Sunday, May 18, 2008
Putrajaya Waterfront Residential Development by Italian Architect
Another architectural winning award for Putrajaya Waterfront Residential Development Project by italian architect, Manfredi Nicoletti Architecto. The city of Putrajaya is the new administrative capital of Malaysia, a few miles North of Kuala Lumpur. Several Government offices have re-located there to gain relief from the overcrowding and congestion of Kuala Lumpur, which is Malaysia’s largest city.
The new city is based on a system of connected islands created by overflowing a very large plantation of oil palms. The Public Administration buildings are in the centre of the islands, the residential units face the water. The main residential complex is conceived like a fleet of majestic Sail-Boats floating in the lagoon.
The rib-like structural system forms the outer skin of the Sail-Boats and gives an important contribution to shadow the inner spaces of the various apartments without interfering with the view of the artificially created lagoon. All the apartments face the opposite sides of the Sail-Buildings as to create bilateral ventilation, with positive bioclimatic effects.