Nov '12 - Jan '13
Pavilion is situated in the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur. It may actually have become its heart. All of the international designer houses are here, set like jewels within a promenade of marble and glass. The renowned below-grade food court offers an abundance of in-your-face temptations, spanning national boundaries.
Pavilion combines both shopping mall and condominium towers. It's not a huge mall: only 5 stories of shopping, 3 stories of parking underground, connected to two 39-story condominium towers. Traffic in the vicinity can be a total blockade: indeed it is often easier to park elsewhere and arrive on foot.
photographic documentation of urban mega-hybrids in a contemporary asian capital