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Point 92, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Making a point

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Jagged office block by ZLG Design is unusual addition to hills of Kuala Lumpur 

Point 92 by ZLG Design is a new office block aptly named after a very tight site of 0.92acres. This formidable building perches on a sloped site, overlooking Damansara Perdana and its ribbons of roads. Precast concrete panels arranged in random fashion with reduced glazed area cut back on energy costs.

Staying true to the intention of creating an ambience that includes the context the inside the building, visitors get to experience a breathtaking view of Damansara Perdana as they arrive at the lobby through a slowly rising escalating step way above the drop off.

The arrival deck allows visitors to soak in the view by providing randomly placed precast concrete benches that encourages respite while wooden lanterns with marine plywood ceilings buttoned tightly against a raw concrete under croft creates a soothing canopy.

As an office plan, the floor plate is a cut-out space which comprises several levels of voids connected through gardens and meshes of vertical planting. The centre support column is braced to either side with different thickness of beams each corresponding to different floor forces framing the vertical space that is the garden.

The terraces are specially lit and designed to give the viewers from outside a peep into the garden, adding an ethereal touch of a floating mysterious garden within a floating building by the hillside. Elegantly rising from the slopes, the slanting walls in the façade continues the natural geometry of the site while the rectangular punctuations complement the ever developing built environment in Damansara Perdana.

Light permeating through the punctured façade promises a soothing and safe ambience, highlighted further by the backing hills as well as the warm and raw colours of the chosen materials and finishes.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 12313450(m€)
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