Tamarind Square

Design & Project Architect for Phase 1 & 2. Contract value of RM220 mil. A commercial development intended to promote tropical retail & office experience; the first of its kind in Cyberjaya. Arranged in a 8-figure courtyard with a ring road circulating the development, the units have an advantage of double frontages. Apart from that, the lush greenery & many semi-covered pocket spaces encourages public interactions everywhere; promoting community integrations.

Citing the developer's brief:

"Remember the old days, when life revolved beneath the shade of the humble tree? Where time stood still, for people to meet friends, make new acquaintances, play, read, share a meal, or simply do nothing at all."

The above translated in the end product; a fusion of traditional Malaysian shophouse combined with modern-day mall setting & lush tropical landscaping. Apart from that, the core activity spaces introduced includes a community hall with a rooftop urban garden, massive multi-purpose event space & small retail lots within the courtyards.

The developer's principles on choices for building materials resonated with my belief than architecture should celebrate the natural building material finishes rather than artificial. It is this common belief that drove the project to its success.

Contrary to popular belief, this project has sparked positive vibes. Some say its the catalyst for Cyberjaya's growth...