STOREY APARTMENT WITH 4 STOREY
OF SHOPPING MALL AT SEPANGGAR
Sketch of a 20 Storey Apartment with
4 Storey of Shopping Mall at
Sepanggar, Sabah, Malaysia.
a challenge to design a complex
building given our client's limited
budget and on such a small site. The
building is extrapolated from an
8.5m x 8.5m grid (which is the size
of 3 car parking space). The turning
circle of fire engines is also taken
into consideration for the design of
access roads. That is, in the event
of fire the fire engines must be
able to access the site unhindered.
must have adequate fire escapes; no
dead-end corridors are allowed.
mall has a huge column-free atrium
with smaller-than-usual shop lots
around it. The brief calls for
smaller-than-usual shop lots to
accommodate for lower to middle
income consumers and shop owners.
The ground floor shop units have a
covered walk way surrounding them
which are ideal for cafes and
level 4 are shopping malls; Level 5
to level 8 car parks; level 9 to
level20 are apartments.