Honourable Mentions / by Spatial Factors
The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) Centre
Ar. Chris Yap Seng Chye
The PAM Centre, headquarters of Malaysian Institute of Architects is a Platinum Green Rated building located in Kuala Lumpur, is a contemporary “raw off-form” building built over a partially demolished structure.
Our design concept reflects the Architectural language - minimalist, integrating basic contemporary features with sustainability considerations, covering 5,350 square meters over 10 levels.
Our design solution was to create interior spaces complementing the architectural characteristics and aspirations, capitalising on the rectilinear spatial layout.
Services provisions along corridors forming a spine for the mechanical and electrical systems to tap off to various spaces. A double-levelled Auditorium and Exhibition Hall were located at the ends of the building, whilst Offices, Classrooms and Arbitration Rooms were located off corridors. Library Resource Centre, Members’ Lounge and Restaurant were located near the Reception for ease of access. Our scope included furniture, fixtures, lighting design, finishes specifications and graphic
A monochromatic colour theme was applied for all finishes on partitions, fixtures, doors and accessories. Glass walls defining the spaces were used to enhance a sense of openness through frameless installation. Lushly planted Chill-out areas, being the spatial highlights, permitted exterior-interior flow of the building.