Lot 10 Forest in the City
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Our Client's brief was to install 5ooom 2 of commercial space on an existing rooftop carpark which formed part of a shopping mall popularly known as Lot 10 in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. In an attempt to revitalize the mall and improve the usage of the re maining roof top car park, the Forest was born with a view to creating a throbbing green lung in the city center. The energy that resulted from the built form and its inte gral landscaping harmonized with the exciting programme of a large gymnasium, a theatre, a nightclub and a fine dining restaurant, centered around a green square.
Vertical gardens took hold and a solution of facades, leaning "origami" planes and greenery was found. Taking advantage of abundant rainf all in tropical Malaysia, rain water falling on these new roofs was harvested into new tanks and recycled to water the plants.