The new redevelopment project of the Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) sits on the former historic site of Pudu Prison that had been abandoned as early as the 1990s when new prisons were built in the outskirt of the city. Poised to be an integrated mix development, BBCC is set to transform the vicinity into a vibrant urban centre, while enhancing the urban fabric of the Bukit Bintang precinct.
The development consists of a shopping mall, retail outlets, an iconic office tower, a five-star signature hotel, serviced apartments, small office home office (SOHO) and condominiums. It will be connected to the city’s extensive public transportation network with a proposed integrated LRT station and bus transit terminal on the western corner of the site.
Incorporating the KL’s first ‘urban park’ retail mall, the retail complex will be adjoined with a terraced landscape feature and open public areas. A central plaza can be turned into an event venue, to be surrounded by dining terraces and restaurant pavilions, thus evoking the alfresco dining ambience while elevating the internal green vistas.
A dynamic component of the commercial parcel is the plentiful entertainment facilities that will draw population and visitors to the development, thus creating energetic environs to the urban park. To be developed as ‘a city within a city’, the site circulation and flow will be improved and linked between the residential towers, commercial parcels and the surrounding contexts.