The new chancery for the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam is to include a multi-purpose function hall at the side of the building, an 84 bay car park, landscaping and furnishing. The development is to be secured with perimeter fencing including vehicular and pedestrian access control. The 11,805 square metre site is to contain a 2 or 3 storey building to accommodate a total of 73 personnel.
The objective is to create an innovative progressive design incorporating Bruneian architecture with modern Islamic motifs and Malay monarchy aspects. The Chancery office must be identifiable as a Bruneian building while complementing the surrounding area and Putrajaya’s diplomatic enclave architecture. There will be a central lobby with left and right wing office spaces. The main entrance is positioned on an upper road with an elevated lobby designed to take advantage of panoramic views of Putrajaya city. Natural lighting, good ventilation and sun shading devices make it a building suitable for a tropical climate.