Suasana PJH | T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd

2020 International Chapter Architecture Awards

2020 International Chapter Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Suasana PJH | T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd

Commercial Architecture

Suasana PJH brings a buzz and public communal life to an otherwise inactive and dull Putrajaya Boulevard. It invigorates by encompassing urban fabric and public realm, transforming the lives of Putrajaya, the capital city of Malaysia. The building is a mixed-commercial development with a landscaped central promenade with secondary spaces and planting areas. A series of relaxation vegetated “lounges” enable transient events – providing a pleasurable public realm with seating places, side verandah-ways with F&B outlets and spaces for temporal events – giving the vitality to the locality for the building’s occupants and enhancing the public’s physical and psychological well-being. The locality becomes the backdrop for celebration and gatherings, such as during National Independence Day Parade, New Year and cultural celebrations. The building’s strikingly double-skin energy-saving facade with a fritted-glass outer-skin is based on the metaphor of a facetted diamond, sculpted as a crystalline structure with the ‘gem’ becoming signature centrepiece in Putrajaya.


Suasana PJH | T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd | Photographer: Reina Techsystem

Client perspective:
How does the design benefit the way you live / work / play / operate / educate / other?

As the client, we found the design of the building has achieved good community benefits to the health of the occupants of the building. The designer has considered (1) glare control of the window by using glass sun-shade with a white fritted pattern, (2) implementing open plan space increasing direct external views for occupants, improving the quality of the well-being of the occupants of the, (3) increasing indoor air quality by using building materials with low VoC and non-formaldehyde content, encouraging the use and specification of healthy materials, and (5) implementing a herb garden in the landscape areas to educate people about plant species useful for health and food.


Practice TEAM

Dato’ Dr. Ar. Ken Yeang – Architect

Ar. Andy Chong – Architect

Ahmad Lotfy Sanusi – Project Architect

Teh SookAy – Project Team

Syed Nabil Jamal Ahmad – Project Team

Ngoo Sze Jie – Project Team

Yi Xin – Project Team

Najiha Adnan – Project Team

Muhd lzzudin Azhar – Project Team

Ooi Poh Lye – Project Team

Faradilla Ruslan – Project Team

Maisarah Yacob – Project Team

Rahimah Lasim – Project Team


I Kemasepakat Sdn Bhd – Builder

Kemasepakat Sdn Bhd – Civil Consultant

SSP (E&M) Sdn Bhd – Electrical Consultant

Juru Ukur Bahan Antara Sdn Bhd – Quantity Surveyor

Medang Teja Landscaping Sdn Bhd – Landscape Consultant

K.W. Associate Planners – Town Planner

Aurecon Singapore (Pte) Ltd. (Singapore) – Facade Consultant

Arcimedia Sdn. Bhd – Facade Lighting Consultant

IEN Consultants (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd – GBI Facilitator

Biodiversity by Design Ltd. (UK) – Ecologist

WCT Construction Sdn Bhd – Main Contractor

OYL Sdn. Bhd – Mechanical Contractor

Letrikon Engineering Sdn. Bhd – Electrical Contractor

Tong Seng Engineering & Construction Sdn. Bhd – Steel Work Contractor

Fitters Engineering Services Sdn. Bhd – Firefighting Contractor

HengJhoe Construct Sdn. Bhd – Plumbing Contractor

Puspajaya Aluminum Sdn. Bhd – Facade Contractor

Fastflow (M) Sdn. Bhd – Siphonic Contractor

ESE Engineering Sdn. Bhd – Landscape Contractor

Topscope (M) Sdn. Bhd – BMU Contractor

ES Design Sdn. Bhd – Building Signage contractor

Reina Techsystem – Photographer

Project Location

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Our partners

Principal Partner
Major National Partners
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners

​National Insurance Partner

National Media Partner

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