Take a drive.
Glass front. Back brick.
Sounds right, but why are they facing in the
It’s all about harvesting the best of what nature has to offer. Our front faces the ‘back’ because that’s where the sun rises every morning. Our glass panels are positioned to welcome the mild morning sun while our red brick fort facing the main road shields us from the scorching evening sun.
Because of that, we construct the perfect indoor climate with minimal need on artificial energy.
15kWH Helifan vs
147 kWH Air-Conditioner
= 90% ENERGY SAVING
Hey look! No air-conditioners!
That always surprises first-timers upon arriving at our Walhalla Hall. How is it possible for such a big space to remain comfortably cool and airy with just two Heli fans?
Indeed, it would have taken approximately 500,000 BTU/h air-conditioning to cool a space of this size. Yet an unseen air circulation is generated in the multi-purpose hall. Because of its architectural features, heat dissipates quickly, and a cooling sensation is formed with the acceleration from the fans.
Watch our little ice cube experiment!
The ice cubes took 40 minutes to melt.
- In ice water: 15 to 20 mins
- In room temperature: 5 to 20 mins
- Under the sun: 1 to 2 mins
Ready for take-off, captain!
Here’s the other bigger ‘secret’ as to why we have our frontage facing the other side. It accords us with the best views of the runway of our Penang International Airport.
From morning breakfast to afternoon lunch, many of us love to spend a moment to watch an aeroplane pick up its momentum and take-off. It’s an inspiring moment that gives you an adrenaline rush and pumps you up to take on the day with zest.
Wouldn’t the noise be disruptive then?
80% Noise Reduction
Glass conducts sound very well. But double glazing allows us to significantly reduced noise volume by up to 80%. Conversations can go on uninterrupted even while a plane flies by.
A bright workplace
for bright ideas!
Meet our Light Wells!
Look up and you will find the source of light. Four hollow squares that allow sun rays to shine down from above. We call it the Light Wells. This imperative source of natural light brightens up the open space of the Town Hall, keeping the need for artificial lighting to a minimal.
“Let’s make our rooftop functional,”
said our CEO, and just like that it was turned into a garden. A green open field that has now become a venue for our various team-building activities, get-togethers, brainstorming under the stars and more.