POD Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur Building, Malaysia, Architecture, Images, Architect, Design, Project
POD Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Jaya Building, Malaysian Development – design by Studio Nicoletti Associati
6 Jun 2011
POD Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
PJCC – The POD Exhibition Hall, Petaling Jaya
In the area of Petaling Jaya, west of Kuala Lumpur, a great urban development is under way for the establishment of a new urban centre.
As a landmark for this area, the Developer wanted to host his on-site offices and sale’s showroom in an iconic pavilion that would reflect the spirit and the architectural style of the whole development.
PJCC – The POD Pavilion, Petaling Jaya – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Water droplets in nature was the inspiration for ‘The Pod’ pavilion structure creating a dynamic spherical form resulting in a primitive building archetype with a modern twist. The round and soft shape of The Pod is formed as a series of elliptical sections of variable widths and heights. Slithers of windows brings natural daylight into the spaces below.
Internally the pavilion is divided into two parts: one zone is dedicated to the office area and the other contains the main showroom. The building appears to be sliced diagonally into a series of ribbons which wrap up and over the building creating a dynamic space within, forming a layered protective shell.
The structure is fabricated from tubular steel members with the exterior skin made of spectrally reflective aluminium panels. The exterior skin colour shades change’s depending on the reflection of the sun, dynamically.
The Pod is surrounded by a greenery with a reflective water pool wrapping around the edges that will contribute to the Bioclimatic behaviour and wellness of its inhabitants.
PJCC – The POD Pavilion Petaling Jaya – Building Information
Project: Manfredi Nicoletti – Studio Nicoletti Associati and Hijjas Kasturi – Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn
Developer: MKH Group, Malaysia
Construction: Bina Jurati Sdn Bhd
Dimension: 800 sqm
Services: concept design, design development, contract documentation and construction.
Photos: © H. Lim Ho
PJCC – The POD Exhibition Hall, Petaling Jaya images / information from Studio Nicoletti Associati
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
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