Ring In The Sky: Datum Jelatek

The overhead Sky Ring on level 27 connects the four residential towers

Datum Jelatek is an integrated development with residential, retail and commercial components connected to the Jelatek LRT station in the mature suburb of Datuk Keramat. A landmark of urban rejuvenation and living, this development aims to renew and transform the neighbourhood into a mixed income community with better living, business and housing standards.

The podium contains a retail mall and offices, with four residential towers comprising 712 apartment units above. The overhead Sky Ring on level 27 is the standout feature that connects the four towers. This ring structure with fire coated paint integrates various activity nodes—from entertainment and education to lifestyle and wellness—for the residents. The 500,000-square-foot mall underneath supports the shopping and daily essential needs of the residents and also nearby communities.

The towers are likened to stalks of flowers above water

Inspired by nature, the towers are likened to stalks of flowers above water while the undulating tower façades mimic the ripples of a nearby lake. The curvilinear balconies with large overhangs, the design of which was also based on water as a dynamic element, can reduce at least 20 per cent of solar heat gain to the interior.

Inspired by lily pads, the Sky Ring provides a communal space for the residents

Project Name
Datum Jelatek
Jalan Jelatek, 54200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completion Date
March 2022
Site Area
22,865 square metres
Gross Floor Area
159,068 square metres
Building Height
41 storeys
Number of Units
712 units
DatumCorp International Sdn Bhd
Architecture Firm
Surbana Jurong Consultants Sdn Bhd
Principal Architect
Ar Ng Cho You
Principal Designer
Bernard Low Boon Yong
Interior Design Firm
Blu Water Studio Sdn Bhd
Civil & Structural Engineer
TWT Design Sdn Bhd
MEP Engineer
BSD Consult
Quantity Surveyor
JUBM Sdn Bhd
Lighting Consultant
Lightcraft Sdn Bhd
Landscape Architect
Malik Lip Architect Sdn Bhd
Green Building Consultant
Surbana Jurong Consultants Sdn Bhd
Main Contractor
Conlay Construction Sdn Bhd
Garis Teknokrat Sdn Bhd; Surbana Jurong Consultants Sdn Bhd

This is an excerpt. The original article is published in
Construction+ Q3 2023 Issue: The inside of architecture/built structures.
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