A day of course at DBKL Training Institute…it’s a nice building.


Last Friday, I was not in the office. Taking leave? Nope. On MC? Nope. I was at DBKL Training Institute nearby Taman Tasik Permaisuri to attend a workshop on KUL submission. What is that? Well, it’s basically a training course to introduce and guide submitting person (in architecture professionals) in online submission for projects in KL to authority (DBKL) through its own website. My company sent four person to attend, and I am included. Of course, the workshop isn’t free; it charges RM50 per person if I’m not mistaken.

Well, it started at 9.00am in the morning, which gave me no excuse to sleep a bit later on that day also. Registration opened at 8.00am with breakfast provided. I reached at about 8.30am and the building (venue) stands out in the midst of the residential area. It’s a huge building which appears very modern with bold concrete structure and plentiful of glass over its facade. I can’t believe there is such a building like this in that area full of mostly double-storey houses only. The course started with session 1 that taught us on the process of online registration and submission. It took less than 2 hours for that session to finish in the IT lab.

And then, I had a four-hours long break in the middle before the next session begins at 3.00pm after Friday prayer. What to do? I felt lazy to go out to other places, and so I decided to just stay within the building compound after lunch. That’s the time for me to walk around and to further explore the architecture of the building which focuses on openness. I also managed to snap few pictures of the building and I’m going to share it here. What do you think of this building? Looks quite cool, right? It’s a nice building, with its design very much facilitating natural ventilation too. A very prominent use of concrete, steel and glass. There is a huge concrete linkway at one side of the building.

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I like this open space of grass right besides the lift lobby that suggests openness again and draws natural air into the corridor inside. A great place to hang out (when there is no rain of course).

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An open-air corridor to several rooms on one side with a void in the middle that separates it with indoor office spaces on the other side.

The building is nicely-designed. It’s a huge building but I find the spaces are ‘wasted’. I think the occupancy rate of the building is very low. The office space as seen from the image above is so huge and spacious until it is very unnecessary to have it that big. And then, there isn’t any staff in there eventhough it’s almost 3pm in the afternoon already. No one is working? The afternoon session took only an hour to complete. Wow…that is fast. That session was only to guide us on the other ¬†available functions in the website. We can actually learn all that without the need of going through these two sessions of workshop. They have even provided us booklets giving us the guidelines of how to do the online submission in future. Everyone looks so sleepy in the comfortable air-conditioned IT lab already (and some even went missing in the afternoon session). Yes…off by 4.00pm, perfect timing to avoid usual Friday’s worse traffic congestion. Yeay…what a nice Friday!

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