Affordable housing need not be boring cookie-cutter buildings.
At least that is what architect Hj Abdul Halim Suhor is setting out to prove with this Rumah Selangorku (RSKU) project—part of the Selangor government’s affordable housing programme.
It is sited on 14.4 acres within the Selangor Cyber Valley—a 1,300-acre planned ‘smart city’ by Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS), the state’s development corporation that developed this subsidised housing project.
Comprising 864 units of 1,000-square-foot apartments—priced RM220,000 and below—with facilities such as kindergarten, convenience shop, multipurpose hall and surau, this RSKU project has several design and building distinctions that set it in a class of its own.
Project Name: Rumah Selangorku @ Selangor Cyber Valley
Location: Lot PT56955, Dengkil, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Expected Completion: 4 January 2021 (contractual); 4 January 2020
Site Area: 14.143 acres
Gross Floor Area: 131,739.86 square metres
Building Height: 15 storeys; 53 metres
Number of Units: 864
Client/Developer: Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS)
Architecture Firm: Halim Suhor Architect
Principal Architect: Ar Haji Abdul Halim Suhor
Civil & Structural Engineer: Mohd Asbi Associates Sdn Bhd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Perwira Al-Shura Consulting Engineers Sdn Bhd
Quantity Surveyor: Juruukur Bahan Antara
Landscape Architect: ANZ Landscape Sdn Bhd
Main Contractor: Gamuda Bhd
Images: Halim Suhor Architect; Construction+