PENANG, MALAYSIA, 2004
Penangs Peaks is an intensely mixed-use community, providing housing, offices, commercial space, medical facilities, a convention center, transit node, concert hall, schools, a campus for overseas universities and extensive recreational facilities. The project is designed to be highly sustainable, indeed, a model of best environmental practices: in both appearance and behavior, its architecture will be dramatically green and will be fully self-sufficient in water and waste management. The project is organized around a 20 hectare Great Park, intended to provide amenity for the city as a whole and linked to the Penang Hills via a land-bridge over the new Penang Outer Ring Road. The park is surrounded by residential buildings, connected by Kudalari Drive, an elliptical roadway that girdles the site and distributes its uses. The Drive is intended to become the city's premier retail boulevard and to accommodate a legion of strollers and diners.
Credits: Makoto Okazaki, Britt Degn, Yoshitaka Koda