The real PGCC plan

PGCC looks like a huge “Graveyard full of tombstones”…


Can you count how many “tombstones” there? Hahaha.


Pics courtesy of Anil Netto. 

And their new website…

PGCC website 

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PGCC – The Making of Futuristic Penang

Penang’s Global City

Penang Global City Centre

PGCC – The Making of Futuristic Penang

Seriously, you gotta take a look at this!

PGCC Concept

Penang Global City Centre 

OK. So Penang will look like this by year 2015 ???

I’m speechless. And the developer called this city “carbon-free”.

Like many others, I’m beginning to doubt over this project.  

PGCC Rendering 1

I would say the idea of this project is brilliant, but do you think it can be economically viable considering that the project is “too massive” for the Pearl of the Orient? I guess the developer would have to rely mostly on foreign buyers.

Again, I’m totally impressed by looking at these pictures…

PGCC Rendering 2

I think we should give Penang a chance at least they can take on Malaysia’s most futuristic urban development.

PGCC Rendering 3

I just hope this project won’t be like KL’s Plaza Rakyat, stalled half-way and never again to be revived [It has been stalled for almost 10 years].

 PGCC Rendering 4

PGCC Rendering 5

Pictures courtesy of World Architecture News and SSC Forumers.

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Penang’s Global City

Three decades after being dubbed the “silicon island”, Penang is set to move on to the world stage as a global city centre. 

The RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) was launched by PM Abdullah two days ago. Abad Naluri, an associate company of Equine Capital Bhd, will undertake the project.


PGCC will have 2 iconic semi-twin towers, 44-storey (180m) and 66-storey (255m) respectively.  

The site which was once the 104ha Penang Turf Club (at Batu Gantung) will be turned into a world class “city within a city.” The massive project, expected to create 40,000 jobs, will be a boon to Penang’s tourism industry.


The iconic towers that will stand tall in Penang soon… 

PGCC is to be developed under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), that will comprise two VERY ICONIC towers, a metropolitan park, the Penang Performing Arts Centre (PenPac), high-end retail mall, a convention centre, luxury hotels and condominiums.

PGCC Masterplan  

The massive urban development project could result in 33 tower blocks of over 40 storeys each being built on Batu Gantung, where one of the last huge green spaces left on land-starved Penang Island.

The developer had originally wanted a density that would have been twice that of Hong Kong, but was persuaded to change its plan.

Explaining PGCC's unique architecture

The master plan for the PGCC is undertaken by Paris-based Nasrine Seraji of Atelier Seraji, while New York-based Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architects will design its structures. The ground-breaking is expected within the next 12 months.

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Watch out for Pavilion KL’s exciting blog post coming up next!!!

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Penang Global City Centre (Updated)

After Iskandar Development Region (IDR) in southern Johor, now there is Penang Global City Centre, part of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) blueprint which was launched on Monday (the first package).

Some RM20 billion worth of properties were planned over 15 years to redevelop the Penang Turf Club site in George Town.

PGCC, envisioned to be one of the world’s first zero-carbon city, will be modelled along the lines of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

To be developed by Equine Capital (indirect shareholding), the PGCC will be one of five high-impact projects for Penang State under the NCER.

 The first proposal of PGCC by Asymptote

The initial proposal by Asymptote, called Mutiara Complex Penang, now known as Penang Global City Centre.  

PGCC will be designed by Hani Rashid from Asymptote Architecture in New York and Nasrine Seraji from Atelier Seraji in Paris. The new design will be unveiled in September.

The eco-city development is expected to include a 10.4ha public park, two five-star hotels, a performing arts centre, retail outlets, two iconic office towers, residential properties and a world-class convention centre.

Asymptote 2005 Masterplan for Penang

Asymptote’s 2005 Masterplan for Penang 

Once the eco-city is completed, an estimated 20,000 people will be working there.

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