GREEN CENTRAL. In response to the global “green” movement, the name KL Eco City was adopted for this development of a sustainable urban environment located in Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum. The site is by the Klang River, with a shopping hub on one side and a key railway and road corridor that links the Klang Valley on the other.
Centralised within the Klang Valley, the development acts as a transport hub with pedestrian links to Jalan Bangsar, the Abdullah Hukum LRT Station and the KTM train route. The hub is further intensified by the creation of new pedestrian links between the LRT station, the KTM train line and other key sites within the development and the existing urban fabric.
Due to its central location, the masterplan creates an opportunity for both social synergy and integration, coupled with the convenience and efficiency of shared transportation and amenities. It is a mixed-use development of residences, retail and office blocks and cultural and recreational facilities. The development combines diversity of uses with leading sustainable design principles to create a lively, complex and rich city district that is an easily accessible unique urban destination. The development optimises views and open spaces overlooking the Klang River and the Gardens-Mid Valley shopping mall. It also has vistas towards Jalan Bangsar. To intensify the views and create a unique urban space, street level is actually the Upper Ground Level and the existing Ground Level is given away to back-of-house facilities, building services zones and car parking.
The development uses a modernist architectural language that accentuates the design concept of a continuous and cohesive minimalist facade along the developments length. The use of vertical feature walls and fins help tie the various towers into a cohesive whole. The simple yet elegant built-forms are facilitated by carefully considered infrastructure, modern recreational amenities and sustainable utilities. True to its name, the development incorporates lush greenery and tropical gardens wherever possible- at street level, on the podium roof as well as on elevated decks within the tower blocks.