27 May 2016 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) won Gold and Bronze Awards in the 9th Royal FLORIA Flower and Garden Festival 2016 hosted by Floria Putrajaya Sdn. Bhd. at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4 Putrajaya.
A team of 20 second-year students from Landscape Architecture Department, Faculty of Built Environment was lead by Ar. Dr. Sapura Mohamad and Dr. Lee Yoke Lai together with three (3) supporting staff. A group of four (4) students won the Gold Award in the Decorative Wall Art Category competing with four (4) other shortlisted groups. The interactive wall art design interpreted a concept theme of “Memento Surge” that exemplified the historical flower theme to resemble past FLORIA events.
UTM team also won the Bronze award in the Desk Art Work Category which adopted “The Spectral” idea to emphasis floral arrangement of different flower cut levels. Both categories shortlisted five (5) entries with RM750 incentives for each team. Both design teams have selected colourful Chrysanthemum as the theme flower for this year to match with respective design theme to create an interesting visual art and landscape layout. The prize giving ceremony will be held on 2nd June 2016. UTM team was also among the 15 shortlisted entries with RM3,000 incentives in the University Garden Category.