Putrajaya Waterfront

Malaysia City hereby presents you an approved waterfront residential development in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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[Source: World Architecture News]

The city of Putrajaya is the new administrative capital of Malaysia, a few miles south of Kuala Lumpur.

Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_1

Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_1

The new city is based on a system of connected islands created by overflowing a very large plantation of oil palms. The Public Administration buildings are in the centre of the islands, the residential units face the water.

“The key of the overall planning for the waterfront is the relationship to the waterfront or lakefront. Whilst the buildings on the boulevard predominantly reinforce the alignment of the boulevard, the waterfront planning should tie the boulevard back to the waterfront. The current masterplan creates large building block footprints that remain heavy a reminiscent of old American models.”

Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_2A

Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_2A

Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_2B

Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_2B

The main residential complex is conceived like a fleet of majestic Sail-Boats floating in the lagoon.

“Our conceptual approach is relative to context and tropical climate. Three factors influence our sketch planning approach: allow permeable building blocks, smaller block sizes and radiate the buildings to enhance the visual corridors and links between the boulevard and the lakefront; varying the building height of ten storey restrictions heightening at nodal points for massing hierarchy; unify the buildings by introducing a canopy roof uniquely tropical.”

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Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_3

The rib-like structural system forms the outer skin of the Sail-Boats and gives an important contribution to shadow the inner spaces of the various apartments without interfering with the view of the artificially created lagoon.

“The new urban plan places integration with landscaping and view as priorities. It encourages creating “fingers” of developments towards the water body and infused with park, creating a series of green forecourts.”

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Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_4

All the apartments face the opposite sides of the Sail-Buildings as to create bilateral ventilation, with positive bio-climatic effects.

“The urban plan suggests the building orientation and massing provide maximum view toward the water and development across the lake. The massing is broken into smaller components with different heights. This approach will ensure the integration of landscape and building massing. The landscape and public areas will be larger and located in between the building fingers, which will create an interesting “journey” towards the waterfront.”

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Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Residence_5

Project details:

“Putrajaya Waterfront Luxury Condos” @ Core Island Precinct 4

Architects: Italian architect Manfredi Nicoletti www.manfredinicoletti.com and Malaysian architect: HijjasKasturi www.hijjaskasturi.com

Developer: Putrajaya Holdings www.pjh.com.my

Description: The project will probably be launched at the end of the year. Selling price starting from RM 700 per sqft. Development will be in two phases, 4 blocks launched in each phase. Currently open for registration. (Source: Rizalhakim)

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Meanwhile, a new hotel is opening in Putrajaya beginning this November 2008.

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside by Accor Hotels & Resorts is a 5-star hotel featuring 282 rooms with a unique traditional South-east Asian theme.

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DNP Towers

A proposed development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Proposed DNP Tower

Proposed DNP Tower. Rendering by forumer tanpadia.

Proposed DNP Towers (Menara DNP)

Description: 49- and 43-storeys Serviced Apartments on Jalan Ampang, very near KLCC.

Developer: WingTai Asia (Singapore)’s Malaysian subsidiary

Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel of France and Arkitek MAA of Malaysia

KL to be funky!

When I first saw The Swiss Re Tower in London, I thought it was awesome!

The Gherkin or The Swiss Re HQ Tower, 30 St Mary Axe London. Photo by Wikipedia.

"The Gherkin" or The Swiss Re HQ Tower, 30 St Mary Axe London. Photo by Wikipedia.

Now the dildo shaped skyscraper might soon debut in Kuala Lumpur…

Dildo-shaped for KL. Rendering by CK Graphic Sdn Bhd.

Dildo-shaped for KL. Rendering by CK Graphic Sdn Bhd.

Dinosaur egg- or dildo-shaped? You decide.  

It will most probably be built in the vicinity of Bukit Bintang by a property company of a listed group.

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

A proposed development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

St Regis @ KL Sentral

[Acknowledgement: forumer Greg at SSC Malaysia Forums]

“Six-star” The St. Regis Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur

The above is a preliminary study and design. Final design to be unveiled late next year or early 2010. 

Location: Lot C, KL Sentral

Description: 1.4 million sqft mixed-use development called One IFC, comprising residential + hospitality + a proposed office tower. 200 hotel rooms and 200 freehold apartments.

Architect: Mustafa Kemal Abadan, design partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (New York)

Developer: One IFC Sdn Bhd (Tan Sri Chua Ma Yu and Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd)

Development Value: ~RM1 billion

Managed by: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific

Projected floors: 50 to 80 storeys

Year of opening: 2012-2014

Note: This development is next to Lot D, KL Sentral which is the site for the proposed 60-storey twin residential towers. Developed by MRCB-CapitaLand-Quill Group, it will have 700 luxurious units and will be the tallest residential building in Malaysia. There will be a soft launch in a month or two and an official launch perhaps at the end of the year.

St Regis & Grand Hyatt coming to KL

You’ll probably be able to walk into the lobby of St Regis, Grand Hyatt, The Regent and Four Seasons in Kuala Lumpur before 2015.

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The 6-star St Regis brand, part of Starwood Hotels, which is scheduled to open its doors in 2014 will be built on Lot C at KL Sentral. The St. Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur will feature a minimum 200 hotel rooms while The St. Regis Residences Kuala Lumpur will feature 200 units of freehold upmarket residences.

St Regis KL

Starwood is a world leading hotel and leisure company with about 900 properties in 100 countries. Apart from the St Regis brand, Starwood manages other brands such as Le Meridien, Westin, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels.

St Regis signing

Mustafa Kemal Abadan, design partner of the world-famous architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), will design the hotel, residence and an adjacent office tower.

SOM’s portfolio of over 800 design awards includes the Freedom Tower, which is the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre in New York, and the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest tower, in the United Arab Emirates.

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The Brunei Investment Agency, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds with assets of US$30 billion (RM97.2 billion), has had the green light to develop a 5-star 450-room Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur on Jalan Pinang, next to KL Convention Centre.

New Grand Hyatt KL

It was reported before that world renowned architecture firm Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) served as the design architect, together with local firm GDP Architects.

The 40-storey hotel lobby will be located at the top of the building and guests at the lobby will have an impressive 360-degree view of downtown KL.

Earlier plans to open KL’s Grand Hyatt Duta in 1997 was never materialised. Until today, the 52-storey building at the corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang remains partly completed. The Hyatt Group is no longer associated with the project.

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In a related development, Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific, one of the world’s largest privately-owned hotelier, will continue the expansion of its luxury Regent brand into key gateway cities across the region with the opening of The Regent Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur in the third quarter of 2011.

* This Regent is not “directly” related to the former The Regent KL (managed by Four Seasons) at Jalan Bukit Bintang. Carlson Hotels had since bought over all of The Regent brand from Four Seasons, however, Four Seasons continues to manage those in Singapore and Taipei.  

The Regent KL

The Regent Kuala Lumpur joins a growing portfolio of The Regent hotels and resorts worldwide, which includes The Regent Beijing and The Regent Shanghai. The 250-room hotel will also feature an additional 102 exclusive luxury apartments.

The Regent Kuala Lumpur, together with the The Regent Residences, Kuala Lumpur, will occupy a prime city-centre location in the heart of the city’s ‘Golden Triangle’, with breathtaking views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park, just 200 metres walking distance away.

Carlson Hotels Worldwide is the world’s ninth largest hotel company ranked by the number of properties worldwide. In Asia Pacific, it is the largest international hotel group operating in India, and has more than 9,000 hotel rooms under management in 11 countries across the region.

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Meanwhile, the contruction of Four Seasons Hotel next to Petronas Towers is currently stalled or has “little movements”. 😦

Stalled Four Seasons??

Upcoming Commercial Projects

Puchong Business Financial Centre, Bandar Puteri, Puchong

Construction work for the first two blocks has started and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2009. Work on the other three blocks will start early next year and the buildings will be ready by 2011.

PBFC_1

Setia Walk, Pusat Bandar Puchong

Located on 20.8 acres in the matured township of Pusat Bandar Puchong, the project enjoys good frontage and visibility to the LDP and Jalan Wawasan, the township’s main thoroughfare.

Phase one will comprise 85 blocks of four, six and seven storey of shop offices offering 170 retail units and 336 office units. The shop offices are priced between RM2.5mil and RM8.9mil a block. Phase two will comprise the hotel, entertainment complex and an office tower. The apartments will be built under phase three.

It would have three main zones – active zone (child development centre, play-zones and children-centric products); sanctuary zone (fine dining, spa and beauty care centres) and the escape zone (ideal for relaxing and unwinding with alfresco dining, cafes and bistro). The business hotel and entertainment complex will be the anchors on both ends of the commercial precinct. The entertainment complex with over 300,000 sq ft of gross lettable area will have cineplexes, bowling alleys and karaoke lounges.

Setia Walk Puchong

Sunway VeloCity, cross junction of Jalan Peel and Jalan Cheras, KL

Located 15 minutes away from KLCC, Sunway VeloCity will be a perfect for those seeking the appeals of urban life. An integrated development comprising residential, commercial and retail components means that it will be a boon for any business. Themed Service Apartments will provide a distinctive identity for the entire development, complemented by a shopping mall and outdoor retail spaces.

Pedestrian-friendly Environmental Decks serve to separate vehicle and pedestrian traffic, while linking up all components of the development. Sunway VeloCity seeks to re-introduce public spaces back into KL’s urban fabric, with multiple themed parks offering a relief from the hustle and bustle of urban life for all its residents and tenants.

Sunway VeloCity

TA3/4 Towers

Folks, there’s another shopping mall rising (pending approval) in the KLCC vicinity!!!

(In fact, there’s at least 3 more Pavilion KL-styled mall on the drawing boards proposed for KL.)

TA3/4_a

The first phase of the development, currently known as Lot TA3 and TA4, is expected to be launched by end of this year. 

TA3/4_b

Besides retail mall, the proposed TA3/TA4 would most probably comprised of Grade A offices and some serviced residences. 

TA3/4_location

It is located just across the world-renowned Petronas Twin Towers and next to TA’s headquarters on Jalan P Ramlee. 

TA3/4_c

Artistic renderings: Night and day in KLCC.

TA3/4_d

Scaled model.

TA3/4_old

Older design. Courtesy MyPropertyTalk.com.