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FOREWORD ILAM PRESIDENT
FOREWORD PLATINUM SPONSOR
With the dawning of 2017, the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards, or MLAAs, has stepped into its 9th edition. This annual ceremony is the most anticipated and prestigious landscape architecture industry award in the country, and the region. Since its inception in 2007, The MLAAs has grown from only recognising professional landscape design works, to now honouring the entire industry, with over 12 award types stretching across 8 main categories. These include professionals, developers & government linked companies, the government sector, contractors, researchers, students, and recently, the inclusion of 2 new categories for green products and media's commitment in creating awareness on quality outdoor living environment.
What is the use of a house if you do not have a decent planet to put it on â€“ - Henry David Thoreauâ€?
This year, the exceptional number of entry of submissions, 145 in total, will provide inspirational ideas for future landscape designs. Over the course of 2016, we witnessed new design trends that shaped the local landscape design movement. We believe these ideas can be adopted, adapted and integrated into new designs for the coming years across the nation. The MLAA awards have consistently raised the profile of the landscape architecture industry, and received full endorsements by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) in 2015. Since then, we have invited international judges to be part of the jury team and set the competition bar even higher. The awards promote best practices and create awareness of our profession, via our public relation activities and various national media platforms.
The Malaysian Landscape Architecture Award has now come into its 9th year and we would like to congratulate the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) on this journey to showcase and recognise the organisations who stand out as leaders in their own right in supporting the cause of building good quality outdoor environments in Malaysia. At Setia, we are reminded as we take part in this journey to embed sustainability in all our developments, that we are doing so for the sake of the wellbeing of families and the future generations of this nation. It is by no means an easy feat but we are committed to contributing to this cause, and along the way, develop landmarks, garner numerous achievements and appreciation from our home owners. Nine years may not be a long span of time, and a coffee table book cannot say it all, but ILAM has persevered in its efforts to encapsulate and recognise the various efforts put in by many throughout the years. Kudos to the winners of The Malaysian Landscape Architecture Awards this year. Together with ILAM, we urge the various industry players and professions in built environment to continue in its cause to create better solutions for sustainable living.
We at ILAM hope this publication will give you fresh ideas and innovative solutions at work, and inspire you with outstanding homegrown designs and ideas. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to S P Setia Berhad, Platinum Sponsor, for supporting the landscape architecture industry, and for making this publication possible. Thank you.
Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir Chief Editor, Malaysia Landscape Architecture Yearbook 2016 President, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)
Dato' Khor Chap Jen President & Chief Executive Officer S P Setia Berhad
ON THE COVER A LiuLi moon well, with crystal glass sculptures standing magnificently on the water fountain. These LiuLi sculptures manifest in globular cluster of blue trumpets, floating on a cloud shaped fountain Photo courtesy of Setia Eco Glades
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CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES
LANDSCAPE INSPIRING LIFE
A PARK ABOVE
LANDSCAPE IS KNOWLEDGE
PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST
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CONTENTS MALAYSIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2016 OFFICIAL ENTRIES
30 COMMUNITY ENCLAVE
50 SKY HIGH LIVING
98 PARKS & THE CITY
100 TRANQUILITY PARK
RAFFLESIA HILL PARK
LEGENDA SOUTHBAY TWIN PALMS KEMENSAH
CHARM OF NUSANTARA
QUAYSIDE SEAFRONT RESORT CONDOMINIUMS
UNIV 360 PLACE
TWIN PALMS SUNGAI LONG 16 QUARTZ MELAWATI
MARINE COVE SINGAPORE
BISHAN - ANG MO KIO PARK
THE ERA SALES GALLERY
URBAN PARK ONE CITY
SIBU TOWN SQUARE
SYMPHONY HILLS CLUB VILLAGE
ISOLA SERVICED RESIDENCE
ABC WATERS: SUNGEI-API API & SUNGEI TAMPINES
MOLEK PINE 3
MOLEK PINE 4
ALAM SANJUNG KONDOMINIUM
WETLANDS SETIA ALAM
GRASSLAND PARK AND ORIENTAL GARDEN
PUTRAJAYA ETHNOBOTANY PARK
130 URBAN INSPIRATION
168 ANALYSIS & STUDY
SHAH ALAM TREES FOR LIFE
SHAH ALAM ORCHID PROGRAMME
SHAH ALAM URBAN TRACK
CENTRUS @ CBD PERDANA 3
TROPICANA AVENUE SAFRA PUNGGOL
SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN (SUTD)
MERCEDES BENZ KINRARA
ROOFTOP, THE GARDENS
ELMINA EAST LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN
RIZHAO INTERNATIONAL OCEAN CITY THE LIVING COLONY: REVITALISATION OF SUNGAI KAYU ARA
SUBANG JAYA CITY CENTRE BOULEVARD
SETIA ECO GLADES LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN
193 194 194
SHAH ALAM COMMUNITY FARM
PASIR GUDANG ALUR TERATAI
KAJANG STADIUM RECREATIONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME
GREENING & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME: RARE FRUITS GARDEN, TAMAN TASIK CEMPAKA
SETIA ECO CASCADIA LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN
PERAK BOTANICAL GARDENS
196 STUDENT DESIGN
LAMAN MAJLIS BANDARAYA PETALING JAYA
156 RETREAT & LEISURE
HULU SELANGOR ENVIRONMENTAL BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAMME
186 GREEN INITIATIVES 188
BUTTERWORTH BAHARU REGENERATION PLAN
MILITARY LANDSCAPE: PENGERANG BATTERY AS HERITAGE ENCLAVE
GARDEN FOR HOMELESS: THERAPEUTIC GARDEN
IMAGINATIVE PLAY PARK
SUNGAI PINANG REHABILITATION PROJECT
SHAH ALAM BACK ALLEY GREENING INITIATIVE
REVIVING THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE IN KAMPUNG BUNTAL
SEBERANG PERAI SUSTAINABLE MILIEU THROUGH GREEN INITIATIVES
GARDENS OF JOYFUL BEAUTY
KUALA LUMPUR SIGNATURE POCKET PARK ADOPTION PROGRAMME
PUTRAJAYA DOVES SINGING COMPETITION
MANGALA RESORT & SPA
MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL TAIPEI BELUM RAINFOREST PAVILION & VILLA SANTUBONG HERITANCE NEGOMBO SWISS GARDEN RESIDENCES
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Excellence Is Only The Beginning From award-winning townships to innovative eco-homes, from redefining luxury enclaves and landmark mixed developments, S P Setia is proud to have set excellent benchmarks that have created new possibilities for enriched living across countless communities, both in Malaysia and abroad. Inspired by our ECO philosophy, we continue to re-envision the possibilities of sustainable living â€“ creating new masterpieces that put nature at the heart of development and people at the centre of lifestyle.
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An Abode Of True Serenity And Harmony Offering the unique pleasures of a water-front eco-lifestyle, Setia Eco Glades features eight distinctive islands built according to GBI-certified guidelines and 80 acres consisting of
a placid lake and meandering forest paths that together, create a true sanctum of tranquillity. Its remarkable allure is further enhanced by a butterfly sanctuary and a little orchard for residents located at Lepironia East. The most telling tribute paid to Setia Eco Glades is nature itself. Over 55 bird species and several small animals, fish and insect species have made the waterfront eco-development home and haven. With 1,545 trees transplanted from the original project site and 3,000 tree saplings planted at various spots, Setia Eco Glades is where nature thrives, affording a true abode of serenity and harmony. Beyond the customary, embracing the extraordinary, Setia Eco Glades Lepironia Gardens was ILAMâ€™s Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) 2015 Project of The Year and Excellence Award winner.
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Recreating Nature & The Living Landscape
Winner of the 2007 FIABCI Prix d’Excellence award for best Master Plan, the 791-acre, forest park residence of Setia Eco Park is where architecture and nature create an enticing habitat for man and Mother Nature. With a mesmerising tropical, living landscape of forest and pristine waterways, lakes and creeks, every day is an adventure to explore and discover nature with opportunities for jungle trekking, eco-discovery walks or while leisurely strolling down the carefully landscaped, “green streets”. Come home to articulately crafted spaces where environment and development find beautiful balance – providing endless possibilities to blossom and grow. Escape typical design convention to embrace a richer perspective where nature enrichens urban lifestyle.
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Where Nature Truly Nurtures Enriched Living Winner of the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award 2013 for Best Master Plan, the 2,525 acres integrated township of Setia Alam fully embodies green urban living. Here, man and environment reside in harmony and both blossom and grow. Setia Alam is perfectly placed next to Taman Botani Shah Alam and encompasses 400 acres of parks including Setia City Park, “green fingers” (linear gardens) and pocket gardens. These bring nature right to your doorstep and lets greenery sprawl across the township. Gaze through the windows to appreciate nature’s mesmerising beauty. Open your door to be immersed in its warm embrace. Head outdoors for a stroll and discover the abundant pleasures of Mother Nature. Setia Alam offers seven choice parks to suit the various needs of its residents. Among them is the Urban Park, winner of ILAM MLAA 2015 Honour Award
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Master-Planned For Sustainability Redefined Set amidst the rolling hills of Semenyih, Setia EcoHillâ€™s conservation of wetlands and local flora and fauna instils a greater appreciation for nature among residents while providing innovative opportunities to implement sustainable living habits within oneâ€™s lifestyle. From verdant green-scapes, eco-friendly infrastructure, engineered waterways, planned pedestrian and bicycle paths, energy saving fixtures and even a Farmerâ€™s market site for sale of organic, local produce, every facet of this urban utopia has been purposely conceived to minimise carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption and encourage green living.
1,000 acres of nature inspired living across lush highlands, woodlands and wetlands, Setia EcoHill 2, like its predecessor offers a truly eco-friendly lifestyle. Inspired by the elements of air, earth and water, this landscaped enclave is masterplanned to let the natural geographical contours and terrain to flourish and enhance oneâ€™s lifestyle. Bask in fresher mountain air, enjoy the cooler mini-climate of the wetlands and gaze your eyes upon lush greenery. The joy comes knowing this is yours to enjoy while being just a short distance away from Kuala Lumpur City. Relax and revel in your own personal sanctum with a wide range of choice ranging from double-storey link, semi-detached and zero-lot bungalow homes with a business park to sustain a self-contained community.
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Utopia In Suburbia In an expanse of undulating green amidst majestic Bukit Takun, nestled between Templer Park and the Kanching rainforest reserves, rises Setia Eco Templer, a 195-acre “green” development that puts nature’s beauty at the heart of suburban living. 22
From architecture to build, the entire development retains the millennia old natural habitat and undulating terrain. As a result, Setia Eco Templer is home to nine gentle creeks, pristine flower gardens, ponds, a bird sanctuary and more. Inspired by Sir Gerald Templer’s journey to Malaysia, the double-storey linked villas, semi-detached homes and bungalows reflect English, Balinese or Peranakan oriented designs, each with their own distinct landscaped themes. Come home to comfort, style, bliss and serenity. Just fiveminutes drive from Rawang town and 23 minutes from Kuala Lumpur City.
The City Of Tomorrow Here Today Master-planned by world renowned architects Jerde Partnership International, KL Eco City is a â€œcity-within-a-cityâ€? that sets the trend for future cityscapes in Malaysia and the world. Connected, integrated and sustainable, the development sits on 25 acres of prime city land and is the first integrated green luxury development anchored by prime commercial offices, high-end retail outlets, world-class serviced residences and luxury residential towers. Innovative architectural concepts and world-class infrastructure epitomise a new and better way to live, learn, work and play.
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Unprecedented Indulgence A celestial abode that redefines luxury and indulgence, Setia Sky Seputeh is a sublime dwelling in the sky, a home that offers infinite possibilities for opulent pleasure. Located a stone’s throw to Mid Valley City on 4.4 acres of prime, Taman Seputeh freehold land, homes here comprise of 290 large units of 2,300-3,000 sq ft. Privacy is assured with only 4 to 6 units per floor and private lift lobby. Facilities include a skybeach complete with trees, coconut groves and more. Elevate life to new heights. Ascend to resplendence. Right in the city, right at home.
Transit Trend Transform Bukit Tinggi’s new landmark and hallmark emerges. Trio stands tall – paving the way for a perfectly new experience in lavish living replete with total convenience. An eminent new addition to the Klang’s skyline, three majestic towers host 914 serviced apartments on 5.49 acres. Leveraging on a unique DNA of contemporary quality and design, technology and sustainability, Trio sets new heights for high-rise living in Klang.
An Elevated Lifestyle Above And Beyond With panoramic, unhindered vistas of the Singapore cityscape, glorious views of the starry skies, Setia Sky 88 is where supreme luxury living is yours to revel in. Urban in structure, green at heart, its three towers, Altus, Sora & Nube offer the exhilarating prospect of truly revelling in plush comforts and grandeur. Yet it stays rooted to sustainable living with green themes reflected in every space possible. Choose your luxurious sanctum from standard, balcony and penthouse floor homes.
Embrace Grandeur & Unabashed Style At the Pearl of the Orient, strategically placed in Jelutong, comes a new jewel that offers the best of nature, opulence, convenience and comfort in one setting. Delivering splendour and the spectacular, Penang’s new “Twin Towers” is an invitation to embrace life’s finest pleasures. From unhindered grand vistas of the iconic Penang Bridge to the mesmerising 1 acre water garden and resort-styled facilities, life here is bliss and lavish. Choose your personal domain from 550 condominiums ranging from 1,036 sq ft -1,424 sq ft spread over 33-storey twin towers. MALAYSIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE YEARBOOK 2016 25
The Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards or MLAAs have been held over the past 8 years. This is our 9th edition of the award programme in which we have received a total of 145 submissions in 8 categories with an exceptionally high standard across the board.
ABOVE: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ILAM PRESIDENT ASSOC. PROF. LAr. Dr. OSMAN MOHD TAHIR MLAA CHAIRMAN LAr. Dr. SUHARDI MAULAN PLANNING LAr. SHARIPAH MOHAMED SECRETARY LAr. Dr. NOR ATIAH ISMAIL FINANCE LAr. ABD AZIZ OTHMAN PROMOTION LAr. CHARLES TEO RIGHT: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT COORDINATORS FATIN AQILAH ABD. JALIL, ZARINAH ABD. MUIS, NURAZLINDA MOHD NOOR MADI
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LEAD JURY LAr. MOHD FADRILLAH MOHD TAIB JURY LAr. TN. HJ. FAUZI ABU BAKAR, LAr. MICHAEL LIM CHEE TUEN, LAr. SABARUDIN BUANG, LAr. WAN SALAMATUL JUITA WAN HASHIM
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: JURY YOSSAPON BOONSOM (SHMA, BANGKOK), LAr. DR. NURHAYATI ABDUL MALEK, TPR. HJ. MD. NAZRI MOHD NOORDIN (MIP), LAr. ABD. RAHIM MOIN, DATOâ€™ LAr. ISMAIL NGAH
THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE INDUSTRY AWARDS IN MALAYSIA MLAA TROPHY THE TREE The trophy is inspired by topographical contour lines, positioned vertically, to resemble the shape of a tree. It symbolises both 'land'’and 'scape'. Standing at a height of 25cm, the trophy comes in various colours to represent the different award types.
PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD This is the highest award for the year. Only one winner will be selected, based on all the winners awarded the Excellence Award in the same year.
This is the highest award for each category. Every year, there will be only one recipient, selected after the site visit by the jury.
1. PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY • Landscape Design Awards • Landscape Analysis and Study Awards • Young Landscape Architect Awards
SPECIAL HONOUR AWARD
2. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR CATEGORY • Landscape Construction Awards 3. GREEN PRODUCT CATEGORY • Landscape Green Product Awards 4. DEVELOPER & GLC CATEGORY • Landscape Development Awards • Landscape Master Plan Awards 5. GOVERNMENT CATEGORY • Green Initiatives Awards 6. MEDIA CATEGORY • Landscape Architecture Media Awards 7. RESEARCHER CATEGORY • Landscape Research Awards 8. STUDENT CATEGORY • Student Design Awards
This award is given to the finalist of the Excellence Award candidates which did not win an Excellence Award, yet achieved a higher standard, above and beyond the Honour Award.
HONOUR AWARD An award which showcases exceptional work and meets the high standard outlined in the award criteria.
MERIT AWARD An award given to participants with commendable approach and ideas, yet not selected as a winner for an Honour Award.
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THE POWER OF SMALL
ACT BEYOND A WIDER PERSPECTIVE
A young visionary who believes the power of small can influence others, through the ideal that each small step can lead to big changes.
Landscape architecture is a profession that involves designing with plants, serves as a way to understand site context, enhances spaces for community use, and adds value for the project owner.
I believe that a landscape architect should know their own capabilities; that small steps can make a difference to our environment. From the knowledge and skills we acquired in universities, we are able to explore and propagate seeds, understand ecosystems of growth, and how best to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities. While serving our role as a professional, we should not forget to have fun, enjoy everything we do, inspire the community, think outside the box, and become influential for others. We also should get to know local inhabitants and citizens of an area, and understand the local context in everything we design. We have a responsibility to immerse ourselves with like-minded people who share similar dreams and aspirations. We should also challenge ourselves and be proud of what we have achieved, appreciate the confidence and trust that others have in you, and give back to those in need. You should always rise to the challenge and then you will be surprised how far you can go. Always use and test your work and share ideas and plans with friends and mentors. Lastly, remember to connect with your roots and reflect.
Landscape architectural practice is not only confined to simple planting design, but a wider range of design fields, integrating various areas of knowledge, from natural to built environments. It is a channel to manifest a comprehensive relationship between all outdoor elements, as far as we can see. As a landscape architect, we should preserve and conserve our natural resources and minimise interference to the natural surroundings, via innovative design solutions that meet clients expectations. In order to create the best design, we should be equipped with knowledge and understanding of the natural environment, wildlife and social behaviour, topped with innovative and creative thinking, to bring the optimum result to the project. As every project has its own unique qualities and constraints, landscape architects should think and act beyond a wider perspective to overcome these challenges. A successful project requires a close collaboration and communication with other professionals and experts such as consultants, contractors, specialists, as well as the client. With this process, a better outcome and higher standard can be delivered.
LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin Recipient MLAA 2016 Young Landscape Architect Award
LAr. Teng Pe Yang Recipient MLAA 2016 Young Landscape Architect Award
MLAA 2016 OFFICIAL ENTRY SELECTION
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LEGENDA SOUTHBAY TWIN PALMS KEMENSAH LIULI GARDENS CANARY RESIDENCE PERIWINKLE CHARM OF NUSANTARA TWIN PALMS SUNGAI LONG 16 QUARTZ MELAWATI AURORA
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Legenda Southbay, Penang
Driven by its surrounding nature that forms an enclosed space, the landscape strategy for Legenda at Southbay is towards a hidden garden concept, where design learns from the natural wonders and how these experiences change us. The whole area is illuminated at night by the signature antenna pole lights, inspired by sensory antennas of an arthropod. The Resident's Clubhouse is enveloped by jungle trails where cage shelters provide elevated vistas from different heights. Thus, a walk in the park is transformed into an enriching activity. Accessed by way of an existing quiet countryside road, meandering up a slight hill, much of the environment is naturally green with wild and mature trees on both sides, leads to the sea front, towards a more laid-back area of Penang. This secured enclave is lavishly landscaped with a 2-acre rejuvenating park that is not shy of feature shelters and yoga decks. Residents enjoy the freedom of socialising at the clubhouse infinity swimming pool or the private swimming pool included in each unit.
Project Title Legenda@Southbay Penang Official Entrant Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Vienna Home Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Island Garden Nursery & Decorator (Hardscape) Ecoland Landscape (Softscape) Architect Atelier ADT Akitek (Asia) Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Perunding KAA Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) I Consultancy (M&E) Quantity Surveyor MQS Consult Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Iznan Ismail
ABOVE LEFT Inspired by nature, the street light adopted the idea of insect antenna ABOVE RIGHT A natural paradise for residents BELOW LEFT Driven by the surrounding nature, the design aims to create a living environment within a hidden garden
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Twin Palms Kemensah Ampang Jaya, Selangor
Twin Palms Kemensah, a modern refuge at the foothills with landscape design derived from the serene and magnificent hilly stretch of Bukit Tabur. This design core idea is to bring the surrounding landscape into its domain, creating continuity from far beyond the horizon into its streetscape. One of the key feature elements is the water cascade, located just beyond the grove of trees. When water is not running, it reveals a rocky stone edge surface, like an escarpment of the mountain peak, introducing not just an ornamental but also a tactile phenomenology into the landscape. This derivation from the neighbouring Bukit Tabur is pleasantly repeated to various features in the development such as the Cubist Forest, the Elliptical Field, and the Maze. Steel cube shelters are created from salvaged steel beams and expanded metal mesh. Located at the corner of the playground, giving it full view of the area, climbers cling onto the metal frame, giving shelter and green wall treatment.
ABOVE Playpark 1 from above ABOVE RIGHT Cubist Forest BELOW FAR RIGHT Playground
Project Title Twin Palms Kemensah Ampang Jaya Official Entrant Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Venus Capital Corporation Sdn. Bhd. a subsidiary of Lum Chang Holdings Ltd. Landscape Architect Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit LAr. Lew Thye Yong
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LiuLi Gardens Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya, Selangor
As the name suggests, LiuLi Gardens evokes the image of an enchanted crystal glass garden, with 'Liuli' being the ancient term to describe the exquisite crystal glass art from the Chinese imperial dynasties. The garden concept draws close reference to the rainforest. Plants are selected to emulate the layers found within the forest - emergent layer, canopy layer, understory, and the floor levels. At the centre of the east Liuli gardens, there lies a Liuli moon well, with crystal glass sculptures standing magnificently on the fountain. These Liuli sculptures manifest in globular clusters of blue trumpets, floating on a cloud shaped fountain. To the West, the Liuli sculptures at the fountain appear in the form of blue flamingos. They nestle safely out of people's reach, in the centre of the fountain, surrounded with thick shrubbery. In both gardens, Liuli lantern lamp posts adorn the nightscape with their colourful and majestic design.
Project Title LiuLi Gardens Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya Official Entrant Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Eco Glades Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit LAr. Lew Thye Yong Setia Eco Glades Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE A Liuli moon well, with crystal glass sculptures placed on the water fountain ABOVE LEFT Playground at East Garden during sunset LEFT In the West, the Liuli sculptures at the fountain appear in the form of blue flamingoes
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Canary Residence Cheras Hartamas, Selangor
Canary Residence is an open-concept residential sanctuary set in the established urban fabric of Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Just past the repetitive trellis-like steel sections standing more than 20 feet high over the guard house, is the clubhouse. Stone clad walls dashed with steel silhouettes of flying canaries stand as ushers, welcoming visitors to the clubhouse. Past the joyful canaries is a place for residents to relax and unwind with the sculptural pool deck seating overlooking the bubble jet pool and white sun-beds floating in the shallow end of the swimming pool. Minimum earthworks during the construction stage allowed the natural terrain to be preserved and caused minimal impact to the surrounding environment. The landscape lighting aims to promote sustainable management with use of LED lights and localised ambient lighting concepts.
Project Title Canary Residence Cheras Hartamas Official Entrant PLD Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner OCR Land Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect PLD Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor YongWang Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner Perunding Rancang I Plan Architect Don Cheong Architect Engineer Vaneer Consulting Engineering Services Quantity Surveyor Baharuddin Ali & Low Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Allan Tee
LEFT PAGE White sunbeds and shower play fixture at the pool area TOP Pool facilities LEFT Club house and swimming pool ABOVE Steps from pool deck also serve as amphitheatre seating
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Periwinkle Bandar Rimbayu, Selangor
The Periwinkle landscape design emphasises creating a doorway into the Old Malay lifestyle; evoking nostalgia and strong connectivity to a traditional 'kampung' way of life. The welcoming entrance zone is adorned with 'Pinang'-like Areca Catechu, 'Manggis'-like Garcinia Subelliptica, and 'Padi'-like Pennistum Setacum, which act as a walk down memory lane with plants reminding residents of the cool country side. The central park is where parents can share their personal stories with the younger generation, all while playing at the Perahu playground and sliding down the Bullock Cart slide. Several pocket parks were also incorporated to further enhance nostalgic feelings, such as Rubber Tree Avenue, Padi Field Walk, and Coconut Avenue.
Project Title Periwinkle Bandar Rimbayu Official Entrant HODA Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner IJM Properties Sdn. Bhd. (IJM Land Bhd.) Landscape Architect HODA Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor LNH Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Unique Green Recreation Sdn. Bhd. (Playground) Architect Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Perunding Primareka Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) Noble Existence Sdn. Bhd. (M&E) Quantity Surveyor Perunding NFL Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Nostalgic memories are introduced in every corner of the development TOP RIGHT Seating in the park
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Charm of Nusantara
Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Charm of Nusantara is one of the eight thematic islands in Setia Eco Glades with a Balinese themed landscape design surrounded by lush green parks and waterways, complete with exotic materials like lava and palimanan stones, imported from Bali. The green selection is not only based on the aesthetic value but also the ecological contribution; plants produce flowers and fruits that attract both indigenous and migratory bird species, small mammals, and invertebrates such as frogs and insects. The waterways surrounding the area contain resident fish saved from the original site with addition of other native species to create a balanced food chain ecosystem. Three main gardens and five pocket gardens were created in between the houses and transition areas to the waterways. Lava Garden is one of the main attractions within the island, designed with a welcoming Balinese arch gateway and finishing materials such as the volcanic lava stones imported from Bali. Intricate details adorn the raised 'Pangkin' roof with synthetic alang-alang and sprouting water features inside the garden create a soothing and calming tropical island environment. The combination of attention to even the most minute of details, along with environmental awareness aspects, might lead one to believe that Bali itself has found its way to Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya.
Project Title Charm of Nusantara Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya Official Entrant Setia Eco Glades Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner S P Setia Berhad Group Landscape Architect Oasis Design Studio Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Oasisland Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE The Bayu Garden ABOVE LEFT The Lava Garden ABOVE RIGHT Waterways serve as wildlife corridors BELOW LEFT The Charm of Nusantara from above
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Twin Palms Sungai Long Sungai Long, Selangor
Twin Palms Sungai Long is an emerald realm of peace and tranquillity which aims to provide a 'parkland community living' environment. The landscape concept aims to create a woodland valley with its diversity of trees mimicking the natural woodland and topiary animals scattered in various areas which make this 'woodland' come to life. The design also emphasises a Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), where storm water is guided and controlled via creeks and gullies into retention ponds. This creates a natural system within the residence to control storm water, reduce erosion, and prevent flooding. NorthVale Lake is one such retention pond created for this function in addition to helping regulate cool air and provide a scenic environment for outdoor recreation. Trees and shrubs surround the lake, while rocks and aquatic plants stabilise the bank, creating a natural lake setting. This lake also shrouds the highway from sight, by providing an infinity vista beyond the horizon and into the sky. 44
Project Title Twin Palms Sungai Long Official Entrant Fabulous Range Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of Lum Chang Holdings Ltd.) Client | Owner Fabulous Range Sdn. Bhd. (subsidiary of Lum Chang Holdings Ltd.) Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit LAr. Lew Thye Yong
ABOVE The retention pond is turned into a natural lake with trees and shrubs surrounding the lake, while rocks and aquatic plants stabilise the bank, creating a natural setting BELOW LEFT Playground beneath shade trees BELOW RIGHT Leaf shaped pavilion by the sunken garden
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16 Quartz Melawati Taman Melawati, Selangor
16 Quartz @ Melawati landscape concept pays homage to the unique site character of its location near the foothills of the famed Quartz Ridge, better known locally as Bukit Tabur. An 11 metre water wall forms an impressive backdrop to the arrival motor court with a family of stainless steel stylized deer sculptures at the base. Each villa is designed to have direct 'car-free' pedestrian access to the facilities and gardens, and landscape areas and arranged to fit the natural multi-elevation terrain. Maximising the view towards the Melawati hillside, the infinity pool is located at the highest point, enjoying a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Planter boxes are clad with natural weathered looking planks, and incorporate clusters of Melaleuca cajuputi, a plant with interesting bark that can be appreciated close up as one walks up and down the garden steps. The meandering footpaths between the courtyard villas and linear gardens are interlinked, resulting in a 600 metre network of jogging tracks. The villas open up to tranquil gardens surrounding the meandering stream which flows from the highest point of the landscape podium towards the clubhouse area where the garden unfolds with 4 thematic characters: Spring Garden, Pebble Creek, Willow Creek and Summer Garden.
Project Title 16 Quartz @ Melawati Taman Melawati Official Entrant Mitraland Melawati Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Mitraland Melawati Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect WDI Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Inta Bina Sdn. Bhd. Anthosma Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Tridun Engineers (M) Sdn. Bhd. Planner AHA Planning Consultant Architect GSD Architect Engineer Perunding RekaCekap Sdn. Bhd. Perunding Berkat Quantity Surveyor Econcos Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Wong Liang Huei Ryang Videoworks
LEFT PAGE Entrance water feature ABOVE LEFT Willow Creek BELOW LEFT Kidâ€™s pool, playground and fun seating BELOW RIGHT Green connectors
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Setia Eco Cascadia, Johor
The Aurora landscape concept combines minimalist architectural design with a simplistic yet modern landscape approach, projecting the beauty of auroras in the sky, into a landscape architectural design. Adorning the roundabout, a sculptural light fixture, designed with modern geometric shapes and inspired by the aurora phenomena, stands proud, announcing the arrival of residents to their home. The backyard gardens are connected to each residential unit and link to two separate linear parks. The first playground adopts the concept of moon walk, reflecting the undulating environment as we step on the moon's surface. The second playground interprets a concept of a futuristic metropolis, with components such as railings, tunnels, space ships, and arches that reflect a futuristic cityscape. The playgrounds are both functional and educational as children can play with several interactive components.
Project Title Aurora Setia Eco Cascadia Official Entrant Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tajul Landart Contractor Phing Fatt
LEFT PAGE Left: The pavilion symbolises peace and tranquility Right: Green connector at the rear garden ABOVE LEFT Lighting sculptures inspired by the Aurora phenomena LEFT Green Lane
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DUA MENJALARA AVANTAS RESIDENCES ONE CANBERRA LATITUD3 SETIA TRI-ANGLE QUAYSIDE SEAFRONT RESORT CONDOMINIUMS UNIV 360 PLACE ONE TANJONG THE REPUBLIC ISOLA SERVICED RESIDENCE MOLEK PINE 3 MOLEK PINE 4 DAMANSARA FORESTA VERDANA EPIC RESIDENCE YOU ONE ALAM SANJUNG KONDOMINIUM TWIN ARKZ THE GREENS YOU VISTA SELAYANG.18 RESIDENCES AMEERA RESIDENCE G RESIDENCE
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Dua Menjalara Bandar Menjalara, Kuala Lumpur
It only takes one word to describe Dua Menjalara; 'luxurious'. With its low unit density and extensive green landscape coverage, Dua Menjalara offers a variety of private landscape spaces and recreational zones. The lobby is adorned with water gardens, in a contemporary minimal design of trees and hedges. Railway sleepers are placed to break the contemporary tone, creating a more balanced look. The Sunken Garden is the main feature of Dua Menjalara. Upon entering the lobby, visitors will be greeted by an avenue of forest trees, a green vertical wall with a sunken terrace garden, with manicured terrace planting decorating the intimate space. The sky garden and pool terrace overlooking the city skyline creates a very private space where residents can unwind.
ABOVE Pathway leading tp the sunken garden ABOVE RIGHT PAGE Lobby water garden BELOW RIGHT PAGE Playground and infinity pool
Project Title Dua Menjalara Bandar Menjalara Official Entrant PNC Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner F3 Capital Group Landscape Architect Engky Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor PNC Design Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit PNC Design Sdn. Bhd.
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Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur
Avantas Residences landscape concept embraces compact urban spaces with the application of multi-tier greeneries. Designed with green building features and adhering to Green Building Index (GBI) accreditation guidelines, the design attunes to the needs and wants of the urban community. The key showcase is the Facilities Deck, demarcated into three distinct yet complementary zones. The south section is the pool and BBQ area, with commanding views of Bukit Gasing & the KLCC Skyline. Decked in wood and landscaped with tropical comfort in mind, this resort-style environment is where the entire family can spend the weekend swimming, soaking in the Jacuzzi, or just enjoying the fresh air and BBQ. The north sector is the outdoor yoga and aerobics lawn, the perfect environment for indulgence, meditation, appreciation and relaxation. Wedged in the middle is the multi-purpose functional space, and two playgrounds.
Project Title Avantas Residences Old Klang Road Official Entrant Wein Designs Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner CPI Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Wein Designs Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Anthosma Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect A&A Architects Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Wein Designs Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Above: Pool deck with cozy pavilion at dusk Below: Vertical greens on building facade ABOVE LEFT Pool deck LEFT Pool side shower features ABOVE Dense planting acts as street buffer
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One Canberra Singapore
One Canberra is a true waterfront living experience, featuring many water elements, such as the Beach Splash Pool, Wading Pool, Jacuzzis, Hydro Spa, water lounges and much more. Every element is integrated with many other interactive water concepts such as Zero-entry pool and a luxurious infinity pool. The concept capitalises on the existing river canal and the local topography to expand the view beyond the horizon. Various characteristics of the design include features such as the Cascade, the Waterfall, the Streams, the Lagoon and the Cove. The concept also takes advantage of the unobstructed view between the waterway and the residential site. The landscape design is strategically divided into 4 zones; Cascading Estuary, Enchanted Lagoon, Riverside Haven and Serene Cove. All of these zones provide different purposes for residences to meet their needs while maintaining a constant, unified theme, a true essence of One Canberra.
Project Title One Canberra Singapore Official Entrant Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Landscape Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Photography Credit Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd.
LEFT PAGE Floating Wine Pod ABOVE Open air concept Dining Pod BELOW LEFT Water lounges by the freeform pool
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Latitud3 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
With its Modern Minimalist Concept Living, the Latitud3 concept comprises 3 main components; the Urban Park on the Ground Floor, the Haven & Lifestyle Aspiration on the 7th Floor, and the Blue Cosmic Perspective on the 25th Floor. Latitud3 is a high-end, 25-storey, serviced residence, located in Section 16, Petaling Jaya. One can expect lush green forest plantings that fill the sidewalks leading to the entrance, which also serves as a natural green buffer from the urban street. Giant mature trees (such as the 15 year old Terminalia catappa) preserved at the site, welcome residents alongside a covered plaza, decorated with a reflective waterscape. The lifestyle floor, located on level 7, is an ideal space for sports. Equipped with a gymnasium overlooking the infinity swimming pool, it is ideal for a leisurely afternoon dip or even for a refreshing swim with a golden sunset backdrop. Towards the opposite end of the deck, buffer planting and washroom facilities have been included, and are complimented by additional plantings.
Project Title Latitud3 Petaling Jaya Official Entrant Magni Concept Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Urban Hallmark Properties Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Magni Concept Sdn. Bhd. Contractor DHN Desa Hijau Sdn. Bhd. Architect T+Y Architects Engineer Asia Pacific Engineering Consortium (APEC) Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Vincent Tan Associates Photography Credit Magni Concept Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Forest garden serves as the green buffer to the lobby ABOVE Reflective pond and permeable floor surface BELOW LEFT Infiniti Pool above the cityâ€™s skyline
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Setia Tri-Angle Setia Pearl Island, Sungai Ara, Penang
The Setia Tri-Angle landscape concept encapsulates the environment of 'Urban Organism', comprising three key elements; Earth, Tri-Community, and Nature Works. The integrated development marries three key communities in one stylish structure, encompassing commercial suites, corporate suites and residential condominiums. The centre podium, which symbolizes 'Earth', is adorned with three futuristic oval-shaped structures made of metal fabric. These curved oval skylines provide a cool respite for the community to enjoy the water plaza, the sunken garden, and the Jacuzzi below. Surrounding these futuristic features, the lush green landscape is punctuated by vibrant pink Heliconia and yellow Galphimia.
Project Title Setia Tri-Angle, Setia Pearl Island Sungai Ara Official Entrant Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Promenade Sd. Bhd. Landscape Architect Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Mentari Berseri Sdn. Bhd. Island Garden Decorator and Nursery Architect BYG Architecture Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Tang Konsultant (C&S) GH Tag Consultancy (M&E) Quantity Surveyor Unitech QS Concultancy Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Futuristic oval-shape shade structures by the pool ABOVE Metal fabric shade structures with unique curved roof BELOW LEFT Podium Garden BELOW RGHT Contemporary bold colour seating at the podium garden
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Quayside Seafront Resort Condominiums
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Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang
The Quayside's world class, luxurious resort landscape reflects the seafront nature, while respecting Seri Tanjung Pinang's philosophy of 'a contemporary neo-colonial landscape'. The design strives to create a pool environment as a private 4.5-acre waterpark, intended as the first in the region. The concept provides a consistent green carpet that flows through residential drop-offs, around building plinths, and through the central waterpark and clubhouse, to create a single, integrated environment. Each drop-off is designed as a garden courtyard, incorporating lush planting and ornamental water features with warm stained concrete colour tones to complement the beachfront vernacular. The clubhouse is flanked by jacuzzi pools and formal raised planters with Frangipani trees. The paving's light, creamy colour was chosen for its high albedo; reducing solar gain and allowing the paving to remain cool under foot across the pool decks. There are multiple themed pools, from a formal shape signature pool, an organic shaped leisure pool, a spa pool, water slides, and a sandy beach pool for those who prefer a 'close to nature' seaside experience. A series of bridges and stepping-stones allows pools and spaces to be explored from different vantage points. The bricks are designed to slowly separate over time to allow grass to creep between the joints to provide a comfortable yet natural emerging surface on which to romantically meander beneath groves of shade trees.
Project Title Quayside Seafront Resort Condominiums Seri Tanjung Pinang Official Entrant Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Eastern & Oriental Bhd. Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Permatang Bakti Sdn. Bhd. Vital Talent Sdn. Bhd. Architect GDP Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera TSSC Lim Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Ukur Bahan Konsult Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Eastern & Oriental Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Beach pool ABOVE LEFT An aerial view of the Water Park ABOVE RIGHT Signature pool by the clubhouse ABOVE Playground LEFT Submerged lounges by the poolâ€™s edge
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UNIV 360 Place Seri Kembangan, Selangor
The UNIV 360 Place landscape design takes on the challenge to turn a conventional sky-rise residential block into a biophilic architectural design. The final 'Indigenous Biophilic' design concept aims to create a locally originated, multi-function, green architecture feature, reconnecting sky-rise urbanites with nature. The material palette features low carbon emission materials such as bamboo, timber, galvanized mesh, and green plants such as Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina), Blue Trumpetvine (Thunbergia grandifolia) and Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus), to tie the whole design into one consistent, multi-functional ecosystem. Green vertical and canopy gardens adorn the simple corten-steel and off-form concrete at the ground floor entrance. The children's playground features equipment made from natural logs, a clever twist to inspire children to play with natural materials amidst the cool terrain. The lush green podium grove has a forest tree palette for the purpose of urban reforestation. But above all, the most outstanding feature at UNIV 360 Place has to be the mid-level landscape, which creates an extra variety of green communal places in which residents can interact more often. Walking on the long corridors at mid-level, with columns resembling pre-war shop houses 'Kaki lima', brings one back to nostalgic old town memories. Overhead, the elevated walkway and cabana interweaves with the curved beams and columns. The rooftop garden has a huge planter and a reflective pond that helps storm water runoff and enriches high-rise vertical biodiversity. All in all, the design remains true to its biophilic concept. The substantial green interwoven vertically with the building acts as a wildlife 'magnet', pulling the local habitat upward to its sky-rise greenery and creating a type of micro-habitat and wildlife sanctuary. A rainwater harvesting system is also integrated into the design to store rainfall for purpose of irrigation and general cleaning. With the completion of UNIV 360 Place, the development not only improved the living quality of the dwellers, but also the quality of the neighbourhood and environment. Project Title UNIV 360 Place Seri Kembangan Official Entrant Engky Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner F3 Capital Group Landscape Architect Engky Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Pembenaan Leow Tuck Chui & Sons Sdn. Bhd. Lee Landscape Sdn. Bhd. (Landscape) Architect Atelier Alan Teh Architect Engineer Perunding KPR & Associates Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) Perunding Metrik Sdn. Bhd. (M&E) Quantity Surveyor KCL QS Konsult Photography Credit Engky Design Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE The sky gardens ABOVE LEFT Mid level landscape deck ABOVE RIGHT Green wall functions to produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide
BELOW LEFT Rooftop Garden and the pool deck below BELOW RIGHT Reflective pond at the rooftop garden helps control storm water runoff
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One Tanjong Tanjung Bungah, Penang
One Tanjong landscape design capitalises on the beautiful natural scenery of Tanjung Bungah and aims to maintain as much of the original trees and plants as possible. The unobstructed sea view, lush landscape environment, framed by rolling hills and glistening seas, is the first in Penang to have an eye-catching vertical landscaping which creates a 'wow' effect from near and far. By the entrance, a large ficus is preserved as a part of the welcoming attributes. The private lobby in each unit boasts a sunken area that can be converted into a garden, fishpond or a smart swimming pool, according to homeowner's fancies. One Tanjong landscape design takes the term infinity pool to a whole new level. Facing the seafront, the infinity pool creates an illusion as though the pool and the sea are one continuous water element. A Koi Pond is located in the middle of the tropical garden, surrounded by the Hybrid Orange and Pink Plumeria that breaks the monotony of the grey artificial rock pond.
Project Title One Tanjong Tanjung Bungah Official Entrant Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Province Valley Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor ESH Landscaping Sdn. Bhd. Architect K L Wong Architect Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Province Valley Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Province Valley Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Iznan Ismail
LEFT PAGE Luxurious seafront supercondominium located along the coastline beach of Tanjong Bungah, Penang ABOVE LEFT Jacuzzi nestled within the lush greenery ABOVE Highlighting majestic trees LEFT Green vertical wall along the walkway
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The Republic Kuching, Sarawak
Being the first development of its kind in Sarawak with an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Kuching skyline, it's no wonder The Republic is the winner for the Sarawak Home and Real Estate Developer Association (SHEDA) Excellence Awards 2016 in the Best Strata Development (High Rise) category. The landscape concept combines sapling trees with vertical greens to create different levels of hierarchy, resulting in an immediate impact to the surrounding environment. Golden Rain Trees (Cassia fistula) demand attention as the focal point by the drop-off area. An off-form concrete cabana, with outdoor furniture, set within the green pockets, gives a modern yet raw industrial feel around the salt-water pool. Showcasing luxury at its best, here is a little secret: there is a lock-up wine cellar for residents to keep their most prized Cabernets and Merlots.
Project Title The Republic Kuching Official Entrant Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Elica Landscape Architect Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Hydro-Icon Sdn. Bhd. Architect ZDR Arkitek Abadi Photography Credit Andy Phe, Bespoke Photographics
LEFT PAGE Off-form concrete cabanas by the swimming pool ABOVE LEFT Library and lounge at the common area BELOW LEFT Tiles with patterns in different hues decorate the drop off area ABOVE RIGHT Staircase towards the pool deck BELOW RIGHT Grand drop off area with feature tree
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Isola Serviced Residence Subang Jaya, Selangor
The Isola Serviced Residence 'Green Neighbourhood Recreation' concept is centralised around a space that becomes the 'green heart' of the community, featuring clean-line simplicity to create a contemporary ambience. The centrepiece for the plaza is a compass pattern, giving a sense of orientation to the residents and inviting them to utilise the outdoor gym equipment. On every third floor, triple volume spaces are carved out from the towers to create sky gardens for the nearby inhabitants. The canopy courtyard design combines linear patterns on the floor and feature walls with a polka dot shade glass canopy, creating a progressive visual during the daytime. A gourmet garden with a tensile canopy inspires residents to attempt their own al fresco dining experience. A Koi Pond, with bio-filtration system, sits at the edge of the development, giving a therapeutic experience to residents looking for total relaxation.
Project Title Isola Serviced Residence Subang Jaya Official Entrant VERITAS Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Sime Darby Property (Subang) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect VERITAS Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Bumimetro Construction Sdn. Bhd. Planner VERITAS Architects Sdn. Bhd. Architect VERITAS Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer KTA Tenaga Sdn. Bhd. Perunding Hashim & NEH Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Perunding NFL Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Paul Gadd
LEFT PAGE Decorative lounges by the pool TOP RIGHT Gourmet Garden with tensile canopy and dining facilities ABOVE Dry water feature at the Canopy Courtyard
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Molek Pine 3 Johor Bahru, Johor
The Molek Pine 3 landscape master plan was initiated with a nature-inspired concept of a RIPPLE. A distinct concentric configuration extends outwards from a central source in the form of a symbolic 'spiritual mound'. The design creates a modern tropical resort living setting through integration of Japanese elements to accommodate the majority Japanese purchasers. Details of niche landscape spaces such as the 'zen gardens' uses loose chipping stones that are raked to represent ripples of water in a peaceful pond. In addition to the beautiful swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, the design incorporates a Japanese Onsen, to offer the residents the perfect respite to clear the mind and rest the tired body.
Project Title Molek Pine 3 Johor Bahru Official Entrant Perunding Landskap ABD Client | Owner Tanjung Bintang Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Perunding Landskap ABD Contractor Kimlun Sdn. Bhd. (Main Contractor) Esthetic Natural Sdn. Bhd. (Landscape Contractor) Architect CTAP Architects Engineer RDC Consulting Engineer Quantity Surveyor J.B. Bergabung Quantity Surveyor Construction Cost Consultants Photography Credit Mohd Azmi Erip bin Mat Usof
LEFT PAGE Water feature by the play zone ABOVE LEFT Pocket Garden view from above ABOVE RIGHT BBQ Area at the rooftop garden and clubhouse LEFT Swimming pool with continuous pattern from the pool deck
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Molek Pine 4 Johor Bahru, Johor
Inspired by Mother Nature herself, the innovative landscape design of Molek Pine 4 is based on a creek; capturing the fluidity and free flow of this natural element at different levels of the development. Awarded as Malaysia's First Residential New Construction (High Rise) Green Building Index (GBI) Platinum rating certification on design assessment, the landscape has a unique way of harvesting rainwater. The wet creek; a constantly wet pond with aquatic plantings, serves as the main channel of the Rain Water Harvesting System. The dry creek; a dual purpose landscape courtyard that is dry most of the time, but also serves as a passageway for rain water collected from the roof tops to flow into the wet creek. Between the innovative design to the beautiful Koi Pond and the fun-filled water slide at the swimming pool, Molek Pine 4 offers more than one is led to believe.
Project Title Molek Pine 4 Johor Bahru Official Entrant Perunding Landskap ABD Client | Owner Tanjung Bintang Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Perunding Landskap ABD Contractor Taisei Corporation (Main Contractor) Esthetic Natural Sdn. Bhd. (Landscape Contractor) Architect CTAP Architects Engineer RDC Consulting Engineer Quantity Surveyor J.B. Bergabung Quantity Surveyor Construction Cost Consultants Photography Credit Mohd Azmi Erip bin Mat Usof
LEFT PAGE A wet creek serves as the rainwater harvesting channel ABOVE LEFT Pool side by the wading pool ABOVE RIGHT Wet creek with aquatic plants LEFT The dry creek serves as a passageway for the rainwater flow from rooftop to the wet creek
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Damansara Foresta Bandar Sri Damansara, Selangor
Located 180 metres above sea level with extensive natural surroundings, Damansara Foresta offers a picturesque and tranquil living environment, promoting 'Living in Harmony with Nature'. This high-rise condominium is located next to the Bukit Lanjan Reserve Forest; 42 acres of lush natural greeneries and a 150 million year old rainforest with a backdrop of mountainous terrains. The landscape design emphasises on urban sustainability, enabling resident access between the development and the existing forest. Together with the Department of Forestry, approximately 3,000 existing trees are preserved within the development. Also preserved on site is a small, natural water spring that has been redirected to enliven the water features and channelled to the water harvesting system. Series of elevated decks and sky walks enrich the flat ground cover and encourage moderate-hiking activities, promoting not just a fun, but also healthy nature-themed community interaction.
Project Title Damansara Foresta Bandar Sri Damansara Official Entrant Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Sri Damansara Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Conspec Builders (M) Sdn. Bhd. Efish Sdn. Bhd. Planner SAM Planners Architect SN Low & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Zaidun-Leeng Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor ELP Jurukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Mr. Wison
LEFT PAGE Pool deck view towards the forest on the horizon ABOVE Innovative and organic shaped garden furniture at the forest park LEFT Forest deck and elevated walkway
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Verdana North Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Verdana captivates the visitors with an amazing display of twelve Date Palms (Phoenix sylvestris) in giant concrete planters, floating above a black reflecting pool. This provides the grand statement for the Verdana arrival court, a perfect gateway to the luxurious landscape lying inside. The covered walkway passing through gardens of Ervatamia, Spikemoss (Selaginella willdenowii), and pools of serene water, shelters residents from the guardhouse to the lift lobby. The concept utilises a series of curvilinear forms which are repeated in meandering lagoons fronting apartment units, swimming pools and planting beds to create an unfolding landscape garden. The 50-metre infinity pool is tiled with a glass mosaic of blue and green, beautifully shimmering under the sun light. Treading through the gardens, playgrounds, and reflexology paths on the podium level, residents also enjoy a half kilometre jogging path which allows for either an energetic run or a relaxing evening stroll.
Project Title Verdana North Kiara Official Entrant WDI Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner BRDB Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect WDI Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor The BLG Group Asia Sdn. Bhd. Architect Architects 61 Sdn. Bhd. Engineer T. Y. Lin International Group SM Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Phoenix sylvestris palms in giant concrete planters floating atop black reflecting pond ABOVE LEFT Geometric shapes on the pavilion wall cast interesting shadows on the floor ABOVE RIGHT Secluded cabanas nestle amidst lush frangipanis LEFT The 50m infinity pool with panoramic view
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Epic Residence Bukit Puchong, Selangor
The compound between the two towers of Epic Residence might not be the most spacious of the lot, but the clever 'embracing the space' landscape concept adopted using carefully crafted detailing and seamless edgings divides the limited space visually yet widens the view spatially. The instant eye catcher has got to be the sunken deck that intimately floats within the gradually changing from light to deep blue swimming pool. Plant selection for the green wall mainly consists of epiphytes and climbers that derive its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it, greatly reducing maintenance and ensuring evergreen planting. The bio-filtration system in the fish pond achieves clean, clear water quality with minimal maintenance by means of its efficiency in controlling the dissolved nutrients.
Project Title Epic Residence @ BP Newtown Bukit Puchong Official Entrant Lineworks and Space Sdn. Bhd. (LWSSB) Client | Owner Bukit Hitam Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Lineworks and Space Sdn. Bhd. (LWSSB) Contractor Dian Makmur Sdn. Bhd. Four Season Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect ARC Partnership Photography Credit Lineworks and Space Sdn. Bhd. (LWSSB)
LEFT PAGE Sunken deck itimately floats within deep blue swimming pool ABOVE LEFT Colourful green wall decorates the pool deck with outdoor shower sculptures inspired by ferns ABOVE RIGHT Climbers planted on the car park levels BELOW RIGHT Playground
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You One USJ Subang, Selangor
You One takes urban lifestyle to a stylish dimension; an exciting residentialcum-retail haven that brings 'the arts' alive! The landscape design combines creative artistry with simple modern finishing touches. The eyes feast on a beautiful Sunken Garden by the driveway while the ears listen to the sound of trickling water flowing towards the Sunken Garden below. Creative artistic pavilion frames complete with seating features made from simple concrete and rope are placed at the roof gardens. Bougainvillea dominate part of the building facade to add a dash of contrasting colour. Awarded with a Green Building Index (GBI) certification, key outstanding green features of You One include high performance glass to reduce external heat and sunlight and a rainwater harvesting system. Rainwater is collected at the rooftop of the building for landscaping and efficient water fittings for each residential unit, reducing usage of portable water consumption.
Project Title You One USJ Subang Official Entrant SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner OSK Property Holdings Berhad Landscape Architect Urban Design Group Contractor SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE The multi level sky garden deck LEFT The water curtain by the playground ABOVE Pavilion with creative concrete seating
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Alam Sanjung Kondominium Subang West, Selangor
Alam Sanjung Kondominium illustrates the journey of 'exploration' to create a spatial experience for users when enjoying a promenade from space to space within the development. The idea of 'Simplicity in Modernity' is the key element in creating the landscape design to suit a contemporary urban lifestyle. The project is situated in an urbanised area, which creates the opportunity to apply minimalistic design to small spaces. The result is a peaceful and serene effect for residents at the condominium. The swimming pool serves as a quiet reflection and relaxation area. Vertical archways become the focal point to the lounge area. The rooftop garden functions as a recreational area in the urban space. Throughout the design, horizontal settings blend with vertical elements to create the simple urbanised look.
Project Title Alam Sanjung Kondominium Subang West Official Entrant Sitelink (M) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner CB Land Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Sitelink (M) Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Crest Builder Holding Berhad
LEFT Pool deck with cabanas and lounges BELOW RIGHT Gardens and playground
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Twin Arkz Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
As the name suggests, the Twin Arkz landscape concept is inspired by the ark; a symbol of self-sustainability and conservation that expands to the idea of waves and water elements upholding such a floating vessel. The ground floor features wave patterns in the driveway and shrubs to create the illusion of two majestic arks floating in the middle of the sea. Complete with an iconic avant-garde 360 overflow swimming pool and glow in the dark tiles, the podium level is the main key connection area where residents can lead a healthy outdoors lifestyle - where children play or adults enjoy a relaxing book in the beautiful spiral staircase pavilion. Each tower is equipped with a sky zone on the top floor, featuring a beautiful ark-shaped deck for a complete 360 view of the city and urban farm. This element integrates agriculture and urban lifestyle with various herbs and fruit plants and provides valuable education for the younger generation, while residents enjoy 100% organic products on a regular basis.
Project Title Twin Arkz Bukit Jalil Official Entrant HODA Design Sdn. Bhd. Forac Alam Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Exsim Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Hoda Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Forac Alam Sdn. Bhd. (Softscape) Parkscape Sdn. Bhd. (Playground) Architect W Design Associates Quantity Surveyor Perunding SL
LEFT PAGE Avant garde swimming pool with 360O overflow finished with glow in the dark tiles ABOVE / BELOW LEFT Community farming garden ABOVE RIGHT Boutique driveway with wave line patterns BELOW RIGHT Colourful hedges decorate the entrance MALAYSIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE YEARBOOK 2016 87
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The Greens TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
The Greens landscape concept is an extended piece of the neighbouring natural terrain of Bukit Kiara Reserve Forest, featuring its rainforest glade at the central axis. The lush green trellis at the entrance greets residents while natural shade and green planters wrap the building as a cool ambient. At the central axis above, a generous infinity pool with day bed sofa lounges encourages passive fun and exercise to cool off. A therapeutic zone is designed with metal and stone decking for residents to practice yoga and other meditative activities in a dedicated quiet environment. The experience continues into the spice garden nook, not just providing herbs and edible spices for residents, but also provides a bespoke green walled tent to gather or cool down in the hot summer afternoons.
ABOVE LEFT Water cascade entrance signage BELOW LEFT Hedges along the driveway
Project Title The Greens TTDI Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Bellworth Developments Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect BEP Akitek Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Pakatan Cergas Sdn. Bhd. Jurutera Perunding Valdun Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Northcroft Lim Perunding Sdn, Bhd.
TOP Floating water seating in the central rainforest ABOVE RIGHT Panoromic view towards Kiara Hills LEFT The family lounge area at central forest glade
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You Vista You City, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Set within the new neighbourhood of Suntex Cheras, the You Vista@You City design combines green and blue features of colourful shrubs and cooling water elements with the sophistication of artistic features. Artistic features decorate the facade, from the colourful steel art sculpture at the car park entrance, to the tree branch inspired shade of the infinity pool pavilions. The green areas at the podium level are separated between East and West Gardens. The East Garden is the active recreational zone, with facilities such as a Glass Gym, Manicured Lawn, Chess Tables, Zen Garden and Health Path. This zone is predominantly planted with trees and lower shrubs with a large, elevated activity lawn. The West Garden is designed predominantly for water based activities with facilities such as a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, beach and hammock garden, all surrounded by resort styled plantings, which creates various spaces within the garden.
Project Title You Vista@You City Cheras Official Entrant SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner OSK Property Holdings Berhad Landscape Architect Urban Design Group Contractor SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Reflective infinity pool with floating pavilions
ABOVE Water Garden with trellis
ABOVE LEFT BBQ and playground view from above
BELOW LEFT Outdoor dining area
TOP Sculptures placed above the storm water harvesting tank
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Selayang.18 Residences Selayang, Selangor
Selayang.18 Residences is an urban contemporary living space designed with sleek modernity, nestled in a lush green landscape, from podium to themed rooftop gardens that stretch across four blocks. The pool terrace is a sight to behold with its pebble-wash finish that creates a sandy look at the base. The elevated garden above the pool is planted with climbers and a water jet feature which visually connects the two, creating one continuous landscape design. The highlight for the design is the themed rooftop garden that stretches over four blocks. From the calming Zen Garden to the stunning view of the Chill Out Pool and an interesting Aqua Gym, Selayang.18 takes sky high green spaces to a whole new level. Project Title Selayang.18 Residences Selayang Official Entrant PNC Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner F3 Capital Group Landscape Architect Engky Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor PNC Design Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit PNC Design Sdn. Bhd.
ABOVE LEFT PAGE Yoga deck and Zen Garden during sunrise
ABOVE RIGHT Garden and pergolas at the podium level
ABOVE LEFT Swimming pool with massive water features
BELOW RIGHT Chill out pool by the building edge
BELOW LEFT The garden viewing deck
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Ameera Residence Mutiara Heights, Selangor
The concept of 'Urban Recharge' is explored to enhance atmospheric quality by providing a serene setting and ambience for residents to recharge and rejuvenate from the bustle of daily city life.
ABOVE Infinity pool by the clubhouse
Ameera Residence landscape design takes inspiration from the verdant greenery of Jeloh Forest Reserve within its proximity, creating a link between architecture and nature. The tree arch sculpture designed to frame the main feature wall is integrated with a reflecting pool, seamlessly uniting both. As one of the key landscape features, the perimeter boundary wall and water feature uses recycled granite stones originally from the construction site itself, highlighting the values of sustainable living through the warmth of nature. An undeniable serene 'urban lung' in a unique and artistic space which encapsulates the idea of living in a beautiful urban nest.
BELOW RIGHT Sculptured wall entrance signage
ABOVE RIGHT Garden by the pool
ABOVE FAR RIGHT Entrance cascading water features BELOW FAR RIGHT Playground
Project Title Ameera Residence Mutiara Heights Official Entrant TLS Holdings (M) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner TLS Holdings (M) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor TLS Building Contractor Sdn. Bhd. Tajul Green Sdn. Bhd. Planner AHA Planning Consultant Architect CY Chan Architect Engineer TWT Design Sdn. Bhd. MEP Engineering Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor TLS Holdings (M) Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Just Right Design Sdn. Bhd. Mr. Wison
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G Residence Desa Pandan, Kuala Lumpur
G. Residence is a predominantly residential mixed-use development in Desa Pandan. It is conveniently situated close to the city centre and offers two blocks of apartments with two floors of retail units. Hence, the design offers two distinct landscape concepts for each Retail Plaza at the ground floor, and the Environmental Deck for the residents, above. At the retail level, the design is inspired by the linear arrangement of the building and the generous set-back to the frontage building line. The general layout pattern is influenced by the necessity of the car parking grids, whilst a hardscape pattern of footpaths and banding extends through the space to form a plaza, created as a reflection of the long and linear frontage of Jalan Desa Pandan. The Residents' Environmental Deck, located at the podium level, is exclusively for recreational use by the residents. A 30-meter Infinity edge swimming pool, with spectacular views to the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, is one of the signature features of the project. The pool is enlivened by an outdoor Jacuzzi and a submerged lounger deck, set beneath a linear Frangipani grove. Clusters of indigenous woodland planting provide a green backdrop and act as a physical buffer screen.
Project Title G Residence Desa Pandan, Kuala Lumpur Official Entrant Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner OPT Ventures Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Ensignia Construction Sdn. Bhd. Architect YHSA Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Sepakat Setia Perunding Sdn. Bhd. PAC & Rakan-rakan Quantity Surveyor Northcroft Lim Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. OPT Ventures Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Semi submerged lounges overlooking the city TOP LEFT Seating at the waiting lounge
BELOW LEFT Playground ABOVE Water feature by the childrenâ€™s pool
MIDDLE LEFT Seating under a secluded woodland
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TRANQUILITY PARK RAFFLESIA HILL PARK MARINE COVE SINGAPORE BISHAN - ANG MO KIO PARK THE ERA SALES GALLERY LEPIRONIA GARDEN URBAN PARK ONE CITY SIBU TOWN SQUARE SYMPHONY HILLS CLUB VILLAGE ABC WATERS: SUNGEI-API API & SUNGEI TAMPINES WATERWAY RIDGES WETLANDS SETIA ALAM LINEAR PARK GRASSLAND PARK AND ORIENTAL GARDEN PUTRAJAYA ETHNOBOTANY PARK
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Tranquility Park East Ledang, Johor
The township of East Ledang houses 31 gardens spread over seven parks, beautifully symbolising 31 days in a month, and seven days in a week. One such space is the Tranquillity Park, consisting of four of the esoteric gardens within its magical landscape. A long rustic path, shaded by trees on both sides, defines the Village Garden. Adding to the country feel is a roofed wooden bridge overlooking a dry stream. The Stairway Garden begins at the bottom of a hill with natural and organic landscaping. Ascending the long flight of steps leads one to a formal garden at the top, in which is a stone pavilion. The descent on the other side takes one to the Swan Garden, a pond with swans, ducks and fish, while a boardwalk traverses the pond, and, hidden amidst the bank of tall grass, is a wooden platform to relax or have a picnic. In the nearby vicinity is the Nature Garden with trees, a shaded sitting area, and a footpath. Builds an unforgettable experience with friendly birds brings happiness and harmonious environment. This is how a living spaces should be.
Project Title Tranquility Park East Ledang, Johor Official Entrant UEM Sunrise Bhd. Client | Owner UEM Sunrise Bhd. Landscape Architect MLA Landscape Architects Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Iqtiqad Maju Sdn. Bhd. Planner AJC Planning Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Architect A. Bakhtiar Architect Engineer Uniti Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor ARH Jurukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit UEM Sunrise Bhd., Landscape Department (Southern)
LEFT PAGE Meandering pathway by the lakefront. An artist Impression ABOVE RIGHT Swan Garden with scenic lake LEFT Peaceful green spaces nestle within the community
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Rafflesia Hill Park Damansara Perdana, Selangor
Amongst the existing terrain and preserved forest, here resides a pristine, man-made lake, in the shape of a Rafflesia flower, which is complemented by luxuriant greenery and exemplifies a definitive connectivity between man and nature. The landscape character of Rafflesia Hill Park is based on an eco-botanical theme, inspired by the Rafflesia flower, a species indigenous to South East Asia. Characterised by its combined beauty and function, the design inspires patrons to either enjoy a vigorous and healthy workout amidst the nature within the park, or spend a breezy morning doing exercise or yoga by the lake in the parcourse or specially-designed timber decks. Another option is to go for a rejuvenating jog or walk on the walkway cum jogging trail. The lake was converted from a retention pond into a recreational park in order to cater to the needs of the residential community. Upon completion, the once simple retention pond bloomed into a beautiful five petal Rafflesia flower (i.e. Wellness Enclave, Garden of Senses, Nature's Walk, Mini Rainforest Sanctuary, Green Peak) with a central flower chamber (i.e. the Island).
Project Title Rafflesia Hill Park Damansara Perdana Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Tropicana Innovative Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Saujana Triangle Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Tropicana Innovative Landscape Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE The grand boardwalk amidst the wetland plants ABOVE LEFT / RIGHT Lily pond at the island BELOW LEFT The floating Seating Boat by the lake
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Marine Cove East Coast Park, Singapore
The landscape upgrade of Marine Cove @ East Coast Park is based on a Family and Lifestyle concept with a focus on providing recreation for families, while at the same time preserving the natural identity of the locale; the coastline of Singapore. To embrace the natural setting, standalone public toilets with an open-toilet concept and outdoor refreshment areas are used to complement the settings of East Coast Park. As part of the sensitive upgrading, preserving existing trees was also key to the success of this development, as they provide bountiful shade for visitors. With the benefit of the coastal setting, the planting focuses on using Coastal varieties to integrate with the East Coast Park design and atmosphere. At Marine Cove, to complement its beach setting, the park concept creates open spaces and vistas, providing visitors with a clear view of the sea. Park users can soak in the beach view while enjoying the facilities or dining nearby. For children, the playground is specifically designed to follow the coastal theme with its various zones; the Sand Bar, the Reef Zone, Adventure Lagoon, Point Plaza, and Crustacean's Cove.
ABOVE Aerial view of the colourful playground design which integrates with the surrounding greeneries and beach setting of East Coast Park RIGHT PAGE Park facilities cater for all ages
Project Title Marine Cove @ East Coast Park Singapore Official Entrant Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client | Owner Singapore National Parks Board Landscape Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Photography Credit Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd.
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BishanAng Mo Kio Park Singapore
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park provides a new model for tropical urban hydrology through the instrument of landscape infrastructure, addressing Singapore's dual need for water supply independence and flash flood management while creating access to a thriving riverine ecology within the dense city. Singapore's national water agency, PUB, initiated the Active, Beautiful and Clean Waters Programme to transform the country's water bodies beyond their functions of drainage and water supply, into vibrant, new spaces for community bonding and recreation. Designed based on a floodplain concept, people can get closer to water and enjoy recreational activities along the generous river banks when water level is low. During times of heavy rain, park land adjacent to the river doubles as a conveyance channel, carrying the water flow downstream. Three new bridges, a terraced riverside gallery, river platforms, stepping stones across the river, and a water playground fed with naturally cleansed river water, are all features that enable one to connect with the river, transforming peoples' sense of responsibility for their environment. Simple, yet highly engineered, this blurred line between park and river has transformed the community's pragmatic perception of urban water systems to a relationship that is proud and close to nature.
Project Title Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Singapore Official Entrant Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte. Ltd. Client | Owner Singapore Public Utilities Board Singapore National Parks Board Landscape Architect Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte. Ltd. Contractor Chye Joo Construction Pte. Ltd. Planner Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte. Ltd. Architect Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte. Ltd. Engineer CH2M Hill Singapore Pte. Ltd. Geitz & Partner Photography Credit Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte. Ltd.
ABOVE LEFT The Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a community centric park, designed for all ages ABOVE AND BELOW RIGHT Biophilic design converts existing stormwater drains to appealing waterways BELOW LEFT The water play area fully utilises recycled water from the Cleansing Biotope
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The ERA Sales Gallery Segambut, Kuala Lumpur
The identity of an Urban Forest is showcased at the ERA Sales Gallery with a landscape design focusing on a simple interpretation of a forest typology showcasing nature's ubiquitous curves, edges, and layers of forest hierarchy. To completely immerse residents in this hide and seek escape, the landscape reflects natural forms, each keeping the landscape in perpetual flux, from one to the other; The Wetlands (Dragonfly Rise, Bull frog Hums, Snail Walk, Fish Koi), The Water Cascades (Butterfly Escape), Largest Hibiscus Gardens (National Identity), Suspended Tree Houses, and Stargazing Decks (Owl Corner). The Wetlands, being the landscape's main element, connects all the unique features together, which includes a lush lawn, 100 species of water plants, a meandering pathway system, and an interactive water play area, all of which helps to build suspense, until arriving at the main entrance.
ABOVE LEFT Bamboo tree house and the stargazing lounge above RIGHT PAGE Parks and wetlands outside the sales gallery
Project Title The ERA Sales Gallery Segambut Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner JKG Central Park Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect NRY Architects Sdn. Bhd, Engineer T.Y. Lin International Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor JUBM Sdn. Bhd.
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Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Lepironia Garden was inspired and named after the Lepironia articulata, a dominant and resilient resident wetland plant, identified on the original site. The design concept aspires to return a portion of that intrinsic value to the landscape to create a memory of its origin. Lepironia reeds were assimilated into the new landscape environment through functional design consideration, which aimed to restore the identity of the site and reinvent the ecological aesthetics of wetlands for improved urban appeal. The layers of soft and hard systems in the landscape were imbued with character through elegant design and replanting of native site vegetation to generate ecologically functional and emotionally uplifting spaces throughout the garden. Fountains animate the landscape and enliven the waterways with aquatic sound and motion, improving water quality through aeration, while at the same time cooling the surrounding landscape. Water plants remove excess nutrients from the water to improve its quality and create habitats for bio-indicators like damselflies and dragonflies. The Orchard garden features newly transplanted trees, to encourage the return of resident birds and insects, as well as local fruit trees, which attract new species to the ecosystem. The diverse vegetation palette provides biodiversity, visual texture, and depth to the resilient ecosystem, which is now able to resist and recover from environmental disturbances. 110
Project Title Lepironia Garden Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya Official Entrant Oasis Design Studio Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Eco Glades S P Setia Bhd. Group Landscape Architect Oasis Design Studio Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Four Seasons Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Oasis Design Studio Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Water plants serve as transitional links between land and water to offer a seamless visual integration ABOVE The garden incorporated heterogenous planting pallette into the landscape for biodiversity, visual texture and depth
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Urban Park One City Subang Jaya, Selangor
Urban Park @ One City is an open, public, green space that lives up to its name, being situated in the middle of a mixed development, surrounded by a cluster of commercial blocks, office buildings, SOHO apartments, and hotels. The overall landscape design for the park focuses on horizontal and vertical elements that create a sense of balance in a modern and sleek area. Pathways are bordered by little island pockets with a grass mound design, giving visitors a feel of undulating landforms, instead of a typical flat park surface. Wedelia trilobata covers the mounds, giving it a natural, green finish, as well as acting as a natural treatment to protect the soil. The main feature of the park is the Water Plaza, with a synchronised water fountain at the centre seamlessly shooting water from the floor, and all surrounded by an amazing circular grass pattern that provides a spectacular bird's eye view for the surrounding high rise neighbours. At night, the Water Plaza offers an amazing show of synchronised water fountains and LED lights. Project Title Urban Park @ One City Subang Jaya Official Entrant Landscape Plus Sdn. Bhd. One City Properties Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner One City Properties Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Landscape Plus Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Grass mound design creates a spaces between the paths LEFT Playground ABOVE LEFT Green vertical wall with climbers
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Sibu Town Square Sibu, Sarawak
The main purpose for this landscape design is to upgrade and beautify Sibu Town Square, Phase 2, to become a Green City, and consists of 9 acres of green area within the development - namely, STQ Public Park. The green park includes existing green lawns, main and secondary pedestrian pathways, jogging paths, children's playground, shelters, jetty, and a Skate Park. The key design considerations for the park are the preservation of the existing components on site: Memorial Park, environmental design for the Lembangan River, pedestrian connectivity between the surrounding mixed developments, subsoil drainage work on existing turf area, and new green areas. The final design is reminiscent of the previous waterfront scenario; with some of the elements being recycled into the new waterfront design such as the curvilinear 'river waves' pathway patterns, alongside stainless steel railings used as bollards at the jetty.
Project Title Sibu Town Square (STQ) Sibu Official Entrant Urbanscape Client | Owner Fullyard Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Urbanscape Contractor Green Earth Architect Kumpulan Design Engineer Jurutera Minsar Consult Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Jubsar Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Daniel Sharon
LEFT PAGE Garden view from the condominium above BELOW RIGHT View towards the playground next to the memorial park LEFT The park is designed to cater for the needs of the surrounding high density dwellers
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Symphony Hills Club Village Cyberjaya, Selangor
The Clubhouse, or known as the 'Opera House', is designed to be a spectacular floating feature that exudes an exclusive resort ambience as it sprawls horizontally along a waterway, into breath taking floating pavilions. Each pavilion is a unique recreational space, connected by a serpentine walkway. Residents and visitors alike are tempted to luxuriate in the infinity pool, soothe their senses in landscaped ponds and sensory gardens, or seek inspiration on a floating gazebo, while listening to the sounds of cascading water. For a change of pace, the wet playground is available for children who wish to splash around, and a gym is available for those who yearn for a quick workout in between hours.
Project Title Symphony Hills Club Village Cyberjaya Official Entrant Sitelink (M) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner UEM Land Bhd. Landscape Architect Sitelink (M) Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Setara Pelana Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Playground ABOVE LEFT Water play BELOW LEFT Green connectors
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Sungei Api Api & Sungei Tampines Singapore
The ABC (Active, Clean, Beautiful) Waters initiative along the Sungei Api Api and Sungei Tampines aims to blend the edges of these two rivers with the surrounding neighbourhoods and parks, creating more recreational spaces for the community and bring residents closer to the waterfront. Along Sungei Api Api, a five hectare patch of matured mangroves, planted in the 1980's, was preserved during construction. Both banks of the river are planted with additional greenery, with water sensitive urban design (WSUD) features, such as cleansing biotopes and rain gardens, in use. Along Sungei Tampines, the integration of Singapore HDB's (Housing Development Board) Neighbourhood Renewal Programme, the enhancement of the existing Park Connector Network (PCN) and the introduction of WSUD features such as rain gardens along the river, are integrated into the design. Cleansing features like rain gardens, linear wetlands and cleansing biotopes help to enlighten not only the public but also educational programmes, integrated within nearby schools. 118
Project Title ABC Waters: Sungei Api Api & Sungei Tampines Singapore Official Entrant AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Singapore Public Utilities Boards (PUB) Landscape Architect AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Engineer AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Enhanced and new pathway closer to the canal edge ABOVE LEFT AND RIGHT Seating with shade structure and rain gardens BELOW LEFT Bands of planting on the lawn, along the canal edge
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Waterway Ridges Singapore
The Waterway Ridges landscape design is inspired by Chinese 'shan-shui' paintings, which translate abstract tracings of mountain 'ridge' silhouettes across the building forms. Intimating landscaped valleys with cascading streams of gently flowing water, the bioswales fill up dramatically after each heavy downpour. As part of Singapore Public Utilities Board's (PUB's) Active, Beautiful and Clean (ABC) initiative, the landscape concept includes an environmentally sustainable network of bioswales, bio-retention ponds, and other water-sensitive urban design techniques that control storm water run-off. Collected rainwater channels through layers of cleansing filters before being discharged as clean, treated water. The design enhances biodiversity, beautifies urban spaces, and creates vibrant and sustainable community spaces. Accessible green roofs reduce urban 'heat-island' effects. Other eco-features such as recycling and compost bins, water-saving sanitary fixtures, motion-sensing lights, and bicycle parking facilities, increase the awareness of residents about the benefits and importance of an environmentally sensitive lifestyle.
Project Title Waterway Ridges Singapore Official Entrant Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client | Owner Singapore Housing Development Board (HDB) Landscape Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Engineer Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl (Water Management Specialist) Photography Credit Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd.
LEFT PAGE Barrier free footpath and ramp weaves through the landscape ABOVE LEFT Amphitheatre overlooking the waterway ABOVE RIGHT ABC rain garden
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Wetlands Setia Alam Setia Alam North, Selangor
As part of the township's original ecology, Wetlands Setia Alam winds its way along the North Western boundaries of Precinct 11, fulfilling the needs of its innate flora and fauna; embedded with elements to realise the future needs of both man and nature. Wetlands Setia Alam is an ornamental landform that is made up of multiple oval-shaped water pockets, each dressed with numerous species of wetland flora. It is a bird sanctuary (being situated along migratory paths) and features native fruit trees, flowering plants, nature trails and walkways that link the different pockets of water together. This biodiversity interflow sets the blueprint for a thriving sustainable refuge to emerge - one that draws visitors for its calming aesthetics and to be an 'outdoor classroom' of wetlands and their ecological importance. A multi-storey pavilion serves as an observation deck, along with various boardwalks and gazebos on the lake fringe for people to take in the entire Wetlands. Selected tree species with medicinal, culinary, and cultural values were planted to create an emotional attachment to the Wetlands so that residents themselves are drawn to take an active role in caring for these nurseries, ensuring its long term sustainability.
ABOVE Water canal flows along the recreational pathway, planted with wetland plants ABOVE RIGHT Box shaped shelter punctuate the pathway BELOW RIGHT The water canal beside the residential area
Project Title Wetlands Setia Alam Setia Alam North Official Entrant Bandar Setia Alam Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Bandar Setia Alam Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Landarc Associates Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Khanta Studio
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Linear Park East Ledang, Johor
The Linear Park is one of seven parks located in the township of East Ledang. The landscape design focuses on a 'Green Continuum' concept, integrating buildings and open spaces through a continuous network of linear parks. The linear park is comprised of networked pedestrian footpaths, valleys and embankments, with active and passive recreational areas. By encouraging pedestrian movement throughout the development, the design creates a sense of community and kinship, with increased interaction between residents in and among the gardens of Linear Park. Colourful plantings, winding pathways, lush greenery, and a cleverly repurposed culvert transform the Secret Garden into a private oasis. The Trail Garden encourages residents to exercise and explore the area by providing a beautiful natural trail, colourful shrubs, and lively sculptures. The water element, made up of manmade rocks, replicate a geyser at Serenity Garden, giving a certain energy to complement the mood of relaxation after a hectic day at the office before making ones way to the neat and tidy landscape at the Lawn Garden.
Project Title Linear Park East Ledang Official Entrant UEM Sunrise Bhd. Client | Owner UEM Sunrise Bhd. Landscape Architect Landarc Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Menawar Perkhidmatan Landskap Planner AJC Planning Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Architect Sacha & Tan Architects Engineer Jurutera JRK Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor CKP Nizaruddin Jurukur Bahan Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit UEM Sunrise Bhd., Landscape Department (Southern)
LEFT PAGE Drainage culvert given a new breath to serve as the garden shelter ABOVE Water elements sooth the mind LEFT Playground
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Grassland Park & Oriental Garden Setia Ecohill, Selangor
Grassland Park and Oriental Garden, two major parks formed with lush landscape gardens, take advantage of the upper stream pond and lower stream lake which exist naturally in the picturesque and hilly landscape of Setia Ecohill. The inspiration for the Grassland Park design comes from a type of small grass foliage. Vegetation is planted inside the park, providing large and open spaces, with oversized greenery, made available for its users. User-friendly amenities and large timber decks and cool benches enable users to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The design concept for the Oriental Garden aspires to bring Asian-centric landscape elements and nature to the community's backdoor, which is meant to be tranquil and explorative. The alley, planted with selected trees, not only screens the surrounding houses, but also attracts various migrating birds to make the park their home. An oriental-inspired bridge connects the walkways and brings park-goers closer to the water body so they can feed tortoises and fish that populate the lake. 126
ABOVE Calming waterways ABOVE FAR RIGHT Bridge and lantern with oriental influences BELOW FAR RIGHT Nature themed pavilion
Project Title Grassland Park & Oriental Garden Setia Ecohill Official Entrant Setia Ecohill Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Ecohill Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Lee Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Planner GRA Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera TSSC Lim Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Mohd Zulhamin bin Zainal Abidin
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PARKS & THE CITY
Putrajaya Ethnobotany Park Putrajaya
'Ethnobotany' is the study of the interaction between humans and plants which involves many aspects, including medicine, food sources, economics, and culture. The development concept for Putrajaya Ethnobotany Park is a continuation of the original concept of the Taman Botani development. The park, an undulating area, with gently sloping sections, which consists of large lawns, stretches over 12.7 acres. The park is home to a collection of different species of plants, utilised for study and scientific research, conservation, exhibition, and educational purposes. There are 5 themes of plant collections on display, such as; Lawn & Graminaceae Garden, Malaysian Herbs & Medicinal Plants Collection, Plant Conservatory, Zingiberales Garden, and Forest Fringe & Aboriginal Medicinal Plants Collection. This space is designed to create and preserve the plants' natural habitats. With its rich ethnobotanical collection, the park has been a proud host to several programmes, such as the Local Agenda 21 Putrajaya Programme that promotes conservation and botanical knowledge to school children, as well as the Prelaunch Ceremony of the Putrajaya Tropical Bamboo Forest, which aims to ensure the sustainability of a bamboo collection for the nation.
Project Title Putrajaya Ethnobotany Park Putrajaya Official Entrant Perbadanan Putrajaya Client | Owner Perbadanan Putrajaya Photography Credit Perbadanan Putrajaya
LEFT PAGE Lawn and Graminaceae garden BELOW LEFT The garden consists of eight botanical themes: Malaysian Ulam and Medicinal, Bambusetum, Zingiberales and Edible Fruits Arboretum to name a few TOP A conservatory for the lowland plants
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INSPIRATION CENTRUS @ CBD PERDANA 3 TROPICANA AVENUE SAFRA PUNGGOL SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN (SUTD) MERCEDES BENZ KINRARA UPTOWN STREETSCAPE LA PROMENADE REEF ISLAND SUNTEC CITY DATARAN PHB ROOFTOP, THE GARDENS DAMANSARA CITY
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Centrus @ CBD Perdana 3 Cyberjaya
Landscape is envisaged as an important aspect of this development, with careful attention being paid to the various elements which unite the four components together. The landscape allows end users to have a daily encounter with nature, either by walking through a shaded boulevard, sitting under a tree canopy, appreciating a special leaf pattern, or feeling the rays of the sun filtering through a lush crown of swaying leaves. Two central landscape plazas are located at each end of Phase 1, with 3 green corridors along the Northern and Southern boundary, as well the central spine, acting as unifying green fingers and nodes which allow for car-free pedestrian movement through the retail zones, to the offices, and residential zones. The Western Central Plaza, named Centrus Arena, is designed as a welcoming arrival space with a delightful water feature. Taking advantage of the diverse level changes, step-seats are incorporated, with a central stage surrounded by water which can easily be used as a performing arts venue, or as a gathering space for exhibitions and celebrations. Terraces of planters are integrated generously into the seating steps, so that shade from clusters of trees provides comfort and reduces the heat island effect when in use by the community. Rows of neatly trimmed Aglaia odorata shrubs, form a series of green steps, reinforcing the circular form of the amphitheatre seating.
Project Title Centrus @ CBD Perdana 3 Cyberjaya Official Entrant WDI Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Haruman Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect WDI Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Sunshine Construction Sdn. Bhd. Anthosma Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect Asima Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Jurutera Perunding Tekadmaju Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Baharuddin Ali & Low Sdn. Bhd.
ABOVE LEFT Colourful seating and shrubs soften the hard and rigid urban spaces ABOVE RIGHT Amphitheatre and water features
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Tropicana Avenue Tropicana, Selangor
Located along Jalan Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana Avenue is a mixed commercial hub, which comprises serviced residences, offices, and retail lots. The ground level landscape covers the entry drop-off area, the garden at the retail area, and the perimeter planting which employs a linear and structural style. At the podium level, the landscape design is more minimalist, with the planting of Leopard Trees forming a green avenue with open spaces. 7 species of trees, and 26 species of shrubs have been planted at the Residential tower to create a recreation and relaxing area surrounding the court, swimming pool, fitness, playground, and BBQ areas.
Project Title Tropicana Avenue Tropicana Official Entrant Tropicana Innovative Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Landscape Architect WDI Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Tropicana Innovative Landscape Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Water features by the colourful garden seatings ABOVE LEFT Pool deck ABOVE RIGHT Shady walkway on the podium
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SAFRA Punggol Singapore
SAFRA Punggol Club Building is a 'Family Lifestyle Resort', located at Sentul Crescent, Singapore, and is the first eco-friendly SAFRA club to receive the prestigious Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum award. Featuring the interactive water theme park, 'Splash', this development, proclaiming to be Asia's largest indoor wet play facility and childcare centre, also boasts a special selection of F&B options, a bowling centre, EnergyOne gym with IPPT facilities, sports kiosks offering sports equipment, spa, as well as other wellness related facilities. From the existing Punggol waterway and its surrounding sloping terrain, the concept for SAFRA Punggol is based on Cascading Terraces and Flowing Water. Images of terraced fields and hanging gardens with water as the source flowing into the waterway help to strengthen the concept. Lush tropical planting, with different layers of matured palms, trees, and various flowering shrubs, provides a sense of welcome at the main drop-off area. Each level of the structure has evergreen plants, draped casually over the facade, creating a cascading effect, mirroring the sparkling waterway at the exit.
Project Title SAFRA Punggol Singapore Official Entrant Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client | Owner SAFRA National Service Association Landscape Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Photography Credit Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd.
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Singapore University of Technology & Design Singapore
The Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) landscape master plan aims to enhance the traditional Chinese heritage pavilion, donated by the famous actor, Jackie Chan, and place it amidst a contemporary architectural backdrop. The landscape is intricately oriented to strike a balance between the aesthetic and the academic. It provides a quality space for SUTD to celebrate both teaching and learning opportunities, in an open and transparent way. This sustainable building strategy is consolidated by the pervasive use of passive environmental control implementations. These help to realise an all-encompassing signature, 'green lifestyle', for on-campus living. In order to provide a visual and sensual experience within the campus, lush, bold, landscaped areas are used to provide a seamless transition from semi-indoor spaces to the outdoors. In addition, a 4600 sq m bio-pond acts as a catchment area, which holds channel water for irrigation to service the growing biodiversity of flora & fauna of the enhanced landscape that has evolved over time. The residential blocks are laid out in a way so as to maximise viewing the internal precinct space, in which the mystic spines of the 'forest walk', and signature landmark pavilions, are visible.
ABOVE Terracing and lush planting, giving a warm welcome to the campus ABOVE RIGHT The ancient chinese pavilion is a stark contrast against the modern backdrop BELOW RIGHT Landscape deck outside the library
Project Title Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) Singapore Official Entrant Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Client | Owner Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) Landscape Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Photography Credit Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd.
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Mercedes Benz Kinrara Bandar Kinrara, Selangor
Matching its reputation in the automotive industry, Mercedes Benz now also owns the bragging rights for having the first green industrial building in Subang Jaya. Designed as both an auto gallery, and a training centre, the premise has also been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's (LEED) Gold Certification. The landscape design derived its concept from the famous Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian's masterpieces, with neoplasticism style, featuring a white background with grids of horizontal and vertical lines and three primary colours; red, blue and yellow. The Central Water Courtyard adapted this famous composition, showcasing timber walkways, water elements, and a selection of shrubs, to recreate the masterpiece as a landscaped interpretation. The level of quality and attention to detail in the completed environment aims to project to visitors, customers, and staff alike, the powerful, organised and detail-oriented message Mercedes-Benz emits to the automotive industry and the world.
Project Title Mercedes Benz Kinrara Bandar Kinrara Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Hap Seng Realty (Auto) Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect Asima Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer G&P Professionals Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Perunding PCT Sdn. Bhd.
ABOVE Inner central courtyard in Piet Mondrianâ€™s composition of lines and colours BELOW LEFT The petite lawn and garden BELOW RIGHT View from the interior towards the courtyard garden
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Damansara Uptown, Selangor
The Damansara Uptown district has revitalised its streetscape infrastructure, with a series of petite parks, a carefully considered combination of shrubs, cycle-friendly lanes, and pedestrian safety footpaths that change the way we traverse through urban streetscapes. Damansara Uptown envisioned an holistic streetscape renewal development which combines all the elements of public green infrastructure. Success has been achieved, with immaculate streetscape improvements, improved safety for pedestrians, and improvements made to the existing green link for the Uptown street renewal project. At the Starling Mall, the 'Mall in a Park' concept provides a transitional interface between the relaxing forestry and the urban hustle and bustle. The landscape completely changed the inhabited terrain of the ground floor to accommodate peaceful undulating hills, aromatic and shady vegetation, and public art sculptures.
Project Title Uptown Streetscape Damansara Uptown Official Entrant Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Damansara Uptown Retail Centre Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Praxcis Design Sdn. Bhd. Architect DES Architect Engineer G&P Professionals Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor Jurukur Bahan FPS Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Street concerto: touch and texture designer bench and ‘I Love PJ’ Icon ABOVE Cycling and pedestrian path with seatings and bicycle parking facilities LEFT Eco Park Brookes
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La Promenade Samarahan, Sarawak
La Promenade is a French-themed, high-end, mixed development, based on a modern lifestyle concept, with lushly landscaped features right from the entrance, and leading to the distinctive, wide central boulevard. This development leads the way in luxury living, with an emphasis on lifestyle, safety, and a healthy green environment. It sprawls majestically over 80 hectares, with a mixed development of landed residences, high-rise condominium blocks, a shopping mall, a commercial centre, a clubhouse, and a 10-storey office tower. An entire kilometre of signature Norfolk pine trees was planted to form different landscape characters for the commercial precincts, with extended green fingers pointing towards each precinct. In addition, approximately 15% of the development land is reserved for common green spaces, including linear parks within and outside each precinct, the 1km Boulevard with a cycling path and jogging path, and a constructed yet serene lake with a natural bio-filter system.
Project Title La Promenade Samarahan, Sarawak Official Entrant Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Hock Seng Lee Construction Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Urbanscape Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Architect Jurubina Unireka Engineer Building Consult Photography Credit Leslie Sharon Lee S.A.
LEFT PAGE Landscape concept in Precinct Premiere following the concept and continuation from the boulevard ABOVE Green hedges trimmed at different heights to create depth and punctuation with selected Norfolk Pine
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Reef Island Manama, Bahrain
Reef Island, the fastest growing financial centre, offers its residents and guests all the spoils of a bustling cosmopolitan city, complemented by the tranquillity of a tropical island getaway. Conceived as Bahrain's benchmark of luxury living, Reef Island covers an exclusive living experience, on a purpose-built, spiral shaped atoll. Reef Island is a resort island, which includes a marina, a number of international hotels, apartments, residential villas, yacht clubs and spas. There is also a retail centre, medical centre, aquarium, and exhibition building. Everything in the landscape, in varying degrees, sits within a maritime theme. From the paving patterns, to the hand rails, even the spatial lay out, constantly refer back to the main concept. Reef Island's outdoor spaces have been designed with 'alfresco' dining and lifestyle in mind. This is something new for the area, as, due to the weather and culture, the outdoors are often not utilised well. To achieve this, the landscape is dotted with parks, spill-out areas, and waterfront promenades, all designed with shade in mind, to offer the residents a new landscape experience.
Project Title Reef Island Manama, Bahrain Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Architect Pentago Spowers Engineer Davis Langdon Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon
ABOVE Planting along the pedestrian path LEFT Landscaped roundabout
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Suntec City Singapore
Nestled within Singapore's bustling Central Business District lies Temasek Plaza. It is the home to the existing Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Suntec City Mall, and the Fountain of Wealth. With underutilised areas, lack of green spaces and poor connectivity around the five Towers and to the Fountain, the existing site called for a landscape redevelopment. As the site is a major iconic attraction, the space's civic role and function needed to be considered in the design. Focusing efforts on the level one Fountain Plaza, and the Sky Dining roof area on level three, the design team aimed to redefine the spaces with a stronger identity, a clearer purpose and a sense of cohesion, while maintaining a delicate aesthetic throughout the development.
Project Title Suntec City Singapore Official Entrant AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Singapore) Ltd. as Trustee of Suntec REIT Landscape Architect AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Samsung C&T Architect Aedas Engineer AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd.
ABOVE LEFT Greeting garden lined with bamboo groves ABOVE RIGHT Circular pergola with creepers BELOW LEFT Water ripple patterns reflected on the plaza
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Dataran PHB Shah Alam, Selangor
Dataran PHB takes a bold step and gives a new breath of life to the 21 year old Peremba Square, with a make-over to the exterior landscape spaces. This project aims to uplift the image and transform it into a more appealing urban commercial zone. The project involved a transplant of a large quantity of existing plants to minimise costs. The upgrading project focused on a low-maintenance approach, low plant mortality rate, and a neat and tidy appearance, with minimal disturbance to day-to-day office operation. Hence, the design emphasises clean, linear lines, planters, shrubs and hedges, intertwined with seating and resting areas.
Project Title Dataran PHB Shah Alam Official Entrant Forac Alam Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad Landscape Architect Cda Urban Scape Contractor Forac Alam Sdn. Bhd.
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Rooftop The Gardens Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur
The rooftop garden at the Gardens Mall brings the right balance of serenity to the massive shopping mall below. The gardens serve as an extended green space for the shoppers, with creative art installations. It is a space to celebrate creativity, to host private events and also to simply enjoy the beauty of the nearby city skyline.
Project Title Rooftop, The Gardens Mid Valley City Official Entrant Terang Bulan Reka Bina Client | Owner Mid Valley City Gardens Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Terang Bulan Reka Bina
ABOVE AND LEFT The centre court garden, ideal for resting
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Damansara City Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Damansara City is envisaged as an iconic, integrated, commercial development, located in the exclusive enclave of Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. It is becoming a popular place with modern, contemporary design elements that reflect the chic urban lifestyle of the local residents. The design infuses nature into the hard landscape, bringing out the life, color and softness and, at the same time, complementing the rigid aspects of the built environment. The design brings in water elements as one of the key features, creating a soothing and pleasant environment for the local community and shoppers alike.
Project Title Damansara City Damansara Heights Official Entrant AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad Landscape Architect AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Architect Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit AECOM Perunding Sdn. Bhd.
LEFT PAGE Infinity Pool with outdoor furniture defining the space ABOVE Landscape terraces serve as a green connector LEFT Geometrical roof patterns complement outdoor landscape spaces
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AND LEISURE MANGALA RESORT & SPA MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL TAIPEI BELUM RAINFOREST PAVILION & VILLA SANTUBONG HERITANCE NEGOMBO SWISS GARDEN RESIDENCES
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Mangala Resort & Spa Kuantan, Pahang
Sited on a large expanse of agricultural land, Mangala Resort & Spa is located in an area surrounded by palm oil plantations. This resort is a natural haven, an 'accent on the green' that breaks the bustling monotony between cityscapes. As beautiful as it is unique, Mangala Resort & Spa, as its Sanskrit name suggests, is also a place of auspicious well-being. The landscape concept, complementing the existing agricultural greenery alongside the built environment is a vision that turns out to be a perfectly symbolic way to anticipate the benefits of the existing surroundings. The green architecture is found in the design's awareness of the site, its sensitivity to Malaysia's tropical climate and landscape, and its mission of sustainability. The central Agro-Tropical Resort theme defines how the power of culture and artistic creativity enhances quality of life. This theme provides environmental benefits - a symbol that belongs to Mangala Resort & Spa which plays a large part in enlivening the place symbolically, making it a true heavenly hideout amidst nature.
ABOVE Outdoor shower tub and the garden RIGHT PAGE A nostalgic landscape created for the resort, evokes a bygone era
Project Title Mangala Resort & Spa Kuantan Official Entrant Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Frankyland Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Franky Construction Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Frankyland Sdn. Bhd. Malik Lip & Associates Sdn. Bhd.
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Taipei Taipei, Taiwan
The Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is a re-development of a previously demolished hotel and presently adorned with internal landscape designed for multiple cameo and photo-opportunity locations for luxurious wedding photography, in line with Taipei's reputation as a focused wedding industry destination. The design style is both tropical and romantic, keeping in context with the eclectic classical (and somewhat pastiche) style of the architecture, designed by Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG). The upper floors are a series of interconnected yet different spaces which provide multiple garden vignettes for photo-shoots and gatherings. A formal outdoor staircase, with stone balusters and rails, provides an elegant transition from the level 7 rooftop chapel and chapel garden, down through an intermediate terrace at level 6 and onto the level 5 pool deck with its mini-plazas and ornate steel circular arbours. Opposite the pool on the level 5 podium is a circular plaza with ornate inlaid tile paving which doubles as a spillover space for the adjacent restaurant and an outdoor wedding venue. A circular ornate steel pergola creates a focal point for photographs and reinforces the sense of space. The Chapel Garden with its beautiful three-tier fountain, plaza and belvedere, is designed for outdoor weddings where the service can be conducted beneath a circular pergola fronted with an area of plaza for guest seating.
Project Title Mandarin Oriental Hotel Taipei Official Entrant Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Kai Tai Fung International Co., Ltd. Landscape Architect Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Walrus Design Sdn. Bhd. Kai Tai Fung International Co., Ltd.
LEFT PAGE Pool in romantic garden setting at dusk LEFT Garden view from the grand salon ABOVE RIGHT Chapel Garden with fountain plaza and belvedere
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Belum Rainforest Pavilion & Villa Santubong Pulau Banding, Perak
Belum Rainforest Pavilion & Villa Santubong set themselves apart as a luxury hotel and meeting destination as they are situated on the 130 million year-old Belum Rainforest Island, surrounded by the man-made Temenggor Lake, created in the late 1960s. The location itself is a site to behold, befitting the 'Royal' and 'Protected' status given in 2003. This is one of the last refuges in Peninsular Malaysia for endangered wild animals like elephants, tapirs, tigers, and 10 species of hornbills. An ideal location for a getaway, this eco-tourism destination is fitted out in luxury and comfort; suitable for large families and groups. Inspired by the breath-taking original landscape of the forest, the design intent is to merge the old rainforest seamlessly with newly added landscape design. Carefully selected trees approved by arborists ensured native species were maintained in the area. Villa Santubong is surrounded by lush green forest and celebrates life in the trees with a platform to view the Belum Rainforest and Temenggor Lake. Guests can enjoy the cheerful sound of birds singing while basking in the sun. The Belum Rainforest Pavilion provides meeting seminar packages, complete with classrooms, banquet halls, theatres, and conference rooms. This conducive and comfortable space for work and play has a landscape background providing high visual value in a calm, green environment.
Project Title Belum Rainforest Pavilion & Villa Santubong Pulau Banding Official Entrant URBANiS Landscape Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner M.K.N. Group Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect URBANiS Landscape Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Juteras Vision Sdn. Bhd. Architect Juteras Design Workshop Sd. Bhd. Engineer Kal & Partners Sdn. Bhd. (C&S) JKM M&E Engineering (M&E) Quantity Surveyor VQS Praktis Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit URBANiS Landscape Design (M) Sdn. Bhd.
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Heritance Negombo Sri Lanka
Heritance is a tropical hotel situated in the Sri Lankan east coast town of Negombo, a fishing village that is vibrant and rich in culture and tradition. The hotel is set on a beautiful, sprawling 1km stretch of pristine beach, a favourite area used by local families and fishermen alike. Everything about the hotel and site speaks to the local vernacular. The materials and plants, the colours and textures, even the vibrant energy of the people themselves are part of the hotel's essence, and this informed the design philosophy for the surrounding landscape. Much of the vegetation used is sourced locally. Some, like the Scaevola, were grown at the same site of the hotel before being trimmed and cut for landscape features. Others, such as the Barringtonia trees, were air-layered from existing big trees, a process which yielded 30 child trees from one parent tree. The human element is visible everywhere, from the stone walls, built by local hands, with local stone, to the faces and personalities of the sculptures themselves that meander through the landscape, each one modelled on the face of a person on site. It is in this setting that tourists can sit on the balcony, and with the landscape in the foreground, watch the fishing boats gently bobbing up and down upon the waves, as they wait patiently for their catch.
Project Title Heritance Negombo Sri Lanka Official Entrant Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Aitken Spence Landscape Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Saken Construction Architect Pentago Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Engineer STEM Consultants Quantity Surveyor Cost Consultancy Services Ltd.
LEFT PAGE Hotel aspect to the beachfront ABOVE RIGHT Details of unique sculptural elements made by local artists LEFT Pool and the pool bar with traditional architecture
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Swiss Garden Residences Kuala Lumpur
Swiss-Garden Residences Kuala Lumpur is strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, wedged between bustling Bukit Bintang and colourful Chinatown. The residences offer business and leisure travellers a refined experience with rooms in warm earth tones, equipped with modern amenities for the ultimate ambience, set in lush tropical recreational floors with water channels interconnecting various recreational and F&B spaces. Designed to be a tropical resort above the city, the residences offer guests a lush tropical setting from the moment of arrival, with verdant plantings and a tectonic walk decorating the entrance water feature. The ambience is further accented by giant rain trees, preserved on the main street. Setting itself apart from the norm, the landscape incorporates water gardens on the outskirts of the gymnasium area; a sensational play of serene blue and green, the perfect view for working up a sweat. The podium level pool terrace shimmers in the bright sun, the ultimate place for a cool down swim or a leisurely wade. The planting is also further elevated to the sky gardens on certain levels of the building. Water channels on the podium level interconnect and form a fluid web, interwoven between activity spaces and lush planting. The end result is a multi-experience space, with surprises at every turn.
Project Title Swiss Garden Residences Kuala Lumpur Official Entrant SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner OSK Property Holdings Berhad Landscape Architect Urban Design Group Contractor SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit SK Landscape Sdn. Bhd.
ABOVE LEFT Pool deck and water gardens ABOVE RIGHT The water gardens
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AND STUDY ELMINA EAST LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN RIZHAO INTERNATIONAL OCEAN CITY THE LIVING COLONY BANDAR AINSDALE SUBANG JAYA CITY CENTRE BOULEVARD SETIA ECO GLADES LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN KUNDANG ESTATES SETIA ECO CASCADIA LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN LAMAN MAJLIS BANDARAYA PETALING JAYA PERAK BOTANICAL GARDENS
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Elmina East Landscape Master Plan Shah Alam, Selangor
The landscape analysis and study for Elmina East shows a thorough study of a new urban township master plan which emphasises on developing solutions and strategies for rejuvenating the urban environment, through systematic and well-planned design approaches, which integrate both community and environmental aspects and value. The study reflects methodical design solutions through contemporary ecological thinking and adaption of an urban social planning framework. The urban landscape planning contributes to better quality environments, significantly increasing the urban liveability for the community, improving socio-cultural aspects, and strengthening the local economy. The overall township development delivers the idea of transformative urbanism in repositioning of natural systems and attendant landscape, networks and urban environments, which reflects the important and extended role of Landscape Architects.
Project Title Elmina East Landscape Master Plan Shah Alam Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner Sime Darby Elmina Development Landscape Architect Mentari Design Photography Credit Ti Shu Herng
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Rizhao International Ocean City Shandong, China
To reflect the importance of a port city, and to improve the status of the urban functions of Rizhao Peninsular, located at the Shandong Peninsula Economic Zone, the city is planned as a 'Blue Special Economic Zone', to reflect national strategy and focus on economic and technological development of marine economies. The site area of Rizhao International Ocean City is 1264 ha, with an estimated total construction area of 12,565,130 m2. With the international marine economy technology development direction in mind, the city will seize the opportunity from the developing Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Zone, use technology and innovation as the driving force, and foster the development of marine industries. The Landscape Concept is Green Ocean, with the emphasis on creating a city in a garden, with ocean characteristics, in which people are priority elements. This will mitigate the impact of rapid urbanisation and create a city where people live, work and play.
Project Title Rizhao International Ocean City China Official Entrant Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Landscape Architect Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd. Planner Surbana Jurong Urban Planning & Design
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The Living Colony: Revitalisation of Sungai Kayu Ara Kg. Sungai Kayu Ara, Selangor The landscape master plan for Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara is heading towards sustainable design development, emphasising responsive, regenerative environment, which contributes to healthy communities. Sustainable landscapes sequester carbon, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, and create value through significant economic, social and environmental benefits. The landscape sustainable master plan focuses on the effort of revitalising the polluted Sungai Kayu Ara. This effort is vital due to its potential of providing a green niche within the local community. The river corridor shall be a new recreational and open space, promoting community and social awareness, emphasising sustainable design development, and creating a place making identity for Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara River revitalisation strategies create eco-corridor enhancement for natural promenades, to integrate spaces for recreation and to improve water quality and ecological functions, through building a living colony. It also promotes strategies that embrace ecological approaches for improving communal quality of life.
Project Title The Living Colony: Revitalization of Sungai Kayu Ara Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara Official Entrant Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Jabatan Landskap & Kehijauan Bandar Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Landscape Architect Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. Environmental Engineering Specialist Prof. Dr. Azni Idris
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Bandar Ainsdale Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Bandar Ainsdale township development sprawls across 562 acres of Seremban. The master plan aims to create and transform the space into an interesting feature, with unique characteristics and is highly functional in terms of ecological, hydrological and human activity, yet designed with low maintenance in mind. The master plans adopts the metaphor of a Leaf Cell and translates that into spaces and connectivity with a sustainable approach incorporating the entire development of Bandar Ainsdale. The development will be an icon of a new emerging township in the area, demonstrating a unique identity, and act as a gateway to Seremban.
Project Title Bandar Ainsdale Seremban Official Entrant Hashim Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Sime Darby Ainsdale Development Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Hashim Design Sdn. Bhd.
Subang Jaya City Centre Boulevard Subang Jaya, Selangor
Envisioned as an urban living destination, Subang Jaya City Centre is set to become a transit oriented development, with the integration of connectivity and living green, with the establishment of a good connection from one place to another and a vibrant, sustainable environment. Rapid urbanisation has caused numerous changes to the built and natural environments. Hence, managing developments, by instilling landscape values, is essential. The landscape concept for Subang Jaya City Centre Boulevard is inspired by the effort to bring nature back into built environments. The intricate details of nature such as tree bark, water flow, leaf veins, even the shadows cast by a clump of trees have inspired the designers to translate these elements into their plans. Other than educating the public on the importance of landscape value, this development will also encourage children to explore various textures, especially through the hardscape and softscape elements.
Project Title Subang Jaya City Centre Boulevard Subang Jaya Official Entrant Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Sime Darby Property Landscape Architect Landart Design Sdn. Bhd. Planner GDP Architects Sdn. Bhd. Engineer Web Structures Sdn. Bhd. KTA Tenaga Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor KPK Quantity Surveyors (Semenanjung) Sdn. Bhd.
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Setia Eco Glades Landscape Master Plan Cyberjaya, Selangor
Setia Eco Glades master plan combines the development site and the adjacent 217.22 acre Cyber Park, bringing the best of both entities together to benefit the residents of this bespoke development, as well as members of the public. The existing natural assets within the site are; a regenerating secondary lowland forest merged with riverine and wetland plant associations; a series of old tin mining ponds which hold permanent bodies of relatively good quality water; undulating terrain; very active bird and fish communities, plus other associated local fauna. The strategy aims to: 1. Maintain the spirit of place by retaining and even enhancing as much of its current inherent qualities; sights, sounds and smells, and both hydraulic and vegetative ecosystems 2. Integrate the existing natural resources and ecosystems as part of the overall urban and park design strategies 3. Reuse on site as much of the affected resources as possible
Project Title Setia Eco Glades Landscape Master Plan Setia Eco Glades Cyberjaya Official Entrant Setia Eco Glades Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner S P Setia Bhd. Group
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Kundang Estates Kundang, Selangor
Kundang is a cosy, intimate enclave nestled in greater Kuala Lumpur and is home to many attractions for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Once a tin-mining settlement before becoming a haven for agriculture, Kundang maintains its characteristic verdant surroundings. Much of Kundang's quaint character is preserved - its rustic homes and old-fashioned coffee shops maintain their historic charm. The pace of life in Kundang is considerably slower, allowing visitors and residents alike to have a more relaxed lifestyle. Kundang Estates macro space planning focuses on specific features of nature, and the maximisation landscape opportunities for the needs of the residents. Other components being considered in this process are an inventory and analysis study, realisation of 'estates' look and feel, and the existing built environment around the development. Kundang Estates offer multi-faceted recreational facilities, enabling everyone from toddlers, to teens, to the elderly to make the most out of the activities offered. The different concepts and landscapes of the four interconnected parks encourage residents of all ages to spend more time outdoors.
Project Title Kundang Estates Kundang Official Entrant Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Linear Landscape Sdn. Bhd. Planner AJC Planning Consultants Sdn. Bhd.
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Setia Eco Cascadia Landscape Master Plan Johor Bahru, Johor
Setia Eco Cascadia is situated on plantation area and gazetted as green areas for agricultural use. The geology of this project site is located on largely shale and sandstone. This development site consists of 7 peaks of topography, followed by an undulating hierarchy of medium level and low level topography. The existing land contours had a large influence on the master planning for the development. The solution was to work with the topography, hence minimising clearing, excavation, and filling work. The cascade concept was chosen as it reflects the uniqueness of the original topography where the low-lying wetland area is retained and transformed into Waterfall and Metamorphosis Park. The various streams are turned into green spaces which function as recreational areas, and water catchment and outlet discharge areas.
Project Title Setia Eco Cascadia Landscape Master Plan Johor Bahru Official Entrant Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. Client | Owner Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd. Landscape Architect Tajul Landart Contractor Unicorn Phing Fatt Nation Park Nature Landscape Planner CPG Corporation Pte. Ltd. Architect CPG Corporation Pte. Ltd. Engineer Ling & Wong Perunding Sdn. Bhd. Photography Credit Khanta Studio Setia Indah Sdn. Bhd.
Laman Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Petaling Jaya, Selangor
MBPJ urban landscape analysis and study shows the complexity of solving the urban site area issues which require interpretation, emblematic marking or framing to lead to clear understanding of urban issues. The role of study and design go beyond catalysing urban ecological processes in stimulating community appreciation of the urban components and functions. Immersion in landscape between both community and environment, the design solution inspires urban community interest and engagement in developing resilience and self-sustained community for better urban environment living.
Project Title Laman Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Bandar Baru Petaling Jaya Official Entrant Mentari Design Client | Owner Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Landscape Architect Mentari Design Photography Credit Mentari Design
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Perak Botanical Gardens Taiping, Perak
Perak Botanical Gardens development aims to create a scientific centre focused on the purposes of education, research, preservation and conservation of the local landscape, inline with the site being the centre of eco-tourism and heritage. This report aims to provide guidance in the development of the landscape to the parties involved in the planning and development of Perak Botanical Gardens and to the public in general. In addition, it also used a strategic development plan of a Botanical Garden, in line with the 10th Malaysia Plan, as highlighted under the National Landscape Programme.
Project Title Perak Botanical Gardens Taiping Official Entrant Majlis Perbandaran Taiping Jabatan Landskap Negara Client | Owner Majlis Perbandaran Taiping Jabatan Landskap Negara Landscape Architect Tajul Landart
Estuari Puteri Harbour, Johor
Sprawling over 330.24 acres of land, the site of the Estuari development project is surrounded by catalytic landmark development in the Iskandar Region. The site's northern boundary is carved by Sungai Perepat, with its matured mangrove forest that slowly opens up to an estuary at its northeast corner. Together with the master planning process, the landscape master plan developed an approach that focused on the importance of the landscape layout, promoting various types of greenscapes, catering to different user backgrounds and age. This approach led to the dedication of over 30 acres of land for the creation of public open spaces with additional 7.48km long greenbelts. The greenbelts connect the entire development together, allowing people to walk safely throughout the development. The master plan also includes two major existing water contexts into the planning in an effort to create an environment that allows good access to nature for the enjoyment of the public, resulting in the inclusion of a public promenade, facing the Tebrau Straits, and a mangrove esplanade park, in the overall planning scheme.
Project Title Estuari Puteri Harbour Official Entrant UEM Sunrise Bhd. Client | Owner UEM Sunrise Bhd. Landscape Architect WAA Design Sdn. Bhd. Contractor Sekitar Indah Sdn. Bhd. Planner AJC Planning Consultants Sdn. Bhd. Architect Paradigm Architect Sdn. Bhd. Engineer G&P Professionals Sdn. Bhd. Quantity Surveyor B&C Jurukur Bahan Berkanun
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INITIATIVES BUTTERWORTH BAHARU REGENERATION PLAN SHAH ALAM BACK ALLEY GREENING INITIATIVE SEBERANG PERAI SUSTAINABLE MILIEU THROUGH GREEN INITIATIVES KUALA LUMPUR SIGNATURE POCKET PARK ADOPTION PROGRAMME PUTRAJAYA DOVES SINGING COMPETITION HULU SELANGOR ENVIRONMENTAL BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAMME SHAH ALAM TREES FOR LIFE SHAH ALAM ORCHID PROGRAMME SHAH ALAM URBAN TRACK SHAH ALAM COMMUNITY FARM PASIR GUDANG ALUR TERATAI KAJANG STADIUM RECREATIONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME GREENING & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME: RARE FRUITS GARDEN, TAMAN TASIK CEMPAKA
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Butterworth Baharu Regeneration Plan:
Empowering Community and Public Spaces Seberang Perai, Penang
The Butterworth Baharu Programme (BBP), an initiative of Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai and Think City, sets out a framework to revitalise Butterworth. The Butterworth Baseline Study focuses on a 267 hectare area and covers information about the local population, opportunities for the improvement of quality of life and urban planning. Based on the studies, four Regeneration Plans for Butterworth Baharu were established, namely: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Pekan Lama Regeneration Plan The Harbourfront Regeneration Plan Bagan Ajam Waterfront Regeneration Plan Perai River Rehabilitation & Activation Plan
The objective is to improve and activate public spaces, realise land-use potential, celebrate the rich historical background, making it a culturally vibrant and liveable city, and embed a strong community and place identity.
Project Title Butterworth Baharu Regeneration Plan: Empowering Community & Public Spaces Seberang Perai, Penang Official Entrant Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai
Back Alley Greening Initiative Shah Alam, Selangor
Shah Alam Back-Alley Greening Initiative is part of Shah Alam Urban Agriculture Programme, which was first introduced as National Agenda by the Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-based Industry Malaysia, with the main purpose being to reduce urban poverty and increase national food security. Through the Shah Alam Back-Alley Greening Initiative, the local community has an opportunity to undertake farming and gardening for crops which will be used for their own daily use, under the concept of a Kitchen or Edible garden. For the neighbourhood, the method of cultivation practiced here is community farming, which can strengthen the fabric of social interaction and create a society of cooperation, while, at the same time, establish a spirit of camaraderie and support among urban communities.
Project Title Back Alley Greening Initiative Shah Alam Official Entrant Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
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Sustainable Milieu Through Green Initiatives
An Approach of Public, Private, People and Partnership (4Pâ€™s)
Seberang Prai, Penang
Inspired by Y.A.B, Chief Minister of Penang's suggestion that cooperation between the professional bodies and the private sector could contribute through a 'Corporate Social Responsibility' (CSR) programme. Specifically focused on the 'park and garden' initiative, this idea encourages proliferating facilities for the public. The goal of this CSR, to provide additional landscape and recreation spaces for the public, began in 2011. By 2016, the 'Corporate Social Responsibility' (CSR) programme has made improvements and was rebranded to 'PUBLIC, PRIVATE, PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIP-4P's'. Among the 4Ps initiated projects are: Taman Tugu Kota Demokrasi Bagan, Taman Tugu Seberang Perai, Taman Rekreasi Vision Parj, Bkt. Minyak 5 Industrial Area Road Reserve, and many more.
Project Title Sustainable Milieu Through Green Initiatives: An Approach of Public, Private, People & Partnership (4Pâ€™s) Seberang Perai Official Entrant Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai
Signature Pocket Park Adoption Programme Kuala Lumpur
The Signature Pocket Park Adoption Programme invites key private companies to sponsor the design and development of strategic pocket parks, located within Central Kuala Lumpur. This smart partnership programme aims to create iconic green and public spaces to attract talent and tourists to Kuala Lumpur. The programme invites corporate companies to participate by designing, developing and maintaining their specific Pocket Park. This is in support of delivering the Greener KL initiative through increasing the amount of green space per person and increasing the usability of green spaces.
Project Title Signature Pocket Park Adoption Programme Kuala Lumpur Official Entrant Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
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Putrajaya Doves Singing Competition Gurindam Merbuk Putrajaya Putrajaya The development of Putrajaya resulted in thousands of species of plants being planted, which attracted species of insects, birds, bees etc. One of the species of birds found in Taman Wetland and around Putrajaya are doves (merbuk). On 4 June 2016, Perbadanan Putrajaya organised a symbolic Putrajaya Doves Singing Competition, which was attended by groups from neighbouring ASEAN countries at Padang Semarak, Taman Wetland, Putrajaya. This event involves all aspects of social, economic and environmental awareness as well as the cultural aspect, which is the fourth pillar of sustainable development. The doves singing activity is not just a leisure activity but also crosses religious, racial, and cultural demographics in the ASEAN region. Project Title Putrajaya Doves Singing Competition (Gurindam Merbuk Putrajaya) Putrajaya Official Entrant Perbadanan Putrajaya Photography Credit Perbadanan Putrajaya
Environmental Beautification Programme Program Indah Persekitaran, P.I.P. Hulu Selangor, Selangor This community programme is an annual affair conducted under the LA21 initiatives. Since its launch in 2011, this programme has been successfully implemented for five consecutive years. Through various competitions, the programme helps enhance ties among community members and local authorities. The evaluation criteria also changes each year in line with the changes in government policy and the needs of local communities. Project Title Environmental Beautification Programme (Program Indah Persekitaran, P.I.P.) Hulu Selangor Official Entrant Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor
Shah Alam Trees for Life Shah Alam, Selangor
The Shah Alam Trees for Life programme was inspired by the late Mr. Krishna Moorthy of the Sathya Sai Baba Group. The objective here is to propagate the spirit of volunteerism in caring for the environment, empowering non-governmental organisation and green activists to spearhead the Shah Alam green initiative and to create a sense of belonging among residents of Shah Alam to care for their surrounding trees and greenery.
Project Title Shah Alam Trees for Life Shah Alam Official Entrant Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
Shah Alam Orchid Programme Program Anggerik Shah Alam Shah Alam, Selangor Shah Alam Orchid Programme is a part of the local council initiative to introduce and promote the uniqueness and beauty of orchids as well as to educate the public on the nature of orchids. Through the programme, the public has the opportunity to learn and experience a variety of species of orchids from all around the world. Shah Alam, being named 'Orchid Township', meant the council introduced several events with an orchid theme, such as the ASEAN Orchid Exhibition, MEKAR Shah Alam, Monthly Orchid Show and School Orchid Programme, to inject awareness and interest for orchids.
Project Title Shah Alam Orchid Programme (Program Anggerik Shah Alam) Shah Alam Official Entrant Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
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Shah Alam Urban Track Shah Alam, Selangor
The project started in 2012, as one of the Green Initiatives. The city council took the bold step to lay a dedicated bike and pedestrian way that provides safety, comfort and freedom of space for the section 4 residence precincts. The 6.8 km, 3.5 meter wide urban trail allows for recreational leisure and a safe commute for both pedestrians and cyclists. Project Title Shah Alam Urban Track Shah Alam Official Entrant Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
Shah Alam Community Farm Shah Alam, Selangor
In response to the national agenda to reduce urban poverty and food crisis in developing countries while improving food security, the Seksyen 8 community farm is the beginning and a good reference for the implementation of community farms in other neighbourhood areas in Shah Alam and with improvement from time to time to showcase good agricultural practices in the city. Project Title Shah Alam Community Farm Shah Alam Official Entrant Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
Alur Teratai Pasir Gudang, Johor
Alur Teratai at Taman Bandar, Pasir Gudang, was a former drainage trench that divided the small green area. Before the transformation of Alur Teratai, the existing area was uninviting, causing unhealthy social activities and vandalism within this area. The area was transformed into a recreational area by upgrading the existing drainage system to a stream that creates a natural and peaceful environment throughout the area. By adding walkways and hardscape elements such as concrete seating, the area became a new attraction to Taman Bandar, fully functional for Pasir Gudang's residents to undertake many activities while enjoying the serenity of the natural environment. Project Title Alur Teratai Pasir Gudang Official Entrant Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang
Kajang Stadium Recreational Transformation Programme Program Transformasi Riadah Stadium Kajang Kajang, Selangor The Leisure Transformation Programme at Kajang Stadium has been successful in transforming the stadium into a square that is accessible and a focal point for Kajang town residents to carry out recreational activities. To ensure sustainability, Kajang Municipal Council will continue to monitor and add recreational attractions to encourage more users to the facilities. Project Title Kajang Stadium Recreational Transformation Programme (Program Transformasi Riadah Stadium Kajang) Kajang Official Entrant Majlis Perbandaran Kajang
Greening & Educational Programme: Rare Fruits Garden, Taman Tasik Cempaka Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor The garden is intended to provide a learning space for the local community at Taman Tasik Cempaka, Bandar Baru Bangi, to appreciate endangered fruit species. It is also a recreational ground and learning through seeing, touching and smelling of the fruit during the season. Project Title Greening & Educational Programme: Rare Fruits Garden Taman Tasik Cempaka (Program Penghijauan & Pendidikan: Taman Buah-buahan Nadir, Taman Tasik Cempaka) Official Entrant Majlis Perbandaran Kajang
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MILITARY LANDSCAPE: PENGERANG BATTERY AS HERITAGE ENCLAVE GARDEN FOR HOMELESS: THERAPEUTIC GARDEN IMAGINATIVE PLAY PARK SUNGAI PINANG REHABILITATION PROJECT REVIVING THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE IN KAMPUNG BUNTAL GARDENS OF JOYFUL BEAUTY
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Military Landscape: Pengerang Battery as Heritage Enclave Farah Ain Syazwani Hamdan Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kampus Puncak Alam
In Malaysia, consciousness with regard to military heritage conservation is still a new phenomenon. Due to rapidly encroaching urban development, these areas have been neglected. The significant tangible values from this perspective should be conserve and preserve for current and future generations. The purpose of this design is to implement a military ambiance, whilst conserving the military landscape of Pengerang Battery Tanjung Pengelih at Johor Bahru as a heritage enclave. The conservation of military monuments and structures is very important because they are significant and valuable historical assets.
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Garden for Homeless: Therapeutic Garden Yew Wooi Seng
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Homelessness is a topic which is relatively hidden from public view. However, those who walk the streets of Kuala Lumpur, or use public transport, know that houseless and homeless people exist within the wider community. It is a wakeup call for us to challenge ourselves with a design that is related to life on the streets. Creating a link between street life and shelter where homeless people can stay, this design combines architecture and a therapeutic garden, with programmes and opportunities, to reconnect these individuals to society.
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Imaginative Play Park Federick Woo Chuen Tat Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Children have always been synonymous with the word, 'play'. Essential not only for recreation, play functions as a major learning platform outside of classrooms. Outdoor play allows children to develop their cognitive, motor and social skills, which are invaluable. The approach of imaginative play aims to rectify and invigorate conventional and rigid play-parks, by providing children with play solutions that will attract and instigate them to think and be the creator of their own environment.
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Sungai Pinang Rehabilitation Project Tan Chee Cheat Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
The design seeks to find a fundamental balancing point between nature and culture along the Sungai Pinang River, Georgetown, which is currently underappreciated due to pollution, flooding and disconnection. The design solution is an embodiment of natural representation and technology of water quality restoration in order to achieve ecological and social resilience. With the potential for spontaneous use and dynamic programming, the site can transform into a sustainable infrastructure with a cultural identity that provides active riverfront experiences.
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Reviving the Cultural Landscape in Kampung Buntal Nur Ain Harun Faridatul Akma Ab. Latif Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
The project examines the scenic cultural landscape and ecological value of Kampung Buntal, in Kuching, Sarawak. Seeking solutions in the design that can contribute to planning for cultural landscape preservation, through the application of a good management practices, within an existing cultural site.
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Gardens of Joyful Beauty Murni Zainal Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
'Gardens of Joyful Beauty' is derived from existing elements in Janda Baik, and can be related to a verse in the Quran (surah Al-An'am, verse 60). The purpose here is to use this verse as a design inspiration, as it reminds human beings about the importance of protecting and appreciating the natural beauty which exists around us. In order to achieve sustainable life, this concept emphasises the importance of awareness, and human intervention, to improve the existing elements found at Kampung Janda Baik. This project seeks to upgrade, refurbish, and rearrange these spaces. Therefore, we propose to infill the area with beautiful and functional gardens to bring joy to the members of the local community.
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RESEARCH ECO PUBLIC ART PLACEMAKING FRAMEWORK THE PREDICTORS OF BUTTERFLY DIVERSITY IN SMALL URBAN PARKS IMPACT OF GREEN FACADE: ENERGY SAVING ON BUILDING COOLING LOADS MALAYSIAN THREATENED AND RARE TREE LANDSCAPE GUIDELINE BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM) IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: PROTOTYPE FOR SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN AND CHALLENGES GEODESIGN APPROACH IN CULTURAL HERITAGE LANDSCAPE PLANNING FACTORS AFFECTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GREEN BUILDING DEVELOPMENT TIN MINING LANDUSE AND SOCIAL CHANGES TOWARDS HERITAGE LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION PERCEPTION ANALYSIS ON AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESS OF TNB SAB HYDROELECTRIC SCHEME C. HIGHLAND ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION DESIGN TOWARDS URBAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA THROUGH A LOW CARBON CAPABILITY BEHAVIOUR FRAMEWORK DEVELOP A DESIGN FRAMEWORK FOR A HISTORIC WATERFRONT TO ENHANCE THE HISTORIC WATERFRONTâ€™S IMPRESSION OF PLACE BIOMIMICRY: DESIGN CRITERIA CONTRIBUTION FROM BEE ANALYSIS TOWARDS VIBRANT NEIGHBOURHOOD TOWARD SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF A LANDFILL: LANDFILL TO LANDSCAPE OR LANDSCAPE ALONG WITH LANDFILL DEKOPONIX: COMPACT URBAN LIVING FOOD GARDEN EFFECTS OF SELECTION TREE SPECIES ON HAZARDOUS STREET TREES IN URBAN AREAS
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Eco Public Art Placemaking Framework
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
The integration of public art in landscape architecture designs has been known to promote activities, values, functions and roles to the public. The discourse on the contribution of public art towards the social wellbeing of society has gained growing attention among landscape architects, local authorities and academicians over the past three decades. This is especially relevant in promoting public participation that is in line with Local Agenda 21. The public's engagement in the execution of public art has been widely advocated as part of the placemaking process. However, in Malaysia, there is currently no existing framework that can act as a point of reference for landscape architects to adopt when engaging with the public in this way. Furthermore, there is an escalating concern in the industry about the need to create public space projects that are green and eco-friendly, while also improving the public's appreciation and awareness of the environment. To achieve this, the concept of Eco Public Art as an approach to transform underutilised public spaces has been widely implemented in many countries. The aim of this research was to establish the Eco Public Art Placemaking Framework to guide Local Authorities and Landscape Architects to engender public participation in the public art process, in line with Local Agenda 21. This research has examined Laman Seni Shah Alam as a Case Study, which is a back lane revitalisation project that has been transformed through Eco Public Art principles.
Research Title Eco Public Art Placemaking Framework Researcher(s) Khalilah Zakariya Syamim Azhari Organisation International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Photography Credit Khalilah Zakariya Syamim Azhari
The Predictors of Butterfly Diversity in Small Urban Parks Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
In the face of urban green spaces becoming smaller and fragmented due to urbanisation, their capability to serve as habitats for wildlife is threatened. In the tropical countries, there is a dearth of knowledge about biodiversity in urban green spaces - and especially smaller green areas. This study analyses the characteristics of small urban parks in relation to urban biodiversity and ecological functions. We studied nine small urban parks in Malaysia using the combined field survey method of structured observation and field measurements. The measured variables were divided into the three broad categories of physical characteristics, species richness and human factors. We used butterflies as the indicator because they are relatively easy to recognise, sensitive to environmental change, have unique life cycles, and biological demands, that make them suitable for assessing biodiversity. Pearson correlations and multiple regressions were conducted to analyse the relationships between the variables and to identify which of these have a significant effect on butterfly species richness and abundance. Findings show that butterfly species richness is positively influenced by the percentage of canopy cover, total shrubs, richness of shrub species, presence of flowering shrubs, and presence of exotic (non-native) vegetation.
Research Title The Predictors of Butterfly Diversity in Small Urban Parks Researcher(s) Zanariah binti Jasmani Lee Yoke Lai Sapura binti Mohamad Nurul Hidayah binti Mohd Derus Izzati binti Ghazali Organisation Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Photography Credit Selangor State Planning Information System (SISMAPS)
It was found that park size did not significantly impact butterfly richness or abundance. Butterfly abundance was found to be significantly (and positively) related to percentage of canopy cover, total vegetation, presence of native vegetation, shrub abundance, diversity of shrub species, total flowering plants and number of palms. Human-related factors and anthropogenic disturbance were not significantly impacting butterfly species and abundance, as butterflies were not affected by visitor density, activities and noise levels. Two general recommendations for small urban parks to enhance butterfly diversity are provided: 1. Development and management plans for small urban parks should emphasise the internal quality of the parks and incorporate social-ecological principles for achieving biodiversity conservation goals, and 2. Newly established small urban parks should have a planting design and configuration that provides food, habitat and protection for butterflies.
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Impact of Green Facade: Energy Saving on Building Cooling Loads Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Energy efficiency is one of the current issues that has been debated due to the shortcoming of resources and its global impact on climate change. Recently, the usage of energy for cooling has been recorded by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on 20 April 2016 at an all-time high, peak demand of 17,788 MW, due to the heat wave of El Nino weather phenomenon (Babulal 2016). An intervention in bringing vegetation into a manmade environment as a passive technique has been attested to stimulate a better living environment and promote energy efficiency. Innovations in implementing vegetation onto exterior building facades such as via a green roof, green wall, or vertical greenery systems (VGS) which include green facades, have been identified in encouraging potentials to ameliorate microclimate, not only on external and internal building environment, but also current and future urban climate conditions (Kuttler 2012). Various studies have been conducted in demonstrating the positive impacts of these applications around the globe, in various climates, and locations. These techniques have been recognised worldwide as being able to reduce energy usage for air conditioning (Chen et al. 2013; Di & Wang 1999; Niachou et al. 2001; Stec et al. 2005; Wong et al. 2009). Vertical foliage of the climbers (providing shade and shadow) used on green facades is identified as the main contributor for the energy saving (Perez et al. 2011a, b). However, little is known about the performance of green facades as a passive cooling solution on real scale building in tropical climates. Also, an inadequate study on the investigation of the impact of green facades on energy saving of cooling loads in the tropics. Therefore, this study is designed to investigate the energy saving performance from the implementation of green facade in the context of tropical climate and on real scale buildings.
Research Title Impact of Green Facade: Energy Saving on Building Cooling Loads Researcher(s) Mohd Khairul Azhar bin Mat Sulaiman Mohd Fairuz Shahidan Organisation Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Malaysian Threatened and Rare Tree Landscape Guideline Sime Darby Property & Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Malaysian Threatened and Rare Tree Landscape Guideline PROLEM STATEMENT
OBJECTIVES To encourage greater use of threatened and rare native tree species within landscape development. To provide a guideline to assist practitioners to identify rare and threatened tree species and how they can be used in landscape architecture.
The change of land use patterns over recent decades has transformed forest ecosystems into a mosaic of habitats, which includes completely deforested and transformed ecosystems. This situation is considered a key threat to biodiversity. The result is that certain native tree species and the ecosystems that they support then become rare or threatened largely due to land use change and a higher resilience risk.
This guideline covers 74 threatened and rare tree species endemic to Malaysia. The list is based on both the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List for Trees, and the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia Plant Red List. The intent of this guide is to be used for current and future landscape architectural practitioners in improving biological diversity conservation, by providing a semi-technical resource for landscape professionals to increase the sectors' knowledge and ability to first be able to identify and then understand how to utilise these species. Consequently, it is our vision that, through a growth in knowledge and awareness about these species and their potential benefits, demand will increase for such species. This in turn will hopefully lead to a higher rate of use of these threatened and rare tree species in urban landscape designs, with the ultimate goal to one day see such species in common use and categorised as least concern tree species. This guideline provides environmental information, botanical characteristics and diagnostic characters for identification of suitable rare and threatened trees for landscape design
GOAL To support Malaysia's National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025, where growing awareness of the potential long-term benefits of an intact, resilient and biologically diverse range of ecosystems is presented for the national well-being and long term sustainability of the nation.
1. Data compilation from journals, specialists and websites over a 4 year period. 2. Photography sessions for original photos of tree species and site attributes. 3. Data and images verification processes. The species images and data were assessed and verified with current literature by a specialist university team. 4. Characteristics study and management consideration of species by referring to literature and subject specialists. 5. Focus group discussion with selected panels to validate and finalise the imagery and descriptive information.
DATA ANALYSIS & FINDINGS Data and images were amalysed and summarised into a table and separate pages for each species, which tabulates the environmental, botanical and diagnostic characteristics for identification purposes for each species. The aspect of management consideration of species is important to identify suitable location and management practices to ensure tree survival; hence with such knowledge available, it is included in the guideline.
CONTRIBUTION TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE KNOWLEDGE Publication of this guideline will help landscapers (practitioners and students) in identifying suitable trees for landscape design and build local sector knowledge to assist in biodiversity conservation. Formal publication of the guideline to be available in soft copy (FOC) is planned for March or April 2017.
Research Title Malaysian Threatened and Rare Tree Landscape Guideline Researcher(s) Sime Darby Property: Nor Azahar Md Husain Sharif James Zainal Aziz Norshahidah Todong Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM): Osman Mohd Tahir Shamsul Khamis Abd Aziz Othman Emran@Zahrin Mohd Taram Organisation Sime Darby Property Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Building Information Modelling in Landscape Architecture: Prototype for Sustainability Design and Challenges Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM) IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: PROTOTYPE FOR SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN AND CHALLENGES INTRODUCTION BIM is a tool that is said to be very useful in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. However, in global landscape architect still practice traditional ways design due to several issues. Such issues prompted us to produce a small-scale BIM prototype for the purpose of promoting the benefit of sustainability landscape design. Thus, we cooperated with three professional namely; land surveyor (site planning), landscape architect (landscape design) and BIM modeller (BIM professional consumer) to prove the use of BIM can reach the stage of sustainability design and identify the BIM challenges
PROBLEM STATEMENT AND ISSUES Low level of BIM adoption in Malaysian AEC industry (Enegbuma, Aliagha, & Ali, 2014; Zakaria, Nasly, Ahmad, Marshall Ponting, & Zuhairi, 2014). The current global lack of BIM computer skill among landscape architect happens cause of lack of BIM practice, and they still tend to design in the traditional way (Lu & Wang, 2013; Nessel, 2013). ISSUES 1. Less deeper exposure of BIM proven benefit (Zakaria et al., 2014) and the current of lack a reliable scientific basis of landscape architecture for BIM, and the foundation needs the knowledge of the BIM theory and technology (Lu & Wang, 2013) 2. Less request by client (Zakaria et al., 2014) 3. The limitation of landscape component in library combine with complexity of BIM software (Flohr, 2011; Pihlak et al., 2011) and majority of component and application in BIM software are said focus on building structure (Flohr, 2011)
Moreover, BIM is requested infrequently by the client. In addition, there is a limited number of landscape components in our libraries, combined with the complexity of BIM software and the majority of components and applications in BIM software said to focus on building structure. Such issues prompted the researchers to produce a small-scale BIM prototype for the purpose of promoting the benefits of sustainability landscape design. Thus, this study cooperated with three professionals, namely; a land surveyor (site planning), a landscape architect (landscape design), and a BIM modeller (BIM professional consumer) to learn if the use of BIM can reach the stage of sustainability design and identify the BIM challenges.
OBJECTIVES 1. To determine the essential practice of development local landscape design model by adopting BIM 2. To analyse the potential of BIM adoption for creating a sustainability concept in landscape architecture design 3. To analyse the limitation of BIM adoption in landscape architecture
To produce a BIM- based design prototype with the aim to provide exposure and confidence among landscape architect by integrating BIM into the design stage. The final assessment of BIM prototype also associates landscape architect to enhance the communication with client or stakeholder in aspect of creating the local model design, implementing sustainability design element and the risk readiness they will face in adopting BIM in landscape architecture.
METHODOLOGY Experimental prototype
Set the land area
Land levelling by laser beam levelling
Land level data transfer from CAD to BIM
Design the landscape prototype using BIM
Transcript in Atlas.ti software
Coding by theme
Model transfer in image
Image import in Atlas.ti software
Coding by theme
Land surveyor, Landscape Architect, BIM modeller
Landscape Architect, BIM modeller
BIM modeller EXPERIMENT LOCATION
Kampung Tanjung, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Malaysia (25mĂ—30m) EXPERIMENT EQUIPMENT Laser beam levelling and desktop equip with Revit software
This study is an attempt to produce a BIM-based design prototype with the aim to provide exposure and confidence among landscape architects by integrating BIM into the design stage. The final assessment of the BIM prototype allows landscape architects to enhance the communication with client or stakeholder in the aspect of creating the local model design, implementing sustainability design elements and understanding the risk readiness they will face in adopting BIM in landscape architecture.
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BIM is a tool that is said to be very useful in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. In Malaysia, BIM adoption is considered low in the AEC industry. Meanwhile, in global landscape, architects still practice traditional designs due to several issues. The issue of less deep exposure of BIM, its proven benefits and the current lack of reliable scientific basis of landscape architecture for BIM and the foundation, means there is a need for knowledge about BIM theory and technology.
Research Title Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Landscape Architecture: Prototype for Sustainability Design and Challenges Researcher(s) Nor Diana Aziz Ramly Hasan Ghazali Mohd Amin Firdaus bin Chek Sulaiman Haji Abdul Hadi Haji Nawawi Nor Rima Muhamad Arif Organisation Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam
Geodesign Approach in Cultural Heritage Landscape Planning Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Research Listing Factors Affecting the Implementation of the Green Building Development Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI)
Researcher(s) Ahmad bin Long Wan Yusryzal bin Wan Ibrahim Huzaifah bin Hasan Lee Ho Yang Nur Azman bin Ahmad Bukri Organisation Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Enhancing Climate Change Mitigation Design Towards Urban Neighbourhood Area Through a Low Carbon Capability Behaviour Framework
Researcher(s) Nor Kalsum Mohd. Isa Ainul Samihah Albahori Mohd Yazid Mohd. Yunos Kamarul Ismail Mazdi Marzuki Organisation Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI)
Develop a Design Framework for a Historic Waterfront to Enhance the Historic Waterfrontâ€™s Impression of Place
Tin Mining Landuse and Social Changes Towards Heritage Landscape Conservation
Perception Analysis on Awareness and Preparedness of TNB SAB Hydroelectric Scheme Cameron Highlands
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
International Islamic Uni. Malaysia (IIUM)
Researcher(s) Lee Yoke Lai Zanariah Jasmani Sapura Mohamad Siti Wardahinah Farahain Abdullah Nurul Hidayah binti Mohd Derus Organisation Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Researcher(s) Ismawi Hj. Zen Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain Izawati Tukiman Aishah Naqiah Ahmad Shazili Sivadass Thiruchelvam Rashidi Sabri Muda Organisation International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Biomimicry: Design Criteria Contribution from Bee Analysis Towards Vibrant Neighbourhood
Towards Sustainable Development of a Landfill: Landfill to Landscape or Landscape along with Landfill Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Researcher(s) Mohd Amirul Hussain Mohd. Yazid Mohd. Yunos Nor Atiah Ismail Nangkula Utaberta Organisation Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Researcher(s) Nur Afikah Idrus Mohd. Yazid Mohd. Yunos Khairul Aidil Azlin Abd. Rahman Noor Fazamimah Mohd. Ariffin Nor Kalsum Mohd. Isa Organisation Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Researcher(s) Ani Shazwani Abas Mohd. Yazid Mohd. Yunus Fazlawati Abdul Aziz Nor Kalsum Mohd. Isa Nor Atiah Ismail Organisation Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Dekoponix: Compact Urban Living Food Garden Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Researcher(s) Khairul Aidil Azlin Abd Rahman Mohd Hafiz Talib Organisation Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Researcher(s) Ashkan Nochian Osman Mohd Tahir Organisation Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Effects of Tree Species Selection on Hazardous Street Trees in Urban Areas Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam Researcher(s) Ramly Hasan Firdaus Chek Sulaiman Nor Diana Aziz Noriah Othman Faridah Ismail Che Bon Ahmad Organisation Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam
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