Client : Ministry of Information, Communications & Culture
The Offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications & Culture is located along the grand circular boulevard of the governmental district of Putrajaya. This formal division of spaces extend vertically within the office building itself. The interiors takes its cues from this hierarchical ordering of spaces and the contemporary fractalization of the Facade, a strong repetitive motif with roots in the ministry’s role as an arbiter of information exchange.
The arrival hall is thus a passage through a journey of light refracted off the surfaces of glass, of stainless steel and the particularization of the iconic barcode motif. As one moves through the building, the design takes on a muted tone with soft colours of beige and grey in tempo with the traditional references in the selection of timber panels and wood-carved furnishings. These subtle cultural references combined with the contemporary language of line & planar surfaces underscore the role the ministry plays in the dissemination of the country’s culture, both traditional and contemporary. Contrast is injected through the occasional brightly coloured artwork. Matching the functional needs of the spaces appropriately, a vibrant, multi-hued palette of colour is used for ancillary spaces such as the children’s play area.