Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
In our society, the number of automated spaces is constantly increasing. Thanks to communication and information technologies, any person can automate processes from their computer or mobile phone. These automation processes have also reached the retail sector.
Brands and companies want to be at the forefront of innovation in retail areas. This is evidenced by big LED screens, different lighting in different areas, or payment processes that make the customer the focal point.
All these improvements can also manifest in the accesses to commercial buildings or shops. Although they might go unnoticed as they are already found in many places, automatic accesses are an essential element in any retail space.
A good example of this is Sunway Pyramid, a large shopping centre located in Petaling Jaya, a city on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At these large facilities devoted to shopping and entertainment, Manusa installed 89 automatic doors hand in hand with the supplier Bansho Sdn Bhd.
This allowed customers and employees to enjoy greater ease of transit at entrances, exits and common areas; the building is also more energy efficient, as the temperature of the building is optimally controlled.
Since it first opened in 1997, this large shopping centre has undergone major changes. There, we can find restaurants, banks, hair salons, beauty salons, toy shops or jewellery stores. The main entrance to the building is guarded by a large sphinx and a huge pyramid, inspired by Egyptian architecture. All this confers an air of grandeur to this fabulous leisure space.