Mahasiswa Arsitektur: Rima Ulfah Ahadillah dan Silvia Nada Pamungkas mengikuti Jambore Mahasiswa Arsitektur Asia (ARCASIA) di Hongkong (26-10-2016).
Jambore Mahasiswa Arsitektur Asia-ARCASIA untuk tahun 2016 di Hongkong
Mahasiswa Prodi Arsitektur tersebut mengikuti Arcasia Student Jamboree 2016, pada tanggal 26 September sampai dengan 01 Oktober 2016 di Hongkong. Silvia Nada Pamungkas dan Rima Ulfah Ahadilah, merupakan mahasiswa Program Studi Teknik Arsitektur angkatan tahun 2014 dari Departemen Pendidikan Teknik Arsitektur, Fakultas Pendidikan Teknologi dan Kejuruan Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.
Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) adalah forum arsitek terdiri dari 19 negara Asia yang menjadi anggota ARCASIA. Setiap dua tahun sekali Asian Congress of Architects (ACA) menjadi salah satu konferensi regional utama di Asia dan diselenggarakan di lokasi berbeda di salah satu negara anggota ARCASIA.
Penyelenggaraan ACA ke-17 yang mengambil tema, “Growth And Diversity: Green Age of Asia” ini diikuti oleh delegasi mahasiswa dari 19 negara Asia anggota Arcasia, dan 36 delegasi mahasiswa arsitektur Indonesia perwakilan dari universitas di Indonesia. Jawa Barat sendiri mengirimkan 11 orang delegasi dari 4 kampus diantaranya UPI, ITB, UNPAR, dan ITENAS.
Dalam acara ini, mahasiswa arsitektur mengikuti beberapa kegiatan, seperti Symposium, Lecture, Site Visit, Sketch Competition, Delegates Presentation, Cultural Performance dan Friendship Night. Dalam kesempatan tersebut delegasi Indonesia mempresentasikan makalahnya tentang “Design Strategy For Sustainable Living In Urban Context Indonesia” yaitu memperkenalkan bangunan vernakuler Indonesia sebagai strategi desain yang berkelanjutan dalam pembangunan di Indonesia (Sumber: Deny dari Portal Berita UPI).
It is a great honour for the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) and myself, personally, to take over as President of ARCASIA for the term 2017-18. I realize the enormity of responsibility and the expectations that the members of this 21-nation organization have from this office. This is more so because my immediate predecessors Ar. Nui Sathirut Tandanand from Thailand (2015-16) and Ar. Pei Ing Tan from Malaysia (2013-14), who had been remarkably pro-active during their respective tenures, have set the bar at a very high level.
We have discussed with our corporate partners to help setting up seminars and workshop program for any institute that require technical knowledge for their members. Our corporate partners are ROCA, SIKA, BlueScope Steel, Siam Cement Group.
Responding to the challenges faced by architects, posed by a rapidly changing built environment in the Asian Region, these two stalwarts of ARCASIA introduced several new initiatives that would promote and recognize good practice, sustainable design, social responsibility, disaster preparedness, education and the promotion and empowerment of the younger architects.
ARCASIA is today recognized globally as one of the most active and influential regional organizations. This is true because, having a distinct “Asian Identity”, we think alike and act as a closely-knit family and our approach to the commonality of issues we face as architects, is very similar.
We share our problems and concerns, empathize with each other and are always ready to support each other when required. This has been our main strength as an organization.
I am blessed with a very hard working and committed team – Ar. Ramiz Baig as Honorary Secretary, Ar. Sannah Ejaz as the Honorary Treasurer, Ar. Pei Ing Tan and Ar. George Kunihiro as Advisors. With the Immediate Past President, the three elected Vice Presidents and five Committee Chairpersons as Office Bearers, I can foresee the dynamism and vibrancy in the team and greatly look forward to working with them to continue with and build upon the programmes set up by my predecessors, particularly the initiatives taken in the domain of Architectural Education and Training and the promotion of Young Architects. I hope to promote and encourage the Roundtables of all five ARCASIA committees as well and also look to Sports within our ARCASIA countries to promote fraternity. I also look at the recent growth in ARCASIA membership as a very positive trend.
I am also very hopeful that I will receive the support of all the presidents of the 21-member Institutes in taking ARCASIA to further heights.
The Council of the ARCASIA consists of all the Presidents of the National Institutes. The organization itself serves as an extension for each member institutes’ regional programme and relations. Annual meetings are held in different member institute countries, to deliberate and to give collective directions and representation to matters that affect the architectural profession in the Asian region.
- to unite National Institutes of Architects on a democratic basis throughout the Asian region, to foster friendly, intellectual, artistic, educational and scientific ties;
- to foster and maintain professional contacts, mutual co-operation and assistance among member institutes;
- to represent architects of the member institutes at national and international levels;
- to promote the recognition of the architect’s role in society;
- to promote the development and education of architects and the architectural profession in their service to society;
- to promote research and technical advancement in the field of the built environment.
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