This is a project by Studio Nicoletti Associati and it is located at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There are seven images for Putrajaya Waterfront Masterplan.
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. 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.
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.
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.
International Competition, first prize, Cityscape Dubai International Award 2008, Cityscape Asia Singapore International Award 2009.