EventsEco­architecture and eco- master planning

Eco­architecture and eco- master planning

Ken Yeang

T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia

Event from
11 May
Photo from Ken Yeang



In his lecture, Ken Yeang focused on the experiments, theoretical foundations, design ideas and principles for designing eco-architecture and
eco-master planning. Ecology is adopted here as the fundamental basis for designing a sustainable and resilient future.
In his lecture, Ken Yeang discussed the ‘ecosystem concept’ in detail, and how it relates to design. He portrayed the principles and examples of designing nearly zero-energy (carbon neutral) buildings and discussed a theoretical model for ecological design. Last but not least, Ken Yeang illustrated his professional approach by presenting many examples from his recent design and planning work.

Ken Yeang

Ken Yeang is an architect, planner and ecologist known for his impressive green architecture and master planning. He is principal of the international architecture and design firm Hamzah & Yeang with offices in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and China. The British newspaper The Guardian named him one of 50 individuals who could save the planet. He is a recipient of the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the Government of Malaysia Merdeka Award and the Architectural Society of China Liang Sicheng Award 2016. He received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Menara Mesiniaga project.

With 40 years’ experience in eco-architecture, Ken Yeang is regarded as one of the pioneers and visionaries of sustainable architecture. “I am an ecologist first, an architect second,” says Yeang of himself. He understands eco-design as designing in such a way that the human-built environment or the design system integrates benignly and seamlessly with the natural environment.


Project from Ken Yeang – Putrajaya
Solaris Singapur; Photo: Yeang Sdn-Bhd
Project from Ken Yeang – Solaris_Singapur
DiGi Data Centre-Building; Photo: Yeang Sdn-Bhd
Project from Ken Yeang –
2C5Putrajaya; Photo: Yeang Sdn-Bhd