sparch: 1 mont kiara mall, malaysia
 
sparch: 1 mont kiara mall, malaysia sparch: 1 mont kiara mall, malaysia
nov 11, 2010

sparch: 1 mont kiara mall, malaysia

international architectural firm sparch’s first major built project in malaysia, 1 mont’ kiara retail mall, will soon open its doors to the public. sparch was commissioned to design the roof and interior of the project.

the green centrepiece of 1 mont’ kiara is undoubtedly its atrium, which nestles under a triangulated transparent canopy constructed using ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE). the ETFE roofing enables natural light to stream through, illuminating the piazza like space and minimising the dependence on electrical means of illumination. the EFTE lightweight pillow roof also reacts to lighting and projection. as a result, the colour of the ceiling can be changed, as desired, whilst events, activities and cultural performances are staged to engage and entertain visitors.

the atrium floor depicts an abstract image of the hibiscus flower, malaysia’s national flower, that guides shoppers to different zones of interest.

the shopping centre is comprised of five retail levels – four above ground and one in the basement – occupies a gross floor area of 40,000 sqm, and is an integral part of the eponymous mixed-use development that will include offices and serviced apartments.

1 mont’ kiara retail mall by sparch photo by milk photographie

construction of the roof

construction of the roof

the roof is partially supported by an expressed structural frame that is wrapped in fabric and back illuminated helping animate the space with advertisements.

the internal structure of the roof

lighting projected onto the structure

plan

project info: location: kuala lumpur, malaysia project status: under construction GFA (sqm): 97,550 client: capitaland malaysia pte ltd client: ireka development management SDN BHD

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