Damansara project gets unusual once-over
TWO blocks of the Glomac Damansara Block development in Petaling Jaya that will be completed soon underwent their final inspection by Veritas Architects last month.
Veritas Design Group president David Mizan Hashim gave the building its final approval after abseiling from the rooftop of Block B, Tower 1 of Glomac Damansara to the podium level, covering a height of 126m.
The site for the development is a 6.83 acre lot straddling the boundaries of Taman Tun Dr Ismail and the Sprint Highway.
Situated near the Desa Kiara Condominium and the SS20 Damansara Kim Housing estate, Glomac Damansara is an ambitious mixed-development project that runs the length of the half a kilometer long site, which has easy access to the Sprint Highway.
Aspiring to be self-contained, components of the development allow users to live, work, play and consume within a closed, integrated system.
The development is divided into four phases, based on their function. Phase 1 comprise five- and eight-storey shop-offices, Phase 2 comprises a 25-storey office tower.
Phase 3 is the retail heart of the development, featuring a three-storey podium of retail lots and two nine- and 10-storey office blocks atop the podium.
Phase 4 features a residential component, comprising two 25-storey serviced apartments. Zoning the development in this way allows for the pressures and operational requirements of each functional zone to be contained and overseen more efficiently.
According to David, each component is arranged in concentrated grids that allow the character of each development to stand out.
Pedestrian walking along the full length of the development encounters an orderly sequence of spatial experiences, akin to walking along a long corridor into different rooms.