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


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.


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.


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


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



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