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Foster + partners: The Troika
Client: bandar raya developments berhad
Building type: luxury mixed-use residential development – three residential towers
Construction start: 2005
Gross area: 95,000 m2
Total floor area: 75,000 m2
Site area: 8,600 m2
Number of storeys: 38, 44 and 50
Maximum height: 204m
No. of offices: 3,500 m2
No. of apartments: 230 apartments, 57 of which are serviced
No. of retail: 2,000 m2
Located in the heart of kuala lumpur foster + partners have recently completed 'the troika', a twenty-first century response to high-density living and working in malaysia's most populated city. comprised of three towers that are 38, 44 and 50 storeys high, the structures include 230 apartments, offices, shops and restaurants organized around a pedestrian courtyard.
Slender precast concrete shear walls, arranged to maximize views and interior programmatical flexibility support subtly rotated housing blocks that shade one another and benefit visually from the surrounding cityscape. a massive curtain wall system comprised of low-E glazing and balcony overhangs help to reduce heat gain in the interior. The off-site construction methods of the primary structure also greatly reduced timber construction waste.
Source: foster + partners: the troika