PETRAJAYA, KUCHING, SARAWAK.
As the new headquarters for the State Education Department, the building sits on top of a hillside of 12-acres land with commanding views all around. The site, located at Jalan Diplomatik, Petra Jaya, Kuching, is part of a big masterplan for the development of all federal complexes in the city. The 5-storey office building is designed in a fan-shaped plan along an East-West axis to optimize views all around & to maximize natural light on all sides. Being a public institution, the building looks solid and grounded with a welcoming entrance façade. On the whole, the design hopes to parlay a modern mid-rise public institution building with strength and authority through the compact and solid appearance, with thick vertical free standing columns a reminiscent of past public monuments.