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Old September 24th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #21
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:18 AM   #22
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:56 PM   #23
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Cool man!! anyway where you get this pic?
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Old September 25th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #24
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Welcome to Futurama! Very Nice.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #25
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I just have to log in and post to say that...this project is going to be AWESOME!!! Oh my gosh!, those renders are beautiful...definitely can't wait for this project to rise up
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Old September 26th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #26
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Abad Naluri to woo foreigners to Penang project
By Marina Emmanuel
September 26 2007


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The company aims to promote Penang as a carbon-zero city to foreign managers and investment houses in New York, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo and those in the Middle East
AN INTERNATIONAL roadshow to attract foreign investors to the RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project will take off next month by its developers Abad Naluri Sdn Bhd.

The associate company of Equine Capital Bhd will target top foreign managers and investment houses in cities like New York, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo and those in the Middle East, its chairman Datuk Seri Kamal Hashim said yesterday.

"We intend to promote Penang as one of the first carbon-zero global cities during this promotion.

"Abad Naluri is also exploring other financial options to raise funds to launch the project and complete it on time," he said in a statement.

The PGCC, which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi two weeks ago, is expected to break ground in a year and will take 15 years to complete.

The project will be sited on the existing 104ha Penang Turf Club land in George Town, which Abad Naluri bought for RM488 million in 2002.

The PGCC, a high-impact project in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), will house two iconic towers, a performing arts centre, upscale retail shopping outlets, a convention centre, serviced apartments and high-end condominiums.

Its developers have said it will add almost 40 more hectares of public park in the state which when linked to the Municipal Youth Park and Botanic Gardens in future, will form a larger Metropolitan Park in the state.

Kamal said while waiting for the due process to go through before the ground-breaking of the project, Abad Naluri will put on public display the scale model of the PGCC and all related information.

"Once this is done," he added, "the public will be able to obtain all the information they want about the PGCC.

"We want to be transparent about what we want to develop on the Turf Club land, and displaying the scale model is a continuation of the open approach Abad Naluri has employed."
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Old September 28th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #27
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PGCC will comply with conditions, says developer
Friday September 28, 2007


PENANG: The developer of the RM25bil Penang Global City Centre has defended the massive project saying that it would comply with the requirements on density and environment.

Equine Capital Bhd executive chairman Datuk Patrick Lim said that although the company had proposed to build 37 buildings on the existing 104ha Penang Turf Club, it would abide by the Penang Municipal Council’s conditions on density.

“We proposed to build 30 residential blocks, two iconic towers, five office buildings and 100 bungalows. The buildings will be between 30 and 40 storeys but we have outlined a comprehensive traffic dispersal system similar to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

“The project will be carried out in parcels and the first one will be the infrastructure, iconic towers, car parks and 40ha public park,” he said yesterday. PGCC is undertaken by Abad Naluri Sdn Bhd, an associate company of Equine Capital Bhd.

Lim refuted allegations that the company failed to disclose the project proper, saying that public forums and seminars were conducted to inform the public about it.

He said Abad Naluri followed every procedure imposed by MPPP, state government and the National Implementation Task Force.

Responding to allegations that Abad Naluri launched the project before the planning approval by the council, Lim said the company submitted the plan last year.

Earlier, Jesselton residents attended a closed-door meeting with MPPP president Datuk Zainal Rahim Seman to raise their concerns.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #28
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wow!! Very nice renderings! I hope it will be at least half completed when i go back to Penang!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #29
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Whose foreign architect design that complex? Was it Calatrava or Norman Foster?
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Old September 28th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #30
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Whose foreign architect design that complex? Was it Calatrava or Norman Foster?
Asymptote Architecture announces the design of Penang Global City Center

Asymptote’s design for the PGCC complex is centered on the idea of creating a new and powerful image for the city of Penang and the new initatives associated with the development of the Northern Corridor of Malaysia. The design achieves its elegance and stature through the simultaneous embrace of natural landscapes and contemporary urbanism. The PGCC will become a vital new precinct that complements and enhances the unique characteristics that typify Penang as a remarkable island metropolis. The design of the iconic towers in particular draws inspiration from not only the lushness and drama of the surrounding mountains and seascapes, but also from the rich and diverse cultural heritage that makes up the Malaysian nation and Penang in particular. The forms of the two towers are comprised of both horizontal and vertical elements: sculpted horizontal components move across the plinth, rise up and transform into articulated vertical structures. Set against the backdrop of the nature reserve of Penang Hill, the twisting, glass façades of the towers “perform” various surface effects—reflecting, refracting and distorting views of Penang, the surrounding landscape and the seascape beyond. The vast, cascading plinth, which functions as a public plaza with multiple gathering spaces, are venues for the performing arts center, convention center and various facilities for residential, office and urban life.

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Old September 28th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #31
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Thanks for the update, Wah their portfolio, very impressive....... Its the start of space age
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #32
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I you don't mind, I just want to ask something, in fact even me was impressed with the design. On your point of view, since the concept depicts a very futuristic generation of developments, how do this complex will benchmark the totallity of development of Penang 15 years from now. Base on what I see about the Penang development, it is just a typical development of the whole Malaysian style. If this whole thing will complete by that time, was it not obvious that this structure look like it was isolated from the whole Penang development and it seems it came from other world. Does it compliment to the whole development. Is there any plans to the foreground of this complex that can mach this concept so it wont look like this is an isolated structure. Secondly, with respect to the designer, base only on the drawing, it seems there is no security barriers in between levels of this outdoor grounds. You can see the height and if there is no glass railings around this, this is dangerous to someone to walk beside it most especially kids. This is just my observation, hope it won't offend it. Can I have any response on my message.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #33
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Keep an open mind on PGCC
Saturday September 29, 2007


PENANG: Residents living in the vicinity of the proposed RM25bil Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) are not against development but they are concerned about the socio-ecological impact of the mega project.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the developer and residents should keep an open mind and listen to each other’s points of view.

“The Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) will hold a public hearing to address the matter and make the public fully understand (the rationale behind the implementation of the mega project),” he said after closing the Chi-nese Education Convention organised by Ma-laysia National Association of Headmasters here yesterday.

Dr Koh said the developer had already addressed some of the big issues raised such as anticipated traffic congestion and impact of the project on the environment.

“We have the Federal Government's backing to improve the existing infrastructure to ease traffic congestion.

“The Penang Outer Ring Road project and proposed flyover on Scotland Road are in the pipeline.

“We are also promoting integrated public transportation system that include better bus services,” he said.

PGCC, which will be built on the existing 104ha Penang Turf Club land, is undertaken by Abad Naluri Sdn Bhd, an associate company of Equine Capital Bhd.

The chief minister said the project complied with the ruling that no development is allowed above 76m in hilly areas and the environment therefore would be protected.

Earlier after opening the ABN AMRO Bank Bhd branch in Beach Street, Dr Koh said PGCC would provide 20,000 job opportunities to locals that would further spur economic growth.

He also said that it was important to find new growth areas to maintain a healthy eco-nomy.

State DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the council should not only consult the views of the adjoining landowners as the mammoth project was of public interest.

“Public participation and greater transpa-rency are very vital for good governance. It is necessary to engage the people in the decision making process,” he told a press conference in front of the Penang Turf Club yesterday.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 11:06 AM   #34
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i think the tower share many similarities between the firm's other project in hong kong. I saw it here in SSC.

@adverg

yes, there's no railings visible but i think they will put it once the project completed. It's just a rendering mind you

honestly, the project will be completed in 10 years, i mean for the 2 towers. Judging from the current speed of application/land issues processing. The griup have yet to start works on the turf club replacement on the mainland which will take 2 years at least, so dont expect beams to be erected in the first 2 years from now. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONGGGGG WAY TO GO
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Old September 30th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #35
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I you don't mind, I just want to ask something, in fact even me was impressed with the design. On your point of view, since the concept depicts a very futuristic generation of developments, how do this complex will benchmark the totallity of development of Penang 15 years from now. Base on what I see about the Penang development, it is just a typical development of the whole Malaysian style. If this whole thing will complete by that time, was it not obvious that this structure look like it was isolated from the whole Penang development and it seems it came from other world. Does it compliment to the whole development. Is there any plans to the foreground of this complex that can mach this concept so it wont look like this is an isolated structure. Secondly, with respect to the designer, base only on the drawing, it seems there is no security barriers in between levels of this outdoor grounds. You can see the height and if there is no glass railings around this, this is dangerous to someone to walk beside it most especially kids. This is just my observation, hope it won't offend it. Can I have any response on my message.
first thing is...look at the KLCC as a model. once before the project completed, you can look at the building around KL especially those in Jalan Tun Ismail, Pudu and Jalan Raja Laut. they are so typical bland concrete towers. but then in 1997 when the Petronas Twin Towers was born, all new around KLCC developments try to 'compliment' its design with the PTT. this is bcoz the KLCC is a very heavy project and it has a very big impact in its surrounding until every architect try to bring the best design to compete with PTT. so, it is not an 'out of the world' or 'isolated', but a 'new world' with its own identity.

and since the PGCC is similar with the KLCC, so it has the same influence...

talking about the 'safety' of the project, i think you just being pessimistic and have no idea on what 'project rendering is all about'....
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a very futuristic design...congrats penang...

but wish it can build faster...
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Old October 4th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #37
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PGCC Central Park



Within this privately maintained PGCC park, there will be a host of recreational facilities as well as well-maintained children playground, fitness stations, big multi-purpose outdoor court, jogging path and children wading pool, all of these available for the public’s enjoyment at Zero Cost. And when it is time to lay back and relax, the park has refreshing water features as such as the beautiful reflecting pools, fountains and ponds, garden pavilions, amphitheatre and F&B outlets.

The ponds in PGCC Central Park will utilized recycle storm water treated with Bio Filtration System coupled with Hydro-Cyclone CDS Gross Pollutant Traps for pollution control.

With these environmental friendly technologies, the carbon footprint of our development will be minimized, all of which will contribute with our quest to build one of the first Zero-Carbon development in this region.
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Penang Global City Centre


Architects:
Asymptote Architecture,
New York

Principals:
Hani Rashid +
Lise Anne Couture

MEP & Structural Engineer:
ARUP, New YorkDavid Scott,
Partner in Charge

Facade Design Consultants:
Front Inc, New YorkMark Simmons, Partner in Charge




Penang Global City Centre in Penang, Malaysia as designed by the award-winning, New York - based firm Asymptote under the leadership of architect Hani Rashid, will be the 21st-century symbol for Penang on both local and global scale through the simultaneous embrace of natural landscape, contemporary urbanism and innovative, energy-efficient design. This project is an opportunity to create a new image for the city of Penang by creating a precinct that is complementary to the existing character of the city and takes advantage of the lushness of the surrounding mountainous landscape by pulling it into the urban fold. The inter-twining of the two creates a new model for rich and dynamic urban landscape.

Penang Global City Centre is nestled at the base of the nature reserve of Penang Hill and overlooks to the sea beyond. The city’s two towers are to be landmarks of outstanding architectural quality that stand out on site as emblems of the new development.
Other design hallmarks of the development are an observation tower and the site-specific, original sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Frank Stella.


Every aspect of the design for Penang Global City Centre incorporates the latest in cutting-edge, sustainable design and engineering innovations including building-integrated wind turbines; a high-performance facade with integrated, thin-film photovoltaics; high-efficiency central mechanical systems utilizing trigeneration; comprehensive storm water management and water recycling. The incorporation of these elements into the design represents the highest commitment to the creation of energy-efficient and environmentally conscious architecture. The projected result is a development that will have net-zero carbon emissions, and unprecedented aspiration for a project of such monumental proportions and programmatic diversity.

The programmatic distribution of Penang Global City Centre creates a diverse, yet dense and dynamic, urban environment that is attractive to a variety of users, from local residents and workers to visitors from the region and beyond. The site’s mixed-use program includes a performing arts center, a convention center, a hotel, condominiums, commercial, and office space. The complex will also host a range of recreational activities in a variety of natural settings and provide outdoor public spaces that can accommodate urban functions, such as gatherings, festivals, exhibition and outdoor performances.
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