The CIDB Convention Centre, with its double-volume convention hall, is designed to subtly blend with the surrounding landscape and be in communion with nature.
Despite its massive massing, it boasts a sense of lightness and simplicity, invoking curiosity with its distinctive shape and transparent boundaries.
Instead of the conventional enclosed walls, the building’s skin is actually a fixture of semi-open corridors with decorative louvres and polycarbonate. The interior spaces are ‘partitioned’ by the semi-open corridors, forming inviting nooks and crannies.
BEST OF SARAWAK
Partially rising atop a pond, the centre combines the best of Sarawak architecture, taking into account its culture and environment while integrating modern technology for an ecologically-designed product.
Project Name: CIDB Convention Centre, Sarawak
Location: Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Completion Date: 29 January 2018
Site Area: 240,958 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 4,765 square metres
Building Height: 1 storey
Client: CIDB Malaysia
Building Inspection Auditor: SGS Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Architecture Firm: Arkiskape Sdn Bhd
Principal Architects: Ar Hj Sumardi Ghazalee; Ar Desmond Kuek
Project Architect: Irwan Iswandi Mohammed
Civil & Structural Engineer: Perunding Azra
MEP Engineer: Konsortium Bumi Consultants & Services Sdn Bhd
Quantity Surveyor: Juruukur Bahan Tema Sdn Bhd
Landscape Architect: Perunding K.A.S.
Main Contractor: High Wealth Sdn Bhd
Images: CIDB Malaysia, United G.I. Products Sdn Bhd