The Esplanade is a popular waterfront promenade in the heart of George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its rich history and sea views. In May 2022, the newly upgraded Esplanade Seafront was officially opened to the public after a six-year seawall reinforcement project.
Teng Pe Yang, who helms Permata Green, an up-and-coming landscape architecture studio based in Penang, will discuss the recently completed Penang Esplanade Seafront in an engaging session organised by the Doma Initiatives Breakfast Club in October 2022. He will highlight the process, challenges and highlights of reconstructing a heritage landmark. In addition, he will be sharing his experience in executing public projects and parks around George Town World Heritage Site
Doma Initiatives Breakfast Club
Speaker: Teng Pe Yang, Principal of Permata Green
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Venue: Bangsar Shopping Centre
Teng Pe Yang is the Principal of Permata Green, a landscape architecture studio based in Penang. The firm has a strong focus on public realm projects of various scales and complexity, where the ethos of “initiating a conversation with the landscape” is emphasised and evolved to suit the local cultural contexts of the public realm projects he has worked on in Malaysia, in particular within the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site in Penang. His most recent work, the Penang Esplanade Seafront, was open to the public in May this year.
Pe Yang graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Prior to returning to Penang in 2012 to set up Permata Green, he worked in Melbourne as a landscape architect and a design tutor at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) at the University of Melbourne. He is currently a Council Member of the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) and was the Northern Chapter Chairman for the Institute from 2016 to 2020. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Young Landscape Architect Award during the 2016 Malaysian Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) in recognition of his contribution as an emerging landscape architect to the Malaysian landscape architecture profession.