Kuala Lumpar City Center (KLCC) Park
The park was designed to showcase a heritage of tropical greenery by integrating man's creation with nature. The park itself contrasts as a calm environment in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.The park features many combinations of man-made design such as cements, water features and also natural features such as trees, shrubs, stones and wood. Unique in theme and concept, the KLCC Park was designed by the world reowned Brazillian landscaped artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx with the KLCC project team contributed the local elements which blend to give the Park its distinct Malaysian character.
BACKGROUND OF KLCC PARK
As practice in property development, the developer is required to surrender to the local authority, a portion of development land as open spaces to be used as public park, schools and religious centres. In case of KLCC Development, KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd ("KLCCH") as the Master Developer decided to retained approximately 60 acres of the original 106 acres of former KL Race Course Jalan Ampang as open spaces for green lung and a masjid. The provision of the huge green lung, now known as KLCC Park ("Taman Metropolitan KLCC") within KLCC Development is to preserve the quality of life in Kuala Lumpur and to mitigate the creation of a concrete jungle. The KLCC Park was a visible manifestation of the Government's efforts then, towards a Garden City of Lights . In many respects, the KLCC Park is very much a People's Park. By virtue of its location, and fed by various transformation modes, it is easily accessible to city dwellers. There is something in the park for everyone. For those seeking respite from the stress of city life, the beautifully landscaped verdant gardens provide a haven of tranquillity. But it is also a fun place, with the children's adventure playground and a specially designed fountain pool to enchant and enthrall the senses. Above all, it is a place that Malaysians can proudly call their own, in a world-class property development that will stand as an icon of the new millennium.
Unique in theme and concept, the KLCC Park was designed by the world reowned Brazillian landscaped artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx with the KLCC project architecture team contributed the local elements which blend to give the Park its distinct Malaysian character.
The careful choice of trees, scrubs, sculptures, stones, cements, wood, water features and climbers to achieve the approved design gave rise to a valuable botanical collection. Some 1,900 trees representing 66 species make up the collection. Of this number, 63 mature trees were the original plants saved from the old Kuala Lumpur Turf Club Upon completion in 1996 at a cost of RM146 million, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur ("DBKL") gave its approval for KLCCH to privately manage and maintain the KLCC Park. To maintain the KLCC Park as a public park, Kuala Lumpur City Park Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd) leased the park land on a 99-year term from the Federal Land Commissioner (FLC) since 16 May 2001. Currently, the annual cost of managing and maintaining the KLCC Park is shared by all 23 lot owners of KLCC Development.