This project started as a corporate responsibility initiative to convert a vacant property into a public space for the benefit of Kuching residents, while waiting for the right opportunity to be developed. It consists of a landscaped public park, a multi-purpose function hall with capacity for 600 persons, carpark and restaurant.
The main structural steel frame of the function hall is salvaged from a disused warehouse in Kuching. Due to its temporary nature, the construction method and most of the materials were selected based on their ability to be recycled or relocated. The designers view this project as an example of how unused structures and buildings can be re-used in a different context and re-born in exciting new ways.
This project was completed in 2013.
PAM Awards 2013 For Excellence in Architecture – PAM Award Commendation for Sports and Recreation Category
Location: Kuching, Sarawak.
Scope: Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contract Implementation & Management
Project Team: Ng Chee Wee, Jeffrey Yeung, Jenny Tho & Mary Nicholas
Photographs taken by: IDC Architects