Status: Completed 2017
The Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit is a proposed 3-line 150 km Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in the Klang Valley/Greater KL conurbation which envisages a “Wheel and Spoke” concept comprising two northeast-southwest radial lines and one circle line looping around Kuala Lumpur city. The Klang Valley MRT will not only significantly increase the current inadequate rail network but will also serve to integrate the existing rail networks and expectantly alleviate the severe traffic congestion in the Greater KL metropolitan area. The stations on the SBK Line comprise prominent metropolitan points of interchange at locations as strategic as Bukit Bintang, KL Sentral, Pasar Seni and Stadium Negara. This project involves city-scale infrastructural works. The fast-track design of the stations means that a lot more emphasis is placed on the modularity and constructability of the building components. A template was thus develop to increase recognisability and wayfinding, such that there is a visual continuity between all stations on an urban scale. At street level, the entrances all employ an oversailing slanting roof with patinated glass panels and louvres.
The design philosophy for the architectural aspect of the underground stations was predetermined by Klang Gates Quartz. From this basis, the team proceeded to layer the interior of each station with its individual concept that reflects each station’s unique site and historical context.