Big Dutchman Regional Distribution Centre - Shah Alam, Malaysia

Headquarters for a German agri-business manufacturer in Malaysia which produces and distributes to neighbouring Asia countries.

Total gross build-up area is 5000 sq m, clad in aluminium composite panels and metal sheet cladding.

The front street office has the lower two floors for a showroom and administrative offices. Upper levels comprise boardrooms, a large function area with adjacent open decking and a private apartment suite. The rear of the building comprises production facilities, with industrial racking with a super-flat floor.

The building is climatically responsive with generous roof over-hangs and featured sunshades. Both external and internal lighting is carefully designed to emphasize building massing and transparency.

Completed at a cost of $ 2 million [US] in 2006.

Project Architect: Eng-Kien Tan.