Architecture + Design

KL Pavilion

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

KL Pavilion is located in Medan Pasar (Market Square) once the heart of China Town. The square’s icon is an art deco clock tower built in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of King George VI.

The architecture of the pavilion creates a shadow path through wooden arches of different scales between the street to the centre of the square, the clock. The geometry emphasizes the views toward the protected shophouses at either side by opening up the spacing of the arches.

The use of local material represents the aim to showcase new ways to use and support local manufacture. Whilst the symbol of the pavilion in the square aims to highlight the activation of public space. KL pavilion becomes a place to experience, a place to meet and a place to rest.