Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya


Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya

LocationLedang Heights, Johor, Malaysia
ClientUEM Land Sdn Bhd
ServicesLandscape Master Planning, Landscape Design, Construction Documentation
Site Area278 ha (685 ac)
Budget$15 million AUD
Date2007 - 2009

Nusajaya is a new regional city that will cover almost 9,700 hectares (24,000 ac) and become the new administrative centre of Johor, Malaysia. Seven precincts make up the city with Puteri Harbour forming the centrepiece. In 2007 UEM Land Sdn Bhd engaged OCULUS to assist Cox Architects with the Puteri Harbour master plan. A major objective of the Puteri Harbour Landscape Master Plan was to provide an integrated public open space network with lively, pedestrian friendly streets, plazas, promenades, and parks throughout the precinct.

The project is an integrated waterfront and marina development that comprises approximately 278 hectares and is located on the Straits of Johor in Malaysia. It consists of a new harbour with a waterfront promenade and mixed-use spaces, including commercial, retail, entertainment, and residential spaces as well as a range of vibrant public open spaces. The Landscape Master Plan establishes the hierarchy and character of the major public spaces with landscape concepts that focus on creating spaces that celebrate the Malaysian native landscape, materials, and culture and highlight the qualities of the local landscape. The Master Plan also defines principles for circulation and access as well as strategies for the implementation of public art and the design of furniture, lighting, and planting.

OCULUS was subsequently engaged to design and document the Stage One component of the waterfront precinct, which was completed in 2009, and included a new marina, clubhouse, and waterfront promenade.