Penang Global City Center

Monday, January 7, 2008

Asymptote Architecture announces the design of Penang Global City Center

Asymptote’s design for the PGCC complex is centered on the idea of creating a new and powerful image for the city of Penang and the new initatives associated with the development of the Northern Corridor of Malaysia.

The design of the iconic towers in particular draws inspiration from not only the lushness and drama of the surrounding mountains and seascapes, but also from the rich and diverse cultural heritage that makes up the Malaysian nation and Penang in particular.

Set against the backdrop of the nature reserve of Penang Hill, the twisting, glass façades of the towers “perform” various surface effects—reflecting, refracting and distorting views of Penang, the surrounding landscape and the seascape beyond.

I cant imagine we will hav this building in Penang.
It actually very contrast with the setting in Penang.
Maybe it will become an evolution to Penang Architecture.
I found that sometimes illustration does different with the outcome of the architecture itself.
This building will be constructed 8 months from now............

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