The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) has awarded its 2017 Gold Medal to NEAPOLI’s project LAMAN PKNS. The annual PAM Awards is the premier award for architecture in Malaysia where it recognises the contribution in terms of design quality and that of the built environment.
The 270,000 square foot development, completed at the end of 2016 is the new Headquarters of Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and will serve as an example of PKNS’s commitment to environmentally responsible building for years to come. The building complex is an array of office blocks varying in breadth between 10 to 15 meters altogether sheltered by an ascending green roof, accessible to the public.
Embracing principles of sustainability from the project’s inception, LAMAN PKNS is the most ambitious green building project a Malaysian developer has ever undertaken. The dedication to sustainability of the project team, comprising of VERITAS Architects, NEAPOLI and ARUP Engineering was first recognised in 2015, when the building received Platinum rating for the Office Component by the Green Building Index (GBI) with 95/100 score. This is the highest score ever achieved in the GBI system, and was PKNS’s first GBI Platinum building. In May 2016, LAMAN PKNS received a second GBI Platinum award for the Retail component, and also aimed to receive Platinum certification by the LEED system by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LAMAN PKNS has also previously received the Best Office Development Award 2013 by the Asia Pacific Property Awards Development.
• Energy use is reduced by 65% over conventional building
• Absorption cooling powered by 5,000 solar evacuated tubes
• Occupant water use is reduced by 60%
• Wastewater recycling and rainwater harvesting
• 2853 sqm intensive green roof
• 2.76 acres of open space
• Near Zero Construction Waste
The award continues a spectacularly successful year for NEAPOLI, who won the A+Award Popular Choice Award for Pavilion Ponderosa at the 2017 Architizer A+Awards in New York in May.