Forest City

Sasaki associate designed a master plan in Iskandar Malaysia, located in four man made islands that would be the largest mixed used urban environment in Southeast Asia. With the budget of 40.9 billion US dollars, it’s estimated that it’ll attract more than 200,000 jobs.

Access points to this area would be via ferry and light rail, which will be planned to be a part of future transit between Singapore and Malaysia. It’s consisted of financial institutions, research and development facilities, headquarter offices, and other facilities to provide a green and innovative sustainable development, in order to persuade the living/working culture.

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

Their strategy was to create a symbiotic relationship between the natural and constructed environment. For this purpose, they emulated the ecology the coasts in the edges of man-made islands by using mangroves in wide ranges and shallow mudflats and coves to save the existed nature of the region and protecting 250 hectares of shallow-water seagrass.

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

The public spaces get connected via a “rooftop network of interconnected parks and gardens,” creating the largest green roof system in the world. A car free region, this roof system will provide a natural habitat and filtering rain waters. And priority of pedestrian walkways and public transportation in the crowded areas of the development.

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

If you’re a type of person that wants to live and work in a sustainable, green urban environments and a fan of walking or using public transits, then this area belongs to you.

Project Information:

Project: Forest city master plan
Architect: Sasaki
Location: Iskandar, Malaysia
Construction Period: 2036
Developer: Country Garden Pacific View
Budget: US$40.9 billion

By Shahin Shirvani

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