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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #121
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The Gardens at Mid Valley - This mall is anchored by a high-end shopping gallery (anchor tenants include Isetan, Robinson's and Market Place), two landmark office towers, five-star Gardens Residences and five-star Gardens Hotel. The mall will be linked to the Abdullah Hukum LRT station in 2008 giving additional access option to shoppers. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)
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Old January 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #132
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 01:29 PM   #134
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City & Country: Breathing life into public spaces
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Eric Kuhne on using retail to bring back pageantry of civic life

An article in the London newspaper, The Independent, aptly describes New York-based architect Eric Kuhne as more of an entertainment tycoon than the typical architect.

City & Country interviewed the man himself recently and found that Kuhne is not only a big name in the global architecture scene with some notable projects and awards, but also a person with a larger-than-life personality.

His genius will soon be felt in Kuala Lumpur when IGB Corp Bhd's The Gardens Galleria is unveiled next Wednesday (Sept 26). The galleria is the first component of the five-star The Gardens, Mid Valley City, which includes two office towers and the five-star Gardens Hotel and Residences. Kuhne is concept designer for The Gardens.

Kuhne is the managing director and founder of Eric R Kuhne and Associates, an international research and design-consulting firm dedicated to the reintegration of architecture, landscape and civic arts.

The Texan has over 30 years of experience in the field. His list of international projects include Darling Park in Sydney, the Dubai International Finance Centre in the United Arab Emirates, Burabay Lakes Resort in Kazakhstan, Avia Park in Moscow and Moana Whenua in Auckland.

One of his most significant projects is Bluewater, a 1.6 million sq ft retail and leisure complex in Kent in the UK. Kuhne served as the chief researcher, master planner, architect, landscape designer, graphic designer and civic artist of the mega-project, which won the European Award for Design Excellence and the International Lighting Award by the International Council of Shopping Centres in 2000.

It was obvious that architecture was a natural passion for Kuhne as throughout the interview, he peppered his descriptions with catchy phrases like “as boring as a box of stones”, “crap environment” and “bastard child”.

While he is passionate about architecture, Kuhne's eyes literally lit up when asked about civic space. “In the 20th century, everyone was worried about public space; for me, it is as dull as a box of stones. I believe in creating civic space and how we can use retail to bring back the pageantry of civic life to cities,” he says.

He shares the need to “breathe life into public spaces”, turning them into vibrant spots that are not just gaps between buildings by creating boulevards of greenery filled with eateries and stalls.

“As people grow more sophisticated and well travelled with higher disposable income, the city has to cater to their growing needs. They need places to exchange ideas and to interact as a community,” he adds.

The Gardens Galleria

“The Gardens Galleria will be one of the finest retail centres in Southeast Asia,” Kuhne proclaims.

He recalls how the inspiration for its overall design came about. It was during one of his trips to Malaysia and, as a habit, he would hop into a taxi and ask the driver to bring him to the “most sacred non-religious” place in the city.

“The driver thought hard and decided to bring me to Carcosa Seri Negara. It was such a charming place with its red lanterns and having tea there was akin to a picnic in the park. I invited Robert Tan [IGB's managing director] there and showed him the overall ambience we should create in The Gardens,” he shares.

The interior of The Gardens Galleria will surprise many, says Kuhne. “Most retail centres carelessly furnish their interiors, but our interior decor look like pieces of furniture. We have done away with columns, creating a balcony view of the surroundings,” he says, adding that the mall will have the feel of a 5-star hotel.

Kuhne says he tries to explore the cultures of each country he works in and come up with shapes and ideas inspired by the local people. “The lattice designs resemble the sun shields used in the old shophouses in Kuala Lumpur and on the exteriors, we have incorporated the curves of a sash from a Malay ceremonial robe. Those unfamiliar about this will only brush these details aside as pretty patterns, but the locals know it as part of their culture.”

He says that as times change, so do architectural trends and styles. “The 20th century was about standardising designs and looks. We erased cultural influences to appease modernisation, but the 21st century is about honouring and celebrating our diversity. We strive to embrace culture and display it in our designs.”

Kuhne believes the era where architectural works were copies of all things Europe is ending and says the focus is shifting towards the richness of designs found in the Middle East, Central America and Asia.

The Gardens Galleria at Mid Valley City has a nett lettable area of 850,000 sq ft and will offer over 200 shops and a roof garden. Initially, only the first three floors of the 4-storey retail podium will be opened. These will include the Fashion Galley featuring international brands; the lifestyle floor offering fine dining, bookstores, art galleries and sports boutiques; lifestyle hi-tech entertainment equipment; and the International Market Hall.

The Cocoon, on the fourth floor, dedicated to rejuvenation, will open later. The upmarket fashion-focused shopping gallery will be anchored by Robinsons of Singapore and Isetan of Japan. Exclusive international fashion labels from the Melium Group, The Link, FJ Benjamin and Royal Sporting House will be available, including some of the current favourites like Coach, Hugo Boss, Aigner, Banana Republic, Ted Baker and Massimo Dutti.

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The Gardens architecture is inspired by the team’s interpretations of the fundamental arts and crafts and the local flora and fauna of the region. It is a 9.7 acres development within Mid Valley City (MVC) anchored by a high-end shopping gallery, two landmark office towers, five-star Gardens Residences and five-star Gardens Hotel.

The Gardens is developed by Mid Valley City Gardens Sdn Bhd, a fully-owned subsidiary IGB Corporation Berhad.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:33 PM   #136
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 06:15 PM   #137
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Old February 20th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #139
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