Leading architecture firm CP Kukreja has been selected to design the master plan for Bandar Malaysia, an upcoming business district in Greater Kuala Lumpur, and expects to earn a fee of about $60 million (about Rs 400 crore) over the next 10 years. Bandar Malaysia will cover 200 million sqft of gross floor area, spread over 500 acres.
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“We are the only Indian firm among the five international architecture firms selected to design Bandar Malaysia,” said Architect Dikshu C Kukreja, Principal, CPKukreja Architects (CPKA).“We estimate to earn a fee of about USD 60 million over the next 10 years,” he added. Kukreja said the mega project is estimated to cost over $30 billion. Stating that the selection was done by the Malaysian government, Kukreja said this development will open doors for other architects in the country.
“This project is notable not only for its breathtaking scale but also for its focus on the seamless transportation between one place to another,” he said. Work for this project has already started and the company will also open a local new office in Kuala Lumpur in October.CPKA will deploy about 100 people, both in India and Kuala Lumpur, for this assignment.
The other four firms selected to design this business capital are SOM (the architecture firm that has designed the BurjKhalifa), world-famous architect Zaha Hadid, Atkins, the architecture firm behind Burj al Arab, and UK-based firm Ove Arup, the company said.
Earlier this year, CPKA was awarded the mandate to design a 15-lakh square feet interim government complex in Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The company had in the past designed Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida and the international airport (T3) in Delhi through a consortium.