foster + partners: the troika
foster + partners: the troika foster + partners: the troika
aug 02, 2012

foster + partners: the troika

‘the troika’ by foster + partners, kuala lumpur, malaysia image © aaron pocock all images courtesy of foster + partners

located in the heart of kuala lumpur foster + partners have recently completed ‘the troika’, a twenty-first century response to high-density living and working in malaysia’s most populated city. comprised of three towers that are 38, 44 and 50 storeys high, the structures include 230 apartments, offices, shops and restaurants organized around a pedestrian courtyard. slender precast concrete shear walls, arranged to maximize views and interior programmatical flexibility support subtly rotated housing blocks that shade one another and benefit visually from the surrounding cityscape. a massive curtain wall system comprised of low-E glazing and balcony overhangs help to reduce heat gain in the interior. the off-site construction methods of the primary structure also greatly reduced timber construction waste.

‘the troika’ has been shortlisted in the ‘housing’ category of the 2012 world architecture festival. see the complete list of this year’s nominated projects here.

approach image © nigel young foster and partners

(left) image © nigel young foster and partners(right) image © aaron pocock

(left) image © nigel young foster and partners (right) image © aaron pocock

view from an apartment image © aaron pocock

image © nigel young foster and partners

images © nigel young foster and partners

central courtyard image © nigel young foster and partners

street entrance image © nigel young foster and partners

lobby image © nigel young foster and partners

view from deck image © aaron pocock

apartment interior image © K L ng

marble sink fixture image © K L ng

bathtub image © K L ng

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 4

floor plan / level 5

floor plan / level 24






project info:

client: bandar raya developments berhad building type: luxury mixed-use residential development – three residential towers construction start: 2005 gross area: 95,000 m2 total floor area: 75,000 m2 site area: 8,600 m2 number of storeys: 38, 44 and 50 maximum height: 204m no. of offices: 3,500 m2 no. of apartments: 230 apartments, 57 of which are serviced no. of retail: 2,000 m2

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