Winner | Hong Kong | BCI Asia Top 10 Architects 2018
The new PKNS headquarters is designed for lower energy consumption and emissions using the three inter-related aspects of passive design, active design, and operations and maintenance.
The thermally-efficient building envelope—with double glazed windows, a specially composed exterior/spandrel wall, a green roof and additional insulation between mechanically ventilated floors—is a key factor behind reduced cooling requirements. The ceiling along the façade perimeter is also designed with an angled slope to maximise the depth of natural light penetration.
Project Name: Laman PKNS (PKNS Headquarters)
Location: 2, Jalan Indah 14/8, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Completion Date: September 2017 (final works)
Site Area: 1.84 hectares
Developer: Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS)
Architecture Firm: : VERITAS Architects Sdn Bhd
Conceptual Design Architect: Ar Azril Amir Jaafar
Project Architect: Ar Noor Halwani Ab Rahman
Interior Design Firm: Skala Design Consult Sdn Bhd
Images: PKNS; VERITAS Architects (Paul Gadd)