Tamarind Square is located in Cyberjaya, the IT City of Malaysia, on a 14.5 acre site. It consists of a centre with 72 numbers of 3-storey shop-offices that are arranged around two gardens. In addition, there are 30 numbers of semi-d shop-offices (4-5 storeys) with intimate gardens on the sides and on the roof.
Tamarind Square is under construction and will be completed in end 2016.
The location is excellent, being on the main road of Cyberjaya and within walking distance of the Multimedia University (MMU). There is a proposed shopping mall and hotel directly across the road. But most importantly, Tamarind Square is surrounded by 15 major residential projects that are being developed by some of the most established developers in Malaysia.
The centre of Tamarind Square is designed to be an appealing gathering place for the Cyberjaya community. Trees will be planted on all the three levels of the retail centre, as well as the roof, to give the effect of a cascading ‘hanging garden’. Children can play at the ‘forest playground’ and feed animals at the pet island. Students from the several universities can hang out on the many mounds and be entertained by an outdoor concert or movie. IT professionals can enjoy an alfresco lunch under the trees, next to the water features. A covered ‘Centre Court’ provides space for a flea market, exhibitions, performances and events.
A striking feature of the retail centre are the tree-houses - structures that are like pinnacles, wrapped by creepers, and connected by a series of stairs - ideal for children to explore and students to hang out. These tree-houses will be used as small shops, reading rooms, yoga zones, meeting rooms and other activities.
Tamarind Square is also designed to be a community centre for Cyberjaya. Spaces are planned to bring the community together for activities such as weddings, birthday celebrations, community meetings, exercise classes, dance classes, performances and others.
Overall, Tamarind Square takes away all the problems associated with the traditional shop-office. And it offers what is not found in a typical air-cond mall – Nature and a community centre.