
T R HAMZAH & YEANG
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
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BOONSERM PREMTHADA
BANGKOK STUDIO PROJECT
BANGKOK,THAILAND
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FRIEDRICH LUDEWIG
ACME
LONDON,UK
DORA CHI
SPATIAL PRACTICE
HONG KONG
FRIEDRICH LUDEWIG
ACME
LONDON,UK
MIKE BOON CHEE KHIEN
AKITEK JFN
KUCHING, MALAYSIA
AKIHISA HIRATA
AKIHISA HIRATA ARCHITECTURE OFFICE
TOKYO, JAPAN
ANNE LACATON &
JEAN PHILLIPE VASSAL
LACATON ET VASSAL
PARIS, FRANCE
ANTÓN GARCIA-ABRIL
& DEBORA MESA MOLINA
ENSAMBLE STUDIO
MADRID, SPAIN
CHAN CHIN YEOW
C.Y. CHAN ARCHITECTS
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
AHMAD ROZI ABD WAHAB
AQIDEA ARCHITECTS
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
NAZLAN BAHARUDIN
AKITEK REKABINA
NEGERI SEMBILAN, MALAYSIA
DATUM:GREEN - Sustainability Design Forum
2Oth July 2O17, 9.OOam – 1.OOpm
 
Formerly known as the Green Building Forum (GBF) and as the name suggests, DATUM:Green is a half day forum featuring the latest in sustainable design and eco-centric developments both in Malaysia and worldwide. Speakers are drawn from a wide range of roles and professions, to share and discuss on the common issues and specialised techniques in addressing climate change, in preparing and developing a range of approaches that are in themselves major and minor but altogether effective and responsive.
YVONNE IEONG
YI & ASSOCIATES
HONG KONG
LOK KUANG WOOI
WOOI ARCHITECT
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
EMANUEL CLAIR
LIGHT CIBLES
PARIS, FRANCE
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TAI LEE SIANG
SINGAPORE
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[TBA]
TAI LEE SIANG
WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
SINGAPORE
MARK GURNEY
UNIBAIL-RODAMCO
PARIS,FRANCE
DATUM+ - Design Plus Symposium
2Oth July 2O17, 2.OOpm – 6.OOpm
 
Architecture by its very nature is informed by a wide range of disciplines and knowledges, and it is this relationship from which good architecture emerges. Formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Design Forum (KLAF), DATUM+ celebrates the spectrum of alternative skillsets and expertise that has proven to be important ingredients in the making of buildings today. The speakers for this half day symposia are selected from both within
and outside architectural professional boundaries and demonstrate the complexity and richness of the discipline of architecture today.
KOH CHA-LY
PROPERTY PRICE TAG
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
ARY INDRA
ABODAY
JAKARTA, INDONESIA
JAVIER ARPA
THE WHY FACTORY
DELFT, NETHERLANDS
KAYOKO OTA
CURATOR
TOKYO, JAPAN
MARKUS ENGEL
Urban Resort Concepts (URC)
Shanghai, China
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