This webpage is dedicated to the early works of Jurubena Bertiga International (JBIS) which was formed on May 1st, 1967. The works featured are attributed to the three partners;
Dato' Baharuddin Abu Kassim, Dato' Lim Cheong Keat and Mr. Lim Chin See. Their works have changed the built landscape in Malaysia and Singapore.
 

DATE OF BIRTH
October 1, 1929

EDUCATION
University of Manchester
Diploma Architecture, 1956
Diploma Town Planning, 1958

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
Jurubena Bertiga International Partnership (JBIP) - ATSA Architects Sdn Bhd (Joint Venture)
:Executive Chairman

Jurubena Bertiga International Sdn Bhd
1974 to present

Founder Partner
Jurubena Bertiga/ Architects Team 3
1967 - 1981

Partner
Malayan Architects Co-Partnership
1965 - 1981

Assistant Architect and later promoted to Senior Architect
Public Works Department
1959 - 1966

Assistant Town Planning Officer
Federal Town Planning Department
1958 - 1959

Appointed Consultant Architect by Malaysian Government for
High Commission projects in New Delhi, India and Islamabad, Pakistan

1965

Appointed as one of the Assessors for the National Architectural
Competition of Negeri Sembilan State Mosque

1963

 
 
 
 
NATIONAL MOSQUE
  STATE MOSQUE SEREMBAN
In 1957, the newly independent Malaya, now known as Malaysia, was lamenting the establishment of its identity with Islam as its official state religion. As with most other Muslim countries, the idea of building a national mosque was vital in projecting this aspiration after it had gained its independence from being under various colonial rulers for 450 years ever since 1511.
Other than the National Mosque of Malaysia, the State Mosque of Negeri Sembilan is another quintessential example of one of the earliest modern mosque designs in the region. Situated in the town of Seremban, south of Kuala Lumpur, the mosque has been serving as the state mosque of Negeri Sembilan since 1967.
         
ISLAMIC COLLEGE OF MALAYA MOSQUE   SABAH STATE MOSQUE
This mosque is another example of a mosque with the used of a unique parasol dome roof form constructed by the use of pour in place concrete. The Islamic College of Malaya mosque is situated in Section 16, Petaling Jaya, Selangor and was built to cater for the students of the Islamic college and its nearby residents. The mosque features another modernist design.
Apart from the Mount Kinabalu and Orang Utan’s, this mosque is perhaps the most celebrated structural icon of the ‘Land below the Wind’, also known as Sabah. The State Mosque of Sabah is located in the capital city of Kota Kinabalu, known for its unique ‘honeycomb cladding’ of its large onion dome flanked with smaller golden domes and a slender sculptural minaret.
         
AN-NUR JAMEK MOSQUE   SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH MOSQUE
This mosque is one of the three modern mosques built in the East Malaysia state of Sabah. The An-Nur Jamek Mosque was completed in 1988 in the Federal Territory Island of Labuan, located off the northwestern side of Borneo. The other two mosques are located in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.
The image of the mosque’s bluish dome and minarets, set within a pristine lake garden, is widely recognised and has led to it being dubbed as the ‘Blue Mosque’ of Malaysia. The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque - or Selangor State Mosque - was completed in 1988 and was one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia.
         
SANDAKAN DISTRICT MOSQUE   DRAWING & SKETCHES
This particular mosque was built in the quaint surroundings of Sandakan, a town on Sabah’s East Coast, just off and facing east towards the Sulu Seas, and against the backdrop of a forested green hills to the west in an area known as the Sandakan bay. The district mosque in Sandakan is another innovative mosque design.
Collection drawing and sketches by Dato’ (Dr.) Ar. Hj. Baharuddin Bin Abu Kassim.
 
 
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