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).