Malacca Up-cycled Art Gallery
Function: art gallery
Site location: Malacca City, Malaysia
Institution: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Brief description of the project: Malacca Up-cycled Art Gallery- THE JOURNEY
In the current architecture trend sustainability has become a compulsory feature in the design approach. However with the lack of regulations and limitations many still fail to see the important of “going green”.
Nowadays a lot of people still do not know how to reuse or recycle the materials which are possible to be done so and even do not know how to reduce the impact to the environment.
This up-cycled art gallery which is located in Malacca city is built to increase the awareness of public and show the journey of how actually the materials which we called them as ‘rubbish’ could become an art piece eventually.
The Malacca arts which are going to be exhibited inside the gallery are made by the recycled materials. This is why we called it as ‘up-cycled art’ because we not only recycle it but also try to upgrade it into other new products for example like up-cycled Malacca furniture or up-cycled Malacca fashion.
The visitors would realize that how important of recycle in their life and they would also can understand what is the beauty of up-cycled art.
The building itself is also tend to become a sustainable building. For example the materials that are going to be used in the building are recycled materials or low carbon materials to reduce the impact to the environment. With the other green features for example the rainwater harvesting and solar voltage applied in this building make this building eventually become a healthy space.
The concept of this gallery is the journey which means a path or so called a process of how a recycled material from rubbish could eventually become an art piece. This concept could also increase the awareness of recycle and reuse the materials and how to make it become an up-cycled art of something else which is more meaningful.
There is a small scale of recycle center in the gallery provides a space for public to sell their recycled materials and they could also learn how to do the up-cycled art in this gallery.
City and date of birth: Kluang, Johor, Malaysia 18/01/1994
Tutors: En. Fadzil and Cik. Sakinah
Author: SHO KAI JUN