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Placemaking elements are integral to Gamuda Gardens’ creation of a vibrant township.

PLACEMAKING elements such as a lakeside retail village, recreational spaces and pockets of greenery are integral to Gamuda Gardens’ creation of a vibrant township.

A town square is often a township’s beating heart. It’s here that you’ll find the public spaces, retail and commercial areas, and common amenities for the community to revel in. It’s often imbued with a certain ambiance, so people are likely to converge, socialise and connect with each other or the surrounding environment. A town-maker with an exceptional track record of developing sustainable townships centred on community wellbeing, Gamuda Land understands the vital role a town square plays in building a vibrant community township.

With Gamuda Gardens, elements of the 810-acre township have been mindfully planned and thoughtfully brought together.

For the developer, building a township is no longer just about bricks and mortar – it’s about providing the necessary building blocks and creating an environment for a community to flourish. With Gamuda Gardens, elements of the 810-acre township have been mindfully planned and thoughtfully brought together.

Enveloped by lush greenery within a green valley with undulating terrain, Gamuda Gardens is a sanctuary for people, flora and fauna to call home. And at the heart of this township is its town square – comprising retail and commercial spaces as well as gardens, parks, wellness and recreation areas that will be a focal point for daily routines and gathering spot for special occasions.

The Waterfront Village was designed to follow the shape of one of the township’s main lakes.

Gamuda Garden’s town square recently got more exciting following the recent completion of the Waterfront Village, a lakeside retail village comprising commercial as well as wellness and recreation elements. The Waterfront Village, completed in January this year, was designed to follow the shape of one of the township’s main lakes - allowing visitors to appreciate not just the serenity of the lakes but also the enthralling views at sunset.

The Waterfront Village also boasts views of the waterfalls, easily one of the township’s most unique and captivating sights, thus making this a focal point for the community at Gamuda Gardens. Conveniently accessed by the community, the Waterfront Village will be the spot where residents exercising along the lakeside will grab a bite, catch up with friends or simply spend time reading and soaking up the ambiance. It will, in short, be the beating heart of the town.

With a net lettable area of 27,700 sq ft, the Waterfront Village is expected to host a mix of retail tenants from convenience stores to cafes, fast food restaurants, quick service restaurants, a pharmacy and grocer.

In addition to retail, the Waterfront Village will also be home to the Gardens Wellness Club and Big Bucket Splash.

The Gardens Wellness Club’s facilities include an Olympic-length swimming pool, dance studio, badminton courts and a gym.

To be opened in February, the Gardens Wellness Club’s facilities include an Olympic-length swimming pool, dance studio, badminton courts and a gym.

Meanwhile, families can look forward to the opening of Big Bucket Splash in March. It is a neighbourhood water play area with water slides, pool playground and event space.

Activating placemaking

Public spaces and common facilities at Gamuda Gardens can promote community wellbeing.

Gamuda Land understands that the public spaces and common facilities at Gamuda Gardens can promote community wellbeing as they offer areas for residents to enjoy recreational activities and encourage interaction.

This emphasis on placemaking is best encapsulated in the 50-acre Central Park. With two waterfalls and five cascading lakes this green lung doesn't just offer the community a respite from hectic Kuala Lumpur but it’s also a haven for their four-legged friends. One of the few pet-friendly parks in the Klang Valley, the Central Park features a pet play area for pet owners to let their furry friends run free as well as for events such as pet training to be held. There is also a jogging and bicycle path – making this spot a definite crowd-puller.

The Adventure Playland is another spot for the community to converge.

Nestled within the Central Park is the Adventure Playland, another spot for the community to converge. More than just the ubiquitous slides and swings, this playground has a zipline and rock climbing elements that will enthral residents and visitors alike.

Besides the active elements at the Central Park, Gamuda Land is going the extra mile to enhance the park’s beauty. With the Gardens of Lights, the park and the surrounding landscape is beautifully lit – the illuminations not only emphasising the township’s natural beauty but also creating a welcoming environment for the community at night. One of the highlights of the Gardens of Lights is Lake Illumination, featuring interactive lighting and water screen projection on the waterfall – certainly a sight to behold for any visitor.

When we get the places right, the town works

Although Gamuda Gardens has a 15-year development horizon, the developer has already embarked on value creation for the benefit of the community. Gardens Arena, a FIFA-sized football pitch – ideal for hosting social leagues and tournaments - was opened in December. Here, football fans can test their skills on a FIFA preferred synthetic turf field, and beyond football and sports this too could be the spot for a variety of events.

For weddings, parties and celebratory events, Gamuda Land in partnership with Weddings by Emma has created Le Gardens Pavilion, a 5,300 sq. ft. venue for wedding and events for residents to use all year round.

Fronting the lake with spectacular sunrise views and the vibrant retail village as the backdrop, this space has also been designed to blend with the township’s lush greenery. The hall with bamboo façade coupled with eye-catching sculpture lighting makes Le Gardens Pavilion not only a memorable wedding venue but also a picture-perfect one for festival events, photo shoots and celebrations.

All are welcome to visit the Old Shanghai Street Bazaar at Gamuda Gardens’ Waterfront Village on Jan 18 and 19, and Feb 8 and 9, from 3pm to 9pm.

For more information, please visit gamudaland.com.my/gamudagardens or call 03-2727 7438.

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