Kota Bahru, Kelantan
Being the seat award-winning of the Kelantan State Government and centre for all State ceremonies and functions, the design of this award-winning complex embodies distinct elements of Kelantanese architecture and its environ.
The building / roof forms are inspired by renowned local architectural forms of Masjid Kampung Laut for the State Assembly Building, Istana Sri Akar for the Banqueting Hall Building and Istana Balai Besar for the Office Buildings. Carved timber panelings are widely used for the interiors to reflect the local culture and practice.
The buildings and courtyards are connected by plazas and link ways, adapted from the traditional concepts of jemuran and laluan set among a landscape creating an overall village atmosphere.