Hey Guys ! Hope you have been having a extremely productive week.
When I first got into photography as a hobby I remember reading an article where a famous photographer was quoted saying
“Finding something worthwhile in the most mundane of things to appreciate every single day and that’s when you will find inspiration in photography”
I really took his quote to heart and I try to apply this quote in my daily life including whenever I have to attend work events. I try to push myself to find something interesting to appreciate about the event, whether it be the architecture of the venue or the diversity of the participants background at the event.
Recently I attended a 4 day trade exhibition Malaysian International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) held in Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) which is one of the largest halal exhibition centres.
Previous year, MIHAS had 576 companies from 33 countries participating and 22,774 foreign buyers and trade visitors. In short, a ton of products to check out, conversations to be had and business cards to be exchanged.
Besides attending the exhibition and marvelling at the diverse product offerings in the exhibition halls, I was obsessed about how futuristic the building looked and yes,I have been so excited to share how incredible this building looks with you guys.
Well as much I appreciate the aesthethic of a building, I love to dig out the details of the building like who designed it, why is it designed a certain way, what was this building inspired by .
Gazillion question you guys, a gazillion questions.
So, ready for the details on this building?
- Developed by Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd, the property arm of the Naza Group (Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd)
- The spheroid shape of the building is meant to reflect a rubber seed and pays homage to the rubber industry’s contribution to the country’s economic growth whilst the front facade was inspired by intricate design found on the songket
- The building costs RM628million and was designed to meet the growing demands of the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) industry.
- The architect for this building is RSP, a local architecture firm.
I didn’t manage to take many photos whilst I was there on a work event so I guess I’ll have to make another photography trip there again. Yay
If you are into architectural photography like I am , drop me a comment on what’s your favourite building to photograph and why
Got to head back to googling if there are more RSP designed buildings in Kuala Lumpur, I sense I will have more buildings to photograph after this !