Forest City, Sasaki Associates, Malaysia masterplan, green roof, stormwater management, mixed-use architecture, green masterplan, mangrove, natural habitats, coastal ecologies

The new Forest City to be located near the economic centers of Southeast Asia is expected to become a cultural and economic hub. The architects designed it in a way that doesn’t affect the area’s delicate ecosystem or the fishing industry. It would re-establish nine kilometers of mangroves, 10 kilometers of shallow coves and mudflats, and protect 250 hectares of shallow-water seagrass.

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Forest City, Sasaki Associates, Malaysia masterplan, green roof, stormwater management, mixed-use architecture, green masterplan, mangrove, natural habitats, coastal ecologies

The masterplan features several sustainable strategies, including a “rooftop network of interconnected parks and gardens,” expected to become the world’s largest green roof system. Pedestrian-friendly spaces, natural habitats and stormwater filtering systems are some of the greenest aspects of the project, which combines iconic architecture with sustainable design principles.

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Via Archdaily