Spread across 38.5 acres, the proposed affordable housing development will set a new benchmark by reinventing affordable housing in Malaysia. The development will house between 10,000 to 12,000 people (mostly civil servants working in Putrajaya) in over 3,000 residential units ranging from 850 sq.f to 1,200 sq.f in size.
Access to nature is one of the key organising principles for the development – a feature severely lacking in affordable housing developments in Malaysia. More than 30% of the site is dedicated to open spaces including boardwalks and steps for sitting on the edge of a detention pond, community gardens, and a pedestrian bridge to the neighbouring Limkokwing University in Cyberjaya.
The centre of the development will be ‘car-free’ and it will form the community heart, comprising of retail (convenience and food and beverage outlets) and en elegant mosque building set within a large community park.
Lastly, community facilities will be available to the residents at their doorstep – primary and secondary schools, a community centre, playfields for children and convenient access to structured parking. These will all go a long way in establishing a sense of community and belonging for the development’s residents.
Cistri worked closely with the client to establish a new benchmark in affordable housing communities for Malaysia.