Nov '12 - Jan '13
The Gardens is a very recent entry into the increasingly upmarket development mix. It comprises the second half of Mid-Valley City, sharing an urban island with the Mid-Valley Mega Mall (http://archinect.com/blog/article/63563539/mid-valley-mega-mall). The two mega-malls are connected with an extensive below-grade promenade-cum-food court. A photo diagram is included that describes their physical relationship.
The Gardens encompasses a residential condominium tower, a hotel tower, and two office towers all resting on top of a pedestal comprised of retail space and parking. The Gardens mall contains three stories of retail above grade, two stories of private-use space above that, one partial story of below grade retail, and four stories of parking underneath it all. The curved pedestal is over 950 feet long along its arc.
photographic documentation of urban mega-hybrids in a contemporary asian capital