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Project Highlight largest pillar free exhibition space is 2,500 square metres. Parking spaces for 620 cars, 20 coaches and 180 motorbikes is provided in a combination of underground and open parking. In addition, BCCK provides supporting service areas including reception and prefunction assembly areas, a VIP lounge, administration offices, commercial kitchens capable of servicing 2,000 delegates and a public restaurant. Incorporated with the best of modern communication technology of the time, the centre is equipped with wireless internet access in public areas and provide simultaneous translation facilities in four languages. The core functional considerations of BCCK are flexible multi-function rooms and energy efficiency. This allows the centre to adapt to various user needs while being sensitive to nature and the environment. The design elements implemented to respond to functional requirements include: advanced traffic circulation and parking studies; design of dense vegetation to cool ambient surface temperature of external carparks and driveways; extensive sun angle studies and modeling to minimise direct sunlight penetration on the 3,400-squaremetre curtain wall; expansion/spill-over space considerations (eg five-metre ceiling height for carparks at Level 1 to allow for additional exhibition space & roof cavity space for additional storage areas); acoustic testing CREDIT LIST CLIENT PERBADANAN PEMBANGUNAN EKONOMI SARAWAK WORKS (S) SDN BHD ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER ARKITEK KDI SDN BHD Design Team: Dato Sri Ar. John Lau, Thomas Ling, Sharon Ngimat, Tang Ming Hing, Roger Choo, Alan Wong, Goh Shiaw Chi, Edison Tan CIVIL & STRUCTURAL ENGINEER JURUTERA MINSAR CONSULT SDN BHD MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER KTA (S) SDN BHD & UNI-KENYALANG ENG’G SDN BHD QUANTITY SURVEYOR JUBSAR SDN BHD and treatment to all public and service areas to achieve optimum acoustic levels; flexible conference areas to accommodate between 20 and 5,000 people. „ More information at Building & Investment | 13