Amidst the bustling urban landscape of Kuala Lumpur, a green oasis has emerged atop The Exchange TRX lifestyle hub and retail mall. Officially unveiled to the public on November 29th, the TRX City Park spans an impressive 10 acres (4.05 hectares), offering a serene escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. This rooftop park is an integral part of The Exchange TRX mixed-development, occupying 17 acres in total and developed through the collaborative efforts of TRX City Sdn Bhd and Lendlease.
The inception of the TRX City Park’s concept began six years ago, with renowned architects Oculus from Melbourne and Sydney taking the lead. Over the years, the park’s vision has evolved and been meticulously crafted by Pentago, who focused on landscape design, and GDP, responsible for the architectural elements within the park. The result is a harmonious blend of nature and urbanity, representing various facets of the Malaysian landscape.
One of the park’s central design concepts is the opportunity it offers visitors to explore diverse Malaysian landscapes, mirroring changes in topography seamlessly. These landscapes include lush forest edges, intriguing limestone outcrops, an inviting urban village, enchanting hillside ravines, meandering hillside streams leading to coastal lowlands, and areas transformed by ethnobotanic planting.
Within these captivating landscapes, visitors will find an array of destinations carefully designed to cater to a wide audience:
1. Forest Walk: An immersive experience through a variety of Malaysian tree species, providing insight into the rich biodiversity of the region.
2. Play Space: Designed to delight children of all ages, this area includes Water Play for the youngest, Play Village for those up to 12 years old, Play Cave for teenagers, and the Step Cascade Water Feature for all-age enjoyment.
3. Event Lawn: A versatile space for community events, celebrations, and concerts, where the park comes alive with the spirit of gatherings.
4. Park Avenue and City Avenue: Promenade routes that encourage visitors to leisurely explore the park while taking in the stunning surroundings.
5. Inspiration Garden: A tranquil refuge featuring a serene fish pond at its center, offering a space for quiet contemplation.
6. Serenity Garden: A showcase of a curated collection of medicinal and edible plants, fostering both education and appreciation of nature’s bounty.
In a nod to educational endeavors, key plants within the park are thoughtfully labeled with name tags, providing visitors with valuable insights into the local flora. The meticulous attention to detail extends to the planting of over 180,000 locally sourced plants and the nurturing of 900 trees across this 10-acre sanctuary.
The TRX City Park stands as a testament to Kuala Lumpur’s commitment to integrating green spaces within the urban fabric. It offers an inviting respite for residents and tourists alike, providing a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the diverse landscapes of Malaysia without leaving the city. Whether you seek tranquility, adventure, or a family-friendly outing, the TRX City Park promises an enchanting experience amidst the skyscrapers and city lights.