This proposal aims to set a new standard for sustainable development, in its design for a new high-rise mixed use project in Melaka, Malaysia. It introduces ‘New Melaka Living’ as a unique hospitality experience.
Unique, Natural, Local
We aim to capture the essence of place. We seek a balance between the natural and the man-made. We believe in a regional, typological identity that distills local characteristics.
The proposal aims to connect with Melaka’s regional identity; the traditional living typology, the proximity to water, and the story of the ‘sheltering tree’.
Our main concept is to create a building that also ‘provides shelter’; a place that holds a lively heart, a world of nature that inspires and empowers.
‘New Melaka Living’; a hospitality experience that re-imagines the tower typology.
‘New Melaka Living’
‘New Melaka Living’ defines a hospitality experience that breaks from the generic ‘box and tower’ set-up that typical hotels have come to be.
From Story to Building
Form evolves from the conditions of the place, both physically and conceptually; responding to views, prevailing wind conditions, neighboring buildings and local building typologies.
Climate & Sustainability
We take benefit from the prevailing winds, the rainfall, natural ventilation, and sun angle to create a building that integrates passive strategies.
Team: Martijn de Geus, Guang Ruey Tan, Han Wang, Wei Lin, Xiaogang Lian
Project Year: 2011
Location: Melaka, Malaysia