A central hub driving collaboration
The new 17,000m² European Research and Development Headquarters for Petronas Lubricants is part of a major investment into Petronas’ overall research capability and will be home to a community of several hundred scientists, researchers and new product developers.
Taking inspiration from both the Alpine landscape and the pattern of layouts of the local fields, Broadway Malyan’s design uses confident lines and draws these influences into the building’s structure and form.
The building features a central hub space leading onto office and laboratory space, designed to encourage greater cooperation and collaboration between Petronas’ scientists and other office staff.
The building is also designed to facilitate visits by the many people expected to view and participate in the overall research and testing processes. The design creates a specific route to help visitors navigate the building while allowing for engineers to work uninterrupted.
“This was a highly complex and technical project that demanded significant input from across the practice and allowed us to showcase our R&D design expertise in this increasingly important sector for Broadway Malyan.”David Anderson, Director, Broadway Malyan