Starhill Gallery

Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, SPARK Architects
Project year : 2011
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Address : 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
Latitude/Longitude : 3.147832,101.713141

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Principal Architect : Stephan Pimbley
Project Architect : Michael Gibert
Team : Darmaganda, Kim-Lee Tan, Sevena Lee, Wenhui Lim
Building Area : 2,000sqm
Design Period : April 2009 to August 2010
Construction Period : September 2010 to July 2011

Text description provided by the architects. Kuala Lumpur’s Starhill Gallery is one of the city’s premier shopping malls featuring an extraordinary array of luxury branded goods and fine dining restaurants. Spark’s proposal deals with The reinvention of the façade of Starhill facing Bukit Bintang as urban sculpture engaging with the public realm and the pedestrian is the concept of SPARK’s proposal. A new pleated skin in glass and stone inspired by the tailoring of Christian Lacroix’s theatre costumes wraps the existing building to create a striking new identity for Starhill. French retailer Sephora have a new triple height flagship pavilion at the road intersection, the completed ensemble exemplifies the quality of the products on sale at Starhill; classic, well manufactured and timeless. The lightweight steel and glass façade is the first of its kind in Malaysia. A new identity for Starhill Gallery is established with the crystalline form of the façade and pavilion that reaffirm its position as the foremost destination for luxury shopping in Southeast Asia.

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