Barry Wilson meets Andrew Lee
When you go to Kuala Lumpur, a visit to the "City Gallery" is a must!
Located at centre of Kuala Lumpur’s heritage enclave, this historic building, formerly the government printing office is a showcase of the past, present and future of the city.
Last year I met the well-know Malaysian entrepreneur Andrew Lee, responsible for establishing the City Gallery for a discussion of what has been going on in Kuala Lumpur's urbanisation program. We discussed the massive growth of the city over the last decade and importance of protecting heritage buildings and districts in the face of rapid growth.
The interview will be published in March as part of a series I am writing for URBANIZATION MAGAZINE.
Driven by a passion for architecture, ANDREW LEE – founder and CEO, designed his initial range of veneer art pieces on heritage buildings and iconic landmarks. Over time, to meet the demands of different market segment, the range of designs expanded to include flora and fauna and a wide range of cultural and heritage themes.
The Magazine of Urbanization is a specialized and monthly distributed Magazine. The released issues by far have provided much information about urbanization both home and abroad. Under the guidance of and with the technologies and expertise provided by the Science & Technology Commission attached to MOHURD, the magazine has been focusing on reporting issues & solutions and experiences & lessons in the urbanization processes, on presenting status quo of urbanization in China, on summarizing China’s experiences and exploring China’s urbanization strategies. It is an authoritative magazine in the field.