The brief called for the design of a Malaysian Maritime Agency located within the vicinity of Sandakan, Sabah. The ship like character of the building complements the modern marine architecture whilst the dominant feature of the roof and façade symbolizes the gentle waves flowing to the shores of Sandakan. The design is based on the operation of a maritime agency with the main purpose to provide a conducive, comfortable and efficient working environment.
The masterplan is designed for easy access and to ensure the circulation to/from the site is convenient. The spatial arrangement and internal circulation of the main building is designed to suit the daily activities within the complex. The linear configuration of the office building is orientated north east and south west to prevent direct heat from the sun. Thus, the number of windows in the east and west facing wall is minimised.