Newpark, A New Vision begins here

‘Newpark’ is an innovative park – orientated, eco-township located in the 100-year old former colonial town of Kluang, Malaysia. ‘Newpark’ will be the largest masterplanned commercial project in Kluang and seeks to balance 21st century trade and education with green living.

It will host a diverse mix of uses that will mark the town’s evolution from a palm oil production centre to a pre-eminent vocational education and trade leader. Centred in the middle of Johor state, the district is set to capitalize on trade and expositions through its state of the art infrastructure. Its enviable position near the celebrated natural landmark of the Gunung Lambak hills allows the masterplan to draw its green inspiration in order to establish a new chapter in Kluang’s history.

Central to the masterplan is a new park, called the Promenade, which draws inspiration from the Gunung Lambak hills that forms an iconic backdrop to the town. The Promenade will connect an expo- trade centre, an education hub, serviced apartments, a business hotel and its associated convention facilities, shop offices and business parks and a residential community. Not only will the Promenade offer an abundance of social and recreational amenities for both residents and visitors, but it will also be a zero energy public realm - given its ability to generate enough energy to offset the public utility infrastructure.

Bandar Newpark Kluang - Promenade

The hotel and the convention centre at Newpark forms the gateway to this vibrant new development and is where the new life of Kluang begins. Embracing the districts trade and education focus, it will become the town’s epicenter of social and economic activity and will incorporate a multitude of different functions to cater for visiting trade and education delegates.

Standing as the tallest building in Kluang, it will house over 250 business-class rooms, suites and family suites. It will also contain offices, retail, speciality restaurants, bars and a state of the art convention centre that will serve multiple needs from trade and government conventions, weddings, to cultural celebrations in its 1200 capacity grand ballroom. Crowning the development will be a rooftop bar that will offer unprecedented views to Gunung Lambak hills.

Apart from commercial development, Newpark also unveils, the Orchard - an up-coming high end residential community that sets new standards in green living. Drawing inspiration from Kluang’s reputation as a leading centre for organic farming, every home will have the benefit of a view of verdant green open space or water. Whether detached, semi detached or terraced, all homes will have an abundance of natural light, opportunities for natural ventilation and a flexibility to cater for all ages. Recreational amenities provided in a secure gated and guarded setting make the Orchard the residential address of choice.

Pomeroy Studio is an award-winning international team of designers and thought leaders of sustainable built environments. The studio comprises of master planners, landscape architects, architects, interior and graphic designers, as well as sustainability consultants and academics. Quantitative and qualitative research compliments an interdisciplinary design process that lies at the foundation of their creative design and decision- making. This has allowed the studio to generate people- centered places, from the micro-scale of dwellings to the macro-scale of cities, that pushes the envelope of design and research by balancing a ‘creative vigour with an academic rigour’.

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