8 Kia Peng sits on a 1.05 acres land and located within the city centre of Kuala Lumpur (KL), at a secluded corner of Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, off Jalan Kia Peng. The 50-storey high-end development offers more than 440 small office home offices and serviced apartment units. With a small site within the city centre, the tower is designed with high spatial efficiency and maximum view of the surrounding skyline of Kuala Lumpur city centre. Composition The building consist of 3 levels of basement car parks, 8 levels of elevated car parks, 11 levels SOHO (127 units) and 30 levels of serviced apartments (315 units). The tower is split into 2 separate wings, each wing has only 6 units on each floor with dedicated lift lobby servicing each wing to provide added sense of exclusiveness and privacy to the residents. There are 3 typical unit types; 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms as well as 4 types of duplexes and 2 penthouses to cater to diverse family sizes and lifestyles. Facilities. For recreation, the facilities provided include a 50m length swimming pool, kids’ pool, gym, multipurpose hall, nursery, playground, surau and sky garden/lounge. All facilities have stunning views of Kuala Lumpur city centre skyline, all at different levels. The common areas are designed to be naturally ventilated and lit. Feature The design incorporates several strategies for high density and high rise living in a tropical climate to create a better living environment with a balance of both indoor and outdoor lifestyle that features. 1. Permanently natural ventilated common corridor and common area. 2. Deep horizontal fins that provide sun and rain shading to the internal spaces of the units that are mostly west facing toward KL city skyline. These horizontal fins also reduce solar heat gain on the building. 3. Sky gardens and sky lounge are placed on various levels in the building to allow residents to enjoy the panoramic view of KL, soothing breeze and the natural outdoor environment. Structure & Architecture The building structure consists primarily of concrete frame and cladded with aluminium composite panels. The aluminium composite panels feature at the podium are designed to be irregular and faceted allowing the use of a single material to create a dynamic appearance whilst concealing the carpark behind. On the tower, the façade is cladded in dark bronze aluminium composite panels. The building seemingly evolves throughout the day depending on the position of the sun. In the morning, the building appears to be darker, however as the sun gradually rises, it appears to be slowly awakened from its slumber. In the evening, when the evening sun strikes the cladding, the reflection gives the building a distinctive exquisite glow, announcing its presence.
Architects 61 Sdn Bhd was formed in 1995 and has offices both in Kuala Lumpur and Penang and is associated with the regional architectural practice of Architects 61 Pte Ltd which is one of the largest architectural offices in Singapore. The projects of which Architects 61 Sdn Bhd designed and completed ranging from Residential, Commercial such as Hospitality, Office Building, Corporate Park and Mixed Development to Institutional, Restoration Projects and Industrial Buildings. Architects 61 Sdn Bhd has won various awards and was awarded BCI Asia Top 10 Awards 2016, 2013, 2010 & 2007 being one of the most 10 active firms in Malaysia.