Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Status : Competition (2nd prize)
Budget : RM100mil
Area : 6000sqm
Client : Academy of Science Malaysia
Formzero was invited to the Academy of Science Malaysia competition where the brief was calling for a multi-purpose building rated as GBI platinum. To think of a minimal building footprint, we design a multi-storey cylindrical building at the position where it makes least impact to the existing forest. The main body is to host most of the public prgrammes such as lecture theater, library, cafe, etc. In order to integrate the experience of the built environment with the existing nature, other private function such as administration office, VIP residence and meeting room are located in the stretched ‘arm’ which is suspended above the forest.