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Centre of Contemporary Performing Arts – Sook Teng Koh

Along with a multiracial culture and background, the performing arts in Malaysia are extremely rich and diverse in nature. While more and more local artist are beginning to get involved in the contemporary performing arts industry, in current situation, funding and training were only available towards traditional arts forms. Based on this issue, the project aims to create a self sustaining Contemporary Performing Arts Center as part of the efforts to support the community.

Situated in an abandoned quarry, the project seeks to solve its environmental constrains by utilizing its topographic qualities to provide a unique set of design approach. The building itself serves as a barrier separating the ‘artificial’ and ‘natural’ elements of the site, creating a sanctuary for contemporary performing arts. The building also seeks to become the new iconic landmark within the city to encourage public visitation in order to promote and gain public recognition towards contemporary art forms.