ZED team visited Mazhar Botanic Garden. The team accompanied by Dr Therese as Consultant of Botanical Gardens, by showing some of the existing plant collections, herbarium as well as various philosophies regarding plants found in the botanic garden.
Mazhar Botanic Garden is the first owned nonprofit botanical garden in Egypt, located in the Barageel district of the Giza governorate, 5 km away from central Cairo. Mazhar Botanic Garden began in the fifties as a garden for collecting various fruits & roses but gradually it turned to a live collection of all kinds of plants, including palms, trees, shrubs, bamboo, cactus, bulbs, ferns and aquatic plants. More than 3500 new plant species were brought from abroad seedlings or seeds through personal trips & importation. Successfully propagated in well equipped greenhouses. Mazhar botanic Garden contains a massive collection of cultivated plants, which made it a destination for researches & Experts. Now it is the 1st private & non profit botanical garden in Egypt.
ZED team and clients discovering the Giza Zoological Garden located in Giza, Egypt. It is one of the oldest and largest zoos in Africa, covering an area of about 80 acres.
The zoo is situated near the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The Giza Zoo is home to a wide variety of animal species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish. Visitors can see animals such as lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, zebras, monkeys, crocodiles, and many others. The zoo aims to provide a natural and educational environment for the animals while offering an enjoyable experience for visitors.
Right in the photo we were standing, namely as Suspension Bridge. Suspension Bridge is located inside the Giza Zoo area. It was built by Eiffel of Paris. It connects two big artificial hills inside which there are two grottos. In each grotto there is an inlet in the bottom and an outlet at the top.
Ganga Ghats Riverfront Development
The site extends from the Western bank of river Ganga from the New Ramnagar Bridge in South of Varanasi to Adi Keshav Temple in North, spanning a total length of about 8.4 km. With an Intention to boost tourism in Uttar Pradesh, the state government will develop a “heritage arc” between Lucknow, Agra and Varanasi. The following points identified ideas relevant to the Ganga, Varanasi project, to improve the infrastructure, include roads, pathways and condition of monuments, aimed to attract tourists while stressing that tourism has a direct impact on the economy and image of the state, job creation and investments.
Nagara Rimba Nusa (Indonesia Capital City)
“Nagara Rimba Nusa” was selected before as first winner of the design contest for Indonesia’s New Capital City (IKN) in 2019. The design envision IKN as a city that’s built on the wisdom of the Forests and Cultures of Indonesia. The overall IKN development accommodates the three pillars of IKN Vision, that is to Represent Indonesia’s identity, Sustainable in economy, social, and environment and a Smart, Modern, and International standard city.
It is an honoured ZED collective received 2 awards for Ganga Ghats Riverfront Development and Nagara Rimba Nusa (Indonesia Capital City) in Malaysia on 27 May 2023. MLAA embodied the resilience, creativity and unwavering spirit of the landscape architectural community.
ZED Collective is excited to share that we are involved in Omniyat Orla C17, The site is located at Palm Jumeirah and the development includes Mansions, Penthouses and the Ultimate Sky Palace featuring views to both the Persian Gulf and the Palm Bay. The Development shall provide a sense of arrival to a unique destination, from the street level through to the lobby and water views beyond.
Ground and podium pool and landscape areas shall be prestigious areas of resort standard. The facilities and Amenities will include Main Residence drop-off Porte Cochere, Fitness Zone, Beach side Cafe/restaurant, Beachside Clubhouse, Children’s room with outdoor play area.
SHURA ISLAND HW3, HW4, P04
ZED Collective is excited to share that we involved in the Saudi Arabian Giga Project for the Red Sea Global (RSG). We are humbled to receive the opportunity to join this project as landscape architect especially for Jumeirah, Fairmont, and Four Seasons Hotel.
The environmental characteristics define the unique and diverse experience within the landscape at Shura Island. Unique identities will be defined for each of the assets but the island wide planting strategies goal is to weave a common narrative through the island that respects the natural conditions and projects the intended uses and program.
NAGARA RIMBA NUSA
Raised the concept of biomimicry in design making, this concept intends to unite nature and technology side by side. So as to create a good and environmentally friendly city, where at present many cities in Indonesia do not make the environment their main focus.
In addition to raising the concept of biomimicry, the design of Nagara Rimba Nusa also elevates the axes that are full of meaning at least three axes in the design that represent three main concept namely God, Nature, and Human.
In the teachings of Hinduism on the island of Bali, the concept of combining nature, humans and God is called the Tri Hita Karana teachings where the teachings are the breath of Balinese life (Hindu) and make the island of the Gods harmonious with the nature surroundings.
The teachings of Tri Hita Karana itself are contained in the Scriptures of the Bhagavat Gita III and have 10 philosophies of life that discuss human life in a complex manner which is not just spatial. and in the book Tri Hita Karana is essentially a balanced life attitude between worshiping God and serving humans.
As well as developing affection for fellow human beings and developing compassion for the environment
The first phase of project itself will be started in year of 2021 and will be finished in year of 2024, the first phase in the new capital is in the form of government buildings, official offices, including cultural parks and botanical gardens as green zones. In the second phase will be started in year of 2025 – 2029 such as houses for TNI / Polri and will be following with other supporting facilities began to be built, such as education center, health center, universities, science and technic parks, high tech and clean industries, R&D center, and sports center. The last phase is 2030 – 2045. At that time, the capital city was estimated to have reached 200 thousand hectares or more.
With a broader development focus such as national parks, orangutan conservation, and civil settlement clusters.
URBAN+ & ZED COLLECTIVE
TIARASA ESCAPE GLAMPING RESORT
by WHZ Environmental Design
WATSON . HASTINGS. ZLOTKOWSKI. Environmental Design
How landscape might influence…
the way we camp
When we talk about camping, we probably know how camping might look like and the kind of outdoor roughing out experience in a pitched tent. In this second edition of landscape influence, we shall take a look at Tiarasa Escapes Glamping Resort in Pahang, Malaysia and how it has redefined camping in a glamorous way. This is also a project that won the ‘Project of the Year’ in the recent Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2019.
The landscape architecture consultant from WHZ Environmental Design project not only successfully fulfilled the client brief in design and implementation for the beautiful sets and settings of the resort as a luxurious escape in a kampong setting. More importantly the project won the heart of the jury panel for many other reasons.
One of it was how the landscape architects respected the environment, “touched the earth” lightly by fitting the buildings into the site with minimum disturbance but embracing the terrains, trees and rocks as part of the natural landscape. The landscape architects preserved the nature with finesse in crafts and beauty integrated, making both landscape and architecture services look seamless and effortless. This is one camping experience that would leave you pampered and totally immersed in nature.
Client: Enfiniti Vision Media Sdn. Bhd.
Landscape Architect: WHZ Environmental Design Sdn. Bhd.
Contractor: WHZ Environmental Design Sdn. Bhd.
Planner: R Shankar Planning
Architect: SK Fong Architect
C&S Engineer: TC Lim & CO.
M&E Engineer: KSD & Associates Sdn. Bhd.
Land Surveyor: Allan Tung
Photography Credit: Wong Sze Ming @Creative Clicks Photography