Contemporary Architecture

Kenneth Yeang – Spire Edge IT Park Manesar Gurgaon


  • Penang, Malaysia, 1948


  • Citizen of Malaysia, United Kingdom Right-of-Abode


  • Graduated in Architecture from the AA (Architectural Association) School, London, England (1966-1971).
  • Received Doctorate (PhD) in Architecture from Cambridge University, England, (1971-1975 )


  • Served as a Principal in T. R. Hamzah and Yeang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 1975.
  • In 2005 Yeang became a director of the English firm of Llewelyn Davies Yeang. It is a multidisciplinary firm of urban designers, architects, and landscape architects with headquarters in London.


  • Pioneer in the field of ecological, bioclimatic and energy efficient architecture.
  • Use of passive features for energy efficiency and improved social environment.
  • Integration of the building with the surrounding environment.
  • Buildings designed to minimize disruptions with the adjoining ecosystems and to maintain the sensitive eco balance.
  • Design with the climate in mind which brings an aesthetic dimension to his work.
  • Use of energy efficient materials.
  • Low energy usage, naturally lit interiors.
  • Vertical landscaping to improve indoor air quality


  • Menara Mesiniaga building in Subang Jaya Selangor, Malaysia, 1992
  • MBF Tower, Penang, 1993
  • Tokyo-Nara Tower, Tokyo, Japan, 1994
  • Mesiniaga Penang, Penang, 2003
  • New National Library of Singapore, Singapore, 2005

Spire Edge IT Park Manesar Gurgaon:

  • Iconic 300ft high green building
  • Located in the northeast corner of the site
  • Climatically appropriate, innovative building
  • High rise pedestrian ramp that serves as a integrated landscape area
  • Vertical extension of the central street that connects to the plaza
  • Rooftop terrace gardens
  • Efficiently organized cores and lift clusters
  • Glare free day lit interiors
  • Use of high performance glass and shading devices

Climate Responsive Design:

  • Maximize penetration of day light and optimizing heat gain
  • Building profile
  • Building orientation

Water Management:

  • Water recycling
  • On site STP  and ETP
  • Low irrigation vegetation like Shirish, Neem, Gulmohur, Jacaranda, Champa
  • Rain water harvesting
  • 28 day water backup facility

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