To all participants,

With reference to the new MCO and the declaration of Emergency earlier this week, we wish to advise all participants that we have reviewed the competition process in order to ensure compliance with the new additional guidelines and SOPs.

We wish to inform all participants that due to the ongoing works of the RTS Link Station, there are no changes possible to the competition schedule.

However, we have amended the whole of Section E (pp 42 and 43) of the Competition Document (issued 23 Nov 2020).

The submission process will now be a digital submission, further details with this update available in the Downloads section.

Further changes, if and when they occur, will be informed to all participants soonest possible.

We look forward to all your submissions. All the best from the MRT Corp and PAM team.

Thank you.


23 Nov 2020
Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and MRT Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) is today delighted to announce the launch of the Façade Design Ideas Competition for the RTS Link Station located in Bukit Chagar, Johor Bahru.

The RTS Link Station is a major national public project conceived as a new southern Johor gateway connecting Malaysia and Singapore and sets a new level in the historical relationship and cooperation between the two neighbouring countries. The much anticipated project will see about 10,000 passengers per hour commuting each way to help ease traffic congestion on the Johor Causeway as well as being a key economic catalyst to bring forth mutual prosperity and growth, bringing the peoples of both nations closer together.

With the groundbreaking ceremony successfully completed yesterday, the competition launched today is a single stage, national open design ideas competition configured to seek the best design solutions and input for the 3-storey elevated station façade design in terms of architectural design, innovation and technology, constructional efficiency, sustainability, ease of maintenance and function. The objective is to design a creative new station identity and image for this project of national importance and the challenge to Malaysia’s best architects and designers to develop a façade design concept that encompasses the culture, heritage, essence and characteristics of a Johor identity within a modern facility that also projects the dynamism and confident outlook of the state of Johor in the 21st century.

Open for registrations today, the competition will run for nine weeks. Participants are encouraged to form multidisciplinary consortium teams of specialists and experts, including façade designers, engineers, mobility experts, etc. The winning scheme selected by the distinguished Jury Panel, apart from a RM 250,000 First Prize, will also have the opportunity to see the design realised by the existing project team.

DYMM Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, Sultan of Johor has consented to be the Competition Patron and Jury Chair.

Registrations close on 11 Dec 2020 and the submission of all design ideas is 25 January 2021. Announcements of the winners is expected by in February 2021.