Our Malaysian colleagues, led by Architecture Director Ahmad Syazli , scored an honorary mention for their entry to the Johor Baru–Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Station Facade Design Competition. Their design concept for the Bukit Chagar station in Johor, themed "Dance of Johor", was inspired by the Zapin, a traditional Malay dance form popular in Malaysia's southernmost state. Assisted by parametric architecture technology, fluid, dynamic lines form the framework of the station facade, generating a "wave form" structure that captures the graceful movements of the Zapin dancers.
Kurjanto Slamet, the Architecture Director and CEO of our Indonesia office, was invited to speak in a webinar titled Makna 2020 dan Asa 2021 . (translated as "The Highlights of 2020 and Hopes for 2021").
The virtual event, held on 30 January 2021, was organised by regional architecture publication Archinesia and gathered 70 professional architects, interior designers, academics and industry experts to share their views on the designated topic.
In a signing ceremony held on 9 January 2021, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Minh Dong Travel Service and Trading Company Limited – a member of PGT Group – to open the Crowne Plaza Danang Waterfront on Vo Nguyen Giap Street in Danang City, Vietnam. ONG&ONG, represented by David Ching, CEO of our Vietnam office, was signed on as a strategic partner in the development of the hotel.
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Our Interior Design Director (Thailand), Lalidar Leelayoova, has been appointed as the Design Director of Mango Art Festival, which runs from February 11 to 14, 2021 at LHONG 1919 in Bangkok, Thailand.
As one of the core members of the organising team, Lalidar brings her design expertise to the four-day event, which features a curated programme of art and photography exhibitions and installations, as well as live performances that showcase local talent and culture.
ONG&ONG’s adoption of the BIM 360 technology and successful implementation of ISO 19650 standards have been acknowledged by Autodesk in a Customer Success Story feature. They highlighted the organisation’s efforts in digitalising workflows as well as enabling virtual collaboration and workplace mobility across all our offices.