"Located near the economic centers of Southeast Asia, the new Forest City is ideally placed to become a hub of commerce and culture," writes ArchDaily. "The development strategy involves both a mixed-used, walkable approach, along with a 'symbiotic relationship' between the built and natural environments. Addressing concerns of affecting the area's delicate ecosystem and the fishing industry that relies on it, the design will mimic the natural coastal ecologies of the island edges, re-establishing over nine kilometers of mangroves, 10 kilometers of shallow coves and mudflats and protecting 250 hectares of shallow-water seagrass. In addition to maintaining the region's ecologically sustainability, this restoration also provides resiliency against sea-level rises."
The Sasaki-designed master plan, writes LAF, "also addressed community desires for more civic services and amenities focused on Malaysia's unique culture with the understanding that the most successful cities in the world are not defined only by their skylines, architecture, and landscapes, but also by their human experience."
You can read more about the project on ArchDaily and WLA. and view the bilingual LAF article below. Click here to learn more about Forest City's innovative approach to land reclamation and resiliency.
Strategically located adjacent to the economic powerhouse of Singapore, Forest City is a new global cluster of commerce and culture. Designed to cultivate a live/work lifestyle, it is comprised of financial...