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Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2011 Official Entries

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Landscape Architecture malaysia Cover Photo Within the 130 million year old Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex lies the Belum Rainforest Resort. This tropical paradise is home to a vast number of species of animals and plants, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The resort is everything nature-lovers and holiday-goers expect in a getaway destination: complete relaxation and serenity, stunning views and surroundings, adventure, and the chance to get close to nature. Photo courtesy of MARCOMM, EMKAY Group.


The recycled bricks from the old building at Belum Rainforest Resort were given a new breath of life as a feature wall, now with climbers growing wild on it.


Landscape Architecture malaysia

published by

Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

in conjunction with

World Landscape Architecture Month 2012

30 years of

Landscape Architecture in malaysia

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2011 Official Entries

2011 Yearbook

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shaping malaysia’s landscape architecture trends

2011 Yearbook

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2011 Official Entries

senibina landskap

Landscape Architecture malaysia

published by

in conjunction with

Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

World Landscape Architecture Month 2012

Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011

30 years of

Landscape Architecture in malaysia

Editorial Board Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) Design & Compilation Design218 www.design218.my Published by Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) 1-10-3, Presint ALAMI, Pusat Perniagaan Worldwide 2, Persiaran Akuatik, Seksyen 13, 40100, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. TEL: (6013) 2020-827 FAX: (603) 5519 0827 E-mail: ilamalaysia1981@gmail.com Website: www.ilamalaysia.org Facebook: Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) Colour Separation & Printing Atlas Cetak (M) Sdn. Bhd. Copywriters Charles Teo Raymond Martin


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trends2011 private oasis

cultural landscape

living space, recreational space Landscape re-creation

people places

restoring nature healing & restorative landscape

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EMKAY Group

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The Land Before Time

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Belum Rainforest Resort

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Horizon Hills

Laman Kasturi

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Taman Wetland Putrajaya

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Taman Botani Putrajaya

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Taman Pancarona Putrajaya

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Taman Saujana Hijau

Philea Resort & Spa

360 Hotel


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Yenso Park Hanoi

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Sunburst Plateau

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Laman Bunga Rampai

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Atrium Jauhar

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Southbay

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Qiblat Walk Putrajaya

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Gold Coast Resort Morib

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Bangunan Lestari EMKAY

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Al-Bukhary Complex

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Taylor’s Lakeside Campus

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AIMST

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Methodist College KL

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Sentral Green

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Twin Palms Kemensah

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Sutera Springs

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Eucalyptus Park

TP Kemensah Residence

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Sunway Vivaldi

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Bayswater

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Suasana Bangsar

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Summer Place

The Tropic

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Alex Chin’s Residence

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Designer Village

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Datuk Tan TS’s Residence

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Chew Minimalist

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Dato’ Yu’s Garden

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Goh Minimalist

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Rehabilitation of Sg. Pinang

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Penang Airport Roundabout

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Plaza Damas 3

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Ara Damansara

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Pajam Landfill

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Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah

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The Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) has come a long way since its inception. This year, the Institute celebrates 30 years of establishment and 30 years of the responsible greening of our nation through careful planning, design and development as well as to protect and conserve gifts from Mother Nature.

Together, we have come a long way to ensure we can live in a better environment tomorrow. Photo courtesy of Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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1981 – 1990: Decade of Formation & Establishment Landscape Architecture in Malaysia started as an association called Angkatan Landskap Arkitek Malaysia (ALAM) on 24 September 1981 with a pioneer team of 9 members from various professions, semi professionals, students and private individuals who shared a common passion for improving the nation’s landscape. This group reached 34 members in 1986 and was named the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) in 1987 when it began to represent landscape architecture professionals as a whole. In 1990, the role of landscape architects was recognised at the government level. The position of Landscape Architect was established in various government departments such as Town and Country Planning Department, Local Authorities, State Governments and Higher Education Institutions.

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1982: ALAM Becames a Malaysian Professional Centre (BIM) Member 1984: Joins International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 1984: Joins International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 1986: Institute Teknologi MARA (ITM) started the first landscape related courses

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1991 – 2000: Decade of Development & Local Recognition In the beginning of the ‘90s, Malaysia began a new era of development. With Kuala Lumpur hosting the 1998 Commonwealth Games, several mega projects were established such as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLCC development1 in 1992, both of which witnessed greater involvement from landscape architects in their development. This was a milestone for the profession as landscape architects were recognised by the government and developers as vital partners for any new construction project. With advice and suggestions from Datuk LAr. Dr. Mohamed Ishak bin Mohamed Ariff,2 the then Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad decreed that a special division for Research and Management of Public Parks to be set up at the Town and Rural Planning level, under the auspices of the Ministry of Housing & Local Government department.

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Further recognition of the involvement of Landscape Architects was displayed as Putrajaya became the nation’s first urban area planned as a garden and intelligent city. With the involvement of local landscape architects, under the leadership of the pioneer members at the Landscape Department in Perbadanan Putrajaya, Datuk LAr. Hj. Shahoran Johan Ariffin3 and LAr. Noriah Mat, Putrajaya materialised as one of the most beautiful garden cities in the Asian region. Under the leadership of Dato’ LAr. Ismail bin Ngah4, the National Landscape Department, the first of its kind in the world, was formed on 1 January 1996 under the Ministry of Housing & Local Governments Malaysia. This group was entrusted with the responsibility of greening the country, with all projects being fully managed by professional Landscape Architects. Stepping into the new millennium, the first National Landscape Day5, the first of its kind in the world, was declared by the National Landscape Department on 3 March 2000. During that same year the biggest tree planting campaign was organised by the National Landscape Department, Ministry of Housing & Local Government and held simultaneously, nationwide. This event was successfully recorded under the Guinness World Records6 for 110,461 trees planted in one minute.

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1993: UTM started the first Landscape Architecture Degree 1995: Development of Putrajaya - A Garden & Intelligent City 1996: Establishment of National Landscape Department 1996: UPM started the first Professional Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture 1996: Malaysian Students Won IFLA International Awards 1997: Launch of National Tree Planting Campaign 1999: Introduction of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice Course & Examination, KAIAL. 2000: Declaration of National Landscape Day on 03.03 2000: Millenium Tree Planting Campaign 2000: The need for a Landscape Architect Act was put forward by ILAM

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2001-2011: Decade of Enrichment & International Recognition The first decade of the millennium saw ILAM step out beyond our national level duties and on to international recognition in the profession of Landscape Architecture. ILAM was selected as the host for the 2002 IFLA Eastern Regional Congress7 and 2007 IFLA World Congress8 host which were both fine examples of such international recognition. 7

This was swiftly followed by the appointment of Professor LAr. Mustafa Kamal Mohd Shariff as the first ILAM member to be elected to IFLA as IFLA Eastern Regional Treasurer from the year 2004 until 2008. In addition, 2005 saw Dato’ LAr. Ismail Ngah elected as IFPRA (International Federation of Parks & Recreation Administration) Asia Pacific Chairperson and Malaysia hosted the IFPRA2005 Asia Pacific Congress. In 2007, ILAM was among IFLA’s members who were invited by the Chinese Society of Landscape Architects (CHSLA) to visit the progress of the Beijing Olympic Park development.9 ILAM members also presented papers during the Landscape Architecture Symposium in Beijing, China in 2007. On the local scene, ILAM introduced many activities and events to foster a more cohesive relationship amongst members of this fast growing profession by introducing the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA), Landskap Bulletin and various lecture series, site visits and national and international tours.

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2002: Host of the IFLA Eastern Regional Congress & LEX2002 Exhibition 2003: Publication of LA Malaysia Magazine 2004: Prof LAr. Dr. Mustafa Kamal10 elected to IFLA Eastern Regional Committee 2004: The first The Malaysia International Landscape & Garden Festival - LAMAN 2005: Malaysian Landscape Architect elected to IFPRA 2005: Introduction of Malaysia Landscape Architect Awards (MLAA) 2007: IFLA-CHSLA Beijing Olympic Park Visit 2007: Host of the IFLA World Congress 2007 2007: Publication of Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2007: The first ALAM-Assembly of Landscape Architecture Students 2008: Publication of Landskap Bulletin 2008: Malaysian Landscape Architect, Prof LAr. Ismawi Zen11 Made History in Mecca 2009: Hutan Kita Kiara – Community Reforestation Programme 2009: ILAM Recognition from Ministry Of Finance Malaysia (MOF) 2009: ILAM joined Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) 2010: ILAM goes on Social Network (Facebook) 2010: Landscape Architect Act Concept Paper Development 2011: ILAM’s New Office 2011: Introduction of New ILAM Membership Card 2011: Chartered Landscape Architect use of Initial “LAr.” 2011: Host of SOLARE 201112- International Symposium on Landscape Architecture Education 2011: Introduction of ILAM’s Fellowship 2011: Launching of National Landscape Policy13 by National Landscape Department, Ministry of Housing & Local Government. 2011: ILAM collaboration with UPM on Research & Development 2011: ILAM Accreditation Landscape Architecture Programmes for local Universities

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Educating the young

Belum Temengor Rainforest Conservation & Research

building communities fulfilling dreams Helping the under privileged

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- The Brandlaureate Property Development Most Preferred Brand Master Awards voted by SMEs 2009

Master Awards voted by SMEs 2009

EMKAY Group EMKAY Group is one of the premier property developers in Malaysia, involved in residential, commercial, resort and office space development. Its current projects include NeoDamansara in Damansara Perdana, NeoCyber, MKN Embassy Techzone, Bangunan Mustapha Kamal and Bangunan Lestari EMKAY in Cyberjaya and the Pulau Banding development in Tasik Temengor, Gerik, Perak. The latest accolade for the group’s vast portfolio is for the development of the Bangunan Lestari EMKAY in Cyberjaya, which is the first building in Malaysia to be pre-certified with the LEED GOLD certification. This marks the project as the first ‘Green’ building in Cyberjaya and Malaysia as a whole.

A beacon of hope for those in the dark

As the group continues to grow, it is committed to continually striving for excellence and is driven by a vision of ‘Building A Better Tomorrow, Today’ as well as contributing to the fulfillment of national aspirations. The assurance of quality in all work extends into ensuring projects are economically viable and sustainable whilst taking bold steps to conserve and preserve the environment. A fine example is the group’s recent venture, the Pulau Banding eco-tourism project in Gerik, Perak, which represents a realization of its belief in appreciating and preserving nature in its pristine form.

EMKAY – ‘Building Communities, Fulfilling Dreams’

The 10 years since EMKAY Foundation’s establishment in 2001 have been a journey of creating awareness and commitment towards improving the lives of deserving members of society. The EMKAY Foundation aspires to change the lives of the less fortunate as well as to protect and conserve gifts from Mother Nature.

Safe from extinction

The EMKAY Foundation programmes and initiatives can be divided into six main categories, namely Healthcare, Education, Religion, Sport Development, Humanitarian Aid and Environmental Preservation. The following Foundations were established under the EMKAY Group in its quest to assist, create awareness of humanitarian causes, environment conservation and the protection of endangered species. The Foundations are: I. EMKAY FOUNDATION II. PULAU BANDING FOUNDATION III. ORANG UTAN ISLAND FOUNDATION

www.yayasanemkay.org.my

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EMKAY Group

Level 18 & 19, Menara Mustapha Kamal, PJ Trade Centre, 8 Jalan PJU8/8A, Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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The majestic Pulau Banding Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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educational forest expedition

the land before time Step into an oasis of purity Along the scenic East West Highway in peninsula Malaysia, one cannot miss an expansive and majestic man-made lake. This feature is used for the generation of hydro-electricity and, surprisingly, is home to 23 species of freshwater fish and 5 species of turtles.

Dip into the natural falls

Situated in the state of Perak, on the border with Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand, Belum-Temengor Rainforest, and its lake, form a wonderful vista for any weary traveler. At over 130 million years of age and sprawling across an area of 300,000 hectares, this remarkable tropical paradise is home to a vast number of species of animals and plants, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The Rhinoceros Hornbill

The Belum Rainforest Resort

Jungle trekking with local experts

Nature trail Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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pure nature

The Malayan Tiger

The Belum-Temengor Rainforest complex, which is approximately four times the size of Singapore, houses over 3,000 species of flowering plants, including three species of the largest flower in the world – the Rafflesia. It is also the natural habitat for 64 species of ferns and 62 species of mosses. The unspoiled magic of Belum, which literally means ‘land before time’, also makes it the perfect habitat for 14 of the world’s most threatened mammals, including the Malayan Tiger, the Malayan Sun-bear, the Sumatran Rhinoceros, the White-handed Gibbon, the Asiatic Elephant, and the Malayan Tapir. Belum is also home to many exotic birds and insects living in their natural habitat within the rainforest. Visitors may be lucky enough to spot the endangered Plain-pouched Hornbill, the rarest of all species of hornbills found in Malaysia. Another species found only in Belum is the Great Hornbill.

The Wreathed Hornbill

Rich aquatic life

The Lantern Bug Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Sungai Enam Jetty Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Sungai Enam base camp accommodation

Sungai Enam camp site

beyond the norm The forest is an ideal destination for ecotourism activities, as wildlife observation, education and research initiatives support the conservation efforts of the area. Exploring the wonders of the forest with the help of local guides offers nature lovers a captivating insight into this astonishing habitat. One can feel closer to nature by exploring the local Herbal Garden, located within the resort, or by enjoying the cool, crisp air and breathtaking views while riding a kayak or canoe around the island. Alternatively, adventure lovers can hire a raft for a more robust experience or take an exploratory walk along the Banding Forest Trail for an educational journey through time. For those who seek adventure, yet wish to be pampered with home cooking and the luxury of sleeping late, there is a houseboat which takes you closer to nature, in style.

Boat ride around the island The Resort’s very own houseboat.

Banding Forest Trail

A quiet lunch during the research trip

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Tanjung Satu Orang Asli Village

up close & personal Get up close and personal with the local inhabitants in Belum. Experience their day to day lives, chores and subsistence-style, eco-friendly lifestyle. Understand and appreciate how remote villages, located deep inside the forest, sustain themselves while still maintaining communication with and awareness of the outside, more modern, world.

BELUM TEMENGOR – LIKE NO OTHER

Orang Asli Village Kampung Cheweh

Words of wisdom

Motherly love, for all Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Associate Prof. LAr. Zainul Hakim Mohd. Zain Head Judge

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LAr. Nurulhuda Hayati Ibrahim

LAr. Hjh. Rotina Mohd Daik

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malaysia landscape architecture awards 2011

In conjunction with the ILAM 30 Year anniversary, World Landscape Architecture Month 2012 celebrations, and the ILAM Annual Gala Dinner, the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) will present the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards for outstanding projects completed in Malaysia and abroad by ILAM’s members. The Awards honour the best in landscape architecture from various parts of the industry. The Awards are divided into four categories: 1. Professional Awards in Landscape Design & Planning 2. Professional Awards in Landscape Study & Analysis 3. Property Developer Awards in Landscape Planning & Development 4. Green City Awards

The Jury Process

The jury process for the Awards is “blind”. In other words, the identities of the entrants and creative teams are not revealed to the jury. Members of the Professional Awards Jury, as well as the firms, organisations, and agencies they represent, are not eligible to enter the Professional Awards program. The decision process takes three days to review a total of 45 entries and a day of site visits to decide the Excellence Awards winner.

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LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib Competition Chairman

LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan Competition Judging

LAr. Sharipah Mohamed LAr. Charles Teo Certification & Financing Competition Outline Promotion & Publication

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Project Title: Belum Rainforest Resort Official Entrant: MKN Group Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: MKN Group Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: Distinct Green Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: Juteras Sdn. Bhd. Planner: DG Planners Architect: C’Arch Architecture & Design Sdn Bhd. Engineer: Kal & Partners Sdn. Bhd. | Norman Disney & Young Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: JUBM Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Marketing Communication (MARCOMM) EMKAY Group

Belum Rainforest Resort The Belum Rainforest Resort is one of Malaysia’s premier ecotourism holiday destinations. Set in the midst of a tropical paradise, Pulau Banding, the Belum Rainforest Resort is everything nature-lovers and holiday-goers expect in a getaway destination: complete relaxation and serenity, stunning views and surroundings, adventure, and the chance to get close to nature. The Belum Rainforest Resort is located within the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex on the serene Pulau Banding. The designated site has a tradition of being a stopover for frequent travelers along the East-West Highway, which, over the years of its use, fell into disrepair and was thought to be no longer a safe place to stop for a well earned rest. The core idea of the new design for the R&R goes beyond being just a transient stop along a scenic route. It is more about creating an area for people to enjoy nature.

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Various wild encouters waiting to be explored at Belum Rainforest Resort.


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Featured recycled brickwall at the main reception building.

An open air cafe offers stunning views of the lake and rainforest.

Landscape pathways are kept to a minimalist finish to create a more natural look to blend in with the surroundings.

The resort adopted the 3R Concept (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), which is clearly reflected in every part of the resort’s design and architecture. Old bricks are recycled to be part of the landscape and for building feature walls. Materials such as tree branches are used as furniture and building exterior furnishings. Recycled bottles are also used as part of the decorative lighting fixtures in the restaurant. Planned landscaping projects can be seen merging with the built environment, blending into the interior of the restaurant, and framing part of the view towards the exterior. Forest planting is recreated in the vicinity of the resort to compliment the surroundings. The design also takes advantage of the majestic lake view and surrounding natural areas, bringing patrons closer to the spectacular views on offer. The concept of Belum Rainforest Resort blends built elements within the natural surroundings of Pulau Banding. This approach is to ensure the development will be sustainable and reduce the impact on the surrounding precious green jewel - the Belum Temengor Rainforest Complex. Recycled materials are creatively used in the architecture and landscape designs. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Project Title: Horizon Hills, Johor Bahru Official Entrant: Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. & UEM Land Landscape Architect: Escape Landscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. | Punt Garden Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Horizon Hills Within 1,200 acres of undulating terrain, the Horizon Hills landscape concept emphasises the magnificence of the vast spaces on offer and provides an exuberant landscape concept which enhances the rippling profile of the land. It is a tribute to the adage, “less is more�. With continuous swathes of land which rise and fall, every turn is an opportunity for a panoramic view. As such, homes are planned to adorn the best vantage points in order to maximize the views of the golf course and its landscaping. Subtle plantings which frame the rolling hills pay homage to the dramatic shape of the land; emphasising the broad vistas, which are unique to this development. Within and around the neighborhoods, a more intimate language is communicated through the landscaping. Lush evergreens are prominent, with rich, thick hedges creating robust and flourishing green spaces. Gardens within each neighborhood are designed as luxuriously plush blankets enclosing intimate areas and creating cozy nodes for interaction, recreation and play. Even within the cluster of homes, the undulating form of the land extends itself albeit on a gentler scale; giving an opportunity for the landscape to present itself in more interesting ways – both physically and visually. Pathways which meander through the gardens encourage continuous discoveries as they weave through a verdant growth of trees and plantings. Each neighborhood is enhanced by a carefully selected mix of hardscape materials which seek to add to the greenery without detracting from the surrounding natural beauty. The emphasis on the abundant plantings here balances the contrast of the serene and placid horizons experiences when one venturing towards the golf course.

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Project Title: Laman Kasturi, Bangunan Sultan Ismail, Kota Iskandar, Johor Bahru. Official Entrant: Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Johor State Government Landscape Architect: Titi Jasa - Otla JV Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: UEM Construction Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: JUBM Sdn. Bhd.

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A view of the water channel, fountain bowl and spouts at night.


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Laman Kasturi Laman Kasturi is part of Bangunan Sultan Ismail (BSI), Kota Iskandar. The size of the area is approximately 1.1 acres. The ‘laman’ and the building itself are located within a strategic location known as Kota Iskandar or the Johor State Administrative Centre. Laman Kasturi was designed to provide a green area amidst the buildings. It aims to emphasise the Islamic elements of the Johor Malay concept garden. Laman Kasturi promotes and highlights the history and culture of Johor. The creation of a formal Islamic garden in a tropical setting is a representation of heaven on earth. The layout is based on intersecting channels of water forming four quadrants. This idea is based on the ancient cosmological idea that the universe consisted of four quadrants, divided by two great rivers, as described in the Garden of Eden.

Islamic designed water channel glows at night. Reflecting pool viewed at night.

The Islamic approach towards a well planned landscape within a local context integrates the natural elements alongside the built environment. The landscape development also preserves and enhances the existing natural elements and heritage such as flora and fauna, water sources, natural terrain and visual qualities. The selection of plants not only stimulates human senses, it also emphasizes other landscape elements such as a garden surrounded by lush hedges purposely created to provide a sense of privacy and protection of modesty. The design also creates a sense of continuous space. Hence the garden provides a harmonious retreat, gentle sound and visual delight through the cascading shallow water channels, fountain bowls and spouts, and reflective pools with horizontal edges. The design of this landscape is not only to enhance the beauty and character of surrounding features and their quality, but to also emphasise functionality. With provisions such as landscape furniture in the form of garden benches, together with a wide open area and shaded planting, the garden is a vibrant space which can be used as an area for relaxation and gathering. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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traditional | contemporary

Project Title: Yenso Park, Gamuda City Hanoi, Vietnam Official Entrant: Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. | Gamuda Land Vietnam LLC Landscape Architect: Belt Collins International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Main Contractor: Gamuda Engineering Sdn. Bhd. Planner: AJC Sdn. Bhd. Architect: GSD Architect Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: Sepakat Setia Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: Kumpulan Kuantikonsult Photography Credit: Kertas Puteh Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011

Magnificent stone guardians at the entrance of the Cultural Galleria; in the auspicious form of majestic dragons; evoke a sense of cultural pride while providing visitors with an insight into local cultural beliefs.


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A tranquil montage of weeping willows, robust evergreens and shrubs provide a picturesque backdrop for the serene waters of the lake.

Animal shaped topiaries of the zodiac signs frolic among the manicured shrubs. Intricate patterns abound in the Pattere Gardens, encouraging a playful and energetic environment.

Yenso Park, Gamuda City Hanoi The park derives inspiration from the diverse historical elements of culturally-rich Hanoi and translates them into an experience where visitors are carried through a journey of both the traditional and contemporary. The park-scape is segmented into two key thematic zones; the Traditional Park at the south and the Cultural Gardens towards the east. These two themes are expressed through a continuous sequence of lushly landscaped spaces along the banks of the rejuvenated lakes and take full advantage of the lake views and waterfront. Living up to its name, the landscape in Traditional Park is eloquent, speaking a language influenced by the more antiquated architectural and landscape culture of Hanoi. As one progresses along the green network, a contemporary interpretation is imbued via the hard and softscapes within the Cultural Gardens. The design dramatically reforms the greens and lakes while retaining the existing natural attributes such as the lake edge, lake sizes and re-using the 2000 existing matured trees on site. The green network, 3km long, consists of a series of design features, activity nodes, special park amenities and tourist attractions. A strong synergy of architectural and landscape components are vital in this design in order to communicate the appropriate ambience; juxtaposing distinct architectural forms within the gentle flow of greenery and water. A series of formal and informal gardens provide visitors a varied experience while enhancing the views of the surrounding lakes. Congruent with the surrounding lakes, the landscaping rightly highlights the treatment of lake edges, framing views and utilisation of the sounds and sights of the significant water elements.

Left: The liberal use of warm and vibrant terracotta in the hardscape and structures generate bold and vivid points of visual interest while giving a lively contrast to the landscape along the lake side.

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Project Title: Sunburst Plateau (Summer Gardens) Official Entrant: Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: SP Setia Berhad Group Landscape Architect: Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Sunburst Plateau Originating from 6.65 acres of a manmade retention pond, this private residential park was designed against all odds in order to create its own identity and uniqueness by implementing Sunflower and Rose plantings. The design’s emphasis rests on the concept of eco-landscaping or the planned revitalization of designated areas. This idea also integrates and enriches human lifestyles while emphasising the appreciation of nature. The park’s approach is to use only organic substances for pest & disease control, reusing water from the pond to irrigate the plants & turf, using only energy saving LED bulbs for landscape lighting and recycling & reusing landscape waste as fertilizer after the composting process.

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The Reflective pool.

malay heritage in a garden ........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Title: Laman Bunga Rampai, Bangunan Sultan Ismail, Kota Iskandar, Johor Bahru. Official Entrant: Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Johor State Government Landscape Architect: Titi Jasa - Otla JV Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: UEM Construction Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: JUBM Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd.

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Neatly trimmed hedges in the courtyard.

Laman Bunga Rampai Laman Bunga Rampai was designed to provide a green courtyard area amidst the Bangunan Sultan Ismail. Its aim is to emphasise the Johor Malay concept garden, to promote and highlight the history and culture of Johor and to blend it with Islamic concepts. The creation of a tropical setting and formal Islamic garden as a concept is a representation of heaven on earth. Through to the overall Kota Iskandar development theme, this garden is reflective of the natural heritage of Johor.

A combination of palm species and water plants at the biological pond.

The name Laman Bunga Rampai was selected as a symbol of the Bunga Rampai which is the slice of ‘pandan’ mixed with selected aromatic and colorful flowers. The Bunga Rampai is regularly used in Malay traditional ceremonies such as weddings. The selection of plants in this garden not only emphasises the stimulation of the human senses but also highlights other landscape elements such as a garden surrounded by lush and tall hedges purposely created to provide privacy and protection of modesty such as in a ‘Taman Larangan’ where the garden is surrounded by similar plantings. The landscape design creates a sense of continuous space. The garden provides an harmonious retreat through the gentle sound and visual delight of the ‘Renjis Mawar’ water spout, water channel and reflective pools. In terms of the tiling or walkway decorative motifs and designs, the Malay elements were translated into the hardscape patterns such as ‘Batik’, ‘Pucuk Rebung’ and ‘Lada Hitam’ to emphasis the heritage and culture of Johor. Bright colours, alongside the combination of beige, brown and maroon were used to highlight the motifs.

The traditional water feature is one of the hardscapes feature of the garden. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Project Title: Atrium Jauhar, Bangunan Sultan Ismail, Kota Iskandar, Johor Bahru. Official Entrant: Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Johor State Government Landscape Architect: Titi Jasa - Otla JV Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: UEM Construction Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: JUBM Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd.

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Atrium Jauhar Atrium Jauhar is part of Bangunan Sultan Ismail (BSI), Kota Iskandar. The size of the area is approximately 0.35 acres. The BSI which houses the new Johor State Legislative Assembly is one of Kota Iskandar’s iconic buildings. Atrium Jauhar is an enclosed courtyard garden at the centre of the Dewan Negeri Johor complex. The main part of the atrium is the Grand Staircase in the midst of a lush man-made indoor tropical garden situated in the Central Courtyard. The design of the courtyard garden is to evoke human sensory experiences through sight, smell and sound. From the lobby, visitors can experience the scenery of the greenery which resembles a natural garden, while enjoying the harmonious rhythm of the stunning waterfall. A multifaceted diamond-shaped skylight soars over a three story high void, supported by criss-crossing columns. The skylight casts natural light to nourish the indoor rainforest garden below, which is in turn fed by a cascading waterfall. This is a celebration of Johor’s history and natural heritage, once known for its precious gems, and still famed for its rainforest and flowing rivers. The Atrium is a public area where everyone can enjoy the splendour of the scene before them. It is wrapped around the veranda which is furnished with lounge sets and visitors can look outside and be rewarded with picturesque views of the surrounding area. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


Project Title: Residence @ Southbay Official Entrant: Mah Sing Group Berhad Client | Owner: Mah Sing Group Berhad Landscape Architect: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: Island Garden Decorator & Nursery Architect: Atelier ADT | Akitek Ketika Engineer: TNO Consultants Quantity Surveyor: MQS Consult Photography Credit: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. | Enrich Property Development Sdn. Bhd.

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Residence @ Southbay The landscape philosophy of the Residence@Southbay is based on a single drop of water, signifying the developer’s initial steps into this piece of land, perpetually increasing with the growing ripples from the first drop. The fluid form of a drop of water is conceptually applied in the overall landscape design approach. While the houses in this project represent the solid, masculine or “Yang” side of the design, the landscape features in this project echo the soft and feminine or “Yin” side, akin to the flow of water, interconnecting the houses. The corporate colour of Red is incorporated into every nook and corner of the landscape features. The bold colour can be found on the dancing pot sculptures along the poolside, on rattan balls underneath the Club House staircase, on light boxes at open space areas, etc.

Open spaces as well as pocket spaces are tailor made to the taste of the residents. Hard open spaces are laid with interlocking pavers. Its accessibility is maximised with concrete tables and stools. Eugenia oleana shrubs display clean and neat box plantings with Caesalpinia ferrea trees at intervals. In contrast, soft open spaces have more green with turfed lawns, shelters, walkways, gym stations, etc. Plumeria rubra and Plumeria obtusa trees are planted instead at these open spaces to lend a certain softness to the entire ambience.

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Abstract of Fan Palm courtesy of Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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No one knows what causes an outer landscape to become an inner one - Margaret Atwood

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Qiblat Walk Putrajaya Qiblat Walk was designed and formed as a showpiece and visual linkage to Mecca, known as the “Qiblat” for Moslems, as well as a pedestrian path linking between the Palace of Justice and the Sultan Mizan Mosque. The overall landscape design of Qiblat Walk provides two sections based on its main functions. The walk serves as a pedestrian linkage to bring people from the southern part of Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex and Palace of Justice to the northern side and the Sultan Mizan Mosque at two different levels. The wide path welcomes pedestrians physically and spiritually and not only for socialising or business but also for fulfilling the “call to prayer”. The welcoming ambiance is enhanced by the softscapes which are widely planted along the path as one enters the walk. As one moves through the connecting bridge towards the Sultan Mizan Mosque, the sense of openness is presented before you. Rows of Syzygium campanulatum, known locally as “Kelat Paya”, with the parterre garden of Acalypha siamensis are part of the walk. Qiblat Walk also provides visual connections along the “Qiblat” axis which forms the most prominent secondary axis and traverses the boulevard of Persiaran Perdana at Dataran Putrajaya. Passing the Qiblat Walk through the Archway of Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex and in between its buildings, the path is enhanced with a sunken garden atmosphere with groups of Saraca thaipingensis (Yellow Ashok) shading the path, while the combination of various colourful shrubs and ground covers in the planter boxes and turf areas provide a sense of welcoming, harmony and tranquility. The garden has been identified to be reflecting Islamic design principles and functions as a space for gathering and idea exchange.

A green plaza connecting the office blocks

The walk on the Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex section connecting to Masjid Sultan Mizan

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The Taman Wetland Putrajaya attracted migratory birds.

Fishing is a main attraction of the wetlands.

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Project Title: Taman Wetland Putrajaya Official Entrant: Perbadanan Putrajaya Client | Owner: Perbadanan Putrajaya Landscape Architect: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: Mesra Hijau Sdn. Bhd. (Phase 1) | Norwest Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (Phase 2) | Hajadi-Loh and Loh JV (Phase 2) Planner: ML Design Sdn Bhd (Phase 1) | KW Associates Planner Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Malik Lip & Associates Engineer: Angkasa GHD Sdn Bhd (Phase 1) | Hussein & KH Chong Sdn. Bhd. | Sepakat Setia Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Perbadanan Putrajaya

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Taman Wetland Putrajaya Taman Wetland Putrajaya is the largest man-made wetlands in the tropics covering an area of 400 hectares, creating 38 kilometers of shoreline located at Precinct 13, Putrajaya. The construction work for transforming an oil palm site (Ladang Perang Besar) into a wetland ecosystem began in March 1997 and was completed in August 1998. It consists of 24 wetland cells, Wetlands Park (Taman Wetland) and other Wetlands areas.

The majestic viewing deck is the landmark of the park.

The wetlands are also a wildlife sanctuary which attract a huge variety of animals to the combined terrestrial-aquatic environment. Several species of local marshland birds and water birds including the Little Egret, the Little Green Heron and Cinnamon Bittern and migratory birds from the Northern Hemisphere have been spotted there. This wetlands acts as a Buffer Zone which means a water area surrounded by land before it flows into the wetland area. It also acts as a water catchment zone which is a plain boundary between the Buffer Zone & Wetlands proper. Putrajaya Wetlands also works as a water filtration system useful in controlling the ecological environmental systems and green zones which are attractive to wildlife. The wetland in Putrajaya serves multiple functions such as natural filtration system, flood mitigation, wildlife habitat, protection of shoreline and soil erosion, recreational activities and scientific research.

The entrance to the park.

Shady pathways provide a comfortable walk for visitors.

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The park is best enjoyed by cycling. Project Title: Taman Botani Putrajaya Official Entrant: Perbadanan Putrajaya Client | Owner: Perbadanan Putrajaya Landscape Architect: Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Planner: Perancang Perunding International Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Jurubina Bertiga International Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: KTA Tenaga Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Perbadanan Putrajaya

Vines growing wild at the Vine Garden. The Asia Pacific Garden.

The Visitor Centre.

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The Sun Garden.

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Tropical American Garden.

The African Garden.

Connecting skybridge from the visitor centre.

Taman Botani Putrajaya The primary purpose of the Botanical Gardens is to act as one of the principle landmarks in the overall open space network of Putrajaya. It is also one of the landscape aggregates pertinent in unifying the various components within the Government Precinct of Putrajaya, the national administrative capital of the country. However, from a wider perspective, the relevance of Putrajaya Botanical Gardens should be related to the establishment of a microcosm of Malaysian ecology and DNA. Like most of the botanical gardens of the world, Putrajaya Botanical Garden’s mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of the plant kingdom - the basis of life on earth. This leads into many different areas of plant science, conservation, horticulture and education. During this time of encouraging environment sustainability, Putrajaya Botanical Garden’s role is seen as providing a refuge for many threatened and endangered Malaysian plants, a sanctuary for other forms of wildlife, as well as an oasis offering quiet refuge and leisure for the individual.

Hence, the development concept of Putrajaya Botanical Gardens revolves around four specific themes: • Stewardship of living collections and intellectual property • Education and scholarship • Recreation and leisure • Tourism “A walk through a living archive of tropical plants” represents the basic tenet of Putrajaya Botanical Gardens. Whilst the aims of creating a living archive and centre for ecological research remain primary, the aim of providing citizens with a wholesome area of greenery for recreation and leisure is equally critical.

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The Astaka.

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Project Title: Taman Pancarona Putrajaya Official Entrant: Perbadanan Putrajaya Client | Owner: Perbadanan Putrajaya Landscape Architect: Laguna Associates Main Contractor: Stagno Tech Sdn. Bhd. Planner: ANZ Planners Sdn. Bhd. Architect: S. Azlan Architect Engineer: Irsam Consult (C&S) | Ryad Hassan & Associates Sdn. Bhd. (M&E) Photography Credit: Perbadanan Putrajaya


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Taman Pancarona Putrajaya Located between the residential area of Presint 18 and the main office complexes in Presint 2, Taman Pancarona is a natural buffer zone as well as recreational park that serves the surrounding communities. This park is one of the largest public metropolitan parks within Putrajaya Core Island, second to Taman Wawasan located just slightly to the north. This 16.8 hectare park holds a unique position as it supports comprehensive sports facilities. This is in line with its original design intentions which seek to create a multi-functional, multi-coloured and user-friendly park, accessible to all. In fact, the first impression of Pancarona Park is more of mini sports complex. A half Olympic-sized football stadium, two futsal courts with basketball court, three volleyball courts, two netball and four ‘sepak takraw’ courts are located at the southern gate. As one moves towards the northern end, the park becomes more undulating and dense with vegetation, connected by the usual jogging tracks with strategically located resting gazebos and exercise stations. As the park is envisioned as a handicap-friendly park, the cutting slopes that were deemed necessary to accommodate the various courts and fields were cleverly disguised with the introduction of natural boulders and seating terraces. These give an impression of a natural terrain. Ramps were designed with the gentlest of slopes allowing smooth pedestrian movement throughout the park. On the northern terrain, existing oil palms trees were retained as part of the overall landscape and to mask a water tank structure at the top of the hill from public eyes. Since the park is relatively new compared to the more established parks in Putrajaya, most tree are still in the process of maturing, giving the feeling of spaciousness and allowing the view of surrounding high-rise buildings. As a result, the skyline adds an overall urban feel to this park.

Above: The sport arenas is often crowded after office hours or during the weekend. Below: Pathway are provided on the gentle hilly side for those who enjoy a stroll in the park.

The aerial view.

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Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya, a natural ridgeline and one of the major parks within Putrajaya, encompasses a 40.97 hectare plot in Presint 11. This ridgeline park has been designed to preserve and maximize the topography of the area and to contribute to the ecological enhancement of the largest residential precinct in Putrajaya. Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya constitutes a unique park as it houses a host of gymnosperms, a common name for any seed bearing vascular plant without flowers. Gymnosperms are woody plants be they shrubs, trees or vines. Most landscape enthusiasts would confer that having a collection of gymnosperms within one park is a feature by itself. Malaysia has a collection of the oldest gymnosperms, and the creation of this park amounts to heritage flora conservation in an effort to conserve Malaysian endemic species. Encompassing about 31.5, hectares, the core planting and activity areas of Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya include walks, trails and tracks, interspersed with picnic areas, jogging tracks and bicycle tracks. In addition, Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya displays its variety of 57 gymnosperms species alongside a mixture of local species and angiosperms, attracting some small wildlife and fauna. These include birds, squirrels, shrews, bats and some reptiles.

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The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. Claude Monet

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rustic country log resort

Night view at the pool area.

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Project Title: Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka Official Entrant: Symbios Design Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Majestic Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Khoo Eng Kee Main Contractor: Melia Teguh Sdn. Bhd. Planner: Johnny Ooi Architect Architect: Johnny Ooi Architect Engineer: Lumbini Consultancy Photography Credit: Khoo Eng Yow


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Tall matured trees are planted to create a woodland feel to the resort.

The waterfall enhances the swimming pool.

Philea Resort & Spa Located less than 1km away from the Ayer Keroh interchange of the North South Highway, Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka, is the first and largest log cabin resort in Malaysia. The 11 acre area consists of 66 units of log houses with 180 rooms, 19 suites and 2 villas. The site is located in a charming valley, complete with a multi-tiered terrain, surrounded by an existing rubber estate. As a result, the project was designed to flow seamlessly alongside the undulating contours of the land. Water elements abound in the center of the site due to the existing nearby creek. As well as being a natural feature, the stream’s other purpose is to harness the ground water and manage the overflow discharge during times of heavy water flow. The roadway circuit around the project is designed primarily for the usage of a buggy. Every log cabin and activity area is accessible by buggy from the hotel lobby. The pedestrian path is integrated into the buggy path to minimize the impact on the local environment. The selection of finishes and materials played an important role in creating the design intention, which is a more rural feel. Natural elements which blend with the natural setting of the environment have been carefully placed in the creation of the hardscape elements. In addition, the plant selection is based on a 50-50 ratio of common and rare species in order to instill surprise and inspiration for the visitor.

Log houses nestled with the terrain. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


A variety of colour, textures, shapes of landscape plants to emphasise the diversity and vibrancy of the urban resort theme.

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Project Title: 360 Hotel @ Hock Lee Centre Official Entrant: Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Hock Lee Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: Green Earth Landscape Builders Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Kelvin Chan Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011

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Spatial planning for existing water tank room at level 4 has created additional space of 190 sqm; a two-tier deck area to accommodate outdoor activities for day and night.

360 Hotel @ Hock Lee Centre Hock Lee Centre is a two-in-one integrated commercial development in Kuching consisting of a shopping podium and hotel towers (360 hotel suites). The development is strategically located in the central business area. The landscape design brief was to refurbish the existing setting, give new life to the building and create a functional, formal, visually stunning and well planned space. Due to the strategic location of this building it has become a landmark of the area. Hence, only an outstanding landscape would complement this building thereby elevating the property value.

Landscape elements placed at poolside have created a userfriendly environment.

Most of the existing materials were recycled as a way to incorporate the old design into the new. To create a more formal landscape image for the building, a number of the original plants were transplanted while others were removed in order to achieve the best identical, symmetrical effect. All of the planned elements were specially designed to allow for low maintenance and to cater for any future expansion of the centre. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Project Title: Gold Coast Resort Morib Official Entrant: MLA Landscape Architects Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Antanusa Development Sdn. Bhd. | Dato’ Dr. Alex Tan Siong Seng Landscape Architect: LAr. Michael Y.C. Lip Architect: CP Architects Engineer: Jurutera Consult Photography Credit: MLA Landscape Architects Sdn. Bhd.

The resort’s water theme park. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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The lazy river.

Gold Coast Resort Morib The concept embraces the best of nature and tranquility to create a sanctuary, a haven, for an exclusive and rewarding lifestyle. Here, elements of water and land are at the forefront – a unique luxury in today’s resort living. Gold Coast Morib was planned with the utmost care and thought for comfort, convenience and peace of mind. This resort development also offers a wide variety of water recreation sports and activities, via the adjacent Water Theme Park. As an added advantage, all hotel guests have free access to the park. Every part of the development is rewarded with a breath-taking view of the sea which blends with the lush and nurturing landscape. “Tropical-inspired” plants complete the stunning vistas. Gold Coast Morib’s green and bluescape philosophy is to fulfill visitors’ outdoor enjoyment and to maintain nature’s integrity. There are well thought-out streetscapes from the Main Entrance to the Theme Park. Indigenous planting materials line the sidewalks and roads which lead to the Main Lobby. With the fully lit Theme Park, the outdoor entertainment venues are sure to provide as much enjoyable value as the indoors, both day and night. The uniquely designed Gold Coast Morib resort represents sophistication and stands as the only sandy beach vacation resort within the state of Selangor.

The main pool.

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The exterior landscape design using low maintenance plants.

Project Title: Bangunan Lestari Kumpulan EMKAY Official Entrant: Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Joyful Gateway Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Yap Nga Tuan Main Contractor: Fairway Terrace Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner: MK Planning Consultants Architect: Architects 61 Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: JPS Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: Perunding Kos T&K Sdn. Bhd.

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Ground covers which require less water are planted on the rooftop.

Wisma Shell was designed to set a new standard for green buildings in Cyberjaya. The five storey office building with three naturally ventilated sub basements, has a total area of 835,000 sq ft and was built in a record time of 11 months. It is the 1st LEED Gold Building completed in Malaysia. Through the project, design innovations and green strategies were incorporated to achieve the GREEN ratings required. The final result is an iconic building which exhibits the design language of sustainable GREEN ARCHITECTURE. To obtain the green credentials, landscaping plays a primary role; cooling the surrounding ambient temperature while enhancing and beautifying the environment. The central landscaped courtyard provides both daylight penetration and direct views to the outdoor environment for 90% of the occupied areas. The building plinth is less than 50% and the landscaped area is 30% of the site area, respectively.

The central courtyard with water feature and plantings.

The use of local and native plant species is essential to reduce water consumption and ensure low maintenance costs and work. Calculation of the water table for each plant used is critical to ensure survival, which is in keeping with the green LEED technology applicable to this building. At the surrounding perimeter roadside planting, shady trees were introduced to reduce the carbon footprint of the road surfaces. Low recessed downward bollards were installed to minimise heat. Likewise, the podium rooftop, which is used as an outdoor facility, is planted with heavy groundcovers to increase green coverage, prevent water loss and to cool the floor below. A number of various strategies were undertaken in order to reduce the irrigation requirements by 50% from the calculated baseline. A mix of native and tropical trees, shrubs and groundcovers were therefore planted in open space. The shrub planting pallets consist of hardy leafy plants which require moderate or less water and no turfing work.

Natural light is provided by central roof void.

The groundcover plants require less water consumption. Hence, the overall pallet is kept to a minimum to reduce the cost of maintenance, especially when considering the consumption of water and fertilizer. Mulching and composting strategies will also be implemented to help conserve water and at the same time minimize the use of chemical fertilizers. For irrigation, no permanent irrigation systems are installed on site. Hose bibs have been installed with the main water supply coming from the rainwater harvesting tank. No potable water will be used except for long periods of drought.

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an integrated identifiable landscape ................................................. Project Title: Al-Bukhary Complex Landscape Master Plan Official Entrant: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Bukhary Realty Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Nik Malik Nik Zainal Abidin Project Management: Osiris Venture Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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The mosque plaza.

Al-Bukhary Complex Al-Bukhary Complex is located at Jalan Langgar, Alor Setar, Kedah, sprawling over an area of about 11.6 hectares. It comprises Al-Bukhary International University (AIU) campus, Al-Bukhary Mosque, a Cemetery, Al-Bukhary Hospital and Dialysis Centre, an Orphanage and Senior Citizen Academy as well as Al-Bukhary Souq or alternatively a Commercial Complex. With various land uses present within Al-Bukhary Complex, the landscape’s role is to pull together all the elements into an integrated identifiable development. Hence, the Landscape Master Plan for Al-Bukhary Complex is based on education and sustainability. As a whole, the Landscape Master Plan serves as a unifying element for various development components and activities within the overall Al-Bukhary Complex. With its waqaf establishment, the complex is gaining focus as a community centre for learning, spiritual enrichment, health services, and economic and social welfare for the under privileged. Moreover, with its impressive and diverse Islamic architectural styles, together with the educational and sustainable landscape surrounding, Al-Bukhary Complex is becoming another attraction and a prominent landmark for Alor Setar.

The mosque plaza.

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Project Title: Taylor’s Lakeside Campus Official Entrant: Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Taylor’s Education Berhad Landscape Architect: LAr. Yap Nga Tuan Main Contractor: Ehsan Bina Sdn. Bhd. Architect: NWKA Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: Primetech Engineers Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: 3 Face Sdn. Bhd.

The amphitheatre.

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The plaza and lake.

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The landscape master plan.

Taylor’s Lakeside Campus Taylor Lakeside Campus is designed to set a new paradigm to reflect the latest thinking in education and a new benchmark for modern and urban campus buildings in Malaysia. The site covers 27 acres of tropical greenery set amidst the Subang Jaya neighbourhood. It is unique because of the 5.5 acre natural lake which becomes the central feature for the campus design, all of which was founded on ecological principles. The landscape concept transforms the campus into a social space and a nurturing ground for an energetic student community. Inspired by the poetic lake, the landscape theme is named Reflective (Lake) and Expressive (Campus Grounds). The theme spaces capture the vast waterbody and expand the spaces into grand courtyards and lawns, which flow into smaller intimate garden spaces and water cascades in between the buildings. The entire design takes advantage of the views, orientation and typology of the campus buildings to create waterways for natural cooling, promenades for shade and shelter and step terraces and garden oases which benefit from the lake breezes. All the landscape features were designed to demonstrate the success of a sustainable campus. In terms of well being, the landscape helps to enhance indoor and outdoor air quality, visual comfort and provide a natural soothing environment for students, users and visitors.

The grand chequered lawn and terrace planting atthe main plaza.

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Reflective and expansive body of water, located at the lower end of the Central core in close proximity to the Great Hall and Administration Building. A venue for students to sit, relax and congregate.


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Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology The Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) is located at Semeling, Sungai Petani, Kedah Darul Aman. AIMST University is a private university which opens its door to students from the region and the rest of the world. With the services and facilities provided, AIMST hopes to create a cosy, home-away-from-home environment for all students and to provide a conducive atmosphere so that they can experience a lively, exciting and productive university life. The Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology is a new purpose built university catering to 6000 students. The master plan aimed to design a campus style university where parklands are used to provide a strong image and a beautiful environment in which students live and study. The university occupies a 90 hectare site, with wooded hills to the north providing an attractive backdrop. A stately boulevard links the main road with the university core and provides a serene drive past new lakes, sports fields, lawns and a mosque. Using native plants in the formal landscape of the core facilities helps to link architecture with nature, while vistas of specific features in the parkland setting tie the site together. The taming of nature in both the formal and informal landscapes creates a secure environment for teachers, students and visitors alike.

An open lawn and reflecting pool on the far end towards the administration block creates a floating effect and reflects the history of this area as a tin mining area. The administration block acted as a tin dredge. The hard landscape design reflects the verticality and horizontality of the architectural faรงade.

A ceremonial water feature to mark and celebrate the Entrance Area to the Great Hall Building.

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a space for interaction

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Methodist College Kuala Lumpur Sprawling across 2 acres along the Klang River is the Methodist College of Kuala Lumpur. As a result of the location, there is a limited space for gardens available. The task was to create a green environment which provides shade, relaxation areas, as well as to promote student interaction and create more activity spaces. Due to the limited space, planter boxes were created along the fence line to create more green areas with the planting of hedges, creepers and trees. The landscape method, used to solve architectural and engineering problems such as treatment of rainwater direct from the roof and water lock issue, were also employed throughout the design.

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Project Title: Sentral Green, Therapeutic Garden Official Entrant: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Quality Frontier Sdn. Bhd. (DNP Land Sdn. Bhd.) Landscape Architect: LAr. Phua Chin Eng | Awatif Ismail Main Contractor: Island Garden Decorator & Nursery Photography Credit: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. (Iznan Ismail)

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An open plaza, enhanced by a curved archway painted in yellow and orange, defines the entrance to the play area.

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Sentral Green, Therapeutic Garden Located in Relau, Penang, the Therapeutic Garden was created to serve the needs of the community: physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. This flat landform was well-suited for designing much needed greenery for all ages and cross sections of the community. The rejuvenated garden emphasise the therapy element which consists of activities to cater to the needs of various users via a unique blend of hardscapes and softscapes. The garden is divided into three areas: the Play Area with green foliage focuses on activities for youth and children. The Open Plaza, with flowering plants focuses on semi-activities for youths and adults. Lastly, the Therapy Area with scented plants focuses on the elderly. The curved entrance archway in the Open Plaza incorporates yellow and orange colours to lend a strong visual impact to the senses. Yellow and orange are part of the therapy strategy introduced in this garden.

Parallel linear walkways planted with Fagrea fragrans.

In concept and design, the Therapeutic Garden is unique. Its main function is to provide lush greenery for the surrounding community of Sentral Green. Looking back, this community area has gone through a period of transition, from a passive, negative zone to an active, safe and comfortable haven for its residents to engage in their daily activities without realising that this was once a piece of waste land.

The isometric view of the garden.

Shelters with exercise poles are unique features for chronic patients especially stroke patients to enable them to do physiotherapy or to stretch in a comfortable and private space. Therapy areas focus on scented plants, Gardenia carinata and Muraya paniculata.

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connecting people and nature

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Project Title: Twin Palms Kemensah Playpark Official Entrant: Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Venus Capital Corporation Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. John Lew Thye Yong Main Contractor: YKK Nursery & Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Ateliar 8 | Arkitek Jim Poh Engineer: TYL Perunding Sdn. Bhd. | D&O Konsultant Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: ELP Juruukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Twin Palms Kemensah Playpark Extending across 30 acres at the foothills of Bukit Tabur are the CUBIST Bungalows of Twin Palms, Kemensah. The project aims to create an entrance that is influenced by the surrounding natural environment, is well shaded and connects each residence with green spaces and an open lawn as a play area. The park is created to ease access from the road side and from the backyard of the houses and, as a result, the green spaces blend visually with the slope, the nearby road and surrounding elements. The play park is a landform-based design which carves out intimate garden spaces and corresponds to the existing site that forms an iconic land sculpture. The green spaces are decorated with a cascading water feature, an oval walkway and plaza with playground, and even fitness stops for the convenience of the residents. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


a potpourri of kitchen gardens

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The amphitheatre and the pavilion.

The Wok Pavilion.

Sutera Springs The canal stream located at the heart of Sutera Damansara was formerly an old and derelict detention stream. The aim of this landscape design was to regenerate the canal stream, revitalise its surrounding areas as natural parkland and at the same time maintain the existing eco system and create a relaxing and fun ambience for the residents. Hence, Sutera Springs was envisioned as a natural kitchen garden, reminiscent of the flavours of our Malaysian culinary heritage. In response to the site context, the crafting of landscape spaces, its edges in different tiers and layered planting engineered together with the pre-existing slopes make this stream a breezeway which reinforces the kitchen garden theme. Along this linear waterway, trees standing at 5 - 6.0m in height are grouped to provide visual comfort along the water trails and were selected to create a strong linear and vertical composition. The trees are planted in layers to frame the visual sights and to blend into the environment. Sutera Springs is successful as a lifestyle development which emphasises on landscaping and social integration of the residents. By devoting 30% of the land area for this purpose, Sutera Springs has created a quality lifestyle environment and a unique landscape.

The artist impression of the Kitchen Garden.

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Project Title: Nadayu 92, Kajang Official Entrant: Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Nadayu Properties Sdn. Bhd. | Regal Form Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: Kashino Naohiro | LAr. Vivi Zuriati Azmi Main Contractor: Peace Garden & Hobbyest Centre Architect: KSKA Arkitek Engineer: G&P Quantity Surveyor: JUBM Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Nadayu 92 Kajang The concept of this landscape design was inspired by the ‘Pearl’. To signify new, bright, urban living characteristics, spaces are planned in such a way to represent two halves of the ancient Asian pearl, known internationally as Yin and Yang. The spaces are divided into day spaces, such as a semi-public space and an open lawn, while the night spaces are situated on the other side of the park which is close to the residential area with a passive space for privacy as main consideration.

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Project Title: Eucalyptus Park @ Setia Eco Park Official Entrant: Hashim Design Client | Owner: Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Hashim Gombri Main Contractor: Agroline Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011

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An attractive chess garden with shaded seating area and chess tables .

Eucalyptus Park

Pet’s playground has been created specially for man’s best friend.

Eucalyptus Park at Setia Eco Park is planned to give freshness and to be a residents’ outdoor living space, where an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life can be made. The design concept of “Green Living Edge” aims to integrate nature with daily community activity spaces which bring people close to nature each day and to achieve a sustainable community via the fostering of a neighborhood relationship with, and responsibility for, nature. The unique features of this garden are to serve both as a residents’ recreation area, as well as a pet playground, especially created for dog owners, complete with an obstacle run, a play pond and a bathing area. The 4.6-acre Eucalyptus Park also features a Pet’s Pavilion, Eucalyptus Walk, a golf putting green, a reflexology trail, jogging tracks, elevated decking, gazebos & a bicycle track.

Pet’s pavilion provided for pet lovers to relax and watch their pets at play.

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Project Title: Residence@Twin Palms Kemensah Official Entrant: Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Venus Capital Corporation Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. John Lew Thye Yong Main Contractor: YKK Nursery & Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Ateliar 8 | Arkitek Jim Poh Engineer: TYL Perunding Sdn. Bhd. | D&O Konsultant Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: ELP Juruukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Residence @ Twin Palms Kemensah The CUBIST show unit of Twin Palms, Kemensah, is a 6000sq ft bungalow. Due to the bungalow being built to its maximum boundary, creating a green space was crucial at the corner of the unit, which lacked direct sunlight. Hence the design of the garden utilised each space and emphasis was on maximising the view from outside. Trees and shrubs were planted at the window or door to provide a visual treat to the dwellers, while at the same time create much needed privacy. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


resort living

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The rustic belian timber forms the gateway at the entrance to the tropical gardens.

The view from the deck towards the main water feature.

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Local crafted sculptures create a focal point in the garden and invoke a sense of place.

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An old shed was preserved and is now part of the antique collection storage.

The communal garden is also a self sustained productive Organic Garden.

Designer Village Communal Greens The Designer Village is a cluster of heritage houses in Sydenham, Christchurch, which survived the earthquake of February 2011 and is still standing proud today. It is a unique Bed & Breakfast development (B&B), a place for travellers who are seeking a truly “Kiwi-ana” cottage living experience.

Native Gecko sculpture has become a main focal point of the garden.

In 2001, the client purchased a cluster of 3 separate “working man” cottage houses which were rundown, separated by wooden and corrugated steel fences. The idea of using the cottages as a Bed & Breakfast (B&B) was an initial concept. The strength of the 3 cottage houses is that they can be integrated as one with a central communal space, reconnecting the spirit of neighborhood and strengthening the genius loci of Sydenham township. The old characteristics of the colonial style cottages were preserved and re-useable materials were integrated to restore the old cottage houses to their original state. The garden brings back old world charm through its use of corrugated iron and traditional wooden picket fences. These elements redefine the garden boundaries alongside a quaint wooden shed, enhanced by hedge rows, a coloured concrete patio, Kiwi fruit trees and grape vines. Garden pieces, such as a pump from an artesian-bore well, were also retained from the site, to enhance the heritage style of the garden, wherever possible.

The garden fosters community relationships.

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Well landscape lighting planning gives a unique landscape character.

Project Title: Datuk Tan T.S.’s Residence Official Entrant: Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Datuk Tan T. S. Landscape Architect: Ecoscape Landscape & Integral Design | Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Main Contractor: Green Earth Landscape Builders Sdn. Bhd. Architect: Design Network Architects Photography Credit: Kelvin Chan

A belian timber decking separating the fish pond and the swimming pool.

Massive gateway with framing effect to emphasise the entrance to the family living area.

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Combination of structural plants (Yucca in feature pots) and natural plants (Typha angustifolia) in pond.

Datuk Tan T.S.’s Residence This project is built on different levels of landform, making it a very interesting garden. Due to this reason, designing a proper and functional landscape drainage system became a challenging task indeed. Every subsoil pipe needed to be laid accurately in terms of the degree of inclination to ensure the water drained smoothly and efficiently from the site. The contemporary building architectural style was also a major consideration for the landscape implementation.

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Side entry courtyard with globe lighting connects the living room terrace to the father’s house next door.

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Left: Water feature and stone circle of terrace court.

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Front yard view towards the house.

Chew Minimalist Landscape Chew Residence, a piece of land adjacent to the original family home, was the site chosen to build this new project. This design continues the clan’s foothold in this old residential precinct of Kuching, providing the landscape architects an opportunity to work in collaboration with the Architects - Design Network Architects. The brief for the new residential landscape design was to solve the dilemma of the client; should he disregard the dictates of tradition to live a life more contemporary? The solution of the landscape architects for the Chew residence landscape design was to harmoniously marry the tradition of the elders with the contemporary lifestyle of the client. In respect to the traditional Feng Shui custom of “Green Dragon and White Tiger”, a zig-zag, dry chip path was introduced to the left of the house, as a linkage to the front gate and original house, symbolising the “Green Dragon”. In reference to the strong horizontal axis layout cutting through the architecture, a series of horizontal stripes was employed as a spatial ordering device to unify the house & the landscape - metaphorically representing the stripe of the “White Tiger”. A circular rock sculpture, circular planters & globe lights were strategically scattered across all the courtyard areas as visual interest and functional pieces in order to create a narrative landscape representation of the Chinese dragon’s spheres of thunder.

The entry court water feature and lighting globes feature.

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A large earthenware vase with the bamboo row; a striking connection for the living room and the car porch.

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Project Title: Dato’ Yu’s Contemporary Tropical Garden, Kuching Official Entrant: Tropoxcape Design Landscape Architect: Johnny Then Choo Yii Architect: Design Network Architects Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Johnny Then Choo Yii Above: An artist impression of the front yard in bloom.

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The rustic vase, concrete bench, belian deck, feature wall and roof frangipani planter create a clean yet enticing entrance to the house.

Dato’ Yu’s Contemporary Tropical Garden This project aims to create a resort home where the family can soak in a contemporary tropical environment without having to pack up and travel for long distances. The client particularly likes flowering plants and requested a garden to showcase her orchid collection. The design of the house fully utilized the whole 0.28 acres of the site for the built living space and presented a grading challenge with a series of different levels of garden spaces, segregated throughout the house, from the rooftop to the underground. This landscape design forms the base for the house, by taking the cue from the partition feature wall opening slot, with a series of lines and planting arrangements running in an east west direction to unify the garden as a whole. .

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old meets new

Project Title: Goh’s Minimalist Entry Court, Kuching Official Entrant: Tropoxcape Design Landscape Architect: Johnny Then Choo Yii Main Contractor: Springfield Landscaping Services Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Laura Chew The planting outside the house.


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Goh’s Minimalist Entry Court Following the renovation and beautification of a green verge of the house and, in order to visually connect with the surrounding woodland, this design incorporates a modern water feature in a void space. The challenge of designing Goh’s entry courtyard was that the water feature had to be designed within an awkward yet sophisticated space, where the old house and new architecture renovation & extension would meet. A traditional belief states that flowing water should not spout or move outward from a dwelling. Therefore, the designer was specifically requested to ensure the wealth and prosperity of the house would remain within the domicile. The strategy here was to create an abstract garden using 2-dimensional modern abstract art pieces and transform them into a 3-dimensional abstract garden. This in turn will further enhance and make a reference to the floating concept of the new architectural design of the home. The centre piece of the courtyard consists of a fish pond with a spherical, overflowing spout which stands as a metaphor for an over flowing abundance of wealth & life. Bamboo plantings penetrate the cantilevered bench to balance and soften the new hard architectural extension. Air plant pompoms were strategically placed outside the windows to provide a framed view for the ground floor living room as well as to further accentuate the floating effect of the courtyard.

Above: An artist impression of the front view of entry court in initial proposal.

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Project Title: Sunway Vivaldi, Mont’ Kiara Official Entrant: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Sunway Damansara Sdn. Bhd. | Mr. Ho Hon Sang Landscape Architect: LAr. Michael Y.C. Lip Main Contractor: Awangsa Bina Sdn. Bhd. Architect: SA Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: SDMK Sdn. Bhd. | Meinhardt (M) Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: JUBM Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011

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Sunway Vivaldi, Mont’ Kiara Sunway Vivaldi, a luxury and large-scale residential project sitting on a freehold site in Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, features a spacious living environment. The project is situated in the heart of a vibrant international community catering to expatriates and the affluent. Sunway Vivaldi comprises high-end resort living, complete with modern facilities such as an Olympic size lap/swimming pool, a BBQ area, tennis and squash courts, a glass box cantilevered gymnasium, children’s play areas and a cascading water feature offering a refreshing touch for residents.

The night scene of the main pool area.

This design provides the opportunity for living a contemporary lifestyle in a lush and tranquil environment. Green Landscaping methodology was introduced to create a green environment with the introduction of vertical green walls, a conscious selection of appropriate plants, water efficiency and conservation, and the use of resources to blend the landscape into the natural world and to enrich the biodiversity of the surrounding ecosystem. Inspired by the intrinsic beauty of music, whimsical sculptures are incorporated into the exterior spaces as inspirational motifs for the development. Conceived to be the symbol of urban living, and built to high standards of sophistication, it also boasts a 2-acre eco-deck, where 80% of the open space is covered with greenery to reduce heat. There is an extensive green lawn with a deck made of eco-friendly materials and recycled pavement pieces.

The eco deck with swimming pool and wading pool.

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Project Title: Bayswater Condominium Official Entrant: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Jelutong Development Sdn. Bhd. (IJM Land) Landscape Architect: LAr. Phua Chin Eng | Anuar Ali | Iznan Ismail Main Contractor: ESH Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Planner: East Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect: East Design Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: Arup Jururunding Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: Unitech QS Photography Credit: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. (Iznan Ismail) Barcode pattern in the pool is highlighted by underwater lights and the trees are also accented by the uplights to create a stunning nocturnal ambience. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Bayswater Condominium

The plan view towards a pair of 4-metre high aqueducts which symbolised ‘double happiness’. Built as an iconic feature, it is surrounded by lush planting.

Bayswater project is taking its lead to be the pioneer in urbanized concept living in Penang, with the introduction of the ICT Smart Home system. This urban living concept is further carried to outdoor landscape areas. Sophisticated, simple, neat and clean urban resort landscape design is the main theme concept for this entire project. In order to further enrich urban living, a metaphor of the ‘barcode’ design was introduced as a primary design element. The landscaped central courtyard was carefully designed and planned to reflect this identity. Basic element of stripes, lines and grid systems were used in the arrangement of the walkways, stepping steps, pool deck, and shelters to reinforce the theme with a strong visual impact. This barcode identity is then fully carried out in the arrangement of the main swimming pool base tiles, with the use of dark blue colour mosaics and light blue and white colour mosaics in lines, which create a dramatic aerial view from above. Water flowing from a pair of 4-metre high aqueducts, built as an icon of the landscaped area, adds excitement and liveliness to the entire courtyard. 6 impressive water spouts, 3 on each side of the main swimming pool, definitely catch the eyes of any passerby.

The landscape design gives a visual treat and constantly connects to the residents above in the condomium.

To further enhance the perspective view and to create a more interesting feeling along the central courtyard, changes of levels were introduced. Softscapes, with mainly green plantings, replete with different textures, are highlighted and red flowers fuse the overall concept and soften the hardscape elements present in the garden.

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The night scene at the swimming pool area.

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Project Title: Suasana Bangsar Official Entrant: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: UM Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Michael Y.C. Lip | Ahmad Salsabila Suhaimi Salleh Main Contractor: Kerjaya Prospek Sdn. Bhd. Architect: NRY Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer: G&P Structure Sdn. Bhd. | Perunding Metrik Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: Yong & Mohamad Faiz Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Suasana Bangsar The Suasana Bangsar Condominium is located in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. This 26 storey condominium development is set amidst a lush landscape which exudes tropical ambience and offers a scenic panorama of the vibrant suburb of Bangsar. A wide range of plants was introduced to reinforce the tropical concept which are emphasis on ornamental trees that provide shade, are aesthetically pleasant and serve as a comfortable outdoor environment. Spacious and thoughtfully designed with a modern tropical concept, Suasana Bangsar provides lavish facilities which include a look-out pavilion, poolside decks, a swimming pool with infinity pond, barbeque pits, a jacuzzi, a reflexology area and a stunning children’s playground. These recreational facilities incorporate a subtle blend of elegance and style with superior craftsmanship and finishes to create a modern and relaxing environment for residents. The 2 storey vertical water walls at the entrance create a signature sculptural effect and lead people to the central lobby area. Meanwhile, planting design & selection is a further example of the modern tropical concept. The combination of colour, texture, form and smell from tropical plant species gives Suasana Bangsar the ideal, full landscape package.

The jacuzzi area at the pool side.

The main entrance.

The vertical water wall at the main entrance lobby.

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The stainless steel stands with orange broken mosaic water spout panels.

A dramatic view towards the infinity pool surrounded by the residential blocks.

bold & contemporary

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Summer Place The landscape approach was to create a bold, contemporary and vibrant garden to suit the needs of a high density, vertical living community. Besides simplicity in the appearance of the landscape, the innovative design offsets the image of this formerly reclaimed land. The sea fronting advantages were taken into consideration and transforming the landscape features with emphasise on functionality. The Private Barbeque area surrounded by hedges.

A sensational night view of the landscaped area.

As this project is about creating a holiday seaside retreat for summer activities, the water element has been adopted as the main theme in order to complement the sea view context. The centralised contemporary garden forms a gigantic circle on the plan view to break the rigidity of the designated landscaped area. This circular shape is intended to tangibly portray a sense of inclusion, unity and togetherness in the overall design. Meanwhile, access to the blocks is highlighted with parallel alternate colours. Each lining feature paving traverses from each lift lobby, where 1.5 meter wide walkways frame the circular garden. The subtly raised one meter high pool deck, elevating the view from the pool outwards to the sea shore, is equipped with amenities such as a main infinity pool, a wading pool, timber deck cabanas and a pavilion with indoor gym and jacuzzies. The selection of hardscape materials was also minimised to avoid overpowering the ambience of the entire landscape.

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urban hideaway

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The Tropic, Tropicana City Mall Tropicana City is the newest neighbourhood mall in Petaling Jaya, incorporating designer suites and a signature office tower. The modern urban landscape theme of Tropicana City includes a wide selection of modern, ecological and forest trees which gives the surroundings an aesthetically pleasing environment. The main pool, with its modern design, provides an inviting cooling ambiance, complemented by its modern design pool deck and classic floor finish design. Aside from the swimming pool, other landscape amenities include a playground, a BBQ area and a seating area with modern urban setting, providing tranquility for meditation. Soft landscape schemes include a mixture of modern and forest trees, giving this development a modern and urban feel, located just outside the busy city centre.

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Project Title: The Cova @ Kota Damansara Official Entrant: Veritas Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: Rohaiza Zahid

The soft landscape is minimal yet able to provide greenery and sculptural setting at the podium level. A space was defined through the positioning of soft landscape and paving patterns.


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Cosy landscape lighting and a series of water spout form a breathtaking ambience suitable for evening leisure activities. It also functions as a frame to guide your view towards the lake and the wetlands beyond.

The Cova Cova is a mixed development principally comprising a condominium and SOHO uses in the nearby emerging township of Kota Damansara. The landscape design focused on providing outdoor recreational facilities on the podium level; an ideal place for family BBQs, an infinity swimming pool overlooking a lake, a wading pool, a children’s playground and outdoor gym equipment. The lush gardens beyond allow a transformation of the surrounding area into a recreational as well as a residential area for all. An artist impression of the landscape design.

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The overall master plan.

the river of life

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The pedestrian bridge design echoes the detailing of the nearby colonials buildings.

Project Title: Rehabilitation of Sungai Pinang Official Entrant: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Teratai Sanjung Holding Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Phua Chin Eng | Anuar Ali | Norfanty Shaarifin Main Contractor: Jurutama Photography Credit: Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. (Iznan Ismail) Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Sungai Pinang Rehabilitation Sungai Pinang is the main river flowing through the state of Penang, which cuts through Sri Mutiara, Penang Gabenor House. The 1.2 km long Sungai Pinang riverside needed to be upgraded in 2004 to solve the flooding and debris problems caused by surrounding development projects. An ecological approach was adopted for this project. Rather than building up the concrete drain to solve flooding issues, the solution was to minimise disturbance to the natural riverbank and also to protect the trees in situ. Today, all the plant species are healthy and growing successfully. As a result, the aesthetic value has been realised for this project as the quality of the water has been improved and creatures such as butterflies, dragon flies and bees are always regular guests seen visiting the area.

A fishing deck, 900mm above the flood level was built. This is because floods happen once a year around September. The metal fishing deck was introduced for durability as well as to provide a transparent view of the plants that grow below the deck areas.

Detail of waved floor pattern reflects flowing water below the deck. Additional shelters were built below existing trees in front of the putting green to provide additional space for relaxation. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Project Title: Penang International Airport Roundabout Official Entrant: Landarc Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Setia Promenade Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: Landarc Associates Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Landarc Associates Sdn. Bhd.


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Penang International Airport Roundabout The design concept of this project was to create a bold sculpture as an entry statement for visitors to Penang. The focus of the sculpture is a sphere which appears to be floating in front of a constantly changing, multi-coloured wall. Situated below are two prominent sculptured triangular mounds, representing the island of Penang and the surrounding sea. In between the two mounds, a planting bed of Sanseviera spp. gives an impression of the coral which brings light and life beneath the waves.

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Project Title: Plaza Damas 3 Official Entrant: Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Mayland Universal Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Lee Choong Hong Main Contractor: Mission Built Sdn. Bhd. Architect: ARC Partnership Engineer: Asia Pacific Eng. Consortium Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor: CKP Nizaruddin Juruukur Bahan Photography Credit: Adeline Choo (Marcom Manager) Malaysia Land Property Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Plaza Damas 3 The design brief for this project was to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing green space within a narrow strip of allocated landscape area. The design consists of a club house on a rooftop of a building. Ingeniously creating almost double the space of the pool terrace area, a cantilevered deck was introduced, along with an infinity pool edge, featuring tempered glass panels at the pool’s edge.

The cantilevered pool terrace.

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Project Title: Ara Damansara Signature Entrance Official Entrant: Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Sime Darby Ara Damansara Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. John Lew Thye Yong Main Contractor: Sinnma Enterprise | Enviro Creation Sdn. Bhd. | Serasisari Sdn. Bhd. | Anjung Efektif Sdn. Bhd. | Dalwish Technologies Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


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Ara Damansara Signature Entrance Sprawled across 8 acres at the entrance to Ara Damansara, this signature entrance design lies in close proximity to the nearby highway. The task of this particular design was to plant, using Malaysian forest species, a lush, green landscape which would complement the urban setting. The signature entrance is set to beckon visitors to Ara Damansara and be the gateway to this particular township.

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from zero to hero ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................ Pajam Landfill Restoration Master Plan This project is about preparing a restoration proposal for Pajam Landfill. Pajam landfill (68.07 acres) was an open solid waste dumping ground which was in operation for more than 25 years. The landfill was located at Lot 7134, Mukim Setul of Daerah Seremban, Malaysia. The site area is situated closely to the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS). The landfill is surrounded by residential, agricultural, commercial and institutional developments. The nearest residential areas, Taman Mulia and Kampung Gebok, are located approximately 500m from the landfill boundary. This project is good exposure and an ‘eye-opener’ for those officials who scrutinise sustainable planning and development. Landscape architects experience a broad scope of work and communicating with various environmental specialists in order to produce realistic proposals was the only way forward for this project.

Project Title: Restoration Master Plan for Pajam Landfill, Negeri Sembilan Official Entrant: Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect: LAr. Norliza Mohd Yusof Environmental Engineer: Sustainable Technology Resource Centre Sdn. Bhd. (STREC) Scientific Safe Landfill Closure Specialist Contractor: Cypark Resources Berhad Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011

It was a surprise for this group that they were given the opportunity and monumental task of acting as consultants for the development. However daunting the challenge may have seemed, the group was deeply involved in the remediation and restoration planning and construction of the site, apparently very much a ‘hands-on’ experience. They worked tirelessly, alongside environmental engineers, to remediate the 68.07 acres of open ground solid waste. The emphasis of the restoration master plan was to clean and rejuvenate the existing solid waste dumping site, followed by reclaiming activities which would promote the proliferation of a healthy, safe and sustainable living environment. The concept of sustainability here is to ensure the long-term maintenance of well-being, which has environmental, economic and social dimensions and encompasses the concept of stewardship, and the responsible management of resources.


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The many stages of the Pajam Landfill study and analysis which leads to further reference and case studies before the restoration master plan is proposed.

A cross section of the restored site

A transformation of the site from early 2009 (left) to early 2011 (middle) and how the future of the fully restored landfill will become an oasis of green spaces. (right)

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redefine al-madinah al-munawarah .. ... ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................... Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011

Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah or the Prophet’s City is Islam’s second holiest city, attracting Muslims from all around the world. With an influx of pilgrims into the city all year round, a concerted effort was needed to improve the traffic woes which went hand in hand with upgrading the existing streetscape. Safety, ease of movement and comfort of the public were therefore major concerns for the design and planning team. This project was required to provide design options which would help upgrade and improve the condition of the public realm, linkages, general safety and bring an identity to the urban fabric of Madinah Al-Munawarah. The scope of the work and design process involved the following:• Review the current and completed studies prepared by various consultants. • Update information and condition at site. • Assess the current facilities to help upgrade the existing landscape. • Provide a landscape development proposal and alternative design options, namely: 1. Segregation between pedestrian and vehicular movement. 2. Provide suitable facilities for the disabled. 3. Develop and recommend suitable landscape facilities at appropriate nodes. 4. Design suitable paving materials for pedestrians. 5. Provide good lighting designs. 6. Recommend suitable plant materials.


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The landscape zoning concept plan (left) of the central area will subsequently serve as the guide to develop the detailed design concepts (right) such as landscaoe furniture.

The detailed design of the landscaoe furniture and planting concept.

The design approach and landscape concept for the area leaned towards establishing an environmentally and culturally sustainable development. As a whole, the landscape proposal emphasised on creating public realms and linkages which would provide a comfortable, safe and efficient pedestrian circulation network within the central area of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah. The final stunning landscape treatment helped to reinforce its identity as a reminder of long held Islamic ideas and principles. The project also provides an aesthetically pleasant ambience whilst instilling an appreciation of Islamic values within a spiritually-rich environment.

An artist impression of the North Zone – North East Entrance to Haram

Project Title: Proposed Urban Landscape Design for the Central Area of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Official Entrant: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner: Madinah Development Commission Landscape Architect: LAr. Nik Malik Nik Zainal Abidin Quantity Surveyor: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit: Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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EMKAY Group International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) MKN Group Sdn. Bhd. Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd. Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Mah Sing Group Berhad Perbadanan Putrajaya Symbios Design Associates Sdn. Bhd. Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Veritas Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Hashim Design Chet Wah Landscape Tropoxcape Design Landarc Associates Sdn. Bhd. Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Khoo Eng Kee Yap Nga Tuan Philea Resort & Spa Melaka Taylor’s Education Group MLAA2011 Organising Committee LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan LAr. Sharipah Mohamed LAr. Charles Teo Prof. Madya LAr. Zainul Hakim Mohd. Zain Dato’ LAr. Ismail Ngah LAr. Hjh. Rotina Mohd Daik LAr. Nurulhuda Hayati Ibrahim LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail ILAM Council Members 2010/2012

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Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. - Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Photo of the Bayswater Condominium, courtesy of Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2011


30 years of

Landscape Architecture in malaysia

2007 Setia Eco Park

2007 Kayu Manis Orchard

2007 Penta Dos

2007 Canal Park

Pentago Studio

Escape Landscape Consultants

2009 Valencia

2009 The Madge

2009 Mr. Yong’s Bungalow

2009 Dr. Thoka Md. Residence

2010 PJ Trade Centre

2010 Jade Hills

Tujuan Gemilang Sdn. Bhd.

Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd.

2010 Setia Pearl Island

2010 ParkCity Clubhouse

2010 Desa Idaman

2010 De’Bund Laguna Park

2010 Orchard Park Bellamy

S P Setia Berhad Group

Walrus Design

Landscape Studio

Escape Landscape Consultants

Landart Design

Walrus Design

Ismail Chik | Rekalaman Indah

Malik Lip & Associates

Perunding TBG

Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd.

Phuan Ying Zee | AECOM (SG)


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30 2007-2010

Best Submissions

2009 Eco Gallery

2009 Banjaran Hot Spring

2009 Pendas Creek Park

2009 Manjung Mangrove Park

2009 Alila

2010 Sisiran Putrajaya

2010 Twin Palms Sg. Long

2010 Bayou Water Village

2010 The Spa & Med Beauty

2010 Horizon Hills

2010 Twin Palms Kemensah

2010 Taman Botani Putrajaya

2010 Residence @Batu Lintang

2010 M. Bumiputra-Commerce

2010 Mr. Siaw Residence

Kesas Kenangan Sdn. Bhd.

Perbadanan Putrajaya

Linear Landscape

Malik Lip & Associates

Walrus Design

Aroma Tropics

Escape Landscape Consultants

Escape Landscape Consultants

Urbanscape Consultants

Morphosis Design

Malik Lip & Associates

Mentari Design

Landart Design

Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd.

Urbanscape Consultants


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Bayswater project is taking its lead to be the pioneer in urbanised concept living in Penang. Sophisticated, simple, neat and clean urban resort landscape design is the main theme concept implemented in this prestigious project. Photo courtesy of Landart Design Sdn. Bhd.

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2011  

A collection of the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards MLAA submission for the year 2011

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