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Ole Scheeren reveals ‘floating tower’ for Kuala Lumpur

Former OMA partner Ole Scheeren has unveiled this huge ‘stacked’ skyscraper scheme for a site next to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 268m-tall Angkasa Raya tower project will house offices, a hotel and apartments and has been designed as a trio of ‘floating’ rectangular volumes.

The proposed development includes so-called ‘sky levels’ 120m-above the ground level which connect the blocks masses are set to host a restaurant and leisure facilities alongside planted terraces.

Explaining the design of its three-piece composition, a spokesman for Beijing and Hong Kong-based Buro Ole Scheeren said: ‘Rather than competing with the Twin Towers in the form of another “twin” or blending into the surrounding context of singular towers on a podium, Angkasa Raya offers a new contemporary reading.’

Construction of the165,000m² project is due to begin in early 2012.

Scheeren announced he was working on the Angkasa Raya scheme in an interview with the AJ last year (AJ 07.10.10).

Ole Scheeren's Floating Tower - Angkasa Raya

Ole Scheeren’s Floating Tower - Angkasa Raya

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