by Dr Zalina Shari
Lying along the main boulevard in Precinct 2 in Putrajaya, the Suasana Putrajaya building has received the Green Building Index (GBI) silver rating (provisional) in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed by the middle of this year. It is designed to fulfil the owner Putrajaya Holdings’ vision of having an anchor project within the mixed-use development district of Precinct 2 in Putrajaya.
The built form is essentially two almost identical V-shaped blocks, each consisting of a seven-storey podium; and above each podium is a seven-storey tower slab tower with faceted ends. This gives a total of 14 storeys for each block. The first three floors accommodate retail and F&B outlets, whereas the rest of the floors are offices. Each block is designed with its own four-storey-high porte-cochère vehicular drop-off, which leads to the entrance and to a triangular- shaped lobby with a backdrop feature wall and overhead skylight.