Putrajaya Waterfront Development
Putrajaya is located on a stretch of Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It will eventually be the most accessible city in Malaysia, surrounded by expressways, urban highways and railways.
The building should have a uniqueness that tells of its place of origin, which is culturally modern, Islamic and tropical in nature. This group of houses is on the artificial lake, so we conceived a complex of elements, like a fleet, each one inspired by a boat./Manfredi Nicoletti
The key issue in the design was the relationship to the
waterfront. The buildings on the boulevard reinforce the alignment
of the boulevard but to enhance the visual corridors and links
between the boulevard and the lakefront the architects broke the
massing into smaller components of varying heights. The buildings
are unified by tropical roof gardens.
Transparent and light layered buildings along the waterfront
will create a sense of place that is uniquely tropical and
reinforces Putrajaya as the garden city.
Sustainable strategies like terraces, sunshades, natural ventilation and integrated green space, between the buildings, are included in the design.
A light brise-soleil skin connected to the vertical pillars protects each unit and controls the amount of daylight coming in without compromising the expansive lake views.
To bring life to the area, public activities such as cafés,
restaurants, fashion boutique will be located at ground and
mezzanine levels. Offices, boutique hotels, and apartments will
also help create a lively and vibrant environment.
Facts about Putrajaya Waterfront Development
Manfredi Nicoletti, Luca Nicoletti
Architect in charge:
Pasquale Onorato, Daniele Altana
Thomas Lefevre - Hoare Lea
Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Architect in charge:
Last updated: December 19, 2013
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