Broadway Malyan to masterplan district for Malaysia

Architecture firm Broadway Malyan will be masterplanning a new residential and commercial district in the south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The masterplan, Bandar Malaysia, had been chosen from a shortlist of six projects, and will be built on the site of a former airport.

It will include a commercial district, cultural buildings and residential areas including sustainable and affordable housing.

Appointed by 1Malasia Development Berhad, a development company owned by the Malaysian government, chief executive offer Dato’ Azmar Talib said the project was part of a national vision to make Kuala Lumpur one of the world’s most habitable cities.

“Bandar Malaysia will be an inclusive, public transit-oriented city that is designed as a walkable community through a series of safe, secure and pleasant pedestrian and cycling networks, set against a backdrop of well-articulated open spaces and greenery,” he said.

“[The] concept masterplan provides a strong foundation for the next stage, which is to further develop Bandar Malaysia to become the benchmark for sustainability and livability in the region, in line with the national vision of making Kuala Lumpur one of the world’s top 20 most livable cities by 2020.”