The management of Sunway Medical Centre decided to demolish all 3 existing entrance shelters of Tower A and Tower B and replace them with 3 new aesthetically-pleasing entrance canopies using steel structural frames.
The smallest canopy which is infront of the A&E Department has its 2 columns inclined inwards towards the building. Each column is attached to 4 cables which in turn support the entire roof structure.
The second canopy which is in front of the refreshments area also serves as a waiting area. This canopy has the biggest roof area and has 2 columns which are inclined outwards from the building. Each column is symmetrically attached to 8 cables which in turn support the entire roof structure.
The lobby canopy for the main entrance is the most challenging among the three being 9 m in height with two inclined columns jutting inwards three dimensionally from the base in order to solve the problem of space constraint for the column base and at the same time to support a relatively large roof area. Each inclined column is symmetrically attached to 6 cables which support the entire roof structure.