Standing sturdily against the bustling Federal Highway, the mixed development Bangsar Trade Centre (BTC) sits on Jalan Pantai Baru with a joined Kerinchi LRT station, thus making it easily accessible via the public transportation network. A pedestrian crossing bridge was built connecting the complex to the adjacent new development of Bangsar South precinct.
The double-volume pedestrian hall of BTC on the ground floor serves as the main entranceway to the Kerinchi LRT station and the commercial units, SOHO service suites, as well as the office tower blocks of BTC ergo the high-traffic of this hall. As a semi-open area, the pedestrian hall is poorly lit during the day, despite the large openings of natural lighting. This has rendered a gloomy space and unattractive atmosphere of this area.
Two design options are proposed for this area to uplift this area into a vibrant commercial and social space. Through design strategies, plenty of lighting sources are provided to illuminate the area while upgrading the floor, ceiling, and viaduct covering finishes. A reconfiguration of retail and pop-up kiosks layout plan has also been planned to maximise the hall potential.
The design options look into the different treatments of ceiling and viaduct covering finishes. The first design option features a see-through design, exposing the structural building finishes, while the second option depicts a clean, crisp appearance of fully enclosed finishes design.