designStar architect, Ole Scheeren, is the design brains behind the new Angkasa Raya, an ‘out–of-the-box’ building which is guaranteed to be another major landmark in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) when completed.

Text by Isabelle Pinto

Photography by Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS

Rising up soon among the increasingly crowded skyscrapers within the much sought-after Petronas Twin Towers vicinity is yet another skyscraper, the new Angkasa Raya Tower. Going against the conventional singular tower on a podium design, this skyscraper would consist of three cubic volumes which appear to float above open, horizontal layers.

The unique architectural design is none other than the brainchild of internationally-acclaimed and award-winning architect, Ole Scheeren, who is well-known for his wide portfolio of Asian projects, in particular the China Central Television headquarters in Beijing. This is the German’s first foray into Malaysia.

Commissioned by leading Malaysian property developer, Sunrise Berhad (a member of UEM Land Holdings Berhad), the project comprises a mixed-use development filled with lots of green spaces.

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