As the first concert hall built in Malaysia, this 885-seat jewel box concert hall sits at the base of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. The space is designed to serve every kind of music from orchestra with chorus, to Malaysian dance, to solo violin. The room is fully equipped for professional recording and structurally isolated on rubber pads from the surrounding office towers, science center, and shopping mall. Its unique feature is a concealed movable ceiling that can change the acoustic volume of the room from as little as 470,000 cf for meetings and chamber music concerts to as much as 670,000 cf for large orchestra concerts and organ recitals.
Project Details
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Pelli Clarke Pelli, Design Architect, New Haven, CT
Adamson Associates, Architect of Record, Toronto, Canada
Theatre Projects Consultants, Theatre Consultant, South Norwalk, CT
86,000 gsf
885-seat concert hall
Kuala Lumpur
2000 AIA National - Honor Award 1999 AIA Connecticut - Design Award 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture