Beijing and Hong Kong -based architecture practice Büro Ole Scheeren has unveiled the design of ‘Angkasa Raya’, a new highrise tower in the urban center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Angkasa Raya by Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS
Angkasa Raya, situated directly across from the well-known Petronas Twin Towers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), presents a new typology in high-rise skyscraper design that overtly expresses the inhabitation of diverse urban activities in a tropical environment and captures the vibrancy of the city’s multifaceted culture.
Angkasa Raya is comprised of five distinct elements – three floating elevated tower blocks and two multi-level zones of open horizontal slabs – that are autonomous yet connected to one another in a uniquely stacked and shifting configuration of varied functional and urban typologies. Rather than competing with the Twin Towers in the form of another “twin” or blending into the surrounding context of singular towers on a podium, Angkasa Raya offers a new contemporary reading of the capital city and stands as an icon of the harmonious and dynamic balance of Malaysia’s cultural multiplicity and diversity.
- Angkasa Raya
- Mixed-use High-rise Development, including Premium Offices, Luxury Hotel, Service Residences, and Signature Retail / F&B
- Commission: July 2010
Construction Start: 1st Quarter 2012
- Aurora Tower at KLCC Sdn Bhd (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Sunrise Berhad, A member of UEM)
- Kuala Lumpur City Center, Malaysia
- 6,400m2 Corner Lot at Intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee
- Construction Area: approx. 165,000m2 (1.75 million sq.ft.)
Gross Floor Area: approx. 90,000m2 (968,000 sq.ft.)
- 268 meters; 65 Floors above ground
- Premium Offices; Hotel (200+ units), Hotel Amenities 700m2; Service Residences (280+ units), Residences Amenities 600m2; Ground Levels: Lobbies, Retail/Food Court, Elevated Parking (7 levels); Sky Levels (3 levels): Restaurant/Bar, Multi-Function Hall, Business Center, Gym/Spa; Basement Parking (6 levels); Building Services