Mesiniaga Sdn. Bhd. (IBM Sole
Agent in Malaysia)
("Mesiniaga" = "Business Machine")
1A, Jalan SS 16/1, Subang
Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Nos. of Storeys:
14-1/2 Storeys (including
Total Net (Office) Area 6,741.50 sq.m.
Total Net non-Office (ie. Gym, cafe, etc.) 476.34
Balconies, Skycourts & Pool-Deck 981.38
Circulation & Toilets 2,318.45 sq.m.
Mechanical Roms 1,424.02 sq.m.
Carpark (Basement) (145 bays) 404.00 sq.m.
Completion Date: August 1992
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The building brings
together the principles of the bioclimatic approach to
the design of tall buildings developed over the previous
decade by the firm.
In particular, the building has the following
(planting) is introduced into the building facade
and at the "skycourts". In this building
the planting starts by mounding up from ground level
to as far up as possible at one side of the building.
The planting then "spirals" upwards across
the face of the building with the use of recessed
terraces (as skycourts).
| A number of passive low-energy
features are also incorporated: All the window areas
facing the hot sides of the building (ie. east and
west sides) have external louvres as solar-shading
to reduce solar heat gain into the internal spaces.
Those sides without direct solar insolation (ie.
the north and south sides) have unshielded curtain-walled
glazing for good views and to maximise nautral lighting.
| The lift lobbies at all floors
are naturally ventilated and are sun-lit with views
to the outside. These lobbies do not require fire-protection
pressurisation (ie. low-energy lobby). All stairways
and toilet areas are also naturally ventilated and
have natural lighting.
|The sunroof is the skeletal provision
for panel space for the possible future placing
of solar-cells to provide back-up energy source.
BAS (Building Automation System) is an active Intelligent
Building feature used in the building for energy-saving.
Reinforced concrete structural frame and brick infill,
mild steel truss structure for sunroof, gym roof and mezzanine
Laminated float glass, composite aluminium cladding.
Tiled r.c. roof slab to roof terraces, metal decking
with insulation to gym. roof.
Green granite to entrance lobby floor, white marble
to lobby walls, composite aluminium cladding to columns
and walls, quartz tiles to lobby feature wall, exposed
aggregate plaster to forecourt and apron, spray tile
to walls, float glass and dry wall to internal partitioning,
homogenous tiles to wet areas, carpet to office floors,
mineral fibreboard ceiling to offices, white fibrous
plaster to lobby ceilings and auditorium.
|Project Team :
Dr. Ken Yeang
Design Architect :
Heng Jee Seng
Interior Design :
Yap Sait Lin
|Project Architect :
Too Ka Hoe
Design Development Architects :
Seow Ji Nee
Don Ismail Allan
Yusoff Zainal Abidin
Yeoh Gim Seong