My Arab City Gardens
My Arab City Malacca is a first of its kind initiative and the flagship undertaking of the master planned Arab City concept which stems from the core premise ff establishing tourism opportunities and Arab cultural exchange on a global scale. The main building is divided in different zones featuring different countries of the Middle East, Gulf States and North Africa. Being based in Barcelona (Spain), TCHV couldn’t miss the chance to evince the wonders of the Spanish Al Andalus.
Malaysia - Melacca // Events area // 1.200m² built // Climate: wet tropical climate
The Arab garden
Bringing the flavour of the Alhambra to Malaysia. This development in Malacca was almost completed but stopped for a year due to construction problems. Since one the purposes of My Arab City was to expose the wonders of the Arab world, we proposed to include a flair of the famous traditional Arab gardens. This extension of the development will revitalize the public perception of the whole project while increasing the shopping/leisure area.
The initial project considered an Arab Oasis themed area between the main building and the sea. That area was similar to what is typically expected from a resort: a large pool, some tents and a few tables.

TCHV proposed a richer landscaping, creating a vast open covered gallery, divided into smaller and uneven zones. This addition increases the usable space, which can then be used for events, exhibitions or restaurants, but also completes the Arab feeling of the whole development. The direct inspiration for the stylish architecture is the Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and then renovated and rebuilt by the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was later converted into a royal palace.
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