Located at both entrances of the UTAR Kampar
Campus, each arch is designed in the form of two inclined intersecting steel structures
that form one single stable portal. The two arches express the structural form
in its utmost simplicity, pureness, and wholeness.
The merging of the two inclined intersecting steel structures into one arch signifies the unity of theory and practice resulting in the birth of dynamism and innovation. It also signifies UTAR’s wholesome education in technical competency and morality. Each arch, in its pure structural form, when viewed from below and above, visualises a pair of wings taking flight, symbolising success upon acquiring knowledge.
The resultant arch at both entrances of the Kampar Campus is simple in appearance but complex in construction. Each arch is constructed from approximately 45 tonnes of mild steel tubes. The colourful lighting at night symbolises harmony within the multi-racial, multi-ethnic and international community of UTAR.
Each arch, referred to as the Arch of Virtue and Knowledge, welcomes and embraces everyone who passes through it at both entrances of the UTAR Kampar Campus.
Night view of the arches at the South entrance (right) and East entrance of UTAR Kampar Campus
Day view of the two arches at both entrances of UTAR Kampar Campus