Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line Stations
Elevated Station Design
The architecture of the elevated station for the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line is based on the concept of wakaf. A wakaf is a traditional pavilion found in Malaysia built for travellers to stop and rest. Like a traditional wakaf, the elevated station is open-sided, allowing for natural lighting and ventilation.
The Underground Stations Themes’ Designs
The overall concept was inspired by the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, a pure quartz dyke found in the Klang Valley. The multi-faceted characteristic of the quartz and its kaleidoscopic reflections are symbolic of Malaysia’s multi-racial, multi-cultural and progressive society.
The quartz’s multi-faceted form is translated into all seven KVMRT SBK Line underground stations through transparent, reflective and angular entrance structures.
Muzium Negara Station
Muzium Negara Station is located between the historical Muzium Negara and the contemporary KL Sentral development. Design elements of the station depict the transition of the city’s mode of public transport from the early days to the present.
Pasar Seni Station
Located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers, Pasar Seni Station marks the founding spot of Kuala Lumpur. This is celebrated through the use of a stylised “Y” in the station interior, symbolising the confluence. The design of this station is influenced by the city’s rich history and culture. The merging between LRT, MRT and intercity buses makes travelling within the city centre seamless and convenient.
Merdeka station is an embodiment of the spirit of nationalism. The station is located underneath Jalan Hang Jebat, adjacent to historical landmarks such as Stadium Negara and Stadium Merdeka and the future KL118 development. Feature walls within the station are used to commemorate the declaration of independence and the Rukun Negara.
Bukit Bintang Station
Situated at the crossroad of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang Station personifies the energy and vitality of the area through its high-volume feature wall. The vibrant red colours and pattern unique to the station also underline the liveliness of the place and setting.
Tun Razak Exchange Station
This is the largest underground station of the SBK Line. Tun Razak Exchange Station is an interchange station between the SBK Line and the future SSP Line. Forms, patterns and interior finishes within the station feature a modern contextual interpretation of an Islamic corporate theme.
Cochrane Station resides in an open plaza space not closely flanked or overpassed by roads. The residential and home-maker retail redevelopments located around the station offer a softer residential context amenable to vibrant forms and harmonious colours within the entrance and interior design.
Maluri Station is located on a site undergoing rapid urban renewal that will see it embracing a new generation. This presents opportunities to approach the urban design as suited to a new generation, with a lighter, more playful manner to set a new precedent and give character to this local urban context.