Feb 2, 2008

Penang Global City Center

The design is centered on the idea of creating a new and powerful image for the city of Penang and the new initiatives associated with the development of the Northern Corridor of Malaysia.The design of the iconic towers in particular draws inspiration from not only the lushness and drama of the surrounding mountains and seascapes, but also from the rich and diverse cultural heritage that makes up the Malaysian nation and Penang in particular.

Construction start for Phase 1 is scheduled for late 2008.

Total Area: 1.000.000 square meters
Retail Complex: 400,000 square meters
Convention Center: 100,000 square meters
Performing Arts Center (PenPAC): 75,000 square meters
Condominiums: 70,000 square meters
Hotel and Service Apartments: 50,000 square meters
Offices: 25,000 square meters
Observatory: 1,500 square meters
Parking: 190,000 square meters

(to find out more..) by Asymptote Architecture

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posted by midori mizu


afterrabbit said...

well i remember mizu said it feels like another Brasillia.
How do you think?

s-uper-chii said...

I think it is a very nice design and very futuristic, but even nice design will sometimes be affected by the surroundings. I always regard Penang Island as a city that is very jam packed, that could easily ruin the aesthetic design of this architecture; and due to this, many Penangites are fussing and opposing this project, as they want to prevail the historical beauty and identity. To conclude what i'm saying, i think this would only be a successful project if only the government has a good urban plan for it and an excellent transport/road system


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