马来西亚,吉隆坡,升喜廊 / Spark Architects

建筑师:Spark Architects

地点:马来西亚吉隆坡

建筑师负责人:Stephan Pimbley

项目建筑师:Michael Gibert

团队:Kim-Lee Tan, Sevena Lee, Wenhui Lim

照明设计师:Snfor Sdn Bhd

结构顾问:RFR Shanghai

项目面积:2,000 sqm

项目年份:2011

摄影: Lin Ho

升喜廊可能是吉隆坡最具标志性的购物商场,其中特设众多豪华商店和高级餐厅。Spark建筑师事务所的设计方案是对升喜廊面对武吉免登一侧的原有立面进行改造。升喜廊的此次改造由Stephen Pimbley设计,他是Spark建筑师事务所的创始人、负责人,也是新加坡非常受欢迎的克拉码头的建筑设计师。

Stephen说:“与吉隆坡许多沿街的商场不同,我们设计的升喜廊新立面与公共区域牢牢地结合在一起,通过大量的客流与武吉免登的这一区域发生了有价值的视觉联系。我们为升喜廊设计了一个‘灯塔’,庆祝着其与城市的关系。”

Spark建筑师事务所设计的立面通过连续的店面产生了有趣的视觉效果,这些店面围绕着原有建筑设置,采用了玻璃和石板组成的水晶状表皮。新的立面酷似希腊和罗马古代雕像的“湿帐幔”,还很像升喜廊内销售的制作精美的礼服。实心结构和透明玻璃设置的不断变化完全改变了原有建筑的沿街立面,赋予它一个新的当代经典特色,使其在升喜廊周围众多商场快速安装的普通立面中脱颖而出。

这是Spark建筑师事务所第一次在马来西亚采用轻钢、石材和玻璃立面的设计,应用了法国RFR工程公司的尖端立面技术,该团队曾负责巴黎卢浮宫的金字塔结构设计。

Spark建筑师事务所在入口处为零售商LVMH及其化妆品品牌丝芙兰设计了一个标志性的三层高购物亭,替代了原来的咖啡馆。丝芙兰店则通过位于二层的穿透新水晶状立面的连接桥与升禧廊相连。

Spark建筑师事务所与杨忠礼集团只用最好的材料,精心设计了一个复杂的建筑外围护结构,这些材料与建筑位置的重要性产生共鸣,更加丰富了吉隆坡的街景。高品质品牌/产品与顾客在升喜廊内的特殊体验的协同作用是不可否认的。

升喜廊新的水晶状立面与丝芙兰店高效地为升喜廊建立了新的标志性特色,肯定了其作为东南亚地区最重要的奢侈品购物场所的地位。


Architects: Spark Architects

Location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Architect In Charge: Stephan Pimbley

Project Architect: Michael Gibert

Team: Kim-Lee Tan, Sevena Lee, Wenhui Lim

Lightning Designer: Snfor Sdn Bhd

Structural Consultant: RFR Shanghai

Area: 2,000 sqm

Year: 2011

Photographs: Lin Ho

Starhill Gallery is perhaps Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic shopping mall, featuring an extraordinary array of luxury shops and fine dining restaurants. Spark's design proposal dealt with the reinvention of the existing façade of Starhill Gallery facing Bukit Bintang. This reinvention of Starhill Gallery is designed by Stephen Pimbley, founding director of Spark and the architect behind Singapore’s hugely popular Clarke Quay.

Stephen says, “Unlike many street-facing malls in Kuala Lumpur, our new façade for Starhill Gallery is firmly engaged with the public realm and generates valuable visual connections along this section of Bukit Bintang via the heavy footfall. We have designed a beacon for Starhill Gallery that celebrates its relationship with the city.”

Spark's design has opened up the façade which provides a lot of visual interest via a continuous shop front that wraps the existing building in a crystalline skin of glass and stone panels. The new façade resembles the "wet drapery" of the ancient statues of Greece and Rome, and the beautifully crafted gowns on sale inside Starhill Gallery. The fractured variation of solidity and transparency transforms the street façade of the existing building entirely, giving it a new contemporary classic identity that stands out amongst the quick-fix, ubiquitous shopping mall façades of many of Starhill Gallery’s neighbours.

Spark’s lightweight steel, stone and glass façade is the first of their kind in Malaysia that embraces cutting-edge façade technology from the French engineer RFR, the team that delivered the Pyramid at the Paris Louvre.

Spark replaced the café at the entrance of Starhill Gallery with an iconic triple height shopping pavilion for the French luxury retailer LVMH and their cosmetics brand Sephora. Sephora is, in turn, connected to Starhill via a first floor bridge that pierces the new crystalline façade.

Spark, together with YTL, has deliberately crafted a complex building envelope using only the best materials that resonate with the importance of the building’s position and contribution to the streetscape of Kuala Lumpur. The synergy with high quality of the brands/products, as well as special visitor experience inside Starhill Gallery is undeniable.

Starhill Gallery’s new crystalline façade and the Sephora pavilion have effectively established an iconic new identity for Starhill Gallery, affirming its position as the foremost destination for luxury shopping in Southeast Asia.