Completed | 2011
2,001 sqm | Architecture, Interiors, Re-purposing, Commercial
Client | YTL (Yeoh Tiong Lay Sdn Bhd)
The somewhat introverted Starhill Gallery was reinvented as an iconic urban landmark that now features heavily in advertising Malaysia’s attributes to the World. SPARK designed a complex and cutting edge envelope which wraps the existing building in a crystalline skin of glass and stone panels, providing valuable visual connection to Bukit Bintang. The scope of work included upgrading the existing Marriott hotel entrance and lobby interiors, and designing a new triple-height, 2,000-sqm retail pavilion for the LVMH group using a prefabricated cladding system that reduced the on-site construction time by 40%. Starhill Gallery has become one of the most celebrated Kuala Lumpur landmarks, increasing the client’s brand profile and visitor numbers to the development by 26%.