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FOREWORD PLATINUM SPONSOR

FOREWORD ILAM PRESIDENT This year, the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards, or MLAAs, marks its 7th year. The award started in 2007 with less than 20 submissions in two categories, the Professional Category and Developer Category. Today, the awards have reached 6 full categories and this year we received the highest number of submissions at 106 entries, consisting of Malaysian projects and international projects from Singapore, PR China and Hong Kong. We have also witnessed a growth in design strength and new ideas emerging in line with the increased taste of end users and the search for innovative solutions, especially in property developments. The standard of project documentation has also become more impressive and places the latest landscape designs on a competitive edge. Over the years since we started this award, we have observed an evolution in landscape design trends. From simple designs with basic landscape components to landscape budgets for major projects with more complex requirements, our fellow professionals are now challenged to work with other professions such as architects, engineers and planners to solve complex site issues with innovative solutions, all working hand in hand. This year, for the first time, we are proud to introduce our MLAA Trophy design, “The Tree”, inspired by the lines of land contours and crafted to perfection in the form of a limber and elegant tree.

On behalf of EcoWorld, I would like to express our pleasure at being a Platinum Sponsor of the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2015. I also would like to congratulate the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) on another successful and inspiring Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards event. At EcoWorld, our landscaping philosophy resonates with our commitment to achieving long-term sustainability in all our activities as part of our corporate vision, “Creating Tomorrow and Beyond”. In our projects, our landscaping priorities are focussed on creating pleasing amenities for our residents and conserving – very often, rehabilitating – ecosystems. To this end, EcoWorld endeavours to re-interpret the idea of the public park in diverse and innovative ways so as to always exceed customers’ expectations. This allows us to benefit our residents while protecting the indigenous biodiversity and groundwater. Of course, we don’t deny the immeasurable value a more expansive and beautifully designed landscape adds to our properties and our brand. There really is no downside to paying more attention to landscaping and the overall ecology of any development regardless of type or size. At EcoWorld, our landscapes have become more than just our signature. They are flourishing evidence of our commitment to our customers and the future of the planet.

Lastly, we hope you enjoy this publication in which we showcase the best of our homegrown designs, both local and international.

Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir

Chief Editor, Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2014 President, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

Dato’ Chang Khim Wah

Chief Executive Officer EcoWorld Development Group Berhad


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Inspired by the grace and beauty of the Straits Era, Eco Majestic marries exquisite design and the spirit of conservation to create an extraordinary timelessness. As you pass over the enchanting foot bridge to this superlative property, you will feel transported to a place that exists outside of time, a place forever elegant and serene. Photo courtesy of Eco Majestic


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#TrendingLandscape SUSTAINABILITY

URBAN MOBILITY

CRAFTSMANSHIP

METAL FRAMES FOLDED LANDSCAPE

ROUGH & RAW NATURAL REFLECTIONS

CULTURE & MEMORIES

MULTILEVEL GREENS

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SKY HIGH LIVING COMMUNITY ENCLAVE

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PEARL REGENCY

THE SKY EXECUTIVE SUITES

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62 THE BOTANICA HONG JUN

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34 THE MANSIONS

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64 AZELIA RESIDENCE

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36 THE AIRIE

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66 KM1 WEST

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38 CASAMAN

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68 TROPICANA GRANDE

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40 PERMAI GARDENS

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70 THE BOTANICA ZI JUN

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42 ECO BOTANIC BOULEVARD

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72 11 MONT’ KIARA

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SUNWAY RYMBA HILLS

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OPERA HOUSE

PRIMA VILLA SETIA GREENS BEETHOVEN MOZART & SCHUBERT ALLUVIA & AURORA

REFLECTIONS MOUNT PARKER RESIDENCES ROYAL REGENT THE HAVEN SKY GARDENS RESIDENCES SKY LOFT PREMIER SUITES


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112 SETIA INDAH PARK

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92 SIV CHATEAU

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114 CELADON PARK

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116 1 MALAYSIA GARDENS

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118 SETIA CITY PARK

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120 SENIBONG COVE

RAJA MUFIK BUNGALOW

THE ARC SWAN LAKE THE GARDENS OF HUA WEI SOUTHVILLE PARK XI’AN LA BOTANICA COUNTRY GARDEN

FIREFLY PARK

BUKIT CHEMARA CAHAYA SPK CENTRAL PARK FORESTA RESIDENCY

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134 ATIVO PLAZA

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136 NEXUS

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138 BELUM RAINFOREST RESORT PHASE 2

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140 THE LEDANG URBAN RETREAT

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POINT 92 THE SANDCRAWLER

ONE CITY SOCSO REHABILITATION CENTRE KL HERITAGE TRAIL 3 PRECINCT AVENUE ECO SKY GALLERY RAJA TUN UDA LIBRARY

GREEN INITIATIVES 156

PUTRAJAYA URBAN FARMING


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PEDESTRIAN CLIMATE RESPONSIVE DESIGN PUBLIC ART & CITY TRANSFORMATION CIVIC ART - REVIVAL OF URBAN PLAZA

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MERLIMAU POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS DESIGN


About EcoWorld ECO WORLD DEVELOPMENT GROUP BERHAD (ECO WORLD) IS LED BY SOME OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN AND RESPECTED INDUSTRY PLAYERS WHO HAVE STEERED THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMEROUS GOUND-BREAKING, STANDARD-SETTING AND AWARD-WINNING DEVELOPMENTS IN MALAYSIA, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDON. In less than two years, the Group has launched several projects in the Klang Valley and Iskandar Malaysia, which include affordable, upgrader and luxury homes, Integrated high-rise developments and green business parks. Eco World has amassed approximately 4,946-acre of landbank with a total gross development value of RM55 billion. This has enabled the Group to gain and enlarged an active presence in the Klang Valley, Iskandar Malaysia and Penang with 14 projects in total.

Through its associates, the Eco World brand has also extended to the United Kingdom and Australia with several exciting developments in London and Sydney. Committed to its vision of ‘Creating Tomorrow & Beyond’, Team Eco World is inspired to focus on building distinctive and uniquely identifiable products, which offer living environments that not only stand the test of time but provide enduring value for generations to come.


An Award Winning Sanctuary Inspired by Timeless Elegance Elegant yet lush landscaping enhances the timeless beauty of this 1,089-acre township. The Eco Majestic landscape was designed to encourage a more wholesome way of life, with a tapestry of parks, gardens and communal green spaces, dotted with creeks and lakes, that provide beautiful recreational spaces for young and old.

Actual photo taken in Eco Majestic


360º City Living Eco World’s maiden launch in the Klang Valley, offers the best of living in Kuala Lumpur with its 360° concept; Eco Sky. It brings all the conveniences of an urban lifestyle right to your doorstep. This green integrated mixed-use development boasts stunning architecture that is complemented by beautifully designed and landscaped interactive public spaces. Three towering residential blocks provide a range of luxurious dwellings as well as three levels of exclusive facilities, ranging from the active to passive and social. Eco Sky also houses commercial and modern business suites for established companies as well as for budding start-ups. Meanwhile, its retail promenade provides for a spectrum of exciting shopping, dining and entertainment options.


The Allure Of Summer Gardens Surrounded by evergreen gardens, gazebos and one of the longest jogging trails in Iskandar Malaysia, Eco Summer exudes the warmth and splendour of a typical English country home. With its evergreen gardens, gazebos and one of the longest jogging trails in Iskandar Malaysia, Eco Summer exudes the inviting splendour of a typical English country estate. With a 10-foot private backyard gardens plus beautifully landscaped walkways and 20-foot back lane gardens connecting the homes, life at Eco Summer is more than just ordinary – it is pure enchantment.

European Artistry Amidst Tropical Spring’s Warm Embrace Eco Spring, Iskandar Malaysia is the embodiment of classic European architecture where homes feature soaring ceilings, high towering windows and skylights, embracing nature’s elements in all its tropical glory. Greeted by lush greenery, stunning gardens and pristine lakes and streams as you arrive through a majestic bridge, you are greeted by lush greenery, stunning gardens and pristine lakes and streams. This Tudor-inspired development has checkpoints at every precinct for enhanced security as well as modern facilities. All these and more make Eco Spring the perfect place to call home.


A Lifestyle of Grace and Beauty Awaits Spanning 270-acre, Eco Botanic marries nature and modern-day luxury that will truly transform your lifestyle experience. Located in the heart of Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia, it is Eco World’s first masterpiece in Johor and draws inspiration from the classic English country at home. At the heart of Eco Botanic is a sparkling butterfly-shaped lake surrounded by serene parkland, which symbolises the essence of this eco township.


A Transformation Begins The fast-growing corridor of Pasir Gudang will soon see a transformation in the form of a new development called Eco Tropics. The 74-acre project reflects Eco World’s vision to revitalise the neighbourhood into a thriving urban centre that offers residential and commercial properties. Carefully planned to be an eco-friendly township with pocket parks and manicured gardens, Eco Tropics will be a refreshing and welcome addition to Pasir Gudang’s landscape.


Journey Into A World Of Charm Eco Terraces in Paya Terubong Penang, is a low-density, luxury condominium project conceptualised to showcase a stunning landscape of cascading pools and abundant greenery. A charming freehold sanctum where 70% of its 13-acre site is dedicated to nature, the development will feature green terraces, a putting green, event lawns and an integrated cycling path. Residents also have an array of health and entertainment facilities to choose from including an exclusive clubhouse with a gourmet kitchen and fully equipped state-of-the-art gym.


Giving Back to Nature AT ECO WORLD, ONE OF OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES IS THE CONSERVATION OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS BIODIVERSITY. THIS IS VERY MUCH IN LINE WITH OUR SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA WHICH FOCUSES ON THE LONG-TERM VIABILITY AND RELEVANCE OF OUR DEVELOPMENTS. Therefore, when we began earthworks at Eco Majestic, we took steps to rescue the healthy, mature trees that were already flourishing onsite. Using Big John Tree Transplanters, we successfully relocated 300 of these precious trees during earthworks. A sizeable selection were transplanted to our Swan Lake, and to make up Heart Woods, a “tree sanctuary” which symbolises Eco World’s commitment to conservation.

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Actual photo taken in Eco Majestic

Aquatic life such as small fishes and frogs, have found home in Swan Lake, man-made waterways as well as the existing natural water bodies, indicating a vast improvement in water quality and the resurgence of the ecosystem.

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MLAA AWARDS

A 180-DAY JOURNEY

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180-DAY JOURNEY

The Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards or MLAAs have been organised for the past 6 years. This is the 7th edition of the award programme in which we have received a total of 106 submission under 6 categories, all displaying an exceptionally high standard. The award programme took 180 days, from the “Calling for Submissions”, to the judging process and finally the awards gala night. The following page brings you through the memorable MLAA Journey.

AWARD CATEGORIES 1. PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY a. Landscape Design Awards b. Landscape Analysis and Study Awards c. Landscape Innovation Awards 2. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR CATEGORY a. Landscape Construction Awards 3. DEVELOPER CATEGORY a. Property Developer Awards 4. GOVERNMENT & CITY COUNCIL CATEGORY a. Green City Awards 5. RESEARCHER CATEGORY a. Landscape Research Awards 6. STUDENT CATEGORY a. Student Design Awards

ORGANISING COMMITTEE LEFT TO RIGHT MLAA Award Chairman Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir Competition Judging LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan Secretary LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail Finance LAr. Abd. Aziz Othman Promotion and Publication LAr. Charles Teo

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LEFT TO RIGHT Assoc Prof. LAr. Wan Ahmad Halawah Wan Hariri (Head Judge) LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib LAr. Khoo Eng Kee LAr. Sharipah Mohamed

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MALAYSIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS - A 180-DAY JOURNEY

DAY 1 (MID OCTOBER)

DAY 30 (MID NOVEMBER)

The calling for MLAA submissions started in mid October 2014 and ended in mid January 2015 for the duration of 100 days. During the period, the participants were requested to register and purchase the Entry Binder, which consisted of submission forms and guidelines.

Briefings were conducted in November and December to guide the participants on submission requirements, presentation and winning strategies. During the briefing, participants were allowed to browse through previous year’s MLAA submissions.

DAY 103 (MID JANUARY)

DAY 110 (MID JANUARY)

DAY 120 -170 (FEB-APR)

The marks were consolidated and the head of the jury looked at the overall marks for each submission. A passing mark level determined the Honour and Excellence Award winners. Often, projects with exceptional ideas and commendable effort which did not reach the passing mark may be recommended for a Merit Award. The list of winning projects are presented to ILAM council members for final endorsement. The winners’ names will be revealed after the endorsement.

From the winner’s list, the council and jury conducted a 2 day site visit to Excellence Award and Construction Award candidates to evaluate the projects. Later, the team, consisting of members of the jury and the ILAM Council, discussed to determine the winner of the Special Honour, Excellence, and “Project of the Year” Awards.

Within a week after the finalised result, official letters and e-mails were sent to inform all the participants of their submission status. From this point, a series of publicity efforts take place, including media announcements in the local press in the form of a special pullout, available nationwide after the award gala night.

CALLING FOR ENTRIES

ENDORSEMENT BY ILAM COUNCIL MEMBERS

BRIEFING & OPEN DAY

SITE VISIT & INSPECTION

DAY 100 (MID JANUARY)

SUBMISSION CLOSES & JURY PROCESS The Jury process took 3 days, consisting of 2 groups from various professional backgrounds such as landscape consultants, educators, government departments and also ILAM Fellow and ILAM Council representatives.

RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT & MEDIA PUBLICITY

DAY 101-103 (MID JANUARY)

EVALUATION BY JURY

The first round evaluated the file submissions by referring to various aspects of the criteria as published. During the process, the jury discussed in detail each project and gave marks. The evaluation process was blind, as the name of the participants were kept confidential.

DAY 180 (MID APRIL)

MLAA GALA NIGHT The most anticipated event of the year in ILAM’s calendar took place in conjunction with the World Landscape Architecture Month celebrations in April. This is a special night, honouring the crème de la crème of the landscape architecture industry.

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MLAA TROPHY THE TREE

This year, the MLAA Organising Commitee introduce the MLAA Trophy, ‘The Tree’, inspired by the lines of land contours. By extracting each contour line, we then positioned it vertically to form the shape of a tree, which also symbolises “Land” and “scape”. Standing at a height of 25cm, this trophy comes in various colours to represent the award type.

PROJECT OF THE YEAR

PRESIDENT AWARD

EXCELLENCE AWARD

SPECIAL HONOUR AWARD

This is the highest award for the year. Only one winner will be selected, based on all the winners awarded the Excellence Award in the same year.

This special award is nominated by ILAM council members and endorsed by the ILAM President.

This is the highest award. Every year, there will be only one recipient in each category, selected after the site visit by the jury.

This award is given to the finalist of the Excellence Award candidates which did not win an Excellence Award yet achieved a higher standard, above and beyond the Honour Award.

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MERIT AWARD

An award which showcases An award given to exceptional work and meets participants with the high standard outlined commendable approach in the award criteria. and ideas, yet not selected as a winner for an Honour Award.


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SUNWAY RYMBA HILLS SUNWAY DAMANSARA

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Sunway Rymba Hills is the first low-density residential development in Malaysia with a private forest park. Hailed for its unique zero-lot concept, the 80 units of forest villas are planned in the most ecological manner; sensitive to the existing hilly terrain.

Project Title Sunway Rymba Hills, Sunway Damansara Official Entrant Sunway PKNS Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Sunway Landscape Architect Peter Tan & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Architect Arkitek Maju Bina

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SUNWAY RYMBA HILLS SUNWAY DAMANSARA

Rymba Hills embodies the tranquility of the ‘Coming Home to Nature’ design concept. Stretching over 19.72 acres, this concept embarks on its unique landscape features that are interwoven with one another. It is designed to suit the existing contours and terrain to achieve low environmental impact. In addition, it is designed to create a seamless blend between indoor areas and outdoor landscaped spaces. Within the development, 60% of green space is dedicated to a forest park, linear gardens, play gardens, green vertical walls and a clubhouse. LEFT Eco themed playground design blends into the dense landscape. ABOVE The 460m forest trail bringing the residents to an enchanted forest experience, right behind the doorsteps. ABOVE RIGHT The club house planted with creepers blends harmoniously within the 60% of green spaces of Rymba Hills. RIGHT The pool and the clubhouse, sandwiched between heavily planted forests, offers the residents a “nature and forest” home-coming experience.

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THE MANSIONS DESA PARKCITY

The prestigious Mansions in Desa ParkCity is nestled on the highest point of Desa ParkCity on an old rock outcrop. Its natural foundation, pure granite, was challenging to overcome along with the need for sensitivity to the foundation values of the site. This dynamic landscape offers a spectrum of emotive responses, through its natural undulating slopes and terrain that comforts its patrons in lush privacy. The Mansions successfully transforms an abandoned, barren quarry, into a dynamic and luxurious environment which encapsulates the sustainable impact of introducing luscious landscape architecture onto harsh landscapes. Complete with 6 areas of enjoyment, community-living and an established place-making identity to the site, The Mansions is the ultimate hilltop retreat, and a true masterpiece. Project Title The Mansions, Desa ParkCity Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Perdana ParkCity Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect C’Arch Architecture & Design

ABOVE LEFT Entrance plaza with rockscape and water features. ABOVE RIGHT The Playscape. RIGHT Forest Walk. FAR RIGHT The Wading Pool.

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THE AIRIE SRI DAMANSARA

The Airie, Sri Damansara, is a residential area that promises fresh and safe living for the residents. The design incorporates the concept of ‘Dream Home’ in a park environment setting. The landscape creates an environment that has an overall park feeling, rather than having just a garden at individual homes. It also incorporates a contemporary approach with a trendy lifestyle reflected in the landscape design, specifically tailored for all ages. To increase the overall green coverage within the enclave, the driveway and car park are built below the units. Above, the area is converted into an environmental deck, providing a traffic-free zone and safe green spaces where the community can socialize.

ABOVE RIGHT The wading pool is decorated with LED lights that glow at night. ABOVE LEFT The lounge area located under the covered structure will soon be overgrown by climbers. FAR RIGHT Landscape and gardens are located on the deck above the driveway. RIGHT The “Tree House” styled playground.

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Project Title The Airie, Sri Damansara Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. (Professional Category) Loh & Loh Development Sdn. Bhd. (Developer Category) Client | Owner Loh & Loh Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor ESE Loh & Loh Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner Asnatech Consult Architect Archimatrix Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Perunding Primareka Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) Perunding EMS (M&E) Quantity Surveyor Jurukur Jitu Runding Photography Credit Efren Pagsanjan Khanta Studio

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CASAMAN DESA PARKCITY

The Casaman is an intimate residential enclave with a strong yet elegant sense of identity which fosters and instills a sense of community and neighbourly interaction. Casaman embodies a progressive approach to community living which sets a benchmark for future residential developments in Malaysia. Casaman landscape design takes its inspiration from the English concept of ‘Mews’, which are residential courtyard clusters formed from the conversion of buildings and out-houses fronting semi-enclosed spaces. The design aims to create a contemporary tropical landscape interpretation of a ‘Mews’ which complements the architecture with a sense of exclusivity, grandeur and romanticism. The abstract landscape elements that characterise a ‘Mews’ can be summarised as a courtyard streetscape which extends to the edge of the buildings with cobbled or stone paved road finishes, merging surface finishes with non-defined roads. As a result, the environment is a shaded and intimate communal space.

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ABOVE View at the main security checkpoint towards Casaman. RIGHT Water feature located within Central Mews, aligned with children’s lap pool. FAR RIGHT The mill stone water feature. BELOW Play area.

Project Title Casaman Desa ParkCity Official Entrant Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Perdana ParkCity Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Prestige Builders Sdn. Bhd. Architect Unit One Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Pakatan Cergas Sdn. Bhd. NDY Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Baharuddin Ali & Low Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Julien Hodson Walker


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PERMAI GARDENS TANJUNG BUNGAH

Permai Gardens is a strata landed link house, semi detached and bungalow development, located in Penang. The design adopts the concept of ‘Tranquil Oasis’. The landscape design provides owners with a total tranquil ambiance upon returning home. Landscape is used as a tool for community integration. It plays a vital role as the focal point at the club house with its facilities such as a pool, deck, pergolas and lawn, which bring residents to the heart of the action, direct from their doorsteps. At the side of the pool, pergolas cleverly integrate with the green wall, providing a relaxing enclave in which to unwind. For the young ones, open lawns are located nearby to ensure toddlers and children are never out of sight while playing. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2014


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LEFT The Trio-Halo Sculpture is the main attraction at the pool. TOP The main pool at the centre and water channels at the side connecting the premium units direct from the house. ABOVE Water channels seamlessly connect the premium property to the main swimming pool. Project Title Permai Gardens, Tanjung Bungah Official Entrant LandArc Associates Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect LandArc Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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ECO BOTANIC BOULEVARD BUKIT INDAH

At Eco Botanic, the city is committed to turn Mother Nature into a lifelong companion, not an unnecessary casualty. The existing trees within this development were preserved and balanced, not demolished, bulldozed or damaged.

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Project Title Eco Botanic Boulevard, Bukit Indah Official Entrant Eco Botanic Development Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Casa Seroja Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tajul Landart in collaboration with COEN Design Int. Pte. Ltd. Contractor Unicorn Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. Nature Landscaping Design Sdn. Bhd.


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To fully commit to the environment, existing trees found in the project area were preserved and transplanted into the future development as a conservation effort for a greener community. The transplanting project was 95% successful and, today, plants are acclimatized and in good health. The trees for the Boulevard area were chosen due to certain criteria and concerns, such as whether the species was indigenous, a forest tree or temperate plant. The mixture of indigenous local tree species and some temperate trees creates a botanical atmosphere for learning and discovery. To increase the biodiversity, the selection of plants that attract wildlife and insects, whether day or night, was essential. Preserving site vegetation retains the original beauty of the area and sets one’s mind on the well-being of future generations.

LEFT PAGE The trees for the Boulevard area were chosen according to certain criteria such as indigenous factor either a tropical forest tree or temperate plant. ABOVE Along the avenue, native plants are further enhanced with colorful shrubs and meandering pathways which forges a unique relationship between the built environment, landscape and the ecology. BELOW Amongst the manicured landscape, beyond its magnificent gates, a world of surreal beauty awaits at Eco Botanic.

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OPERA HOUSE SYMPHONY HILLS

The Opera House, the clubhouse at Symphony Hills, was designed to be a spectacular floating structure which exudes an exclusive resort ambience as it sprawls horizontally along a waterway, creating breathtaking floating pavilions.

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Each pavilion is a unique recreational space - connected by a serpentine walkway. Residents and visitors alike are tempted to luxuriate in the infinity pool or soothe their senses at landscaped ponds or sensory gardens, or simply seek inspiration on a floating gazebo to the sounds of cascading waters. For adrenaline rush activities, the adjacent wet play area is available for splashing around. Ecologically, plants and trees were chosen based on their adaptibility and ease of maintenance while water bodies around the Clubhouse use a sediment filtration system without the need for chlorine. This allows the flora and fauna to flourish. Architecturally, the design incorporates features such as shades which reduce heat, thus lowering energy consumption for cooling units. Project Title Opera House, Symphony Hills, Cyberjaya Official Entrant UEM Sunrise Berhad Landscape Architect Site Link Sdn. Bhd.

LEFT The Opera House cafe and the pool facilities. TOP Play area adjacent to the pool. ABOVE Serpentine shaped covered walkway passing through the wetland pond to the Opera House.

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PRIMA VILLA TAMAN DANAU DESA

Prima Villa is set within a lush acreage of land, overlooking the beautiful lake view of Taman Danau Desa. It is a high end luxury lifestyle accommodation with modern architecture position on a sloping landscape backdrop. The landscape concept for Prima Villa is to bring in the greenery and the beautiful outdoor vistas with a ‘Modern Tropical Minimalist’ design concept. This integrates hard and soft landscape elements with the modern architectural style. Due to the sloping land profile, the landscape was designed with a multilevel approach to take full advantage of the vista and natural terrain. The landscape design provides greenery for home owners at their doorstep, whilst providing adequate landscape space and amenities to cultivate outdoor interest and a healthy lifestyle, all within an exclusive, private and secured enclave.

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Project Title Prima Villa, Taman Danau Desa Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Faber Union Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor DHN Desa Hijau Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Faber Union Sdn. Bhd. Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. DHN Desa Hijau Sdn. Bhd.

ABOVE LEFT The elevated swimming pool offers a majestic lake view especially when night falls. ABOVE The roof top deck and seating area. FAR LEFT Children’s pool and waterfall fed by the main pool above. LEFT Each level is utilised with green spaces including the playground located at the lower level.

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SETIA GREENS PENANG

Setia Greens is an exclusive project that is set to change the landscape of Penang island with its green buildings designed to save energy and resources, all with a view to reducing our carbon footprint. In line with the green concept, the landscape here adopts a more sustainable approach with the injection of art elements. The ‘Nature and Art’ concept emphasises the usage of natural and recycled materials in most of the finishings, with lush trees and forest embracing the environment. Due to maintenance and energy consumption, plants of low maintenance and reduced water and fertiliser requirements were used. To create an iconic experience in the landscape design, the sculptures, in the form of shelters, pergolas, landscape furniture and landforms, were crafted in an undulating and rhythmic manner.

ABOVE & FAR RIGHT The Arch Pavilion from different angles. RIGHT Lakeside walk punctuated with an island and an iconic leaf shaped pavilion. BELOW FAR RIGHT The Family Linear Park

Project Title Setia Greens, Penang Official Entrant LandArc Associates Landscape Architect LandArc Associates

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BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY HILLS

Beethoven, Symphony Hills, is an urban gated community which provides an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in nature’s embrace. Enjoy verdant greenery, nearly four times more than other residential areas, with green coverage at an average of 35% for each precinct. Residents coming home cruise along majestic tree-lined boulevards. Each precinct is distinguished by uniquely inspirational gardens such as ‘denai’ and ‘tempua’, and feature sweeping vistas of tropical trees. Landscaped junctions, roundabouts and green spaces compliment the surroundings, while drains are turned into eco-wetlands and streams. This pristine community sparkles with soothing fountains, cascading water and lush foliage specially selected to delight the senses. It is simply a ‘Symphony of Nature’ to be treasured.

Project Title Beethoven, Symphony Hills, Cyberjaya Official Entrant UEM Sunrise Berhad Landscape Architect EDC Landscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd.

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ABOVE Landscaped pathways and green spaces connect each home unit to a vast parkland. RIGHT The houses are interwoven within the parklands and waterways, providing green outdoor spaces for leisure and recreational activities.


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MOZART & SCHUBERT SYMPHONY HILLS

Mozart & Schubert are the new addition of residential parcels at Symphony Hills, interwoven between contemporary living and micro urban ecological landscape with its elevated gardens, known as ‘Denai’.

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The first floor deck is divided into two elevated gardens, the Private Deck (house compound area) and Public Deck (‘Denai’ footpath). The unique quality of the ‘Denai’ footpath sees it constructed on top of the parking floor using Shera floor planks, made from 30% recyclable materials and certified as eco loving green products. Materials used here help reduce construction waste and are pollution free. For the ground area, the design uses the ecological dry creek approach to reduce urban heat. Dry creeks channel rainwater runoff from neighbouring properties and hold the water before it flows into the main drain. Large boulders are placed along the dry creek embankments to slow the water flow and prevent erosion.


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FAR LEFT The public deck, with pathway or ‘Denai’, connects the residential units above the driveway and parking area. ABOVE LEFT Sunken garden with seating and water feature. LEFT Dry creek acts as temporary drainage during heavy downpour.

Project Title Mozart & Schubert, Symphony Hills, Cyberjaya Official Entrant Satar Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner UEM Sunrise Berhad Landscape Architect LAr. Abdul Hamid Aziz

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ALLUVIA & AURORA

SHOW VILLAGE, SETIA ECO CASCADIA The green space design here comes with three main ingredients; grass, pavement and linear trees. This combination results in an outdoor space which binds together landscape and architecture in an harmonious manner. For connectivity across outdoor spaces, a series of concrete pathways are seamlessly orchestrated throughout the park and its surroundings. The contrast between green lawn and concrete paths creates delightful visuals which allow residents to wander freely. One of the eco features is the ‘Green Connectors’ which link the houses to the clubhouse in order to encourage more outdoor community building activities.

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LEFT PAGE & LEFT A series of crisscrossing concrete pathways seamlessly connect the park to its surroundings. TOP The landscape master plan. ABOVE The Show Units nestled within the green spaces.

Project Title Alluvia & Aurora Show Village, Setia Eco Cascadia Official Entrant Setia Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tajul LandArt Contractor Unicorn Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AJ Reka

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PEARL REGENCY PENANG

Pearl Regency, a sophisticated and stylistic address in Penang, comprises a vibrant residential as well as commercial hub created for a cosmopolitan community. This is yet another extension of the urban lifestyle concept, which manifests the joy of simplicity in the landscape design. The landscape approach is inspired by a pattern of lines and grids which has been introduced as a significant element in Pearl Regency. From here, the landscape pocket at the ground level is initiated by a public-friendly access, connected with the tranquil cascading water feature. The linings are tangibly inscribed on the walkway and driveway to create a contemporary paving pattern. Beyond that, the line style also applies to the larger elevated garden on the podium. For the plantings, the arrangement of the hedges complements the grid lines and contributes to softening the perimeter parapet wall. Meanwhile, the sinuous swimming pools and circular pool bar help to ease the rigidity of the pattern for the discerning eye.

RIGHT 69 hollow poles form an intricate colorful 3-dimensional wave sculpture.

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LEFT PAGE A modern touch is applied to the lighting and seating design to compliment the concept. LEFT Miniature aqueduct water feature and aerial view of the pool deck from the residences above. ABOVE Warm lighting illuminates the bar area at the pool deck, creating an intimate space.

Project Title Pearl Regency, Penang Official Entrant Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner IJM Properties Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Syarikat Dowei Agroproduct Architect MH Boey Architect Engineer Anhance Consultancy Quantity Surveyor Unitech QS Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Iznan Ismail

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THE BOTANICA HONG JUN CHENGDU, CHINA

This is a large scale garden living community in East Chengdu, which perfectly interprets the ‘Singapore Garden International Community Life’ design philosophy, becoming the benchmark for developments in Chengdu, China. Chengdu Botanica Hong Jun is one of the phases of The Botanica township planning project. With its overall area of 970 acres comprising 9,600 residential units, the township comes equipped with parks, recreational facilities, clubs, kindergartens, a primary school, shopping centres, supermarkets, and a variety of retail stores. The park in particular creates a healthy lifestyle with its lush greeneries. This comfortable living space is integrated through a series of landscaped spaces, green corridors and functional outdoor activity spots which cater to the needs of the residents. The park also creates multifunctional family oriented pocket gardens in a modern retreat setting.

ABOVE RIGHT The central plaza screened by curved wall with the view punctuated by an iconic sculpture. BELOW RIGHT Decorative pots along the water feature at the entrance.

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ABOVE Terrace planting with colourful foliage offers a distinct view along the pathway. ABOVE LEFT The flower garden. LEFT Pathway along the green area, ideal for evening strolls and joggers.

Project Title The Botanica (Hong Jun), China Official Entrant Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client Cheng Du Century Development Co. Ltd. Landscape Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Contractor China Construction Fifth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd. Cheng Du Shi Jian San Company Landscape Contractor Tian Lu Landscape Construction Ltd. Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office) Engineer Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office) Quantity Surveyor Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office) Photo Credit Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office)

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AZELIA RESIDENCE DAMANSARA AVENUE

The natural hillside and the wonder of nature, replete with trees, a waterfall, streams, rocks and soft moonlight has become the inspiration for the creation of the unique landscape space called Azelia. Azelia Residence is part of a new development in Damansara Avenue, with the master planning concept for the entire development based on the urban forest environment concept. Due to being located on a hilly slope of Bandar Sri Damansara, once covered by tall trees & wild bushes, the landscape design intends to preserve the original value with slight enhancement in order to blend holistically with the surrounding architecture. As a result, the design compliments the natural backdrop and brings out the best of the surroundings by showcasing the reflection of nature’s elements in every single detail. ABOVE Stone lights are placed in the green circle representing the reflection of the moon and stars upon the water’s surface at night. RIGHT ‘Sound and Splash’ water jets were introduced at the wading pool to create sounds of splashing water.

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LEFT The forest walk. BELOW LEFT Learning through landscape. BELOW RIGHT Aerial view from the residences.

Project Title Azelia Residence, Damansara Avenue Official Entrant Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Indo Aman Bina Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor TA Bina Prestij Sdn. Bhd. Conspec Builder Sdn. Bhd. Greenville Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Planner FZ Planners Architect YHSA Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Asia Pacific Engineering Quantity Surveyor Perunding Kos T&K Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Iznan Ismail Yuen Shang Zhi Phua Chin Eng

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KM1 WEST BUKIT JALIL

The KM1 West landscape focuses on creating serenity and tranquility within the hustle and bustle of its urban locale. Its principle of using elements of water, motifs of nature and careful selection of plants has successfully achieved the desired concept.

Serenity is the landscape approach for KM1 West; creating a landscape environment that has a state or quality of being calm, tranquil and serene. The design challenge here was to fully utilize the limited space and create an environment that is usable to the residents. Thus, the design of the pool podium level is kept as an open space to serve as a multi-purpose outdoor activity area. Among the interesting elements in the landscape design is the egg inspired structures which punctuate the landscaped vistas. The gigantic sculpture, ‘Egg Stand’, symbolises the safety and protection of the residences and is being used as the icon for the development.

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ABOVE The egg stand acts as a home to the egg, symbolising a protected haven. It has become the iconic feature in KM1 West. FAR LEFT The splashing sound of the water feature is the first impression when approaching KM1 West. LEFT The open plaza with linear plantings connecting the blocks with the BBQ area.

Project Title KM1 West, Bukit Jalil Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Berjaya Golf Resort Berhad Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Greenville Architect A&A Architect Sdn. Bhd. Engineer TY-Lin International Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) PJ Leong & Partners (M&E) Photography Credit Efren Pagsanjan Chong Chee Ching

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TROPICANA GRANDE TROPICANA

Conceived as a ‘Resort in the Sky’ design, Tropicana Grande, set amidst rolling green manicured lawns and specially designed lakes with multi-levels of green spaces, exudes resort-like charm which soothes the soul and energises the mind. At Tropicana Grande, residents can enjoy a modern lifestyle of condominium living yet continue to take pleasure in all the leisurely pursuits associated with resort living. The landscape approach adopts a terrace garden design, as seen in the natural form of hill contours, planted with tropical foliage and colourful blooms. The green spaces take all 3 tiers from the street level to a vertical facade of the building, spreading seamlessly over the podium level at the pool area.

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LEFT PAGE Terraced landscape and colourfully decorated pavilions dominate the pool deck and offer unique secluded spaces at every turn. LEFT Cascades create a soothing treat to energise body and soul. TOP Pool deck glows like an enchanted garden when night falls.

Project Title Tropicana Grande, Tropicana Official Entrant Wein Designs Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad Landscape Architect Wein Designs Sdn. Bhd. Contractor SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Wein Designs Sdn. Bhd.

04 Vertical greens extend from street level to the pool above.

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THE BOTANICA Zi JUN CHENGDU, CHINA

The vista of the swimming pool which connects to the elongated reflection pond is the main focal point of this design. Stunning sculptures play a vital role in providing an artistic touch to the whole ambiance. The design emphasises the 4 values of quality living which are; to promote a youthful and sporting spirit among the community members; rejuvenation of the environment; wellness in home living, and cultivating the artistic individual. To achieve this, the space attempts to create a luxurious, healthy lifestyle with the focus on sporting facilities and spaces, integrated through a series of landscaped areas and green corridors, all catering to the lucky residents.

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ABOVE LEFT Aerial view of the pool and the gardens. FAR LEFT Reflections cast on the water garden. ABOVE Family and social integration is the key to the landscape design, where it is a space for meeting and socialising and fostering family and community relationships. LEFT Sculpture depicts a dancer’s figure amidst the green backdrop.

Project Title The Botanica (Zi Jun), China Official Entrant Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client Cheng Du Century Development Co. Ltd. Landscape Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Contractor China Construction Fifth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd. Cheng Du Shi Jian San Company Landscape Contractor Tian Lu Landscape Construction Ltd. Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office) Engineer Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office) Quantity Surveyor Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office) Photo Credit Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Cheng Du Branch Office)

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11 MONT’ KIARA MONT’ KIARA

A sustainable and eco-friendly approach has been put to the forefront for 11 Mont Kiara to create quality resort living despite the limited space. The solution? Create a multi-level Environmental Deck catering for different activities and which has now become an iconic feature of 11MK. Adopting the concept of ‘stacking’ landscape elements to achieve the most functional use out of a limited space, the landscape design aims to offer new and unique landscape experiences for the community. Among the features are the multilevel landscape spaces, which are visually and seamlessly connected. The statutory service and utility buildings are covered with landscape over a double slab to create more usable garden space. The ‘floating’ pool is designed to reflect as if the water is suspended in a vessel that is floating above, supported by fluid forms of columns. The acrylic panels at the base of the pool allow light to penetrate and naturally illuminate the spaces below.

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BELOW FAR LEFT Floating boat-like deck featuring a lap pool and pavilions mounted on the top level. BELOW LEFT The stilt tree house. BELOW CENTRE Spiral Staircase to the Lap Pool Deck. BELOW RIGHT A stainless steel Rain Tree sculpture that exudes mist spray offers a dramatic yet soothing experience for the visitors.

Project Title 11 Mont’ Kiara Official Entrant UEM Sunrise Berhad Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd.

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THE SKY EXECUTIVE SUITES BUKIT INDAH

The Sky Executive Suites is the first of the ‘The Sky’ series of serviced apartments in Johor Bahru. This development provides extensive and attractive recreational facilities which meet the taste and demands of modern, young, urban families and executives, both local and international. The idea of ‘Urban Resort-Style Retreat’ was introduced here as it appeals to young families and executives with its sleek design, stylised and modern touch. The landscape space creates a peaceful retreat to welcome residents from their hectic work day. Although it is a small space, it is packed with many surprises, glamour and exhilarating experiences with a swimming pool, jacuzzi pavilions with hydro-massage jets, children’s pool, a sunning deck, glass box gymnasium and many more.

ABOVE Sunset view from the Glass Box Gymnasium towards the leisure pool. RIGHT A collage of pool side deck and the surrounding facilities.

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Project Title The Sky Executive Suites, Bukit Indah Official Entrant Otla Design Partnership Client | Owner Setia Bukit Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Otla Design Partnership Architect RDC Arkitek Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera JRK Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Kinabalu Setia Konsult Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AJ Reka

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REFLECTIONS PENANG

Taking inspiration from the name of the development, ‘Reflections’, the design multiplies green spaces for various floors, and the roof top, and elevates the user experience in an extra-ordinarily modern and artistic design, reflected in each of the levels. Using the theme of ‘Reflections’, the design is cleverly expressed within the landscape elements. Reflective ponds at the ground level, the usage of reflective, shining or polished materials in the sculptures, wind chimes, etc. In addition, the usage of lights and colours play a vital role in reflecting the landscape elements and can also form a shadow cast by the sculptures or reflect the landscape elements on the water’s surface.

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LEFT PAGE Minimalisitc pool design with a single feature Frangipani Tree. ABOVE LEFT Sculpture placed in the centre of the 13th floor roof garden as a focal point.

Project Title Reflections, Penang Official Entrant LandArc Associates Landscape Architect LandArc Associates

TOP & ABOVE View of the signature tree from different directions. LEFT The floating pavilion.

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MOUNT PARKER RESIDENCES HONG KONG

Set against the backdrop of Mount Parker, Hong Kong, the apartments offer spectacular views of the Hong Kong harbour, surrounding parkland and the city skyline. The development integrates eco-friendly features into the modern architecture, landscape and interior designs, to create a strong, family orientated environment.

The landscape design principles for the development are based on the interplay of landscape forms within the architectural layout. In consideration of these principles, the landscape concept creates an harmonious co-existence of architecture, interior and natural surroundings. The communal pool, spa and seating terraces located on the ground floor are designed to merge with the existing woodland. The refreshing swimming pool takes a reference from the architectural forms and has an infinity edge which disappears at the boundary of the adjacent woodlands. Nearby, the spa is also intimately located at the fringe of the woodland while the communal courtyards, children’s play area and dining/function decks are located on the 24th floor, enclosed with vertical greening, boasting magnificent views overlooking the harbour.

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LEFT PAGE View of the infinity pool from the residences. ABOVE LEFT View of the infinity pool. ABOVE RIGHT Poolside in the evening. LEFT Gabion & Green Wall decorate the ground floor plaza with lights.

Project Title Mount Parker Residences, Hong Kong Official Entrant Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Hsing Chong Planner Arquitectonica International Ltd. Architect Arquitectonica DLN Hong Kong Engineer Arup Quantity Surveyor RLB Photography Credit Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd.

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ROYAL REGENT SRI PUTRAMAS 3

Royal Regent, Sri Putramas 3, is an exclusive upmarket condominium, set within lush green surroundings. The development not only offers facilities such as a swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, tennis court and playground but also a pocket park within the vicinity. Here, quality of living is enhanced via extensive landscape features. The landscape design adopts a clean and minimal concept, coupled with a touch of art via sculptures as the main features. Water elements dominate most of the landscape area, especially on the podium level, along with a playground, water play area, pool, BBQ pit and other multipurpose spaces. The continuous deck incorporates a continuous flowing stream of water from the side to the main pool. This feature provides a soothing effect upon stepping onto the podium level, acting as a feast for the eyes and rejuvenating the soul.

Project Title Royal Regent, Sri Putramas 3 Official Entrant Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Mayland Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Tajul Green Sdn. Bhd. Architect SAM Arkitek Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd.

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ABOVE LEFT Water features and palms along the pool edge. ABOVE CENTRE Sculptures placed at strategic points on the deck. LEFT Wading pool and the main pool are connected to form the extensive view of the pool deck. TOP Community park built as part of the development. ABOVE Water feature and the flowing streams of water connecting various parts of the pool deck water bodies.

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THE HAVEN LAKESIDE RESIDENCES IPOH

The Haven strives to be amongst the first in this country to harvest all available renewable resources within a sustainable budget to reduce the carbon footprint. Whether from the sun, wind, water, bio-gas or pro-active mechanical resources, the residents can stand proud to be a part of this green initiative. Within this protected, pristine limestone formation enclave, the landscape design process was critical. A complete understanding of the surrounding environment was essential to ensure minimal disturbance to the natural landscape, vegetation and wildlife. On top of the preservation efforts, the design includes the conservation of existing natural limestone outcrops and natural habitats. Materials chosen were from the site, recycled and reused as landscape elements. This design thus creates a self-sustaining approach in each of the landscape elements by using renewal resources such as energy and water and minimising energy consumption for maintenance.

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ABOVE LEFT Walkway connecting residences and pool deck to the surrounding park. TOP An amphitheatre located opposite the residential area facing the natural lake. ABOVE The natural limestone formation is a natural asset of the development. LEFT The pool set within the natural green backdrop.

Project Title The Haven Lakeside Residences, Ipoh Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner The Haven Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. The Haven Sdn. Bhd.

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SKY GARDENS RESIDENCES JOHOR BAHRU

Sky Gardens Residences are two 23-storey apartment blocks, bounded by greenery and tranquility, filled with a variety of amenities and blessed with sweeping panoramic views of Johor Bahru city.

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The landscape design adopted the idea of ‘Come To The Gardens, Reach For The Sky’ to create a space that meets the needs of every age group. The arrangement of the spaces aims to exploit the view of the surrounding scenery. Due to limited space, each green area is planned to serve a specific function and to provide a sense of transparency and spaciousness throughout the entire sky deck. The recreation areas are divided into three main zones consisting of a water recreation area in the centre, featuring the adult leisure pool, a children’s pool and a timber deck. Second, an outdoor activity zone, dedicated for socialising, is equipped with two separate outdoor cooking and dining pavilions. The third activity zone is the Sky Garden which features an open lawn surrounded by a meandering jogging path, earth mounds, a pavilion, reflexology path and lush plantings. LEFT PAGE The entrance signage and the pool side view at dusk. TOP LEFT Pavilion with timber screening. TOP RIGHT A rooftop garden for leisure and exercise. LEFT The view of the pool, connecting walkway with trellis and meandering pathway. Project Title Sky Gardens Residences, Johor Bahru Official Entrant Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Otla Design Partnership Architect RDC Arkitek Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Pakatan Runding Yusoff Quantity Surveyor JUBM Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AJ Reka

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SKY LOFT PREMIER SUITES BUKIT INDAH

Sky Loft Premier Suites is a 33-storey serviced apartment block, which is a luxury, resort style development, located in the heart of Bukit Indah Township Johor Bahru, Johor. Within limited spaces, the creative landscape design deliniates zones which are spacious, airy and relaxing and provide a calm abode for the residents. The green spaces here are planned and designed with careful integration of spaces and maximise the use of each available corner. In the meantime, it solves engineering structural limitations and creates a landscape with views of the greeneries, while expressing a sense of style, luxury and intimacy to the residents. The main swimming pool not only functions as a pool but also as a cooling medium to reduce urban heat and temperatures to create a relaxed surrounding. While the covered linkway is designed with a glass roof and wooden lattice to provide shade and shelter, it also allows natural light to penetrate and provide a view of the greeneries as a sight for sore eyes.

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LEFT PAGE Green belt wrapping the perimeter of the living space at Sky Loft Premier Suites. TOP Modern pavillion sits on higher ground to offer a secluded ambiance with a view. LEFT Infinity pool overflow with the view of the forest. At one corner, a pavillion offers a majestic view towards the waterbodies. BELOW Recreational facilities.

Project Title Sky Loft Premier Suites, Bukit Indah Official Entrant Bukit Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Bukit Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Otla Design Partnership Architect MHA Design Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera JRK Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Baharuddin Ali & Low Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AJ Reka

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RAJA MUFIK BUNGALOW Raja Mufik Bungalow is designed to respond to the immediate climate, employing effective open planning to create the experience of communing with nature.

The Raja Mufik house interior is transparent with floor-to-ceiling high glass louvres replacing conventional walls. The louvres can be opened to allow natural breezes to circulate throughout the house and create an illusion of a wall-less space in the courtyard garden within. The private inner courtyard contains a swimming pool which merges with the natural lake at the rear of the house, with a pristine water-to-water view, while the spa is designed as a lounge built into the pool. Water elements dominate the interior with a huge internal water garden serving to keep the house cool and work beautifully as a soothing backdrop to the prayer pavilion.

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FAR LEFT The floating surau pavilion. CENTRE & ABOVE The private inner courtyard includes a swimming pool that merges with the natural lake at the rear of the house, with a pristine water-to-water view. The spa is also designed as a lounge and built into the pool. TOP & ABOVE RIGHT The elegant entrance to the bungalow.

Project Title Raja Mufik Bungalow Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Raja Dato’ Mufik Affandi Raja Khalid Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect Ar. Suzi Oh Keat Chow in collaboration with Pentago Studio Sdn. Bhd. Engineer JMS Civil & Structural Consultant Engineers (C&S) Terra Consult Jurutera Perunding (M&E) Quantity Surveyor Joanne Chung Photography Credit Chong Chee Ching

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SIV CHATEAU COUNTRY HEIGHTS

Mediterranean garden spaces are mysteriously connected with each other through meandering paths with private spaces, walls, trellis and hedges used to buffer the internal spaces for endless discoveries. The gardens at SIV Chateau, set within the tropical climes of Malaysia, are a landscape design which creates spaces which mimic the Mediterranean style. Enclosed space is one of the garden characteristics which encourages exploration. Materials such as bricks, aggregate, natural stones, pots and metal grills are used in the garden, not to mention the multitude of colourful flowers and plants which face the window and doors in order to maximize the view from the inside out. The placement of the fountain in the centre of the courtyard definitely creates a calm ambiance for the reading room opposite.

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Project Title SIV Chateau, Country Heights Official Entrant Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor YKK Nursery & Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. PNC Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect David Chan Architect Engineer CYS Jurutera Perunding Perunding MNE-Mexergy Photography Credit John Lew Thye Yong

LEFT PAGE TOP Main focal water fountain with ellaborate decorative tiles, evokes the spirit of the Mediterranean. LEFT PAGE BELOW Beautifully leveled swimming pool is decorated with blue tiles contrasted with terra cotta flooring. ABOVE Pool side and the terrace garden. LEFT Antiques are hand picked to give a special touch to the garden. LEFT BELOW Existing trees are preserved as much as possible to provide shade.

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THE ARC BANDAR RIMBAYU

The Arc, Bandar Rimbayu, creates a recreational area that is fresh and safe for residents. Inspired by the concept of ‘Embracing Life Within Nature’, this design ensures recreational spaces that are set within vast open outdoor green spaces and are semi-covered.

At the most fundamental level, the landscape design provides shelter for community activities and functiones as a place for social interaction, recreational needs, and communal and sporting events. The park is carefully and skillfully designed to ensure it is user friendly for all ages, thus creating a safe atmosphere. Above all is the gigantic suspended green elevated space providing additional open spaces for joggers, kite flying or simply watching a friendly football match on the lawn below. This spectacular feature has become the icon for Bandar Rimbayu and the heart beat of this new township.

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ABOVE The creepers growing from the ‘Green Canopy’ building have become a green statement to welcome visitors. RIGHT The Flower Gardens. CENTRE RIGHT The tree grows beyond the ‘Green Canopy’ building, extending the green coverage to the second floor of the built environment.

Project Title The Arc, Bandar Rimbayu Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner IJM Land Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor IJMC GW Bersekutu Planner AJC Planning & Consultants Architect Garis Architects Engineer Sepakat Setia Perunding Quantity Surveyor DKQS Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Chong Chee Ching


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SWAN LAKE ECO MAJESTIC

Swan Lake is one of the many parks in Eco Majestic, which has been completed within the sales gallery and show village of Eco Majestic Township. This park proudly stands in grandeur with an iconic Union Pavilion crafted to perfection. The 5.4 acre Swan Lake is the first community park within Eco Majestic which creatively transforms the lake from existing detention ponds into a vibrant eco-system for indigenous wildlife and plants. To further preserve the environment, 176 existing trees from various species were successfully preserved and transplanted to this park. With the theme ‘Botanical Oasis’, the park is complimented with a grand design and intricate detail inspired by symbols of beauty and grace, true love, and fidelity. Swan Lake is divided into several zones, characterized by their function; Union Pavilion, Petals Park, Melody Brook and Ever Bridge, just to name a few.

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Project Title Swan Lake, Eco Majestic, Semenyih Official Entrant Eco Majestic Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Eco Majestic Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Imarah Construction Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Team EcoWorld

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THE GARDENS OF HUA WEI SHENZHEN, CHINA

The gardens of Hua Wei are designed as a place of privacy and seclusion, away from the noise and activity of surrounding Shenzhen city life. The design takes its reference from the natural picturesque rolling hills, green valleys, meandering streams and changing colours of the landscape. The landscape was formed by excavating the centre and south east of the building site, creating a sunken garden in which 3 small conference buildings were placed. These were then surrounded by an elevated sculptured landform. Water is used extensively throughout the gardens and courtyards to create a dramatic ambiance with movement, light, sound and constantly changing reflections adding to the landscape. Cascades and waterfalls reinforce the sense of level changes while a series of water channels, juxtaposed against the natural landforms, cut through the rolling terrain into the central garden, making reference to the built forms and reinforcing the geometry of the site. Project Title The Gardens of Hua Wei, Shenzhen, China Official Entrant Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd. Architect RMJM (HK) Ltd. Engineer LDI Photography Credit ALN

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LEFT The reflective waterbodies at the courtyard garden produce a mirror image of the greens and colourful foliage. TOP The courtyard garden. ABOVE The garden area beside the main lake.

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SOUTHVILLE PARK BANGI

Southville City, a 428-acre integrated township, offers a wide range of quality new home styles and is at the forefront of environmental initiatives with an emphasis on regenerative landscaping and promoting healthy lifestyles. The pioneer project of Southville Park is the impetus for greater things to come. This pioneer green space, which spurs the development of Southville, is the Southville Park, located next to the Sales Gallery. Built as one of the many green spaces in Southville, this park creates harmonious green areas alongside the existing surrounding hilly forest. As the main feature of the park, the retention pond, converted to a lake, serves as the main waterbody and the heart of the recreational zone. In this park, nothing goes to waste as lake water is used for irrigation while tiles and hardscape materials are partly chosen from recycled bricks and tiles. Plantings compliment the surrounding green backdrop with tropical colours and biodiversity in mind to attract wildlife such as birds and insects. For the residents, it is a park for social activities, resting, recreation and also a place to be inspired. Project Title Southville Park, Bangi Official Entrant Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Mah Sing Group Berhad Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Imarah Construction Sdn. Bhd. Samskill Sdn. Bhd. Fern Landscape Trading Planner Jurukur Resources Sdn. Bhd. Architect Atelier ADT Arkitek (Asia) Sdn. Bhd. Engineer SNA Consult Sdn. Bhd. PAC & Rakan-Rakan Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Econos Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Mah Sing Group Berhad

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LEFT PAGE Lounge seat within the flower gardens. ABOVE LEFT Decorative arches located along the garden path. ABOVE RIGHT Pool deck with outdoor sofas, ideal for evening relaxation. LEFT Garden plaza located at arrival area of Southville Sales Gallery.

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XI’AN LA BOTANICA XI’AN, CHINA

The vision of the Tuscan landscape inspired design is to evoke the passion of the Italian village’s ambiance. The warm and lush plantings bring out the romantic Tuscan hills and sunny vistas.

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LEFT PAGE Curved path and undulating land forms with lawn and lush tree planting, reflect the landscape of the Tuscan countryside. ABOVE The planting style mimics the gardens as seen in Tuscany. LEFT The Tuscan style gazebo brings out the ambiance of the Italian country side.

The planting approach inspired by Tuscan village settings, with layers of trees and shrubs and big open lawns, further strengthens the rural Italian characteristics. This landscape design is well received in the development as residents enjoy a series of public courtyard gardens and private gardens which enhance the romantic experience. This development is very different from others in Xi’an and ensures an identity all of its own.

Project Title Xi’an La Bontanica Phase 2A (Plot 2-R8) Development SALA. MANCA Official Entrant Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client Surbana-Henderson Landscape Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Contractor Shan Xi Construction Engineering Group Corporation Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Xi’An Branch Office) Engineer Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Xi’An Branch Office) Quantity Surveyor Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Xi’An Branch Office) Photo Credit Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. (Xi’An Branch Office)

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COUNTRY GARDEN DANGA BAY

Country Garden, Danga Bay, is an exclusive integrated development consisting of luxury serviced apartments, commercial, leisure and entertainment amenities, all spanning across 57 acres of land. These lifestyle amenities will soon benefit from a seafront, one-stop commercial, entertainment and dining city. The first parcel of this development is the Clubhouse and Seafront Garden Oasis which serve as the catalyst for future residential development and retail outlets. The completed club house facilities, pool, marina, seafront garden oasis and dining street have become a new leisure destination in Johor Bahru, with lush tropical gardens, themed ‘Underwater Coral Landscape’. This project restores the existing neglected bayside to greener open spaces for public use with themed attractions. Upon entering the Clubhouse, a green oasis is presented for the eyes, where an infinity pool overflows to the seafront man-made beach, surrounded by palm clusters and lushly planted shrubs and other succulents. Visitors will feel they are walking through underwater coral gardens and delight in the sculptures of sea creatures decorating each corner. A white sandy beach runs along the entire strip of the garden, complete with tropical huts. Towards dusk, visitors can enjoy golden sunsets and gentle breezes along the beach. There is also a promenade with seating along the marina which houses private yachts.

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LEFT Seafront garden with the planting of succulent plants mimicking underwater sea corals. BELOW LEFT The beachfront garden has a sandy area housing several tropical huts. BELOW RIGHT The water feature and sculptures design at the Clubhouse Plaza. ABOVE Country Garden is a family orientated integrated resort city which can be clearly seen in the sculpture design.

Project Title Country Garden, Danga Bay Official Entrant Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. in collaboration with Shun Yin Landscape Pte. Ltd. Contractor LNH Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Planner Studioukur Geomatics Sdn. Bhd. Architect Akipraktis Engineer TY Lin International Sdn. Bhd. Perunding Kontrek Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Perunding Kos T&K Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd.

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SETIA ECOHILL PARK SEMENYIH

Ecohill Park has redefined the sense of comfort and affection that people associate with parks. This space will carve memories of unique experiences for many generations to come.

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SP Setia have allocated an 11 acre hill to be turned into public park, which can sustain ecological conditions, recreate habitat for flora and fauna and restore nature. A landscape creatively finished with plant species which attract wildlife is a true delight for the Ecohill community and the general public. Apart from restoring natural flora-fauna habitats, Ecohill Park is a pioneer in Malaysia’s landscape industry, creating a public park which can mitigate climate change by introducing plantings of over 1000 specially selected tree species to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and significantly improve air quality in the vicinity. Ecohill Park offers a landscape incorporating world-class playground specialists ‘Carve’, tree canopies that will cool any activity, an expansive green lawn that encourages active physical activity and sublime meditative relaxation. There is also a maze corner, themed the ‘Lost’ Maze, an orchard that boasts a selected variety of 26 species of fruit trees that will produce fruits to satisfy all taste buds and an iconic 360 degree hilltop public view of hills and mountains surrounding Semenyih.


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LEFT PAGE The Ecohill Park has become a social gathering place for the residents and the nearby neighbourhood in Semenyih. LEFT A series of innovative play equipment which can be found at Ecohill. ABOVE The garden path and the trellis. Project Title Setia Eco Hill Park, Semenyih Official Entrant Setia Ecohill Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Ecohill Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd.

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FIREFLY PARK CLEMENTI, SINGAPORE

The Firefly Park @ Clementi is designed to work in harmony with the immediate surrounding and to provide the community with a place of serenity based on the ‘play-event-garden’ approach. The rustic garden characteristic is set to take advantage of the existing old, large canopy greenery while introducing minimal garden components that look as if they have been there for years. Each of the garden components is designed as an abstraction element of nature and resembles the pleasingly well-worn look of wood, steel and masonry works. The design principle is based on the idea of working with minimal means and maximum abstraction, instead of directly imitating nature.

Project Title Firefly Park, Clementi, Singapore Official Entrant Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client Housing Development Board Landscape Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Contractor Yong Hup Seng Mesh Co. Pte. Ltd. Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Engineer Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Quantity Surveyor Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Photo Credit Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd.

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ABOVE Arieal view of the park. TOP RIGHT The Grass Pavilion and playground. FAR RIGHT A garden feature inspired by falling leaves.


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SETIA INDAH PARK JOHOR BAHRU

Setia Indah Park improves the landscape and environment quality of 3 detention ponds by strictly maintaining ecology and nature while restoring biodiversity.

The aim here is to restore and improve the detention ponds for the usage of the community, improve the landscape and plantings and increase biodiversity of the area. The park also serves as additional open space for the community to meet or conduct leisure activities. A series of weirs were built, with a walking path, to allow accessibility around the water’s edge. Aquatic plants and trees were introduced to further enrich the ecosystem.

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CENTRE Rock seating by the water with a view to bloomimg water lilies. TOP A series of site enhancement works create a more interesting landscape by maintaining the existing environment. Upgraded infrastructure provides better accessibiity.

Project Title Detention Ponds Beautification Taman Setia Indah, Johor Bahru Official Entrant Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Setiamax Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd.

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CELADON PARK HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Celadon, an authentic ceramic that describes porcelain’s luster and luxurious turquoise colour, was once popular in China. Reminiscent of this heritage, the term ‘celadon’ was chosen to portray a new city in Vietnam, complete with green lush landscape, a sustainable development approach, and a liveable city concept.

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The city was built on 82 hectares out of more than 16 hectares of lush parklands. Against this green backdrop are amenities of various functions including cultural and sports facilities, a communal hall, an international school, a shopping mall, cafes and an entertainment complex. It caters to all the needs of the modern urban dweller and has the right balance of features to sustain a healthy community. In short, Celadon City represents a new benchmark for township development in Vietnam a green township that offers the ideal environment for a sustainable and refreshing lifestyle, and acts as a much-needed ‘green lung’ for the people of Saigon.

CENTRE Celadon Park is designed for the whole family, its environment and park components are suitable for all ages. LEFT The park elements.

Project Title Celadon Park, Celadon City Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Official Entrant Gamuda Land Dev. Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Gamuda Vietnam Pte. Ltd. Landscape Architect Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Land Sculptor Pte. Ltd. Planner Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Engineer Surbana International Consultants Pte. Ltd. Photography Credit Kertas Puteh Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2014


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1 MALAYSIA GARDENS SHAH ALAM

1 Malaysia Gardens is a Thematic Garden showcasing our Malaysian cultural identity through the design of the hard landscape elements and various plant collections interwoven within the cultural landscape.

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At first glance, the garden entrance is a highlight. A gateway style pergola uses the ‘tikar’ weaving design pattern within the paving to depict the Malay traditional hand weaving design. Upon entering the garden, ‘Wau’ sculptures of various forms create an image of a village landscape, including views of a paddy field beyond. At the front, there are multi-cultural pavilions representing the ethnic groups of Malaysia within the theme gardens. The slope forms the Terrace Garden with layers of plants comprising the garden’s medicinal and herbal collection. The traditional cultural landscape is further enhanced with a display of bird cages leading to a traditional well, with Malay fishing boats in various shapes planted with various types of ethno-botanic plants. The planting design is focused on a collection of ethno-botanic plants of the Malay World with a hierarchy of plants representing the profile of the coastal area, lowland and the highland.


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LEFT PAGE Indian styled pavilion with herbs planted on the terraces. ABOVE LEFT The Chinese Pavilion. LEFT Malay traditional fishing boats with the display of various types of ethno-botanic plants. TOP ‘Wau’ sculptures create a ceremonial ambiance at the entrance plaza. ABOVE Traditional Malay architecture with coconut trees reflect the cultural landscape of the countryside.

Project Title 1 Malaysia Gardens National Botanical Gardens. Shah Alam Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry Malaysia Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Chief Alliance Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Saba Consultant Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor MA Quantity Surveyor Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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SETIA CITY PARK SETIA ALAM

The park was inspired by the idea of an archipelago, with islands of activity almost or completely surrounded by an expansive mass of water, which, for ecological functionality, promotes biodiversity of the local ecosystem. Setia City Park, located in Setia Alam, Shah Alam, covers 7.25 hectares. For ecological functionality, the waters of the ‘garden archipelago’ double as a bio-retention pond. The focal point is the large oval lawn which accommodates a wide range of activities, including a performance stage. Bridges were designed to connect all the activity islands within the design. Two ponds with timber decks were planned across the Persiaran Setia Dagang. Plants are grouped in patterns to create visual interest which echo the central park design forms, while at the same time, act as an essential phytoremediation agent. Project Title Setia City Park, Setia Alam Official Entrant SP Setia Landscape Architect LandArc Associates

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CENTRE ABOVE Playground located outside the mall. CENTRE BELOW Daily fountain show entertains visitors at the water plaza. ABOVE The park is designed to serve all ages.

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SENIBONG COVE JOHOR BAHRU

Senibong Cove spreads across a sprawling site of 208 acres of riverfront land and mangrove swamps with extensive water bodies of the marina basin and the water canal network that extends from the sea into the waterfront residential areas. Designed to be a natural retreat which retains the natural terrain, the design takes full advantage of the surrounding natural environment. As one of the pioneers in modern marina developments in Johor Bahru, landscape approaches were adopted to develop a distinct identity for the development that are in context with the character of the existing landscape and the architectural intent of modern contemporary adaptation of tropical architecture incorporating a strong ‘maritime’ theme. Inherent to the site is the existing vegetation and scenic value of the water environment of Lunchoo River and mature mangrove swamps, and the backdrop qualities of the secondary forest in the distant hills. By adopting the ‘minimalist’ approach, a timeless modern contemporary language has been chosen for the design of all built elements within the landscaped areas. Project Title Senibong Cove, Johor Bahru Official Entrant Escape Landscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Front Concept Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Escape Landscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Growth Plus Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner Mega Rancang Architect Y Architects Sdn. Bhd. DC Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer PCF Consulting Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor AQS Services Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Staek Photography

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RIGHT Water feature at precinct entrance. CENTRE TOP Maze as the centerpiece of Central Park. CENTRE View towards the modern pedestrian bridge over the canal. CENTRE BOTTOM View at Entry Park. RIGHT TOP Houses fronting the tranquil water of the man-made beach. RIGHT BOTTOM ‘Minimalist’ design approach of the steel and timber pavilion.


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BUKIT CHEMARA SEREMBAN

The park consists of an entrance gateway, avenue planting, a lake, lawn, amphitheater, children’s play area and a show gallery. The focal point is the 10m high water fountain, which is enhanced with colourful LED lights at night. For the young ones, the waterplay area and playground provide clean and safe water features. Truly, a family destination to keep everyone occupied.

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Bukit Chemara, Seremban, is a fast track landscape project with planting and major facilities created for all ages, alongside a chance to get close to mother nature.


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LEFT PAGE The serene lakeview during sunrise. ABOVE LEFT Water jet - main focal point of the park. ABOVE RIGHT The planting at the traffic island. LEFT Walkway along the lake edge.

Project Title Bukit Chemara, Seremban Official Entrant Satar Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Sime Darby Chemara Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect LAr. Ramzaa Idris

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CAHAYA SPK CENTRAL PARK SHAH ALAM

Cahaya SPK is a unique township created within the splendour of a rainforest in the heart of Shah Alam. This resort township conceptualises its development with a ‘Living With Nature’ theme, emphasising a perfect fusion of natural tropical charm and human habitation. Within its pristine setting, the 16 acre Leisure Park is the backbone of the open spaces for the entire development. The Park embraces the undulating natural terrain with a manmade lake linked with a canal. Thoughtfully planned spaces for leisure and recreational activities are provided, interspersed with a 3.2 km long walkway and bicycle track surrounding the lake. Two water jets, 20 and 10 metres high, were installed, along with lifelike bird sculptures, giving a dramatic view towards the lake. To achieve the natural settings, the trees were planted randomly and in clusters to give shade along the walkways and activity areas. Herb Gardens were also allocated at several corners to add interest and provide information for young urbanites.

Project Title Cahaya SPK Central Park, Shah Alam Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner SJ Properties Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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ABOVE LEFT Bird sculptures decorated the lake edge. ABOVE RIGHT Playground. BELOW LEFT The ramp leading to the bridge. BELOW RIGHT Water play area.

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FORESTA RESIDENCY SETIA ECO CASCADIA

Foresta Residency is designed to allow the residents to experience a deeper connection with Mother Nature. Walkways shaded by leafy trees, impeccably manicured lawns & picture perfect views are among the many fascinating elements that can be found in this green paradise. Themed ‘Nature at Your Doorstep’, the eco-friendly community of Setia Eco Cascadia possesses a linear garden which links the rear spaces of all residences into a network of green connectors. It creates refreshing paths where residents take a tranquil walk from their back garden through the greenery. Along the green curving path, resting pavilions punctuate and provide shade and a meeting point where the community can congregate. Project Title Foresta Residency, Setia Eco Cascadia Official Entrant Setia Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tajul Landart Contractor Unicorn Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AJ Reka

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LEFT PAGE Meandering pathway is the main characteristic of Foresta green connectors. LEFT Densely planted green connectors penetrate the alleys between the houses. ABOVE Shaded parkland.

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POINT 92

DAMANSARA PERDANA Point 92 is a 14 storey office building named after the 0.92 acre site in which it is located. Due to the humble size, there was a need to maximize its architectural floor space for greenery within a very limited building footprint. The idea is, first, to craft a distinctive office building with a unique character, using simple local materials and construction methods. Secondly, to inject a strong connection with nature in order to create a comfortable and productive working environment for the occupants. Thirdly, the building should be environmentally friendly and energy efficient. 600 saplings of local forest species were under planted with ferns, along the planters, from the arrival court to the office lobby. These junior trees were closely planted to recreate a forest environment. Benches extrude from a series of steps leading towards the lobby and provide office users or visitors with a comfortable semi-outdoor seating area under the tree canopy. Saplings planted also act as a ‘green’ backdrop to the glazed office lobby, help to screen off busy traffic from the adjacent road and also help to reduce the heat of the morning sun.

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Project Title Point 92, Damansara Perdana Official Entrant Tujuan Gemilang Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Seksan Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Turfgrass Sdn. Bhd. Planner D&R Consultant Architect ZLG Sdn. Bhd. Engineer JPS Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor YSCA Consultancy Sdn. Bhd.

LEFT PAGE Point 92 showcases how landscaping can enhance the work environment. A major task of this project is to connect people with nature. TOP Generous green spaces, high ceilings, play of different raw materials, dramatic hooded windows bring another layer of natural lighting into the lobby. ABOVE 600 saplings of local forest species under planted with ferns along the planter from the arrival court to the office lobby. RIGHT Breakout area at level 5 and 7 provides the tenants with sheltered outdoor seating area and views.

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THE SANDCRAWLER SINGAPORE

Lucasfilm’s Singapore facility, The Sandcrawler, located at Fusionopolis, has 8 floors of office and retail space and a 100-seat theatre. The 22,500 square-metre U-shaped architectural form enables light to penetrate from both sides of the floors and shelters the central public garden on the sloping roof of several floors above underground parking and IT studios. The landscape design principles are based on the interplay of landscape forms and harmonious co-existence of the architectural design. The landscape reinforces the creation of a lush and tropical rainforest environment set within the built environment that replicates ‘Bukit Timah Nature Reserve’. Water meanders throughout the landscape, flowing through the forest, cooling the space and providing mysterious visual and acoustic qualities along with a ‘Yoda’ sculpture, placed within the forest waiting to be discovered. Winding pathways, secluded seating and landscape decks located at varied planes, create a mystical environment to the forest landscape with 186 species of trees, palms, shrubs, ground covers, bamboo and aquatic plants planted within the 6,500m2 garden. The forest species resemble an instant rainforest environment that restores the natural habitat and attracted birds and insects.

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ABOVE LEFT The forest provides breathing green spaces for urbanites with fresh air and the sounds of flowing streams. ABOVE CENTRE Star Wars - Yoda contemplates his serene forest home. ABOVE A forest walk sandwiched between the courtyard with interesting organically shaped terrazzo benches. LEFT The forest garden glows at night.

Project Title The Sandcrawler, Singapore Official Entrant Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Lucasfilms Landscape Architect Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Obayashi Corporation Plannner AEDAS Architect AEDAS Quantity Surveyor Faithful & Gould Photography Credit ALN AEDAS

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ATIVO PLAZA DAMANSARA AVENUE

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Ativo Plaza is the first development within Damansara Avenue new township. In this development, the landscape takes primary role in setting the footprint of the building and sees the building sitting within a parkland.


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In order to achieve the parkland setting, 2.67 acres from an overall 5.73 acres have been designed as landscape spaces. The building footprint is simplified, generally a series of rectangular blocks at the ground level, in order to allow landscape treatment to render the development. A ‘sculptural’ folded landscape emerges from the ground to form a unique landscape which wraps and warps the primary elements of wind, water, wood, stone, steel, leaf and life into horizontal and vertical planes, forming a coherent integrated environment for contemporary lifestyle living. LEFT The green and secluded oasis at Ativo Plaza. ABOVE LEFT & RIGHT The shape of the pavilion is inspired by folded earth forms. RIGHT Dancing water at the plaza with folded pavilion and creepers behind. BELOW RIGHT The streetscape includes a substantial green buffer for the main road.

Project Title Ativo Plaza, Damansara Avenue Official Entrant Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Indo Aman Bina Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Sigmal Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner Sam Planner Sdn. Bhd. Architect HL Design Engineer APEC Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Perunding Kos T&K Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Mohd Raduan Mohd Daud

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NEXUS BANGSAR SOUTH

Set amidst the offices and residences of the iconic Bangsar South area, Nexus perfectly complements this integrated city development by offering a world-class food destination. On top of the plethora of mouth-watering fare to whet every appetite, Nexus houses lifestyle amenities and services, set within a green urban environment.

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Nexus adopts the urban green oasis concept from its sister development ‘The Village’, where green spaces are extended from street level, up the hillside to the upper podium floor. Trees, manicured shrubs, reflective ponds and pavilions dominate the podium landscape while on the street level, green buffers with turf and trees separate the food outlets from the busy street. The project completely transforms Bangsar South from a non-desirable neighbourhood to one of the most sought-after townships. With the landscape taking centre stage, it has become the first visual contact when approaching the development.

Project Title Nexus Bangsar South Official Entrant Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner UOA Development Berhad Landscape Architect Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Orange Living Garden Architect Wong T.C. Architects & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd.

LEFT PAGE Glass Pavilion overlooking the water garden, ideal for weddings and events. FAR LEFT Water features located at the entrance to the Oak Room. ABOVE Rooftop green oasis. TOP LEFT Greens seperate the F&B area from the street. BOTTOM LEFT Beautiful water cascade at the entrance of the Oak Room.

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BELUM RAINFOREST RESORT PHASE 2 PULAU BANDING

The Belum Rainforest Resort is one of Malaysia’s premier ecotourism holiday destinations. Set amidst a tropical paradise, it 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 newly developed spacious accommodation has been tastefully finished with sustainable, simple, yet elegant furniture and fittings. Visitors are offered a choice of lake or garden view, yet all are encompassed by the tranquility of the Belum Temengor Rainforest Complex. Inspired by Malaysian traditional architecture, suites were built with ecological design in mind and come complete with a unique combination of contemporary and traditional furnishings. Raw and untreated surfaces allows climbers and plants to grow freely and be part of the structure, as can be found in the forest ecosystem. The building is intimately detailed and constructed. The structures are cognisant of spatial dimensions, allowing an appropriate feeling of auesterity which contrasts with the lushness of the forest. Natural light was articulated into the house through skylights and voids. This reduces the consumption of artificial light for even a corner at the lower ground level. Series of terraces, cascading from the main hall, open out to the lap pool which is cantilevered towards the lake.

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Project Title Belum Rainforest Resort Phase 2 Pulau Banding Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner EMKAY Group Landscape Architect Mentari Design Architect Juteras Sdn. Bhd.

TOP CENTRE LEFT The resort is low density villas built within the forest settings. CENTRE Building materials are left untreated to give the raw touch with creepers covering the walls. LEFT Infinity pool built facing the forest.

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THE LEDANG URBAN RETREAT EAST LEDANG

The Ledang Urban Retreat is splendidly poised on 6.9 acres surrounded by an expanse of manicured gardens. It is fully equipped with a themed spa, fitness center, meeting and seminar rooms, karaoke lounge, F&B outlets and outdoor facilities; such as a 50-metre lap pool, alfresco dining, strolling garden, wedding garden, camping area and multipurpose court. The lush gardens of The Ledang envelope you like a private Eden, where you and your loved one can take intimate and romantic strolls in the day or under moonlit skies. The lawn garden is designed to accommodate 250 people for a function or activity such as a family day, wedding or community gathering or festival.

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LEFT PAGE No matter which corner of the Ledang Urban Retreat, there are places for you to rejuvenate and re-energise. ABOVE The Ledang offers the concept of ‘love and romance’ for couples who wish to host their special occasion here. BOTTOM LEFT The lush gardens of The Ledang envelope you like a private Eden. Project Title The Ledang Urban Retreat, East Ledang Official Entrant UEM Sunrise Berhad Landscape Architect Punt Garden Sdn. Bhd.

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ONE CITY SUBANG JAYA

One City is an integrated commercial development that spans across 77 acres of land, consisting of retail shops, a shopping mall, offices suites, an entertainment hub, hotel, meeting facilities and also a magnificent glass skydeck. Landscape elements play a vital role in all 5 phases of the development which emphasise on ‘Green Lifestyle Living’ and this helps to increase property values. Here, the plants chosen are focused on tall and lush trees to balance the building’s architectural design with bold colours of grey. With a touch of green, it actually softens the building façade. To further treat the car park void and vertical wall on the building façade, climbers are planted on intermittent levels to allow the plants to climb up and cover the building in a short time. Above all, the main features at One City is the Skypark which is also a dining floor overlooking the city. The forest planting along the edge of the building creates a relaxing ambiance for diners while the middle of the skydeck is planted with aquatic plant species in a very minimal and clean form, punctuated with glass flooring, allowing visitors to view the mall from above.

RIGHT Impressive green wall features on the street level of One City. FAR RIGHT BELOW The Sky Park offers a panaromic view of Subang Jaya and Puchong with a water garden and lush greeneries.

Project Title One City, Subang Jaya Official Entrant Landscape Plus Sdn. Bhd. (Professional Category) One City Properties Sdn. Bhd. (Developer Category) Client | Owner One City Properties Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Landscape Plus Sdn. Bhd.

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SOCSO REHABILITATION CENTRE MELAKA

This is the first rehabilitation complex in the world to combine medical and vocational rehabilitation within an allied health institute. Under SOCSO’s ‘Return to Work’ programme, disabled patients undergo physical and vocational rehabilitation in a conducive green environment. Located on 55 acres of undulating landscape, a ‘primary spine’ for walking, wheelchairs and buggies sequntially links the various clusters of buildings. This complex, certified ‘green’ by the Malaysian ‘Green Building Index’, was designed to allow nature to flourish via its lush, expansive landscape and ‘spirituality’ to grow as an important element, integral to the healing process.

Project Title SOCSO Rehabilitation Centre, Melaka Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner PERKESO Landscape Architect Mentari Design Contractor IJM Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner RK Urban Planner Architect Anuar Aziz Architect Engineer HSS Integrated Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Basar & Harun Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Mentari Design

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ABOVE FAR RIGHT Green spaces soften the built environment. CENTRE RIGHT Jungle trails nestled between the buildings. FAR RIGHT BELOW Vibrant coloured lighting features.


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KL HERITAGE TRAIL 3 KUALA LUMPUR

Kuala Lumpur Heritage Trail 3 is one of the early work packages along the 10.7km ‘River of Life’ project. The historical, geographical and social heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur is surrounded by impressive civic and historical buildings which make for an iconic downtown heritage site. This urban heritage trail project was aimed at further conserving the historical fabric of the area. The team’s main aim was to create a series of sculptures to personify and capture the buzz of street life. The proposal is to place a series of ‘Chinese Paper Cutting’ sculptures, which depict the nostalgic memories and visions of renowned Malaysian artist, Stephanie Kuen, to represent life around the traditional coffee shops of Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, as an the image of Malaysia’s passion for street food, themed: ‘A Bowl Full of Memories’. Project Title Kuala Lumpur Heritage Trail 3 Official Entrant AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Landscape Architect AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. in collaboration with local artist Stephanie Kuen Contractor SPC Planner PAB Architect Linear Vista W&H Engineer AECOM

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LEFT PAGE This urban heritage rejuvenation concept was inspired by the bustling Kuala Lumpur street life which is creatively presented by our local artist, Stephanie Kuen. RIGHT PAGE The cultural fabric of the old Kuala Lumpur street life is captured in the iconic ‘paper cutting’ sculptures.

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PRECINCT AVENUE SETIA ECO CASCADIA

A journey to Setia Eco Cascadia is not like any other, as you are constantly distracted by the beautifully manicured landscape on each side of the road. Cascade planters of various levels create interesting undulating landforms a feast for the eyes. The design of the entrance stands proud with a stunning green wall which encourages an appreciation of the natural environment. Here, hardscapes and green elements are blended together to become a bastion of elegance. The existing undulating terrain is played to its best advantage in the design to further accentuate the concept of a cascading landscape, while Frangipani trees planted on the cascading terrace enrich one’s viewing pleasure.

Project Title Precinct Avenue Setia Eco Cascadia, Johor Bahru Official Entrant Tajul Landart Client | Owner Setia Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tajul Landart Contractor Unicorn Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. Nature Landscaping Design Sdn. Bhd.

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ECO SKY GALLERY KUALA LUMPUR

Eco Sky takes its inspiration from our solar system and galaxy, spinning through space. The green belt of trees on the perimeter orbit the site, the sales gallery and thus the gardens attract each other like two molecules coexisting harmoniously. ‘The Galaxy’ themed landscape is featured through the tier garden driveway, screened by specially selected plants set on the site and confines the views within, making intimate space throughout the outdoor rooms. Upon closer inspection, a water journey, aptly called ‘The Twilight’, rivets your attention, drawing you to the Sales Gallery as if in an out of this world experience. A water body is elevated above the ground level where the Ficus are set and the nearby raised stone platforms guide you to the outdoor ceiling which makes you feel as if you are truly in outer space. ‘The Galaxy’ motif was used to enrich the design with a planting palette resembling the cosmic aspects of nature. The native vegetation represents the idea that we are rooted deep within nature, created by it, shaped by it, yet ultimately able to embrace Eco Sky in its complete immersive context. Project Title Eco Sky Sales Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Eco Sky Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect Asima Architects Sdn. Bhd.

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CENTRE The water bodies fronting the modern architecture of the sales gallery function to reflect it together with the greens. TOP View from the interior towards the garden. ABOVE The courtyard garden. LEFT The tier garden planting with hedges facing the main street.

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RAJA TUN UDA LIBRARY SHAH ALAM

Raja Tun Uda Library is a modern public library, adjacent to Sultan Abdul Aziz Golf Club in Shah Alam. Overlooking a beautiful lake with lush greenery, this development is known as the ‘Library in a Park’. The verdant landscape surrounding the library’s setting is clearly evident of the ‘Library in a Park’ design approach. Upon entering via the main road, gigantic Rain Trees greet visitors along the way. Pathways from the public car park to the library offer a pleasant and soothing environment with calm lake views punctuated by weeping Tea Trees and the colourful blooms of Spathodea Trees. Along the lake edge, one can spot beautiful water lilies and aquatic plants in full bloom, adding colour along the journey while one takes a leisurely stroll around the development. Ara trees, such as Ficus elastica, Ficus bengalensis and Ficus benjamina are planted to merge with the existing vegetation of the surrounding area. Optimising the rolling terrain with an open deck restaurant perched on the hill provides an extensive view of the picturesque lake with the Shah Alam skyline in the background. Project Title Raja Tun Uda Library, Shah Alam Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Majulia Group Sdn. Bhd. Sekitar Indah Sdn. Bhd. Architect Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Khairi Consult Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) BI Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd. (M&E) Quantity Surveyor AAJ Associates Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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ABOVE LEFT Climbers are planted to soften the retaining wall. LEFT Cafe sit within the serene park environment with a view of the lake. TOP Part of the cafe structure is covered by the climbers to compliment the forest backdrop. ABOVE Open spaces are located next to the library to offer outdoor spaces for relaxation and reading.

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PUTRAJAYA URBAN FARMING PUTRAJAYA

Residents here have been cultivating idle land through a community gardening project for years and are hoping, with support from Perbadanan Putrajaya, to take it to the next level, as ‘Putrajaya Urban Farming’. The ‘Putrajaya Urban Farming’ Programme is a pioneer smart partnership programme between Perbadanan Putrajaya, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and Koperasi Komuniti Penduduk Putrajaya Berhad (KKPP) under the Local Agenda 21 Programme to make Putrajaya a sustainable city. Two green houses have been built in Precinct 8 and 9, Putrajaya, and planted with approximately 500 Rock Melons and 300 Capsicum, using the fertigation system. Among the aims of this programme is the cultivation of urban community farming activities for food security, especially for dealing with the uncertainties of climate change. This programme also encourages food cultivation for local consumption and trains the younger generation to be involved in fresh produce production.

Project Title Putrajaya Urban Farming, Putrajaya Official Entrant Perbadanan Putrajaya

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“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.� Hanna Rion

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PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY & CYCLEWAY

TANJUNG ARU TO UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH The Kota Kinabalu Pedestrian Walkway and Cycleway project aims to make Kota Kinabalu a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly city in order to provide choices for urban commuters and to ease traffic congestion within the city. The study covered various aspects in order to provide solutions for the design of cycling routes. Among those aspects were the existing components such as informal bicycle routes, connectors, open spaces, sport and recreational facilities, land use, places of interest, vegetation, users’ needs and also on-going and future development plans. The findings of the study will assist the design and construction of a safe and attractive cycleway between Tanjung Aru and UMS in order to attract the maximum usage of the pedestrians and cyclists. It is also looking into making cycling a popular exercise for all ages and walks of life as well as providing open spaces and recreation facilities along this route.

Project Title Pedestrian Walkway & Cycleway Tanjung Aru to Univesiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Official Entrant EKM Landscape Architects Landscape Architect EKM Landscape Architects Contractor Kamawang Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. Planner ARK Planning Architect Innotech Design Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Perunding Sri Arif Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) JP Spec Sdn. Bhd. (M&E) Quantity Surveyor Etika Hijau Sdn. Bhd.

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SETIA ECOHILL SEMENYIH

Setia Ecohill Master Plan is at the pinnacle of landscape architecture’s triumphs. A former low prospect oil palm plantation is made over to become a livable township nestled within a landscaped parkland environment.

Restoring 700 acres of uninhabitable landscape was achieved through extensive landscape analysis, using guiding principals, such as mental mapping to gauge the landform character at a micro level. This allowed the team to sensitively approach the site with three main themes, the Brooks, the Hills and the Parklands, to replenish the many areas that are now iconic landscapes within the Ecohill master plan. The reinvigoration of social activities and mature appreciation will make Ecohill the core place for living a healthy lifestyle and inspire future development to incorporate recycling, site specific play spaces and take full advantage of landform characteristics to make a sustainable, green and safer tomorrow.

Project Title Setia Ecohill, Semenyih Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Ecohill Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Planner Grandwinter Resources Sdn. Bhd. Architect GRA Architects Sdn. Bhd.

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TROPICANA METROPARK CENTRAL PARK SUBANG

Tropicana Metropark is a new, mixed development project combining residential and commercial activities within an urban township, conceived and planned around a new central park.

Project Title Tropicana Metropark Central Park, Subang Official Entrant Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Tropicana Metropark Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Engineer HNC Jurutera Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Langdon Seah Sdn. Bhd.

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The brief was to design a unique park that would create a strong identity for the development and provide a benchmark for the design of new urban parks within the greater Kuala Lumpur area. One of the primary objectives of the park was to combine the landed areas of the park and the retention pond water as integrated entities that will provide a number of benefits for residents and improve the inherent quality of the park environment. The park should be a safe and barrier free pedestrian zone which blends the park components together, along with the water features, to avoid the conventional solution of a pond with a perimeter path. It also strives to promote and maintain the highest achievable water quality and rich biodiversity. Above all, applying sustainable methods and understanding of the natural processes were essential in every stage of planning and design.

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NUSAJAYA TECH PARK NUSAJAYA

Nusajaya Tech Park is an industrial park. It is committed to an ecological green environment incorporating a vibrant colourful ambience within the industrial precinct with 20% of green spaces. The inventory and analysis of Nusajaya Tech Park shows the importance of creating vast green spaces to reduce urban heat islands, improving living and working environments as well as taking the holistic approach of sustainable development one step further. A drastic approach was made in this study of the existing layout by introducing green hearts, which dominantly serve the whole area for the purpose of working, investing, visiting and living. Here, landscape areas become the most important asset of the development not only for marketing purposes but also sustaining the environment for future generations.

Project Title Nusajaya Tech Park, Nusajaya Official Entrant Tropics Design Client | Owner Nusajaya Tech Park Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tropics Design Planner AECOM (S) Pte. Ltd.

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ELMINA GALLERY DENAI ALAM

Elmina Sales Gallery presented the ideal groundwork for a development concept of the whole Elmina City Township, which captured the theme of the ‘Essence of Plantation Life’. The strong identity and message delivered by the Elmina Sales Gallery can be the story of Elmina itself for visitors who come to experience and feel the ambience of the development. The concept of the design for Elmina East is towards a sustainable landscape design, which can be seen in terms of materials chosen, functionality of design and the space of the surrounding area.

Project Title Elmina Sales Gallery, Denai Alam Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner Sime Darby Elmina East Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Mentari Design Contractor Emaskang Sdn. Bhd. Architect Razin Architect Engineer Peas Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Basar & Harun Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Mentari Design

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SKYZ RESIDENCE

Recognizing the increasing impact of global warming, the study adopted many energy-efficient and environmental friendly practices and materials to ensure the sustainability of this development. The focus of the study and proposals are on water-efficient appliances and fixtures, rain water harvesting, natural ventilation for bathrooms, vertical plantings and provision of interconnected pedestrian walkways which act as exercise paths. The materials and finishes are specifically from ‘green’ sources and sustainable products including the low volatile organic compounds (V.O.C) and most are manufactured locally. With the project parameters confining a small area at the peak of the hill, the surrounding natural vegetation was left largely untouched and preserved. If there were any native animals within the project site and adjacent development areas, their migration would be to a new habitat.

Project Title Skyz Residence Official Entrant Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Pilihan Megah Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Sri Binaraya Sdn. Bhd. Planner Juru Rancang Sdn. Bhd. Architect P.I Architect Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Perunding Primareka Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Jurukos Sdn. Bhd.

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SIGNATURE LAKE EAST LEDANG, NUSAJAYA

The Signature Lake design is a man-made retention pond or lake system which involves interdisciplinary collaboration to ensure that its function improves the ecological, aesthetic quality of the area and provides recreational opportunities for the community. The master plan was developed based on evaluation of the locational context, access, viewpoints, site conditions and the existing terrain. Based on the analysis, the lake is divided into four zones according to the type of recreational activities and proposed provision of landscape amenities for the visitors. The upper part of the lake system is the Wetland Zone or Ecological Park which includes wetland trails and an area for camping activities. A Thematic Garden is proposed nearby, inspired by the legendary folklore of Puteri Gunung Ledang with a Malay styled pavilion, Laman Puteri with artifacts sculpture and a well, whilst a series of water gargoyles add the splashing sounds of water. Project Title Signature Lake, East Ledang, Nusajaya Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner UEM Land Berhad Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Architect Arkitek Michael Lip Engineer Uniti Consultant Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) G&P M&E Sdn. Bhd. (M&E) Quantity Surveyor ARH Jurukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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RIVER OF LIFE KUALA LUMPUR

The River of Life, a USD1.3 billion urban renewal project, aims to revive Kuala Lumpur’s river and its surroundings, with river cleaning, development and beautification.

Project Title River of Life, Kuala Lumpur Official Entrant AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Landscape Architect AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Planner PAB Architect Linear Vista BDA Consulting W&H Engineer AECOM

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This study covered a 781 hectare area and 63 hectares of water bodies along the 10.7km long stretch. The goal is to transform the rivers into a vibrant and thriving waterfront by 2020, by inviting original ideas and excellent designs for planning and an iconic waterfront destination for the city. The study explores the past, present and future of Kuala Lumpur. It examines the challenges and opportunities in various aspects such as river reserves, risk of flooding, infrastructure along the river, economy revitalization. For the study, goals and objectives are aligned to make the river a newly vibrant waterfront for Kuala Lumpur.

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Bloom at Beethoven, Symphony Hills, Cyberjaya Courtesy of UEM Sunrise Berhad

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‘Bloom’ is basically the idea that all flesh is grass, and that we can look at natural plant growth and organic material as outgrowths of the Earth. Ken Goldberg

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PEDESTRIAN CLIMATE RESPONSIVE DESIGN BUKIT BINTANG

The design seeks a solution to ease pedestrian movement while creating a comfortable environment for the public. The study covers existing urban fabric such as zoning, building distribution and height, nodes and link ways. The solution looks into providing a pleasing street experience, ample walkways, green areas, activity zones as well as attempting to preserve the vistas. Project Title Pedestrian Climate Responsive Design Bukit Bintang Official Entrant Saman Mohandesan University Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

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PUBLIC ART & CITY TRANSFORMATION SEREMBAN

This project transforms the Seremban City Centre with a variety of public art. The proposal comes with the concept of ‘Minang Diaspora’. The idea is about spreading the Minang and Negeri Sembilan history and its culture to Seremban City Centre with a transition of space, a variety of forms and colours in pieces of public art.

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Project Title Public Art Contribution to City Transformation Seremban Official Entrant Humaidi bin Habib University Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

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CIVIC ART: REVIVAL OF URBAN PLAZA KUALA LUMPUR

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Project Title Civic Art - Revival of Urban Plaza Official Entrant Muhammad Ubaidillah bin Muhamad University Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Nowadays, downtown urban areas are known to be busy areas where locals and visitors congregate. However, uncontrolled developments can contribute to the loss of character and changes of image, leaving downtown areas unattractive, causing the increase of crime prone areas. This study and design encourages the enhancement of downtown areas with quality open spaces to attract community members to meet. The intention of this study is to create a vivid and adaptive urban plaza with culturally significant values to create a strong sense of confidence in Kuala Lumpur’s urban public spaces.

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REACTIVATING MARGINAL SPACE BAGAN SERAI

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Project Title Reactivating Marginal Space as Vibrant Community Space Official Entrant Mohamad Ekhsan bin Che Ros University Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Marginal space can be defined as a situation faced in unplanned urban areas such as neglected space. It exists in urban areas when there is no specific development in mind. For this study, it identifies the potential marginal spaces in the downtown Bagan Serai area, based on its strength and uniqueness. The objective of developing this marginal space is to improve the image of Bagan Serai by portraying the unique local culture and to provide a communal space that promotes the sense of local places, celebrates local traditions and historical values, addresses community needs, and improves the natural setting in totality. Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2014


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MERLIMAU POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS DESIGN MERLIMAU

The design exercise is to establish a creative environment which develops interactive outdoor learning environments by giving a new three-dimensional experience to stimulate self-questioning and creative thinking among students on campus.

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Project Title Merlimau Polytechnic Campus Design Merlimau Official Entrant Shamsul Johari bin Shaari University Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

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Special Thanks to: Eco World Development Group Berhad Adrian L. Norman Sdn. Bhd. AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Bukit Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Eco Botanic Development Sdn. Bhd. Eco Majestic Sdn. Bhd. EKM Landscape Architects Escape Landscape Consultant Sdn. Bhd. Gamuda Land Dev. Sdn. Bhd. Green Height Developments Sdn. Bhd. Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. LandArc Associates Sdn. Bhd. Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Plus Sdn. Bhd. Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Mentari Design One City Properties Sdn. Bhd. Otla Design Partnership

Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Perbadanan Putrajaya Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Satar Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Setia Ecohill Sdn. Bhd. Setia Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. SP Setia Berhad Sunway PKNS Sdn. Bhd. Surbana International Consultants Tajul Landart Tropics Design Tujuan Gemilang Sdn. Bhd. UEM Sunrise Berhad Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd. Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. MLAA2014 Researcher & Student Category Participants International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) ILAM Council Members 2014/2016 MLAA2014 Organising Committee

MLAA2014 Jury LAr. Wan Ahmad Halawah Wan Hariri
 (Head Judge) LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib LAr. Khoo Eng Kee LAr. Sharipah Mohamed LAr. Siti Zakiah Mohamed LAr. Ragubalan Bhaskaran LAr. Samsul Rohaizad Mohd Jemoner

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Malaysia landscape architecture yearbook 2014 issuu  

A yearly publication consist of the submission to the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Award 2014

Malaysia landscape architecture yearbook 2014 issuu  

A yearly publication consist of the submission to the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Award 2014

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