The project is helmed by a Malaysian development consortium and it was inspired by Malaysia’s landscape and geology – it resembles the caves of Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, East Malaysia. It is expected to be finished in limestone, granite, marble, sandstone, gravel and dolomite – including reclaimed material from the Battersea Power Station’s chimneys.
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The design of the square was developed by BIG and structural engineers AKT II, lighting specialists Speirs + Major and the artist Jeppe Hein. It merges architecture, urbanism, media design and landscape in a configuration that pays homage to Malaysia’s industrial heritage.
+ Bjarke Ingels Group
+ Speirs + Major
+ Jeppe Hein