Facade Kota Darul Ehsan Refurbishment, Selangor

Stage: Completed


To all citizen, they will not missed by passing through this magnificent piece as a sign of border between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.Even since the establishment of the city of virtually any number of times the vehicles and humans have gone through the shadow of its symbolic gates. Day and night bustle with this unshakable route, tremors and traffic, which unknowingly caused damages and aging condition for more than 3 decades.

So in March 2015, the development of Kota Darul Ehsan's renewal project was continued under the consent of the Sultan of Selangor now, DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj. Preliminary studies have found that the structure of Kota Darul Ehsan's construction remains intact. But on the exterior and decorations it is found that the damaged or dirty part that can not be avoided due to traffic, pollution and weather imbalances. Along with this renovation effort, opportunities are also made to beautify the design of this gate by introducing more beautiful decorative elements and more meaningful.


Among the enhancements created is the bigger and clear Selangor State in the middle of the city, as well as couples of symbolic flagpoles on the motives bearing the flowers of the Selangor state government. The preservation of local art includes the walls of 'kerawang' with a fine pattern of Malay carvings, as well as the form of 'truss' and projections or canopies on both sides of the building, as well as the carved 'muqarnas' elements that are familiar in the world of Islamic architecture. All this gives rise to the more impressive three-dimensional artistic effect.In addition, the original cannon in the exit of Selangor was retained as a sign of defense, while the original artillery in the interior was replaced with a symbolic ornamental vase that was a sign of peace.

For durability, composite materials from the latest technologies are used due to global weather changes. Next, the essential element is lighting, where the latest lighting technology is used to replace the old familiar irradiation. With the latest LED illuminations and 'fiber optics', the three-dimensional effect has been enhanced to highlight the new look of Kota Darul Ehsan and further develop the Selangor heritage.

The overall implementation of the Kota Darul Ehsan conservation project is led by the Selangor State Public Works Department in close collaboration with the professional consultation team