ole scheeren: angkasa raya ole scheeren: angkasa raya
nov 09, 2011

ole scheeren: angkasa raya

‘angkasa raya’ by büro ole scheeren, kuala lumpur, malaysia all images courtesy of ole scheeren image © ole scheeren

beijing and hong kong-based architecture practice büro ole scheeren has unveiled the design of ‘angkasa raya’, a new highrise tower in the urban center of kuala lumpur, malaysia. comprised of three rectangular volumes, the 268 meter tall structure will offer a series of public green areas which overlook the adjacent petronas twin towers. lined with tropical vegetation, visitors are invited into a ground floor and elevated horizontal mass within the structure, projecting dynamic activity outward to the city landscape. the public spaces spiral upward, leading pedestrians to pass by shops, car parks, restaurants, prayer rooms and terraces contained within transparent stacks.

primary programmatic spaces of the complex include high end residences, luxury hotel and offices. placed at mid-height between two of the vertical blocks are the ‘sky levels’ which contain a bar and multifunctional spaces with views of the skyline amidst lush gardens. a naturally ventilated atrium and shaded facades contributes to the sustainable aspects of the design.

aerial view of the tower image © ole scheeren

public areas at street level image © ole scheeren

sky levels overlooking the city image © ole scheeren

view of the petronas twin towers image © ole scheeren

at night image © ole scheeren

elevation image © ole scheeren

elevation image © ole scheeren

project info:

project: angkasa raya type: mixed-use high-rise development, including premium offices, luxury hotel, service residences, and signature retail / f&b

commission: july 2010 construction start: 1st quarter 2012 completion: 2016 client: aurora tower at klcc sdn bhd (a wholly owned subsidiary of sunrise berhad, a member of uem) location: kuala lumpur city center, malaysia site: 6,400m2 corner lot at intersection of jalan ampang and jalan p. ramlee scale: construction area: approx. 165,000m2 (1.75 million sq.ft.) gross floor area: approx. 90,000m2 (968,000 sq.ft.) height: 268 meters; 65 floors above ground program: premium offices 26,800m2; hotel(200+ units), hotel amenities 700m2; service residences (280+ units), residences amenities 600m2; ground levels: lobbies, retail/food court, elevated parking (7 levels); sky levels (3 levels): restaurant/bar , multi-function hall, business center, gym/spa; basement parking (6 levels); building services

lead design architect: buro ole scheeren, hong kong/beijing partner (design): ole scheeren partner (management): eric chang project leaders: dan cheong, tim archambault; team (a-z): benjamin ahrens, joyce chang, jeffrey cheng, jan dechow, michael cavander, marcel holmberg, yunhee jeong, nozomi kanemitsu, singjoy liang, sebastian liszka, mavis liu, joseph tang, leonard wong; with catarina canas, rachel hillery, kin ho, vivian hsu, tait kaplan, tissana kulkosa, tom lee, tool nampanwiwat, kevin ou, kevin park, huang hsiao rou, adelene tan, mimi shen, robertson smith, yang tao, chompunuch vanichayanguranon, gao xiaoxue, jia jun yeo, fred zhou, hu ziwei

  • Hmmm, Scheeren is after all Koolhaas’ disciple.

    KL says:
  • what relevance does this have? is it any different from any absolutely commercial high rise? what is this, besides a dumbed-down OMA sectional diagram and a gordon bunshaftISH facade?

    ph3 says:
  • Soooo much nicer than the Mariana Towers. Well done.

    Rafael T says:
  • Museum Plaza dug up from the grave. Best Zombie architecture.

    JT says:
  • Don’t think it looks like Museum Plaza. If so, then Museum Plaza looks like Hyperbuilding too, and any other building with stacked/lifted modular forms then looks like the ones mentioned above too…

    KA says:
  • Don’t really care who designed the building, but I think it’s a good scheme, well-suited to the tropics with sun shades that look like they actually work!

    SL says:

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