Miri City Hall, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Urban Research Lab have designed proposals for Miri City Hall. The building combines the three functions of the Miri City Council into a single iconic waterfront building whilst maintaining the autonomy and operations of the individual departments. All areas are accessible from a public plaza where all of the functions of the MCC converge. The public plaza frames the South China Sea extending it beyond this space beyond the seafront promenade into the city and promotes the city hall as a hub for performing arts, theatre, exhibitions and many other cultural activities.
At night two illuminated volumes rise over the roof parapet forming a symbolic beacon for Miri City that announces City Hall to the wider context. The volumes will be visible both at day and at night, from land and sea. Miri City Hall will be an emblematic icon in the city, drawing attention to Miri and showcasing the city at an international level.