Master of Architecture Design Studio, 2014
STUDIO LEADER: Jan van Schaik
RETHINKING MALAYSIA NATIONAL MUSEUM FROM THE MVS STUDIO
Muzium Negara was opened in 1963, a proud architectural and cultural monument to Malaysia’s then recently adopted independence.
Today it sits stranded on a traffic island – a bedraggled reminder of Kuala Lumpur’s proud cultural history – while the city develops enthusiastically around it.
This studio will unpack the design processes used in the day to day practices of MvS Architects.
We will focus on a redesign of the Muzium Negara as a vehicle for connecting the highly developed KL Sentral the Tasik Perdana lake gardens while living up to its role as cultural caretaker of the city.