In an effort to integrate and increase the effectiveness of the public transportation network in Klang Valley, a new transit line called Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) was introduced back in 2013. Stretching for over 37 kilometres with 20 proposed stations, the line will connect westward of Klang Valley. The line is expected to ferry more than 18,000 passengers per hour for over two million population of the western corridor of Klang Valley.
NRY Architects was appointed for the design of elevated five stations from Bandar Utama to SS7. Clean and an uncluttered design, the design of LRT Line 3 stations is a reflection of a modern and progressive way in line with the LRT system as a mode of transportation of the future, imbued with the design inspiration from the traditional Malay headgear called tanjak.
The folded and pleaded songket of tanjak translates into the two planes of the metal deck structure that wraps the elevated stations. The higher plane gives an opening for the top clerestory louvred windows; the inspiration is drawn from the open central area of tanjak. On the side of the elongated roof, a series of louvred windows are arranged to further enhance the cross-ventilation, as well as a means of façade elements of the station building.
Spans over two floors, the station is also equipped with essential facilities, such as the boom gates, ticketing and information counter, station office, prayers’ room, toilets and easily accessible via a number of bridges, staircases, escalators and lifts.