Point92 is a new mould, we will develop this project in terms of its iconic functionality as well as its premium as an prestige and custom designed office development. The building is located in a prime area on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The most visible feature is the external wall elements, to be built partly of laminated marine ply, framed laminated glass and painted cement boards sealed within a black steel framed spandrel window structure. The anticipated target gross floor area is around 158, 000 sq.ft.
Point 92 is aptly named after a very tight site, which is just under an acre [0.92 acres]. The client wanted an iconic building to draw potential investments for their real estate. The project is located right across from an elevated road and looks out from a cliff into a residential precinct. Point 92 is about blurring the territory between residence and office environment. The volumetric shapes carved from inside the shape of the building gives variation both in terms of spatial organisation internally as well as aspects of views out from within. Each space has its own compartmentalised unique features, some of the floors have their very own internal bridges, voids and double height ceilings, together they form a complex but integrated whole.
The arrival experience is one of walking through a body of water filled with selected lemon grass species and selected countryside plants, it is then linked from the drop off point to lift lobbies that rise directly into the offices. The underside of the structure is simply a white reflective surface that should be able to show effects of water movements from the landscaped pools below. At night, we contemplate the options to light up this undercroft or soffit to give the building its surreal feeling of a floating box. The facade is composed of 50 % glazing and the rest is of wooden panels or cement boards. The checkered and patterned facade comprising 800mm wide panels allows for deep daylight penetration into the building plan. The block is further supported off a minimum number of columns to express a generous and unobtrusive view of the landscape beyond. The podium structure consists mainly of car parks to be greened on the edges to resolve the connection of the main building to the ground.
Point 92 will be built for under USD10 million, delivering up to six tenancy possibilities, each designed to be very different from the other.