TYPE: Residential CLIENT: Amcorp Prima Realty Sdn Bhd LOCATION: Kenanga Woods, Kayangan Heights, Shah Alam, Malaysia STATUS: Completed 2011; PROJECT LEADER: CY CHAN TEAM: Loo C.C, Khor C.L
Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) 2012 - Honour Award:
Situated on the outskirts of Shah Alam lies Kayangan Heights, a hidden jewel, nestled quietly within 416.85 acres of undulating hills and pristine forest. At Kenanga Woods, residents can have the best of both worlds in the form of a country residence or a holiday home, safe in the knowledge that they possess a luxurious, private haven, replete with lush greenery. With its extensive natural surroundings, Kenanga Woods offers opportunities for enjoying the outdoors with a myriad of recreational facilities.
As if in tune with its natural surroundings, Kenanga Woods delivers on its promise of providing a peaceful and calm environment, alongside a high standard of living for its residents. Each home unit is carefully placed in order to maximize privacy and minimize undue disturbance to the existing surroundings.
In order to enjoy the best views of the lake, each home unit faces the valley, with the local forest rising behind. The raised platform of each unit is covered with copious amounts of climbing plants, in order to connect the forest with the built environment in a seamless and eco-friendly manner. The park surrounding the lake is planned to not only provide recreational facilities for each home but as a further connection with the land to maximise privacy and minimise undue disturbance to the existing surroundings.
The streetscape is carefully designed to ensure minimal maintenance, with the selection of small leaf trees which, at the same time, provide ample shade for pedestrians. For additional safety, hedges are planted to separate the pedestrian walkway from the arterial roadways throughout the development.