KL Gateway Mall Atrium with Texlon® ETFE roof

  • Date
  • 2017
  • Location
  • Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Size
  • 1,600 m²
  • Sector
  • Retail
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Roof
  • Architect
  • 10 Design Architects Hong Kong & CHY Architects Sdn Bhd

Description

In the desirable Bangsar South vicinity, you will find KL Gateway, a vast and prominent development located at the entrance of Kuala Lumpur. At its centre sits the Central Piazza, where an iconic ring ties landscaped greens, a retail mall, leisure park and outdoor tropical gardens together – and all covered by a Texlon® ETFE atrium roof by Vector Foiltec. ETFE is the same cladding material used at the famous Water Cube swimming arena for the Beijing Olympics.

Unique print pattern on the Texlon® ETFE canopy

When you look up to the Texlon® ETFE roof you feel as though you are standing under a huge flower. The print pattern for the foil canopy is one of a kind. The unique patterning mimics the petal shape of a hibiscus flower – the national flower of Malaysia.

Vector Foiltec’s scope of work for KL Gateway Mall

Vector Foiltec provided a turn key project. We designed the steelwork, which is also unique as it spans 42 meters without using any trusses. The lightweight solution pushed design and engineering boundaries, having only a single beam solution for such a long span.

The Texlon® ETFE system covers 1,600 m2 with 31 individual two-layer ETFE cushions.

The decision to incorporate a Texlon® ETFE solution for the skylight, created an inspiring and memorable environment for the public. ETFE also provides acoustic comfort, which is important for interactive community spaces.

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KL Gateway Mall

The KL Gateway Mall opened in March 2017 in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The Architects involved are 10 Design Architects Hong Kong & CHY Architects Sdn Bhd. Developed by Suez Domain, this mixed development comprises residences, corporate towers and a retail mall.

Video

Catch a glimpse at a recently presented lighting show and see the canopy by night.

Vision

The architectural renderings show how the final project came together, totally aligned with the owner’s vision.

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Notes

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