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Foreword from IFLA APR The International Federation of Landscape Architects Asia Pacific Region (IFLA APR), would like to congratulate ILAM for their excellent effort to organise the MLAA 2012 awards. This event is being held in conjunction with the World Landscape Architecture Month 2013, which is a worldwide annual celebration in April. We are very excited to be part of the event to give support and recognition for the great achievements by the Malaysian landscape architecture profession. IFLA envisions landscape architecture to be a premier international profession by the year 2020. IFLA represents the landscape architecture profession globally, providing leadership and networks which support the development of the profession and its effective participation in the realisation of attractive, equitable and sustainable environments. Judging by the high quality entries, the MLAA Awards is definitely a noble effort by ILAM. It is hoped that this commendable effort to promote and educate the general public on the contribution of landscape architecture to the living environment and nation building will stimulate interest among other member countries to emulate this shining example from Malaysia. Congratulations once again to ILAM and all the winners. Thank you.

Dato’ Ismail Ngah Vice President (Asia Pacific Region) International Federation of Landscape Architects


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Landscape Architecture malaysia Cover Photo In Malaysia, water has long been associated with every aspect of our day to day lives. This harmony and tranquility, created by water, can be seen in selected landscape and garden designs of Kayangan Heights. With water overflowing from decorative pots in the tropical themed entrance, residents are welcomed home each day from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and greeted by sanctuary and serenity. Photo courtesy of Amcorp Prima Realty Sdn. Bhd.


PHOTO Midfields, Sungai Besi Courtesy of Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd.


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2012 Yearbook

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2012 Official Entries

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Landscape Architecture malaysia

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Landscape Architecture Malaysia Yearbook 2012

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conducive space resort style living

designed for community

waterways+ green lanes

sculptural landscape

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14 Kayangan Heights Master Plan Shah Alam

16 Sibu Jaya Sibu

18 NEO Bankside London

20 Baker St. & Old Burlington St. London

24 Kayangan Heights Shah Alam

26 Laman Bunga Rampai Kota Iskandar

28 Pocket Parks Phase 9 Setia Eco Park

30 Serenity Park East Ledang

32 Waterfalls of Setia Eco Cascadia

34 Cluster C2S Complex Kota Iskandar

36 Damselfly & Geyser Creek Setia Eco Park

38 Puteri Harbour Nusajaya

40 Lebuh Kota Iskandar Nusajaya

42 Ecohydrology Management Putrajaya

46 Taman Sahabat Kuching

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12 Amcorp Properties Berhad


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48 Putrajaya Community Gardens Putrajaya

50 Taman Botani Putrajaya Putrajaya

52 Palmarium Kuching

54 Taman Pancarona Putrajaya Putrajaya

56 Residensi Merbok Nibong Tebal

58 Dai Phuoc Phase 1 Vietnam

62 D’Vida Bukit Jelutong

64 KL Sentral Park Kuala Lumpur

66 Impiana Resort Phuket

68 Taman Awam Merdeka Johor Bahru

70 Kim Dall’s Residence Seputeh

72 Bukit Indah Town Park Nusajaya

74 Waterfront Precinct 5 & 6 Putrajaya

76 Midfields Phase 1 Sungai Besi

78 Hutan Bandar Orchid Garden Johor Bahru

80 The Datai Langkawi

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86 Bandar Muadzam Shah Phase 2 Alor Setar

88 Clover Show Village Cyberjaya

90 The Curve Mutiara Damansara

92 The Tropics Tropicana City

94 The Central Park Bangsar South

98 Lip Residence Tropicana

100 Kenanga Woods Kayangan Heights

102 Zephyr Point @ Basong Damansara Heights

104 East Lake Seri Kembangan

106 Hillvista Singapore

108 Taman Raudhatul Sakinah Jalan KL-Karak

110 Show Village Setia Eco Cascadia

112 Zen Residence @Asplenium Condominium

114 LKSA Shah Alam-Kemuning

115 SKVE Section 1B Saujana Putra-Air Hitam

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116 Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu Ulu Kinta

118 SSTWO Mall Petaling Jaya

120 Ujana Rimba Tropika Kota Kinabalu

122 Urbana Puchong

124 Miri City Archway Miri

126 Astana Public Park Kuching

128 Sime Darby Plantation Headquarters

130 UMS Sabah Kota Kinabalu

132 Simfoni Heights Batu Caves

134 DEMC Specialist Hospital Shah Alam

136 Pocket Park Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen

138 Cameron Towers Gasing Heights

140 Waterway Phase 6 Setia Eco Park

142 Dataran Putra Universiti Putra Malaysia

146-159 Landscape Analysis & Study Submissions

162-175 Student Design Submissions

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INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS MALAYSIA ILAM For the past 30 years, landscape architects have often been the unsung heroes of Malaysia’s development projects. These passionate individuals work tirelessly to balance the needs of the environment alongside the construction of physical features such as buildings and public spaces.

The Landscape Architecture profession in Malaysia was initially formed under the name Angkatan Landskap Arkitek Malaysia (ALAM), on 24 September 1981. This group comprised various professionals, semi-professionals, students and private individuals who shared a passion for organising and developing green spaces. In 1982, ILAM was accepted as a member of the Malaysian Professional Centre or Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia (BIM). Subsequently, international recognition came by becoming a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 1984. With an increasing number of local graduates from Landscape Architecture courses, there was a need to move the association forward to represent all new and existing members. As a result, on December 14, 1987, ALAM transformed itself into the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM).

The Key Programmes • • • • • • • • • • •

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) Professional Practice Course and Examination (KAIAL) Landscape Architecture Accreditation Programme for Universities ILAM – Pulau Banding Foundation Research Programme National Landscape Month Celebration - March World Landscape Architecture Month Celebration - April ILAM Annual Gala Dinner Talks and Training Programmes Expeditions, Study Tours & Courtesy Call to the Government Agencies Sustainable Landscape Asia Conference (SLA)

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Begonia Crescent @ Kayangan Heights

AMCORP PROPERTIES BERHAD Amcorp Properties (formerly known as AMDB Berhad) is one of the long established developers in the country, with a number of successful projects in its portfolio, such as Pantai Panorama, Seri Duta and Seri Duta 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Arab-Malaysian Nilai Industrial Park in Negeri Sembilan and Bayu Mutiara in Penang.

Currently, ongoing projects include Kayangan Heights, an exclusive high-end, low-density bungalow development located within the fast-growing enclave of Section U9, Shah Alam, Selangor, which is easily accessible from major highways. The entire development sprawls over 400 acres of pristine forest land and comprises four (4) districts, each possessing its own distinct features, landscape and facilities. Nestled in lush greenery, it is minutes away from numerous nearby amenities and ideally suited to those looking for modern convenience. Another project is a self-contained, mixed development township known as Sibu Jaya, located mere kilometres away from Sibu airport. The replanning of Sibu Jaya won the Judges Merit Award for Planning Excellence Competition organized by the Malaysian Institute of Planners. The township was well-received as the population from within the nearby timber-centred vicinity was upgraded and relocated to Sibu Jaya. Meanwhile, on Peninsular Malaysia, Seri Mutiara @ Salak South, comprising forty-two (42) units of spacious residential houses located in the mature neighbourhood of Salak South Garden, Kuala Lumpur, is the latest edition of our development.

Sibu Jaya Township

Kenanga Woods @ Kayangan Heights

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At the international end, Amcorp Properties Berhad completed the conversion of a freehold commercial property on Baker Street, at the prime location of West End Zone 1, London, into a residential complex, comprising 19 luxury apartment units, which to date have all been fully sold.

99 Baker Street, London

Via a joint venture with one of London’s prominent property development companies, Amcorp Properties Berhad has also invested in one of central London’s prime residential developments, known as NEO Bankside, located at 5 Sumner Street, London. This new 217-unit riverside development is jointly developed by London’s leading property development company, Native Land Limited, together with Grosvenor Limited and designed by acclaimed architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners. In recognition of NEO Bankside’s excellence, Native Land Limited was awarded the prestigious Best International Development Award which recognizes the highest level of achievement in all sectors of the property industry. This accolade was soon followed by the London Evening Standard New Homes Grand Prix Award.

NEO Bankside, London

Amcorp Properties Berhad’s latest investment in central London is the acquisition, through a joint venture with NL (Pollen) Limited and HPL (Mayfair) Pte Ltd, of a freehold and income producing property located at 29-30 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair. The current mid-terrace building is comprised of 83,024 sqft, over ten storeys. This commercial development houses restaurant and gallery tenants at its lower ground and ground levels, whilst the upper eight floors provide office accommodation. For more than a decade, Amcorp Properties has played a meaningful role in contributing to the needs of Malaysia’s economic growth by providing quality homes and office spaces as well as catering to the demands of the expanding industrial sector. In moving forward, we remain committed to building on our capabilities in the property sector and to be a responsible and credible partner with our customers through the provision of high quality homes coupled with good lifestyle concepts and our good customer services.

Old Burlington Street, Mayfair

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Kayangan Heights is a premium residential enclave tucked into natural forestland, yet situated just minutes from urban centres. Commercial, recreational and educational facilities inspire comfortable and stylish living.

KAYANGAN HEIGHTS MASTER PLAN Located off the Guthrie Corridor in Shah Alam, Kayangan Heights is minutes away from numerous amenities. The community is planned with the philosophy of a green concept, safely gated and guarded 24/7, with the advantages of low density housing spread across the entire development. The surrounding nature and ecosystems are maintained while residences reflect the local region with lush greenery alongside recreational parks, jogging tracks and a private club house. Kayangan Heights allows one’s horizon to be dominated by nature, untouched by human hands, in the privacy of a community shared by a privileged few. Residents can discover life beyond the dramatic city, all set amidst an environment which rejuvenates the soul and the senses. Teratai Villa is nestled within the marvelous tropical rainforest of Kayangan Heights. Teratai Villa is a contemporary, modern bungalow development of a two and three story layout. Each villa is equipped with a private swimming pool.

The parkland environment of Teratai Villa

Elements of Kayangan Heights

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The return home is always a memorable experience at Kayangan Heights

Lush and natural planting design enhances the surrounding forest

Award winning streetscape at Kenanga Woods

Kenanga Woods is a low density residential development set in a natural tropical forest. The bungalows are built in harmony with the contours of the land and guarded with security surveillance. Begonia Crescent encompasses 15 exquisite garden villas, which are the epitome of luxurious living. Each garden villa shares a community with nature’s finest. Club house and recreational facilities are planned with nature in mind

Living with nature at Begonia Crescent

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SIBU JAYA Sibu Jaya development is based on the concept of a self-contained township and spans an overall gross area of approximately 1,400 acres. The development comprises a mixed array of residential homes, shop houses, a commercial centre, high rise commercial buildings, industrial lots, schools and amenities. The development is a model township showcasing a combination of city amenities with countryside qualities and upon its full completion, Sibu Jaya will house a population of approximately 50,000 people. Sibu Jaya is centrally located along the Pan-Borneo highway, which is the first trunk road linking Kuching and Miri. It is also a mere 1 km from Sibu Airport and 26 km from Sibu town. With the Durin Bridge now completed, Sibu Jaya has become a transit point for long distance travelers, yet offering its residents an ideal environment in which to work and play. Besides fully self-contained convenience, there is also an incomparable park ambience to promote better work productivity. The smart partnership with the Housing Development Corporation of Sarawak has successfully transformed Sibu Jaya by focussing on improving the lifestyle of the community through better-design houses, community-friendly environment and improving common amenities, facilities and infrastructure. Among the lifestyle elements injected are: • 2km main boulevard • 40 acre Green Lung • 3.5 acre Green Belt • Upgraded affordable homes (bigger and better quality) • New medium / high-end homes (Taman Crystal) • Shophouses / Commercial Centre with modern concept • Provision of more amenities such as police station, post office, etc Based on integrated planning for a more community-based township, Sibu Jaya was awarded the Judges Merit in the Planning Excellence Award (under Community Development - Planning Achievement Category) in a National Level Competition organised by the Malaysian Institute of Planners, in April 2008.

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The newly upgraded main boulevard rejuvenates the image of Sibu Jaya

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NEO BANKSIDE

NEO Bankside is one of London’s most exciting and innovative residential developments. Strategically located in South Bank, stretching along the southern edge of the River Thames, from Westminster Bridge to London Bridge.

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This new riverside development is jointly developed by London’s leading property development companies, Native Land Limited, together with Grosvenor Limited and designed by acclaimed architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners. NEO Bankside development is comprised of 217 stylish and luxurious 2 and 3 bedroom and premium selection apartments spread across 4 state-of-the-art pavilions and 11,000 sqft of retail space. It forms part of London’s regeneration initiative and is situated right in the heart of London’s Cultural Quarters, adjacent to Tate Modern, London’s No.1 attraction, featuring its famous Turbine Hall and art galleries. With such catalysts accrediting this residential development, it is no wonder that its developer, Native Land Limited, was awarded numerous awards for its development of NEO Bankside. Most notable is the prestigious Best International Development Award, the award which recognizes the highest level of achievement in all sectors of the property industry and is a world renowned mark of excellence. Another triumph for NEO Bankside is the London Evening Standard New Homes Grand Prix Award in which the judges felt that NEO Bankside created a real sense of community and responded to the needs of the local environment and its residents.

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99 BAKER STREET 99 Baker Street has become one of London’s most sought after properties. This iconic residential development is surrounded by Royal Parks, sophisticated fashion houses, Michelin starred restaurants, world-renowned art collections, all of which are the very best that London has to offer.

99 Baker Street comprises 18 units of one, two and three bedroom apartments and a luxury three bedroom penthouse. Famously known as the residence of world renowned detective Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street sits amidst London’s thriving yet tranquil ambience. A short walk to the north of the development is Regent’s Park and to the south, Hyde Park. Combined, this 760 acre enclave is at the disposal of 99 Baker Street residents. Selfridges, Oxford Street and the luxurious Bond Street and Mayfair are less than 10 minutes walk to the south while the relaxed village-like atmosphere of Marylebone is situated to the east of the development.

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29-30 OLD BURLINGTON STREET The Burlington Street property is positioned in the center of the prime East Mayfair location, and Mayfair in turn is situated in the heart of London’s West End, which is considered the London property market’s crème de la crème.

Old Burlington Street boasts some of London’s most exclusive shops, restaurants, clubs and hotels, such as The Westbury and The Ritz, which are world renowned for their impeccable quality and service. The current mid-terraced building comprises 83,024 sqft, arranged over lower ground, ground and eight upper floors. The ten-story commercial development currently houses restaurant and gallery tenants at its lower ground and ground levels whilst the upper eight floors provide office accommodations. It is in the interest of the members of the Joint Venture to assess the Burlington Street property’s potential, subject to planning approvals, to be converted and redeveloped as a prime residential scheme exploring the creation of bespoke living accommodations.

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MALAYSIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2012

Each year, ILAM presents the outstanding Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards to Malaysian landscape architecture consultancy firms, developers, government agencies, researchers and students for projects, research papers or design works completed in Malaysia and abroad. These awards honour the best in landscape architecture from various aspects of the industry. The awards are open to all project submissions, completed at least ONE YEAR previously, and which have not won any previous ILAM Awards. The Awards are divided into seven categories: 1. Landscape Design & Planning Awards 2. Landscape Study & Analysis Awards 3. Landscape Innovation Awards 4. Property Developer Awards in Landscape Planning & Development 5. Green City Awards 6. Landscape Research Awards 7. Student Design Awards The Jury Process The jury process for the Awards is “blind”. In other words, the identities of the entrants and creative teams are not revealed to the jury. Members of the Professional Awards Jury, as well as the firms, organisations, and the agencies they represent, are not eligible to enter the Professional Awards program. The decision process takes three days to review a total of 88 entries and a day of site visits to decide the recipient of the Excellence Award. Jury Report The Panel of Jurors for the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2012 was given the task to assess and evaluate the submissions. Upon convening, the Panel found that the submissions were many and varied. Just as varied as the projects submitted were the experience and practice of the submitting landscape architects. The Panel noted the wide range - from novice or graduate landscape architects to those that have been practicing in the profession for more than thirty years; from a solo landscape architect, to a multi-disciplinary team, led by a landscape architect; and from private practice to public agencies. It was also noteworthy that our local practitioners submitted high-end landscape projects completed abroad – Malaysian landscape architects who have gained international recognition. The Panel was indeed impressed by the professionalism and enthusiasm shown by the junior and senior fraternity in promoting quality improvements in the humanized landscape, through their submissions. After profiling the submissions, the Panel found assessing and screening projects for the Awards both a challenging and apprehensive process. It was difficult to apply a single thread of argument across the projects which were categorically and typologically distinctive. Each differed in design process, creative solution, and impact. Nonetheless, throughout the 3 days of evaluation, a common theme ruled, i.e. degree of complexity in landscape planning, design, and construction. This then became central in assessing each and every submission. In evaluating each submission, the Panel found that the complexity in each project was directly proportional to the depth of design process, creativity of solution, and extent of impact. As such, the inherent strength and merit of each project emerged and stood out on its own merits. The Panel of Jurors would like to thank all the submitting landscape architects and congratulate the winners. As a fraternity, they have helped to give visibility to the spectrum of intra-disciplines within landscape architecture and create landmarks in the profession, both in Malaysia and abroad.

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE

LAr. Mohd Fadrillah Mohd Taib Competition Chairman

LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan Competition Judging

LAr. Sharipah Mohamed Certification & Financing

LAr. Charles Teo Competition Outline | Promotion & Publication

JURY

LAr. Kamariyah Kamsah FILAM (Group 1 Head Judge)

LAr. Meor Saadon Sofian Mior Razali

LAr. Siti Zabeda Mohammad

LAr. Zainuddin Ya

LAr. Phua Chin Eng

Prof. LAr. Dr. Mustafa Kamal Mohd Shariff (Group 2 Head Judge)

LAr. Nurulhuda Hayati Ibrahim

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KAYANGAN HEIGHTS Kayangan Heights, spread across this natural environment with several precincts of bungalows, is a low density residential development, complete with tropical forest landscape & all built in harmony with the contours of the land.

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Kayangan Heights is an exclusive low-density, guarded bungalow development which comprises 166.74ha of pristine tropical rainforest. Planned as a low density residential development, complete with tropical forest landscape details, Kayangan Heights spreads across this natural environment with several precincts of bungalows such as Teratai Villas, Kenanga Woods and Begonia Crescent.

01 Meadows grow wild amidst the parklands

Each of the facilities and development parcels are designed to ensure they maximize the green experience. Either along the driveway or in each residential plot, visitors are surrounded by natural green spaces. Streams, a lake, and lush meadows are among the elements one can spy throughout Kayangan Heights. Green pathways are provided along the parkland as connectors between each built element.

03 The resort style tropical design welcomes visitors to Kayangan Heights

Recreational facilities, such as the club house, are designed to incorporate the stunning backdrop of the nearby forest, which can be seen from the terminus of the infinity pool. This building is also adjacent to a small stream, a garden, a playground, a BBQ area, gym facilities and a tennis court. Kayangan Heights takes pride in the value given and commitment shown to its surrounding environment. Sustainability is also ensured thanks to the preservation of the existing forest. Here, considerations were made for the protection of existing trees during the planning of the building footprint, for the careful placement of climbers planted on the built structures, through preserving the natural streams to be utilized as part of the green network and to ensure the existing biodiversity is maintained. Only with all these commitments in place can we provide a high quality of life for the residents of Kayangan Heights and ensure each homecoming experience is a rewarding one.

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04 The playground and community activity space are built around the tropical backdrop

Project Title Kayangan Heights Official Entrant Amcorp Prima Realty Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Amcorp Prima Realty Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Gemilang Juga Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Design218.my

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LAMAN BUNGA RAMPAI

Laman Bunga Rampai preserves the Malay heritage and culture found in the state of Johor, and ensures sustainability for all life forms in the local environment.

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

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03 Educational programme frequently conducted by local schools

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POCKET PARKS

This series of pocket parks, inter-connected from the north to the south of Precinct 2, Setia Eco-Park, provides a continuous green environment for the surrounding community.

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Project Title Pocket Parks Phase 9 Setia Eco Park Official Entrant Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Arkitek Urbanisma Sdn. Bhd. Contractor D’Palma Green Sdn. Bhd. Greenville Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Team Setia

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The pocket parks of this design, originally bungalow lots, have been lovingly converted into 6 beautiful, intimate gardens. Each space has a different theme, ranging from the King & Queen Community Garden, the Salad Bowl Community Garden, the Bonsai Community Garden, the Tea & Coffee Garden, the Floral Community Garden, the Putting Green Community Garden, to the Japanese Community Garden. Each themed garden provides a space for community members who are seeking different enclaves of activities which will suit each individual lifestyle.

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SERENITY PARK EAST LEDANG PHASE 1

Serenity Park provides a safe, happy and light environment – an ‘on-demand escape’ from one’s daily, hectic life.

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Serenity Park is a themed garden residential development which provides a safe and spacious environment for its community members. The development’s emphasis on spaciousness is further evidenced by the application of the concept of garden living. The 31 gardens and open spaces make up more than 15% of the total acreage (the authority requirement is only 10%) while the density is reduced to a mere 2.7 units per acre, far below the industry norm of 10 units per acre. The 31 gardens, which spread over 7 parks spanning the development, make the grounds much more than a site for a home. Individually themed, the seven parks correspond to the 7 days in a week, while the 31 gardens relate to 31 days in a month. Each precious space provides residents of the development with a different garden theme to experience and enjoy every day of the month. 03

The ‘green continuum’ concept integrates buildings and gardens through a continuous network of linear parks and open spaces. Residents experience easy access to all green areas, while at the same time enjoying lush, shaded and comfortable living. 01 Green pocket spaces at Serenity Park 02 100 year old frangipani trees preserved in the central garden 03 Green space allocation was a priority during the design process 04 The Central Garden

Project Title Serenity Park East Ledang Phase 1 Official Entrant UEM Land Holdings Berhad Client | Owner UEM Land Holdings Berhad Landscape Architect Punt Garden Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Internal Sources William Harald Wong

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WATERFALLS OF SETIA ECO CASCADIA By weaving natural elements alongside urban living requirements, Mother Nature is welcomed as a lifelong companion, not an unnecessary casualty. Hence, the landscape, terrain and ecosystem of this development are natural and in harmony with humanity and its local setting.

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The concept of Setia Eco Cascadia development is a simple, yet surprisingly novel approach. It is about eco-living in the heart of a city, which will certainly set the benchmark for all future developments in the region. This surprising development features water, in many forms, across the entire estate. With the preservation of the natural terrain, different levels provide vantage points for breathtaking panoramic views of the many surrounding waterfalls and ponds. To maintain its eco-friendly nature, a Bioswale, a unique ecologicallyattuned facility which filters rainwater before discharging it into the drainage system, is incorporated into the design. Water from upper level ponds cascades over 12 metre high majestic waterfalls and, along the 60 metre wide terrain, the water, rushing over different sections of the stunning rock-work, imitates nature at its best. The crashing water then flows into the main lake where, together with the waterfall, a grand and luscious entrance is created for residents and visitors. The drama and power of this stunning piece never fails to invite people to bask in its cool, refreshing beauty. Setia Eco Cascadia is a green wonderland where cascading landscapes are the key element, literally bringing a breath of fresh air to modern living.

Project Title Waterfalls of Setia Eco Cascadia Official Entrant Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. (SP Setia Berhad) Client | Owner Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. (SP Setia Berhad)

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CLUSTER C2S COMPLEX KOTA ISKANDAR, NUSAJAYA

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Located in the southern section of Kota Iskandar, the Cluster C2S state administrative office complex consists of a pair of buildings which front each other; namely the Bangunan Dato’ Mohamad Salleh Perang and the Bangunan Dato’ Muhamad Ibrahim Munsyi. The two buildings are separated by a central circular lawn, linked by a pedestrian walkway. They sit on a curvilinear footprint of approximately 22.4 acres and are surrounded by 19.7 acres of beautiful landscape. The selection of the plants at Cluster C2S Complex plays an important role in the preservation of threatened and endangered plants species for future generations. From the biodiversity enhancement aspect, the forest landscape has attracted birds, insects and small mammals. From the educational and social resources point of view, Cluster C2S Complex is a good example of utilising a landscape area for research and education.

01 The walkway and the shady Pulai Trees are designed to provide comfort for pedestrians 02 Water feature with sculpture representing the movement of the “Zapin”, a Malay traditional dance unique to Johor 03 Streetscape design

Project Title Cluster C2S Complex, Kota Iskandar, Nusajaya Official Entrant Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Johor State Government Landscape Architect Veritas Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Nature At Work Sdn. Bhd. UEM Construction Sdn. Bhd. Architect HL Reka Architect Engineer OMK Jurutera Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor JB Bergabung Photography Credit Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd.

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Damselfly & Geyser Creek, two man-made waterways, act as natural detention ponds in this development, yet have been upgraded and repurposed as a recreational park for residents.

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Project Title Damselfly & Geyser Creek @ Setia Eco-Park Official Entrant Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Oasis Design Studio Contractor D’Palma Green Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Team Setia

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Damselfly & Geyser Creek were built with the intention to provide a space for recreational activities ideal for joggers, cyclists and pedestrians who wish to spend an afternoon strolling around the gardens. The creeks promote biodiversity with a variety of plantings which attract wildlife. With garden amenities such as benches, gazebos, a boardwalk and pergola along the garden walkway, it connects seamlessly with the community and is easily accessible from any direction. Damselfly Creek is named for the presence of the many damselflies in the area which indicates the unpolluted water quality of the creek. Located at the highest peak of the development, the garden offers pleasant views with gentle breezes.

01 Pathways are designed along the waterways to provide jogging and cycling facilities for the residents 02 Seats and flowering shrubs provide a relaxing sanctuary 03 Geyser Spring, a playpark designed for all

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PUTERI HARBOUR SATELLITE CLUB HOUSE

Project Title Puteri Harbour Satellite Club House Official Entrant UEM Land Holdings Berhad Client | Owner UEM Land Holdings Berhad Landscape Architect Punt Garden Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Internal Sources

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Puteri Harbour is planned as an integrated urban waterfront and marina development that offers a panoramic view of the Straits of Johor. Located adjacent to Kota Iskandar, Puteri Harbour offers a unique luxurious lifestyle community with exceptional waterfront living, dining, entertainment, arts and culture in a safe and picturesque setting. It is an ideal location for global or regional commerce and events, with state-of-the-art facilities and a business friendly environment which creates world-class personal or business investment opportunities. The Master Plan aims to realise the vision for the development as an iconic waterfront location with quality environments and structures which complement each other, integrate well into the surroundings and contribute towards a rich, vibrant and textured waterfront precinct – a place that is engaging, contemporary and culturally relevant.

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The Urban Design Guidelines of this development focuses on 5 precincts within the waterfront development. They are identified as Nakhoda, Laksamana, Tanjung, Bahtera and Puteri precincts. For example, in The Bahtera precinct, namely the Satellite Club House, landscape elements respond to local cultural conditions through the use of materials, textures and forms which celebrate Malaysia’s natural landscape. The concept is to create a bold, contemporary tropical landscape in scale with each distinctive precinct of the development. Developing strong indoor and outdoor relationships between commercial and retail and the adjacent public laneways and plazas, residential and the adjacent gardens, to activate and enliven the public domain, is a huge challenge yet one which Puteri Harbour takes onboard with passion and drive. 05

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LEBUH KOTA ISKANDAR NUSAJAYA

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Project Title Lebuh Kota Iskandar Nusajaya Official Entrant Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Johor State Government Landscape Architect Titi Jasa - Otla JV Sdn. Bhd. Contractor UEM Construction Sdn. Bhd. Architect Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Perunding Padu Reka Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor JB Bergabung Photography Credit Cahaya Jauhar Sdn. Bhd.

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01 Archway, with Moorish Andalusia influences, is the entrance to the Persiaran Dato’ Menteri 02 The Johor Malay architectural theme is used for the entrance to the Persiaran Dewan Negeri 03 Meriam Seri Rambai 04 Trees provide shade and comfort for pedestrians

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Lebuh Kota Iskandar, the main route leading to the entrance gateway of Kota Iskandar, is approximately 1.07 kilometres in length and 50 metres in width. This major boulevard is planned as a pedestrianfriendly environment, complete with a central median, buffer strip, landscape reserve and street furniture.

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The name ‘Lebuh Kota Iskandar’ was selected in conjunction with the development of Kota Iskandar, the new Johor State Administrative Centre in Nusajaya. Lebuh Kota Iskandar is also part of the ‘Nusajaya Loop’ and has set a benchmark for similar developments. The plant selection was based on the principle of enhancing the biodiversity of the area. Ornamental and ethno-botanical plants such as Pisonia alba (Mengkudu Siam), Cinnamommun iners (Pokok Kayu Manis) and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Bunga Raya), were planted to bring a traditional feel to the design.

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Ecohydrology Management concept is an approach which quantifies and explains the relationship between hydrological processes and biotic dynamics at the catchment level in Putrajaya.

Project Title Ecohydrology Management of Lakes & Wetlands in the Putrajaya Urban Ecosystem Official Entrant Perbadanan Putrajaya Client | Owner Perbadanan Putrajaya

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Perbadanan Putrajaya adopted the Ecohydrology Management approach to better manage the quality and quantity of surface run-off within the catchment areas of the massive, newly developed administrative city. The Putrajaya Lake and Wetland area was constructed to control the quality of the run-off, with consideration given to the processing of possible sources of all pollutants in the catchment area, including stakeholders’ activities. It also ensures aesthetic viability and sustains good water quality, suitable for recreational use. Ecohydrology Management concept is based on the assumption that sustainable development of water resources is dependent on the ecosystem’s ability to restore and maintain the evolutionarily established process of water and nutrient circulation and energy flows, at the basin level. Amongst the most important approaches of this management concept is the application of integrated management of stakeholders and activities which involve neighboring stakeholders in the catchment area. All possible sources of pollution within the catchment need to be understood, identified and defined in order to clearly undertake appropriate management and maintenance measures. The application of the ecohydrology concept using wetlands and lakes can be seen as a successful approach to pursue sustainability, by bringing nature back into the urban surrounding and benefiting communities. The Ecohydrology Management of the lake and wetland project in the Putrajaya Urban Ecosystem project received recognition by being awarded a Gold Award under the Project Award category by the International Awards for Liveable Communities (LivCom Awards 2012) at AL-AIN CITY, United Arab Emirates (22 – 26 November 2012). 01

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01 The ecosystem provided by the lake and wetlands benefits the community in many ways 02 International Canoe Championship 2005 03 Migratory birds visiting Putrajaya Wetlands 04 Public participation plays a crucial role in sustaining the health of the ecosystem 05 Various lakeside carnivals and activities 06 International Sailing Regatta

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TAMAN SAHABAT

Taman Sahabat or Friendship Park commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties and friendship between Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China.

01 The Chinese styled Zig Zag Bridge 02 Huai Feng Pavilion 03 Admiral Zheng He Statue 04 The Sarawak Fountain 05 Plaza with Malaysian Murals

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The size of Taman Sahabat, or Friendship Park, in Kuching, Sarawak, is approximately 7 acres. The development of the park was jointly financed by the government, alongside contributions from the People’s Republic of China and sponsors from the private sectors, both in Kuching and China. The design of the park is divided into two coexisting yet independent sections; Malaysia Park and China Park. These two parks, much like the ancient yin and yang symbol of harmony, represent the friendship between Malaysia and China and are linked by a man-made lake. A vessel, complete with a statue of the Chinese Admiral, Zheng He, was built to symbolize this great man’s voyages of discovery and trade. Admiral Zheng He, known locally as Cheng Ho, (1371-1433) was an admiral, diplomat and explorer during China’s Ming dynasty and was selected to lead the first of seven epic expeditions to South East Asia, which included stops in many parts of what is now east and west Malaysia.

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COMMUNITY GARDENS OF PUTRAJAYA The Community Gardens Project is one of the community participation, engagement and empowerment initiatives under the Putrajaya Local Agenda 21 Programme. The first community garden of Putrajaya was started during early 2008 and officiated in October of the same year by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Honorable Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in response to the residents’ interest in vegetable gardening. In late 2008, Perbadanan Putrajaya regulated gardening by passing a law which allows gardening to be carried out yet controls encroachments onto public land. Residents are required to register with the City to enable monitoring and facilitate community gardening activities.

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The Perbadanan Putrajaya, in a facilitator role, fulfillled the local government responsibility of discharging duties of educating the community by introducing Community Garden Clinics. These clinics were conducted by the Master Gardeners of the Perbadanan Putrajaya Horticultural Division, together with the Department of Agriculture. The city also provides “hands-on� advisory services for problem-solving at site by visiting gardens at regular intervals to inspect gardening practices, check on pests and diseases and ensure successful food production. On an annual basis, the Perbadanan also hosts an audience of almost 200 participants at the community garden meetings. The way forward for the next 5 years for the Community Gardens of Putrajaya Project is to ensure sustainability of the project. The future direction for the community garden project at Putrajaya would be to increase community participation with greater engagement efforts to foster community empowerment.

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TAMAN BOTANI PUTRAJAYA

Taman Botani Putrajaya houses botanical collections, undertakes conservation efforts, provides botanical education, and has become a prime recreation park for the public. It also provides a must-visit tourism opportunity for Putrajaya. 01

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Putrajaya Botanical Garden, occupying over 93 hectares of former palm oil plantation, is the biggest Botanical Garden in Malaysia. It was designed as an arcadian plant sanctuary where living collections of plants, mainly from the botanical region of Malesiana, could be found. The living collection also consists of over 700 species of flowering plants from other geographical regions of the world within the Equatorial belt, including Asia Pacific, Africa and South America. Currently, the gardens carry a modest number of over 6,000 individuals of botanical significance as a living collection, with a herbarium collection of roughly 5,000 plant sheets, a carpological collection and a small wet collection. It is also supported by a handsome nursery complex, complete with quarantine facilities.

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Putrajaya Botanical Gardens is registered with the Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) under the auspices of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). As a botanical garden, Taman Botani Putrajaya serves the purpose to house botanical collections, undertake conservation efforts, provide botanical education, become a prime recreation and park service to the public, and provide a must-visit tourism opportunity for Putrajaya. The garden features 12 thematic garden experiences, namely Explorers Trail, Palm Hill, Sun Garden, the Lakeside, Floral Garden, Fern Garden, Canna Walk, Heliconia Trail, Bougainvillea Tunnel, Orchid Path, Vine Garden, and Pandanus Walk. Taman Botani Putrajaya achieved international recognition when it was listed in ‘Paradise Found’ as one of the top 40 most beautiful parks in the world.

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01 Visitors enjoying a bicycle ride through the park 02 The Moroccan Pavilion 03 Crossing tree canopies, 10 metres above ground, on the Canopy Bridge 04 Palm collection

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PALMARIUM KUCHING PARK

Housing a wide variety of indigenous and exotic species of palms, the Palmarium, in Kuching, is a unique part of this vibrant city.

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01 Night view 02 The entrance arch 03 Canna Garden 04 Gazebos, reflecting local architecture, are among the unique features of the park

Project Title Palmarium Official Entrant Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan

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The Palmarium, part of Kuching Park, located at Jalan Padungan, is the only palm garden in Kuching city. With an area of about 1.85 hectares, the palmarium displays a wide variety of palms which comprise indigenous and exotic palms, all labelled with their botanical names. Presently, there are 30 species of palms which can be found in this park. The palmarium also provides recreational facilities and landscape to attract patronage by tourists and local inhabitants, as well as create environmental sustainability for this landmark of this attractive city. 03

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TAMAN PANCARONA PUTRAJAYA Taman Pancarona Putrajaya, designed and built as an urban public park, caters to sports and recreational needs for residents living in Nusa Perdana, Putrajaya city centre. The park is one of the largest within Putrajaya Core Island, second only to Taman Wawasan.

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Taman Pancarona covers an area of 16.8 hectares with an extensive planting of multi-coloured foliage, tassels, flowers, fruits and berries, flowering trees and shrubs, all following the planting concept of “Shimmering Colours”, after the name, ‘Pancarona’. On weekends and at night, this park comes alive with sporting activities as it has comprehensive sports facilities akin to a mini sports complex with a half Olympic-sized football stadium, two futsal courts cum basketball courts, three volleyball courts, two netball and four “Sepak Takraw” courts. It also offers jogging tracks with strategically located resting gazebos and exercise stations. As part of the city’s essential components, this park offers plenty for the community of approximately 11,000 residents living in the high-rise apartments, adjacent to the park. It also offers magnificent backdrops to the iconic buildings of the Core Island, creating a sense of integration between the urban built and natural built environments.

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RESIDENSI MERBOK Residensi Merbok is designed for sophisticated inhabitants, showcasing the unique local environment through a design which highlights the message of peace, harmony and freedom.

Project Title Residensi Merbok Official Entrant Landscape Studio Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Asas Dunia Berhad Landscape Architect Landscape Studio Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Island Garden Decorator & Nursery Planner BYG Architect Architect BYG Architect Engineer Jimmy Khoo Consulting Engineers Photography Credit Lee Shan Phei Ang Sim Guan Hidayah Yahamad Teoh Yu Cher

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Residensi Merbok is part of the transformation of the up and coming township of Nibong Tebal, Penang. The design challenged the existing site by demanding a recovery of 35 aces of an abandoned ex palm oil estate, which was damaged by contamination from nearby chicken farms. With the site properly designed for recovery, the following step was to bring in local plant species which would attract wildlife to the new community and comply with strict modern environmental regulations. The result is contemporary style living within an area which boasts a rich, natural biodiversity. 02

01 Gateway entrance to the park 02 A gentle swathe of Weeping Willows 03 Modern seating design, parallel with the lines of the pavement

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DAI PHUOC PHASE 1

Incorporating traditional Vietnamese motifs, the design ensures the landscape blends harmoniously with its surroundings.

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Project Title Dai Phuoc Phase 1, Vietnam Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Vina Dai Phuoc Corporation Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd.

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The Dai Phuoc Phase 1 residential development was inspired by motifs found in the frames and panels of traditional homes. This clever feature ensures the landscape blends perfectly with its location, while providing a timeless three dimensional space. Further exploring this idea, the hardscape elements receive a strong Vietnamese feel which becomes the essence of each node within the design. A careful selection of tropical plants and signature trees redefine the entire softscape and provide multipurpose outdoor spaces for residents of all ages.

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D’VIDA

D’Vida places an emphasis on maximising street promenade frontage, offering clear access and a seamless experience for users taking a leisurely stroll around the area.

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01 A bridge links the indoor to the outdoor 02 Seats located along the promenade 03 Curved wooden promenade built along the water’s edge 04 Promenade at night 05 Unique landscape furniture and hardscape design

Project Title D’Vida Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner Sime Darby Property Berhad Landscape Architect Mentari Design Photography Credit Ezuwan & Amar

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Located in a 150-acre commercial centre named Bukit Jelutong City Centre, d’Vida is designed to be the main commercial hub for the township’s residents as well as for the entire Shah Alam area. Buoyed by a ready catchment area of 250,000 residents and working population, d’Vida is easily accessible from major highways. It is a place where people can engage in various activities and form interactions with others, as well as with nature. The design is brim full with trendy architecture set placidly amidst pacifying water features which run through the development. 05

The design of d’Vida is to create a seamless experience for users taking a leisurely stroll around the area. Beautifully landscaped plazas and surroundings are designed to harmonise with the environment and join effortlessly with shady verandas, arcades and decks, which are all designed to encourage healthy outdoor activities. When considering the sustainable development aspect of the project, the developer has taken extra steps to implement rainwater harvesting in d’Vida. The rooftops of the buildings are pitched towards the direction of the canal, thereby channeling rainwater to be recycled for irrigation purposes. This ingenious system compliments the built environment with the outdoor spaces and creates a more sustainable landscape approach.

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KL SENTRAL PARK KL Sentral Park is the synthesis of a rainforest environment and modern landscape techniques which enhances the courtyard, creating an intimate space between the buildings.

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Project Title KL Sentral Park Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner MRCB Kuala Lumpur Sentral Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect COX Architects & Planners Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Meinhardt (M) Sdn. Bhd. Ll-Zainal Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor ARH Jurukur Sdn. Bhd.

The KL Sentral Park, located at Lot E, KL Sentral, aims to provide a landscape which is effectively able to soften the ultra modern geometric-shaped office buildings in the immediate vicinity. This project required a synthesis of rainforest plants and modern tropical landscape techniques in order to enhance the courtyard which was positioned in an intimate space, between the buildings. The series of imaginative and sustainable layouts for the project represent the final stage of conceptual design. The wonderful collaboration between COX architects and our landscape design team, following workshops and productive meetings, helped to develop a plan for incorporating the largest Green wall in Malaysia within the property. 01 Sculptures in the courtyard garden

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The major planning consideration of the Impiana Resort landscape design was to create a contemporary setting which would incorporate the site’s panoramic view of the nearby ocean. With the plantings chosen for the project, a touch of tropical flavour was introduced to the site, blending perfectly with the surrounding environment. Here, holiday makers can enjoy complete privacy as the landscape design carefully creates a unique secret garden space around each villa.

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IMPIANA RESORT PHUKET

Here, modern villas dot the gentle slopes, while gardens and pools compliment the views of the ocean. A stunning backdrop of untouched tropical forest completes the scene.

Project Title Impiana Resort, Phuket, Thailand Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Impiana Resort Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd.

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TAMAN AWAM MERDEKA JOHOR BAHRU

The park, which is the symbol of independence, showcases the historical path of the nation’s patriotism and struggle towards achieving freedom in 1957. The Taman Awam Merdeka or Merdeka Public Park is located at Tasek Utara, approximately 3km away from Johor Bahru. The park, a symbol of independence showcases some of the elements of history throughout the park via historical information on sculptures, photos and the nightly light and sound display. Among the components of the park are the Sultan Abu Bakar Memorial Garden, the Japanese Occupation Memorial Garden, Royalty Garden, Independence Pride Garden, Malaysian Garden, Padang Merdeka and Promenade for Independence March.

Project Title Taman Awam Merdeka, (Merdeka Public Park) Johor Bahru Official Entrant Tropics Design Client | Owner Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) Landscape Architect Tropics Design Photography Credit Jomaithir bin Johari

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BUKIT INDAH TOWN PARK

Bukit Indah Town Park refreshes the look of the existing park, strengthens existing landmarks and elevates the image of Bukit Indah.

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Project Title Bukit Indah Town Park Nusajaya Official Entrant Tropics Design Client | Owner Bukit Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tropics Design Contractor Nature Landscaping Design Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Jomaithir bin Johari

Bukit Indah Town Park, located at Bukit Indah, Bandar Nusajaya, is an upgrade project intended to provide a strong image for Bukit Indah. The dream was to create a unified green space for the benefit of the community. The task was to design a park with urban concepts which would match the new nearby commercial area, strengthen existing landmarks and provide a major revamp for the unkempt and poorly maintained oil palms, turf, pathways and plaza, as well as tackle the issue of illegal parking. The result is a vibrant town park with a sense of space which provides a welcoming green area in the centre of Bukit Indah.

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PUTRAJAYA WATERFRONT PRECINCT 5 & 6

Each of the landscape elements at the waterfront provides facilities for city dwellers to enjoy and to be close to the water; to touch it, to be part of it.

Project Title Putrajaya Waterfront Precinct 5 & 6 Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (PJH) Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor IJM Planner TPD Architect ZDR Engineer Zaidun Leeng

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Located in Precincts 5 & 6 at the southern gateway of Putrajaya, this soft edge waterfront landscape design was inspired by aquatic life and maritime activities. Whether it is the man-made beach or the water sports jetty, each of the landscape elements in the project provides facilities for the enjoyment of all city dwellers.

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01 Viewing tower in a traditional Sarawakian style 02 Sandy beach and pool for children 03 Undulating Amphitheatre 04 Jetty and promenade 05 Landscape soft-edge treatment

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MIDFIELDS PHASE 1 Sungai Besi

As a modern village of convenience, leisure and growth, Midfields acts as a vibrant oasis, a respite from the urban void in this hectic part of a rapidly developing city.

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Midfields, at 23 acres, is located in one of Kuala Lumpur’s well known suburbs, Sungai Besi. With the surrounding area consisting of numerous dilapidated industries, abandoned yards, vacant lots, an area consisting of broken down urban spaces, social sprawl and chaotic traffic, the developer conceived of a visionary plan to rehabilitate and reorganise three sites in this once proud area. This new paradigm of residential enclaves is intended as a place of modern quality living and is planned to set in motion the phenomenon of urban regeneration. Midfields aims to act as a vibrant oasis, contained in a backdrop of layered forms, a composition of tall buildings, courtyards, plazas, waterscapes, shade structures, gardens and edges. The landscape theme, inspired by the music of Beethoven - in particular, his emotive “Moonlight Sonata” - incorporates reflective mirages and the playful sounds of water. The landscape’s casual, yet dynamic lyrical elements are woven seamlessly together throughout the green spaces to emphasise each themed space, as well as to provide a tranquil, tropical sanctuary that is beyond one’s imagination. 01 The moonlight pool and island retreat 02 The aerial view of the pool and recreational area

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The Orchid Garden showcases the natural ecological habitats of the identified orchid species.

The orchid garden highlights the natural ecological habitats of each orchid species across 10 acres of land. Located within this urban forest park of Johor Bahru, this garden showcases commercial and wild forest species. The garden strives to be the centre of knowledge for orchids with an interpretation centre, nursery and orchid collection display area spread over the four main enclosures which exemplify different natural environments, such as valley, secondary forest, wetlands and primary forest.

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01 Gallery showcasing orchid species from the forest 02 The Orchid Nursery set against a forest backdrop 03 Courtyard garden, with water features, is the home for orchids which are commonly found close to water

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THE DATAI LANGKAWI

Situated on the northwestern tip of Langkawi Island, The Datai is nestled inside an ancient tropical rainforest, with a secluded white sandy beach which faces the calm Andaman Sea. Conceived as a grand retreat, immersed in an ancient virgin rainforest, The Datai is an icon of luxury. Its secluded villas are set on meandering paths which lead down to a private bay and white sandy beaches; the ultimate in peaceful perfection. Blending with nature and fine traditions, The Datai maintains quality and excellence by providing superlative accommodation for all its welcome guests. Look around you and you’ll notice subtlety and incomparable luxury at every turn.

Project Title The Datai Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner The Datai Resorts Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Peremba Construction Architect Kerry Hills Architects Engineer Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn. Bhd. Rahulan Zain Associates Quantity Surveyor Nik Farid & Low Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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Project Title University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Kampar Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner UTAR Education Foundation

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The modern landscape theme revitalises this ecological and educational setting, at the same time addressing the sustainability and environmental features of the development. Universiti Tuanku Abdul Rahman is an education development project located on 1300 acres of land in Kampar, Perak and is planned to accommodate a student population of 30,000, within 3,000.000 sq ft of built facilities. The site, being an old tin mine, has 25 ex-mining ponds and lakes, encompassing 40% of the entire site area, with the west of the site incorporating a backdrop of mountain ranges that offers a beautiful panoramic view and a serene lake setting to the entire development. The challenge for the landscape architects was to develop a modern landscape theme that would revitalise this ecological and educational setting, while at the same time being able to address the sustainability and environmental features of the development. In addition, creating a minimalist landscape would be viewed as a manifestation of the poetic notions of the magnificent lakes and enhance the panoramic views and features of the campus. The landscape concept of “The Memories of the Best Years� describes the campus as a social node, a memorable gathering, an unforgettable event, a community space, a cultural identity, a distinguished occasion and a nurturing space as the university serves as a place where students meet to forge lifelong friendships and to experience a melting pot of memorable experiences. All the landscape elements showcased are very simple, elegant and minimalist in nature, without any fanfare or excessive primping. They indicate a strong and open relationship with the surrounding lake environment and encourage social interaction and a connection with the outdoors. This enables students, in their social capacity, to mingle, integrate and to coexist peacefully within their learning environment.

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BANDAR MUADZAM SHAH PHASE 2 A formal landscape approach highlights the legacy and identity of Alor Setar and the state’s new administrative centre.

Project Title Federal Government Administrative Complex Bandar Muadzam Shah, Phase 2 Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Prime Minister’s Department Malaysia Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Package A: Prodabena Sdn. Bhd. Package B: Uzaimin Enterprise Package C: Shahab Builders Architect AZZA Associates Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Konsult Maju Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Jurutera Konsult Maju Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. 01 The lawn and pathway create an open space for public use 02 The pavilion by the central deck of the riverfront 03 The ‘Setar’ tree sculpture at the ceremonial plaza

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The new Federal Goverment Complex of Kedah, Bandar Muadzam Shah, is located in Anak Bukit, about 8 kilometres to the north of Alor Setar city centre. The design concept focusses on creating a formal landscape which highlights the legacy and identity of Alor Setar in conjunction with its cultural heritage and status as the state’s new administrative centre.

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The landscape development consists of a formal, open space comprising an Oval Plaza linked to the official entrance, which is highlighted by an archway, reminiscent of the Gateway of Kuala Kedah. Fringing the plaza are pavilions, adjoined with trellises, which host state dignitaries during official ceremonies. The centrepiece of the plaza commemorates how Alor Setar derived its name, which is the display of a meandering water canal portraying ‘Alor’ and a structure symbolically representing a ‘Setar’ tree (Bouea macrophylla). The top of the structure is adorned with federal and state emblems, making an imposing colossal sculpture when viewed from afar. Extension of the landscape work to the riverfront successfully transformed the area into a promenade with a series of semi-circular decks. Interspersed between planting areas are two cantilevered viewing decks and a children’s playground, adding recreational facilities and socialising opportunities for the community.

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The site occupies a total of 3 acres and is a combination of scenic terrain surrounded by untouched and secluded hill slopes. The landscape concept aspires to incorporate a hierarchy of Designer Seatings, colourful Trellis Screens and Sofa Water Decks that craft each green space into soothing and comfortable lounging areas. The design concept plays a vital role in determining outdoor landscape and artistic conversational spaces such as Reading Rooms, Tea Rooms, and ‘Lepak Lepak’ Rooms to encourage family interaction and foster community ties.

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CLOVER SHOW VILLAGE CYBERJAYA

Clover - a series of artistic outdoor rooms and landscape furnishings, designed as Tropical Cloisters define the new Malaysian trend in modern sculptural landscaping.

Project Title Clover Show Village, Cyberjaya Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner MyVilla Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Imarah Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner MK Planning Consultants Architect Atelier ADT Akitek (Asia) Sdn. Bhd. Engineer JPS Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd. PAC & Rakan-rakan Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Econcos Consultants Sdn. Bhd.

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The Curve offers a complete shopping and dining experience for the discerning crowd with landscape playing an important role in creating an open and relaxed ambience.

Project Title The Curve, Mutiara Damansara Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Mutiara Rini Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Awam Saujana Sdn. Bhd. Architect MAA Architect Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Sepakat Setia Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Juru Ukur Bahan Malaysia Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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The Curve comprises a cluster of distinct buildings which cast an exciting labyrinth of themed courtyards and streetscape malls. These unique features of The Curve offer a complete shopping and dining experience for the discerning crowd. Landscape plays an important role in creating an open and relaxing ambience within the F&B hub, in the midst of the dynamism of the busy street walk. The approach used in creating spaces is in the form of enclosures and courtyards. The ingenious planning collaboration has successfully created a unique combination between hidden and open spaces, thus giving different experiences and adventures at every turn. It is a leisurely stroll for patrons at The Curve, walking past multiple spaces, interesting water features and modern floor patterns. 01 Water feature at the Asian Courtyard 02 The Central Boulevard 03 The Pearl fountain at Western Courtyard 04 Water feature at the Piazza

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Tropicana City is the newest neighbourhood mall in Petaling Jaya, incorporating designer suites and a signature office tower. The urban landscape theme of Tropicana City includes a wide selection of modern plantings and old style forest trees, which imbues the surroundings with an overall, aesthetically pleasing environment.

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The main pool, with its modern design, provides an inviting cooling ambiance, complemented by its modern pool deck and classic floor finish. Aside from the swimming pool, other landscape amenities include a playground, a BBQ area and a seating area which provides tranquility for quiet contemplation and meditation. Although located just outside the busy city centre, the soft landscape schemes give this development a feeling of having escaped to a peaceful, tropical island paradise.

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THE TROPICS

TROPICANA CITY

The landscape at The Tropics includes a wide selection of modern plantings and old style forest trees, which imbues the surroundings with an overall, aesthetically pleasing environment.

Project Title The Tropics Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Tropicana City Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Lee Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect DP Architect Engineer Meinhardt (M) Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Yong Dan Mohamad Faiz Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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THE CENTRAL PARK

BANGSAR SOUTH

The Central Park design focusses on drawing the surrounding urban energy, or “Chi”, into the unique “five pillars” central water feature.

Project Title The Central Park@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. Architect & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

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Arguably one of the most sought after addresses for today’s urbanites who appreciate stylish suburban living within a dynamic cityscape, The Horizon, at Bangsar South, is a fully integrated, commercial enclave which stands apart from the rest with its amazing location and an adjacent, vast, 6-acre central park. The Central Park design focusses on drawing the surrounding urban energy, or “Chi”, into the unique “five pillars” central water feature. The five pillars water feature represents the 5 elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Branching out from the centre to the east axis is the “Eucalyptus Woods”, an informal planting, with a designated smoker’s area and public seating. Towards the west wing, “Palm Avenue” extends outwards, with a pathway planned to link to the future urban park development at “The Vertical”. On the north-south axis, the design allows for green open spaces with turf and trees acting as a buffer between the buildings. For high pedestrian connection areas, such as the main centre north-south axis to the LRT station, more paved areas are planned and planted with varieties of Frangipani Trees. The park is also carefully planned with sculptured glass and a steel structure staircase which connects to the car park below. A clever device employed here is the disguise of the air ventilation chambers, which pop up out of the ground just like many a free standing sculpture. When the sun sets, they are lit with warm light and become another urban feature.

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01 The Water Plaza 02 The five Pillars Water Fountain at the centre of the plaza 03 At dusk, lights illuminate the foliage and landscape 04 The plaza with water features is designed for pedestrian connectivity 05 Urban space for resting with designated smoker’s corner.


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LIP RESIDENCE

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Designed as a combination of shapes, the bungalow is surrounded with verdant green plants at every corner.

Project Title Lip Residence Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Mr. Michael Lip Yoke Cheong Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Architect Arkitek Michael Lip Engineer TSSC Engineers Photography Credit Michael Lip

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The residence is a two and a half-story bungalow, located in Tropicana Golf and Country Resort. Designed as a combination of shapes, the bungalow is surrounded with verdant green plants on the ground as well as on the attic floor balcony. Lush tropical plants create a relaxing garden retreat in different corners of the house. From the entrance, a large sprawling paved area of patterned concrete stamping creates a driveway to the porch. Adjoining the area is a verandah pathway with a timber pergola covered with flowering Thunbergia spp. Alongside the pathway is a water garden filled with aquatic plants alongside sculptures of frogs which dot the greenery of the lawn. A walk to another corner of the garden, by the kitchen wing, brings the splashing sound of water from the fish pond, which is filled with colourful koi. This manmade water feature is adorned with semi-aquatic plants, whilst sculptures of ducks are added to replicate natural pond life. Pebble-wash finished pavement, bordered with in-laid slabs, frame the planting area whilst a garden swing sits snuggly between the plants. Throughout the garden, towering trees, Livistonia palms, ornamental bananas, giant Alocasias, bird’s nests and flowering Heliconias, among others, give the residence a rich, tropical ambience reminiscent of resort living.

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KENANGA WOODS KAYANGAN HEIGHTS

With its extensive natural surroundings, Kenanga Woods offers opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.

Situated on the outskirts of Shah Alam lies Kayangan Heights, a hidden jewel, nestled quietly within 416.85 acres of undulating hills and pristine forest. Part of this development, Kenanga Woods, ensures its residents can have the best of both worlds in the form of a country residence or a holiday home, safe in the knowledge that they possess a luxurious, private haven, replete with lush greenery. With its extensive natural surroundings, Kenanga Woods offers opportunities for enjoying the outdoors with a myriad of recreational facilities. As if in tune with its natural surroundings, Kenanga Woods delivers on its promise of providing a peaceful and calm environment, alongside a high standard of living. Each home unit is carefully placed in order to maximise privacy and minimise undue disturbance to the existing forest setting. In order to enjoy the best views of the lake, each home unit faces the valley, with the local forest rising behind. The raised platform of each unit is covered with copious amounts of climbing plants, in order to connect the forest with the built environment in a seamless and eco-friendly manner. The park surrounding the lake is planned to not only provide recreational facilities for each home but as a further connection with the land to maximise privacy and minimise undue disturbance to the existing surroundings. The streetscape is carefully designed to ensure minimal maintenance, with the selection of small leaf trees which, at the same time, provide ample shade for pedestrians. For additional safety, hedges are planted to separate the pedestrian walkway from the arterial roadways throughout the development.

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Project Title Kenanga Woods @ Kayangan Heights Official Entrant Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Amcorp Prima Realty Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Gemilang Juga Sdn. Bhd. Planner RK Urban Planner Architect CY Chan Architect Engineer Pakatan Cergas Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor FPS Jurukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd.

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Project Title Zephyr Point @ Basong Official Entrant Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Urban Hallmark Properties Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Main: Al-Ambia Sdn. Bhd. Landscape: Seri Flora Sdn. Bhd. Planner AJC Planning Consultant Architect Garis Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer C&S: Strutech Engineering Sdn. Bhd. M&E: Norman Disney & Young Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Perunding Kos T&K Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd.

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ZEPHYR POINT

The landscape plays on the idea of a tropical hideout in a residential enclave set amidst lush planting, far above the surrounding city.

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Zephyrpoint@Basong is a low-density, high-end residential development, located at Lorong Basong, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. The development, consisting of 4 units of Garden Villas & 3 unit apartments, includes car park facilities, a gym, a swimming pool & other common areas such as a business centre & management offices, within an area of approximately 1.37 acres. The Landscape Concept which is ‘an introverted oasis, with views’ plays on the idea of a tropical hideout in a residential setting; like a tree house, nestled high in a regal, mature tree within a garden. When you’re inside, you feel like you are one with nature and in a different world, far above the surrounding city.

01 Night view at the pool deck 02 Glass roof walkway 03 The water curtain 04 Pool Deck

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EAST LAKE

SERI KEMBANGAN The East Lake landscape creates a central recreational area with lush greenery and water bodies reflecting the sun, foliage and tropical colours during sunrise and sunset.

Project Title East Lake Residence Official Entrant Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner H K Land Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Urban Design Group Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Public Acres Sdn. Bhd. Aman Giri (M) Sdn. Bhd. Architect Gamal Arkitek Perunding (M) Sdn. Bhd.

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With an unsurpassed grandeur and as an authentic statement of modern living, East Lake Residence is peacefully embraced by tranquility and greenery, replete with ethereal scenes and a breathtakingly serene ambience. East Lake Residence consists of 5 blocks, which share pool facilities, all situated atop the parking floors. This is intended to create a central recreational area with lush greenery and water bodies which reflect the sun, foliage and the tropical colours during sunrise and sunset. It opens its arm as an urban tropical hideaway, welcoming residents home each day. This pool deck and recreational precinct is planned to maximise the view of the nearby Mines Lake and thereby establish a visual connection between the lake and the pool. The pool deck itself becomes the hub for all recreational facilities, shops and access to the apartments. From here, the remaining spaces within the development are cleverly divided either by water, plantings of trees or shrubs, floor treatments, changes of levels, and hard landscape structures. Each of the enclosures becomes an activity area for every age group and interest.

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01 The pool side is planted with tropical foliage 02 Night view at the pool 03 The infinity pool overlooking the lake 04 Tropical flowers such as Heliconias add colour to the pool deck 05 The hard and softscape elements

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HILLVISTA SINGAPORE

Hillvista is an urban retreat with a ‘Modern Tropical Balinese’ landscape theme which uses water as a symbol of the source of life. It visually and spiritually enhances the living environment and offers a cool respite from the tropical climate.

Project Title Hillvista Condominium, Singapore Official Entrant OTLA Design Partnership Client | Owner Far East Organisation, Singapore Landscape Architect OTLA Design Partnership Contractor China Construction Pte. Ltd. Architect RDC Architect Pte. Ltd. Engineer KTP Engineers Pte. Ltd. Quantity Surveyor BCM Consultants Pte. Ltd. Photography Credit OTLA Design Partnership

01 Night view of the Jacuzzi, Feature Wall with water spouts and the Spa Pavilion beyond 02 Main Swimming Pool (The Lagoon) and Poolside Trellis with water spouts 03 Leisure Pool (The Bath), the Jacuzzi Pavilion beyond and the poolside pavilion to the right

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Hillvista is a freehold, 27 storey condominium residential development. Located in the area of Hillview, a private and affluent district, nestled in the northwest of Singapore, this is a popular residential precinct with a wide variety of condominium options. The landscape architectural strategy of Hillvista was to exploit the site to its fullest potential by placing the building at a North-South angle in order to eliminate the environmental impact of heat gain and glare within the apartment units. This arrangement created an opportunity for two swimming pool areas on both sides of the block, where a majority of the units can enjoy attractive pool and garden views, as well as the magnificent panorama of the surrounding green, hilly landscape. To create an urban retreat with a ‘Modern Tropical Balinese’ landscape theme, several design methods and strategies were adopted. One such idea was the use of water to enhance the living environment and offer a cool respite from the tropical climate.

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TAMAN RAUDHATUL SAKINAH JALAN KL-KARAK

Raudhatul Sakinah is a secure and quiet environment. Designed as a well planned landscape, this is one of the first cemeteries in a garden ever built in Malaysia.

Project Title Taman Raudhatul Sakinah Jalan KL-Karak Official Entrant Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) Landscape Architect Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Kumpulan Koperasi FELCRA Berhad Photography Credit Ahmad Fadzli Abu Bakar

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Raudhatul Sakinah is a 98 acre site, planned in a beautiful and peaceful setting, adjacent to the Batu Caves River, which creates a unique backdrop for this garden cemetery.

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The inviting sense of welcome for visitors can be felt upon entering the park. The main entrance is decorated with Arabic calligraphy and this effect is made radiant at night via the effect of soft lighting in the garden. A resting area is equipped with a gazebo and benches where visitors can enjoy the scenery of the entire garden. All throughout the cemetery, the grave plates are neatly arranged, which makes this garden feel wide, airy and serene.

01 The garden’s peaceful and serene ambiance overlooks the city skyline 02 The cemetery’s unified garden planting eases maintenance and enhances tidiness 03 Traditional Malay style pavilion

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At Eco Cascadia, the hills and dales of the land are protected with the addition of natural, cascading waterfalls and green spaces which seamlessly flow throughout the residential precincts.

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Setia Eco Cascadia is a township constructed upon the ethos of being eco-friendly. The land topography of the site was respected, with minimal leveling undertaken, in order to retain the originality of the area. The hills and dales of the land were also protected with the addition of natural, cascading formations that preserve and enhance the space with trees planted to create a green seamless flow towards the residential precinct. Here, landscape elements such as a dry creek are designed as a feature to cater for water runoff during heavy downpours, with the water channelled to the nearest pond to prevent flash flooding. The residence is also connected by green lanes and rear gardens which serve as recreational spaces and a community social space. At Setia Eco Cascadia, the natural and built elements all join to become a complete and harmonious single entity.

01 Modern geometric style pavilion 02 Grass inlay walkway connects houses 03 The Heliconia Plaza 04 Green alley

Project Title Setia Eco Cascadia Show Village Official Entrant Tajul LandArt Client | Owner Setia Indah (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tajul LandArt

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Project Title Zen Residence @ Asplenium Condominium Official Entrant SKA Landscape Architects Client | Owner Sentral City (M) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect SKA Landscape Architects Photography Credit Twenty9pixture

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Zen Residence truly defines the concept of a modern zen living lifestyle, as it embraces the natural elements of water, rocks, sand and plants. By implementing the elements of Zen philosophy in this residential development, the project strives to inspire the mind and bring into physical presence a sense of retreat, safety, sanctuary and well-being.

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The design placed great emphasis on a sustainable, energy-efficient landscaping approach for the outdoor spaces. Techniques included planting trees to shade buildings from the sun and wind, using local materials, on-site composting and chipping to reduce green waste hauling, the use of drought-resistant plantings in arid areas (xeriscaping) and purchasing stock from local growers to minimise energy use. Plants were also allowed to grow wild to establish a stable ecosystem and to promote a rich and varied biodiversity.

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KEMUNING-SHAH ALAM EXPRESSWAY LKSA is a ‘Green Linkage’ expressway with a variety of plants along the roadside to provide continuous green views and shade for motorists. The Kemuning-Shah Alam Expressway (LKSA) is located between Kota Kemuning and Shah Alam. The total length of the Expressway is approximately 14.5km. This new highway crosses natural green areas and other developments such as residential and industrial areas. Besides linking the two towns, the landscape helps increase the attractiveness of the highway and its surroundings and creates a relaxing green experience for motorists. Besides which, the additional benefits of the landscape further protects the slope from erosion and surface run off while reducing noise pollution.

Project Title Lebuhraya Kemuning-Shah Alam (LKSA) Official Entrant Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Projek Lintasan Shah Alam Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Architect Arkitek M&L Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Mohamad Jasri Jalaludin Ahmad Fadzli Abu Bakar

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Project Title South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) Section 1B Official Entrant Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner SKVE Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Architect Arkitek M&L Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Mohamad Jasri Jalaludin Ahmad Fadzli Abu Bakar

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SOUTH KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY The “Green Oasis” approach adopted in the planning, creates a greater visual effect, adding colour, aroma and contrasting textures. The South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) Section 1B is located between Ayer Hitam Toll Plaza and SKVE Saujana Putra Toll Plaza. The total length of the Expressway is approximately 11.9km. The adoption of the “Green Oasis” concept, improved by the choice of tree species used, achieves a greater visual effect, a more interesting colour palette, contrasting textures with aromas and scents which all blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment.

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Project Title Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu (KSKB) Ulu Kinta, Perak Official Entrant Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Ministry of Health Malaysia Landscape Architect Laman TBG Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Konsortium Kobena MULK Mirajati Architect Che Wan Architect Photography Credit Norzalilah Abdullah Ahmad Fadzli Abu Bakar

The plan of the Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu (KSKB) was focussed on a single goal; to provide a practical and useful space for the college community, with modern, contemporary facilities, hence the simple, clean and beautiful lines in every aspect of the design. Surrounded by a green backdrop, the planting gently blends into the tropical backdrop of the site and provides a shady atmosphere within the 40 acre campus. To ensure minimal maintenance work, the selection of trees was essential. While the hardscape elements were designed to suit the function of each space, such as a student square, a rooftop garden, a mosque area with durable materials, the spaces themselves are safe, with lighting in place which create areas where the community can meet and socialise.

01 Green oasis amidst the main buildings 02 Plaza at night 03 Plantings soften the architectural structures

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SSTWO MALL

SSTwo Mall is not only a green space for commercial purposes, it is also a small patch of green for the local community.

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Project Title SSTwo Mall Official Entrant Alamscape Consultants Client | Owner Aras Varia Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Alamscape Consultants Contractor Spaes Design Studio Sdn. Bhd. Masterpools Sdn. Bhd. Architect CGN Architect HMSK Architect Engineer NDY Sdn. Bhd. SKM Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor JUBM Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit John Lew Thye Yong

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This community mall, sandwiched within the SS2 residential area, is designed to provide convenience and commercial spaces, all within a landscaped setting of limited space. The concept was to create a landscape that blends with the shopping mall as one, providing shade and softening the hard surfaces, along with minimal maintenance in mind. Cafes line the green area on two sides, creating a peaceful, central courtyard within the building. Therefore, the design’s emphasis is on creating a unique experience which incorporates bold colours, unique paving and lighting with water features placed at every corner to attract visitors.

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Project Title Ujana Rimba Tropika , Kota Kinabalu Official Entrant EKM Landscape Architects Client | Owner National Landscape Department Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Landscape Architect EKM Landscape Architects Contractor Hidayah Permai Construction (S) Sdn. Bhd. (HPC) Architect Chan & Shahriman Arkitek Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Perunding Roslan, Rasphine & Rakan-rakan Quantity Surveyor Binaan Kos Konsult (BKK)

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Ujana Rimba Tropika, earmarked by the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK), was transformed into an urban park with forest trees and extended green spaces for urbanites. The Ujana Rimba Tropika urban public park, located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, originally designed by JKR and constructed 20 years ago, was a former monolithic concrete monument, namely the Tun Fuad Memorial Park. This project recently transformed it into an urban park, with forest trees and extended boundaries. The design of the park focussed on three main components, namely, Ceremonial Square, for commemorative activities; public recreation space, which provides an area for social interaction and recreation, and Educational Park, alerting the public to the importance of the forest woodland plantings and the indigenous tree species, such as fruit trees and ethno-botanical plants included in the design.

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Project Title Urbana @ D’Alpinia Official Entrant Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Hap Seng Land Development (Puchong) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Tajul Green Sdn. Bhd. Planner Jururancang Harta Sdn. Bhd. Architect ARC Partnership Engineer EDP Consulting Group Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor KPK Quantity Surveyor Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd.

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Urbana offers a selection of homes featuring the essentials of a modern urban abode, while being designed to complement the fast-paced lifestyle of today’s discerning city dwellers.

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Urbana @ D’ Alpinia is located in the heart of Puchong, Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya, Klang Valley’s southern Golden Triangle.

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The concept of these residences stemmed from the understanding that, in today’s demanding world, everyone needs a warm loving place to return to, one that allows a fitting escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, while fulfilling the everyday needs of its inhabitants. The landscape design includes green spaces at every corner of the development, starting from the well landscaped entrance with shrubs and shade trees. Pocket spaces for community members are strategically placed in the middle of the residential hub to ensure easy access and the playground is safely located and visible from the property units.

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MIRI CITY ARCHWAY The new Miri City Archway is a symbol of connecting people and nature, in the form of a bridge.

Project Title Miri City Archway Official Entrant BL Consultant Team Client | Owner Majlis Bandaraya Miri Landscape Architect BL Consultant Team

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As a city which is rich in mainly offshore petroleum exploration, the connection between the city of Miri and the sea has become part of the city’s image. The archway, which is the gateway to the city, is also a connecting bridge between the existing Miri Public Park and the extension of the park. With the creation of the bridge, there is now a sense of place and pride for the locals. The image of the bridge is in a sculptural form, incorporating pretty sea shells and local seahorses which relate to the city’s image.

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Astana Public Park, Kuching, is a calm recreational oasis for city dwellers. The public park has become a social gathering hub for the community, and, with sports and leisure facilities, it is a place to promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone.

Project Title Astana Public Park Official Entrant BL Consultant Team Client | Owner Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara Landscape Architect BL Consultant Team

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Astana Public Park offers a green space for city dwellers and a natural environment for wildlife and flora to florish.

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SIME DARBY PLANTATION HEADQUARTERS To evoke the ‘spirit of plantation’, the landscape design uses a grid system along its avenues.

Sime Darby Plantation Headquarters is a 13-storey, mixed-office building, built specifically for Sime Darby’s Plantation Division. Within the property, a large open, central courtyard, located in the heart of the office complex, complete with landscape elements and water features, has been created in order to provide a sense of natural tranquility which enlivens the surrounding office area. The planting design imitates the nature of a plantation environment by using a grid system along the avenues. Mixed use of natural and hard materials throughout the space provides an equilibrium between the corporate image and the ‘spirit of plantation’. The green belt continues at the rooftop level. Although the space is inaccessible to the public, with the use of turf on the roof surface, greater green credit is created, compared to the hard concrete surfaces. The landscape not only focusses on the exterior, but also focusses on the interior lobby with the use of a timber deck and indoor planting which brings the outside to the inside.

01 Natural colour pallete found in plantation is applied in the landscape elements 02 Grid planting reflects the form of oil palm plantations 03 Rills of cooling water slice through the courtyard imitating plantation irrigation channels 04 Bringing the landscape into the interior at the podium floor 05 Mixed use of hard and soft materials reflect the corporate image of Sime Darby and the spirit of plantation

Project Title Sime Darby Plantation Headquarters Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner Sime Darby Brunsfield Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Mentari Design

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CENTRE FOR POST GRADUATE STUDY An eco-friendly centre with the landscape design focussed on creating functional & usable outdoor spaces.

Project Title Centre for Post Graduate Study (UMS) Universiti Malaysia Sabah Official Entrant EKM Landscape Architects Client | Owner Jabatan Kerja Raya Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Landscape Architect EKM Landscape Architects Contractor Variasi Baru Sdn. Bhd. Architect Arkitek JAS Engineer Jurutera Perunding Kinakota Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Perunding KK Bina

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01 Gathering plaza at night 02 Water feature at the central gathering area 03 Feature columns with native motifs along the walkway

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Project Title Simfoni Heights, Batu Caves, Selangor Official Entrant Magni Concept Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Daya Niaga Sdn. Bhd. (Hua Yang Berhad) Landscape Architect Magni Concept Sdn. Bhd. Contractor SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect Atelier ADT Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Perunding Rekatek Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Petareka Perunding (M) Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Goh Bee Kui

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Combining simple and artistic lifestyle concepts, Simfoni Heights provides a fresh ambiance, and new, green linkages between spaces.


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Occupying a 2.97acre site in Selayang with gorgeous scenes of Kuala Lumpur city and Genting Highlands, these 946 units of semi-detached serviced apartments come high on features and low in density. A modern, contemporary concept was the main approach in the development. Combining simple and artistic lifestyle concepts provides a fresh ambiance, and new, green linkages between spaces result in an open and thought provoking space for visitors, thereby encouraging the interaction of residents with nature through the connectivity & usage of landscape elements.

01 Playground and rest area 02 Chess table and seats at the Social Corner 03 Durable mild steel curved trellis

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DEMC SPECIALIST HOSPITAL SHAH ALAM

AT DEMC, the Therapeutic Garden is an outdoor garden space designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients, as well as their caregivers, family members and friends.

Project Title DEMC Specialist Hospital Official Entrant Alam Haruman Design Client | Owner Tetuan DEMC Management Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Alam Haruman Design Contractor Johawaki Sdn. Bhd. Planner Imaar Architect Sdn. Bhd. Architect Imaar Architect Sdn. Bhd. Engineer SCG Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Basar & Harun Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Elina Mariam binti Ismail

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The soothing view and landscape of the Therapeutic Garden helps to promote relaxation in a patient’s mind and body. The purpose of the gardens is to help people to remain connected with nature, provide benefits for a wide variety of people who are ill or recovering from illness or for those who are recovering from surgery in healthcare facilities or undergoing physical rehabilitation. Research indicates that physical as well as visual access to nature helps people recover from illness quicker, reduces stress and lowers blood pressure. The elements of the garden include raised planters for guests, especially those using wheelchairs or walkers or have other physical limitations, to enjoy plantings of non toxic, safe species. Meanwhile, walkways and paths with smooth, glare-free and level surfaces have been added. Seating areas found throughout the garden come complete with sturdy furniture, specifically designed for the movement and mobility needs of the elderly.

01 Neatly arranged Balinese urns with ornamental plants provide comfort and a relaxing ambiance

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02 Surrounded by trees and flowering shrubs, the garden is a perfect place to refresh one’s mind

05 Charming and relaxing dining area in the Therapeutic Garden

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POCKET PARK

JALAN TUN FUAD STEPHEN A new waterfront project in Kota Kinabalu stimulates the urban commercial precinct, provides a facelift for the city seafront and doubles as a tourist destination.

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The 0.99 acre pocket space along the Kota Kinabalu seafront is an upgrading works of the existing pedestrian linkage and waterfront. The aims are to improve the overall image of the city with a sense of welcome for visitors and provide a focal point for the waterfront.


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Project Title Pocket Park @ Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Official Entrant EKM Landscape Architects Client | Owner National Landscape Department Landscape Architect EKM Landscape Architects Contractor Wafir Enterprise Planner EKM Landscape Architects Architect EKM Landscape Architects Engineer Jurutera Perunding Roslan, Rasphine & Rakan-rakan Quantity Surveyor Binaan Kos Konsult (BKK) Photography Credit Akudia Picthography

01 The busy waterfront with boats harbouring in the evening 02 The pocket park is decorated with sculptures of fish 03 The Promenade 04 Fish sculpture 05 Aerial view of the waterfront and the sea 06 Promenade at night

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CAMERON TOWERS

The Gasing Heights Cameron Towers, standing on 7 acres, consists of 270 residential units. The landscape design concept focusses on merging nature and the development. Gasing Hill has long been a beloved green lung among not only naturalists but also city folk in and around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. The latest attempted clearing of a section of this green space has raised a hot issue in terms of environmental concern, hill slope stability as well as ecological existence.

Gasing Heights Cameron Towers attempts to recover the once-damaged natural area, and return ecological quality to the original rainforest.

Built in the ‘90’s, Gasing Heights Cameron Towers attempts to recover the once-damaged natural area, and even return ecological quality to the original rainforest. All of this was possible only with the initial design concept and technical methods such as a ban on mowing of weeds, covering the back slope in order to allow succession to proceed, in this instance, to the wild fern (Nephrolepis bisserata), sapling planting on the same slope and extending forest-type tree planting from the hill slope towards the development. In this project, only materials that matched with the naturally occurring urban context were used.

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Project Title Gasing Heights Cameron Towers Official Entrant Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Gasing Heights Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Instangreen SP Setia Architect Veritas Architect Photography Credit Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd.


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03 Entrance driveway with the planting of Hopea spp. 04 Pool garden with lush planting and terrace 05 Seashell stairways to the swimming pool garden

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The waterway, covering a 6.5 acre plot of land, is part of the smart solutions to prioritise landscape features by converting monsoon drains to green waterways for the benefit of the community.


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The waterway runs between houses, with pathways that flow with the gentle gradients of the river shore. The water gracefully meets and disperses to and from the main pedestrian path of the township, which is visually connected to the larger pedestrian networks, contributing to the richness of the Eco Park’s landscape. The design concept outlined was a “Japanese-style garden”, with the physical attributes mirroring the expression of nature concept of Japanese garden principles. The application of some Japanese garden features, such as “Shikiishi (stone pavement)”, “Karikomi (trimmed shrub)”, “Tohroh (stone lantern)”, “Azumaya (gazebo)” and traditional environmental practice of stone-plants combination are materialised in this tropical version of a peaceful Japanese Garden.

01 The walkways and bridges cut across the waterways 02 Gentle slopes improved with the use of rocks found on site 03 Bamboo Garden pathway

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DATARAN PUTRA

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

Surrounded by the academic core areas, the administration building and the green campus, Dataran Putra is at the heart of UPM’s public social events as it is the central congregating space for UPM when holding formal and informal occasions, especially the highly anticipated annual convocation ceremony.

This project transformed the existing square into Dataran Putra, creating an open yet functional area. The square is the congregation point for graduates and the outside world when celebrating student achievement. The concept of “Simplicity and Green” uses the planting of an exclusive ‘Satiri Lawn”, a new variety of Cynodon grass from a research product of UPM. The turf, carpeting the whole green area, acts as another distinctive feature of the space. It is doubled and separated by an elongated staircase which creates a grand sense of welcome. The existing flagpole is highlighted by the presence of a knee-height infinity water fountain which provides visitors with comfortable relaxation and reflection. In selecting soft landscape species, most plants are easymaintenance and ground covers, creating a clean and open space.

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Project Title Dataran Putra Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Official Entrant Design, Training & Consultancy Unit Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM Client | Owner Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Landscape Architect Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman bin Mohd Tahir Design, Training & Consultancy Unit Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM


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01 UPM logo 02 Grand ceremonial path to the main hall 03 Concrete stone box sculptures 04 Iconic fountain dominates the centre of the walkway

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“Simplicity is the Glory of Expression”

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LINEAR PARK

ISKANDAR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THE BCA GREEN MARK SCHEME This project site is perceived as a regional central park for the Iskandar Coastal (ICSB) development. It is designated as a linear park and as a portion of the 10% green area required of the ICSB development. A study made on sustainable development and the incorporation of a BCA green mark scheme determined the possibility of including sustainable initiatives within the design.

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The analysis study, covering topography, view, visuals and vegetation, concluded with a synthesis plan. The first sketch idea, transforming the idea into a physical design driven by BCA Green Mark Accreditation Scheme, was then formulated. A second plan, looking into maintenance, storm water management and rain water collection was then completed. The green provision of the plan aims to earmark 80% of the site as fully “green”. The park promotes biodiversity enhancement and habitat creation for the park’s flora and fauna. A Wetlands area with riparian plantings is to be introduced to act as a filter and assist in the retention of toxicants, sediments and nutrients while conserving existing oil palms for their thermal comfort, micro-climate and greenery aspects. Existing site characteristics may also be conserved and a high emphasis has been placed on park safety and recreational needs, as well as considering universal design for handicapped individuals. The design aims to bring back 60% of the green space, 15% of the water bodies, 15% for (green) parking, 10% of the built up area (building foot print) with the reforestation concept having an emphasis on tree colony planting strategies, which will be one of the park’s main community programmes. The sustainable design of this public recreational space focusses on optimising all of the park’s potential. The park design and planning has ensured that our valuable heritage resources are well kept and maintained and can act as a showcase for the present community members. It will also be a reference and knowledge hub for our future generations.


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Project Title Linear Park@Iskandar Malaysia A Sustainable Development Based on the BCA Green Mark Scheme Official Entrant Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Iskandar Coast Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Engineer M&E: JBME Sdn. Bhd. C&S: RAF Consult Sdn. Bhd.

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SEGAMAT LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN SEGAMAT DISTRICT

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The analysis of the landscape characteristics and the distinct nature of Segamat is based on two main factors, which are “Place Making” & “Sense of Place”. This can be observed in the master plan achieving an integrated, sustainable landscape development plan. Segamat is one of 8 districts in Johor and it is strategically located near the border of Negeri Sembilan and Pahang. Segamat is a major urban centre in Johor with 93% of overall land being put aside for agricultural use with the main socio-economic activities being commercial, industrial, agricultural and tourism related industries. The objective of this study is to seek solutions to create a sustainable and conducive landscape environment while preserving the richness and uniqueness of the local history and heritage. The study aims to determine potential landscape zones within the Segamat District as a guideline to create sustainable environment development and to prepare design strategies and hierarchy in future landscape planning.


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Project Title Segamat District Council Landscape Master Plan Study Official Entrant Tropics Design Client | Owner Segamat District Council Landscape Architect Tropics Design

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ELMINA EAST

GUTHRIE CORRIDOR LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN STUDY: TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE TOWNSHIP Elmina East aspires to set a new level in sustainable living and quality public realms in the Malaysian context. The project aims to deliver high sustainability outcomes allied with high quality living which promotes active, healthy and engaged communities. The proposed Elmina East township, located along the Guthrie Corridor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, north-west of Kuala Lumpur, aspires to become a benchmark quality township in Malaysia. This mixed use township consists of high-end and affordable residential precincts, a commercial town centre and light industrial area, all of which can cater for the needs of a broad cross-section of the local Malaysian community. This project aims to deliver high sustainability outcomes. Central to delivering on these ideals is the provision of an outstanding landscape and urban design setting that provides ‘breathing space’ for residents and visitors. This will be achieved through diverse interconnected spaces which encourage experiences and activities that will entice all members of the community to engage with their public realm, and each other. Ample green parklands, leafy streets and a beautiful river corridor will all contribute to the provision of public amenities that will set this township apart from the rest. The landscape design aims to achieve a high quality outcome while incorporating significant sustainable approaches. The plantation history of the site will be reflected in the theme “Spirit of Plantation Life’. Through various design principles such as using grids of trees, dappled light and distinct demarcation of open spaces.

Project Title Elmina East Landscape Master Plan Study: Towards A Sustainable Township Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner Sime Darby Elmina Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Mentari Design Photography Credit Ezuwan & Amar

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DAMANSARA FORESTA BANDAR SRI DAMANSARA

With the exclusive green surroundings, this study aims to create outdoor facilities which respect the existing green areas and ecosystems, while setting a new benchmark in property development which is built as part of nature, not apart from nature.

Strategically located next to Bukit Lanjan Forest Reserve, Bandar Sri Damansara, Damansara Foresta is 42 acres of lush natural greenery with views of the spectacular city skyline. Foresta offers dwellers a chance to live with nature and to be part of it, rather than apart from it. Components such as existing flora and fauna are among the main study subjects. Topography and hydrological studies are among the important site conditions required to ensure the development will not jeopardize the high quality landforms and aqua systems of the site. FORESTA, is a conjunction of FOREST+A; the ‘A, is derived from the five main components which are: Actions, Arts, Activities, Ambiances and Appreciations. For the total of 42 acres of land available, 50% is dedicated for buildings and the remaining 50% for nature or nature related activities. The existing 3,000 trees on the site are to be preserved and included as part of FORESTA ‘s extra added value. Local aborigines will be encouraged to remain here and play a vital role in the maintenance of the property and the surrounding fruit orchard. In addition, 1,800 metres of jungle trails to further engage users with nature alongside 24 outdoor facilities are also planned.

Project Title Damansara Foresta Official Entrant Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Sri Damansara Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Planner SAM Planners Architect SN Low & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Zaidun-Leeng Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor ELP Juruukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd.

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DUNGUN LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN DUNGUN DISTRICT

The study contains a variety of landscape designs and development proposals which help maintain the characteristics of the natural and sustainable development aspects of the town. In addition, the master plan pays close attention to the development of the main landscape focal points, which is in line with the goals and vision set by the National Landscape Department.

The main goal of the Dungun Municipal Council Landscape Master Plan Study is to prepare a comprehensive master plan, thorough and practical for the period 2008-2018. It will be used to plan, implement, maintain and control future landscape development projects. From the study, the development theme of “Dungun Eco-Tourism City of the New Millennium” was formulated to reposition Dungun as a famous tourist destination, based on its natural ecological resources, culture and history. It will also strengthen and empower Dungun’s existing natural resources as a core tourist attraction. The landscape development itself shall trigger a change of image and regenerate the tourism sector, as well as improve the existing quality of the physical, social, cultural and environmental aspects.

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Project Title Dungun Municipal Council Landscape Master Plan Study Official Entrant Konsep Inovartis Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Dungun Municipal Council Landscape Architect Konsep Inovartis Sdn. Bhd.


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REEF ISLAND BAHRAIN

Reef Island is 60 hectares of reclaimed land. The objective of the design is to diversify and unify Gulf Fusion architecture under one comprehensive landscape master plan which, in turn, balances the components of traditional resort oasis, contemporary landscape street furniture and soft landscape elements.

Project Title Reef Island, Bahrain Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Lulu Island Tourism Company Government of Bahrain Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd.

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BESUT LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN BESUT DISTRICT

The Besut Landscape Master Plan study provides a comprehensive, complete and practical landscape master plan for 2011 - 2021, in line with the Structural and Local Planning guidelines of Besut District. In formulating the plan, each development is based on four key principles such as; focus on developing the cultural heritage of Besut District; controlled development of the natural heritage rooted in the area and its history; the emphasis on socio-cultural aspects as well as highlighting the advantages of space and opportunity in driving the development of tourism based planning. Centred on the existing resources, the preservation and development control, the theme ‘Besut Sustainable Cultural Heritage District’ is well-suited for translating the goals and objectives of the Besut District Landscape Development. The creation of comprehensive landscape characteristics takes into account various aspects of development which is necessary to create an ideal environment in accordance with the image of the Besut District - A Sustainable Cultural Heritage District. The richness of natural resources which has great potential will be further highlighted as a tourism product.

Project Title Besut District Council Landscape Master Plan Study Official Entrant Konsep Inovartis Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Besut District Council Landscape Architect Konsep Inovartis Sdn. Bhd.

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“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher�

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SETAPAK JAYA HIDDEN SANCTUARY Themed as a Hidden Sanctuary, the site in Setapak Jaya will be protected as a place for the breeding of the Milky Stork and other wildlife species. The sanctuary will contribute to the overall Setapak Jaya landscape and environment and also become a public space for enjoyment, learning about wildlife and nature appreciation.

Project Title Setapak Jaya Hidden Sanctuary Student Ahmad Safwan Hj. Ahmad Mahmud Arni Atika Johar University Department of Landscape Architecture Kulliyyah Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University of Malaysia

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BATU GATEWAY STROLLING PARK Themed “A Catalyst for Stork Habitat�, the objective of this project is to increase the population of Milky Storks with the proposed site to be turned into a stork habitat or nesting area which would also serve as an educational ground and outdoor space for passive activities.

Project Title Batu Gateway Strolling Park Students Arni Atika Johar Ahmad Safwan Hj. Ahmad Mahmud University Department of Landscape Architecture Kulliyyah Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University of Malaysia

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SUNGAI SIJANGKANG ECOLOGICAL RIVERFRONT Rivers are often taken for granted by human beings with few taking care of the natural habitat. Therefore, this project aims to study the design method of an ecological riverfront, its use of regenerating ecological systems and methods to increase the recreational value of the river. It is also identifying creative solutions which accommodate human needs, balanced alongside the needs of the natural habitat.

Project Title Sungai Sijangkang Ecological Riverfront Student Mohd Suhail Ahmad Sahimi University Department of Landscape Architecture Kulliyyah Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University of Malaysia

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ECO ADVENTURE PARK The proposed site is located amidst the recovered secondary forest which has taken hold following the destruction of the Sungai Buloh forest for mass development. The design goal is to create an exciting eco-adventure park for extreme and challenging activities with minimal nature disturbance and to bring back wildlife species to the area by restoring the natural environment, via wise and controlled planting.

Project Title Eco-Adventure Park, Damansara Damai Selangor Student Noer Ezzati Balqis Mat Husin University Department of Landscape Architecture Kulliyyah Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University of Malaysia

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THE WELLNESS LANDSCAPE This 15.3 hectare site is located at Hulu Tamu Hot Springs, Hulu Selangor. The design is to create a wellness landscape that provides healing and curing elements. It would include the local indigenous people as part of the economic development plans and protect their culture at the same time.

Project Title The Wellness Landscape Student Ng Ooi Tee University Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Design & Architecture Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

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TAMAN BOTANI JOHOR

The proposed site for Taman Botani Johor sits on ex-mining land, yet it could potentially be transformed into a park which would become another important landmark for the state. The design for the project is based on the development of the primary components of conservation, research and education as well as secondary elements which include recreation, heritage, tourism and culture.

Project Title Taman Botani Johor Students Chong Wui Ket Kiu Sue Jing Koo Jia Jin Muhhamad Safiy Aniq Md. Salim Mohd Syafiq Shahron University Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

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HOSPITAL SERDANG LIVABLE THERAPEUTIC GARDEN Therapeutic gardens have long been established and now this strategy is being increasingly applied in landscape designs for hospitals. This study describes the beneficial elements of therapeutic landscapes in relation to sensory stimulation. A criterion of supportive therapeutic landscape is presented as a result of research and findings that meet the needs of the user at Hospital Serdang.

Project Title Redesigning the Outdoor Spaces of Hospital Serdang as a Livable Therapeutic Garden Student Ain Syafikah Mohd Zaini University Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM)

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LIVING MUSEUM KOTA MAHSURI

Project Title Living Museum: The Edification of Tale at Kota Mahsuri Student Mohamad Safiy Zakwan Md Baseri University Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM)

This study revives the journey of Mahsuri’s life through the edification of her legendary tale at the outdoor spaces of Kota Mahsuri. Based on the design concept of ‘Folkore Voyage’, and the theme ‘The Legendary Tale of Mahsuri’, this study will help to identify the cultural values and support the vision of LADA for the development of Langkawi’s tourism.

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HARNESSING LOCI URBAN QUARTERS The genius loci of South Klang City Centre, Selangor, starts with the variety of its districts which are predominantly known for their historical, cultural and socio-economic aspects. This study aims to contribute a new approach in urban design for South Klang City Centre, which mitigates certain characteristics and strengthens its urban identity.

Project Title Harnessing Loci Urban Quarters in a part of South Klang City Student Mohd Aliff Mohd Amran University Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM)

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MEDAN PASAR KUALA LUMPUR

Medan Pasar, which is located in downtown Kuala Lumpur, stands as an area with many existing attractions, including historical and modern buildings. This study proposes an ideal design which reflects and maintains the strong identity of Medan Pasar and its surrounding areas, while at the same time allowing the area to participate in Kuala Lumpur’s development of modern, world class attractions.

Project Title Addressing in Between Buildings: Reviving Medan Pasar Kuala Lumpur Student Mohd Haniff Tahir University Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM)

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JOHOR BAHRU PUBLIC ART Public art can be defined as an expression of art, located at freely accessible public areas, for the public to use and derive benefit. The goal of this study is to integrate public art in the Malaysian urban landscape and provide a clearer understanding and give meaning to public art, the design rationale, and suitable materials that contribute towards sustainability.

Project Title Functional Public Art Enhancing the Image of Johor Bahru City Centre Student Muhammad Falihin Jasmi University Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM)

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PERMACULTURE PRACTICES

Permaculture is essentially an ethical practice in agriculture, whereby farmers consciously take care of the earth’s ecosystem. Permaculture adopts the principle of nature and oversees the smooth integration of environment and people through exploring methods of sustainability. The permaculture approach can provide benefits for individual developments such as community empowerment as well as improve sustainable development for rural communities throughout Malaysia.

Project Title Permaculture Practices Student Muhammad Arbain Md Zaki University Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM)

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MERSING WATERFRONT The study of ways to revitalise the historical values of Sungai Mersing through a Riverfront Corridor is one effort in finding the factors, problems and the right methodology to enhance the identity of Mersing town. By data collection and observation of the existing site, the real phenomenon of disappearing historical values in a river corridor can be determined and analysed to produce an efficient waterfront design.

Project Title Mersing Waterfront Student Wan Amirul Asraf Wan Ali University Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM)

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L’APPRENTI UPM

Splendid Metamorphosis is the synthesis of ideas created to overcome the site issues of the L’Apprenti, a brand created to position the Faculty of Food Science and Technology of UPM for service and production in the customer’s mind. The proposed landscape will transform the restaurant into an active, vibrant space and elevate the image of the faculty in totality.

Project Title Splendid Metamorphosis of L’Apprenti UPM Student Iskandar Al Khalifah Mohd Razali University Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Design & Architecture Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

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“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle”

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published by

Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)

ISBN 978-967-5849-04-6

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2012  

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2012 showcasing the best of the submission for the annual Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards ML...

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2012  

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2012 showcasing the best of the submission for the annual Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards ML...

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