Food and architecture are the two factors people experience in a city as they have lasting of tangible and intangible impressions and memory. No doubt Klang has a long history of food heritage and rich background for bringing the earliest port and royal town. The site is located in South Klang, 500m from Klang KTM station and surrounded by governmental buildings and old shophouses, sandwiched between the Klang Courthouse, a row of shophouses facing the Dato Hamzah Street and SK Klang. Food is a valuable asset of a town especially a town that's going through decline and neglect. With careful urban planning and strategies, Klang can be revitalized into a vibrant and lively town that it once was. Food gentrification should be taken seriously as it will displace the original community and the effect is mostly irreversible. Proposed food hub intervention and behavior settings include the Chef Residency, Incubation Hub, Market, Food Court and Multipurpose Open Plaza. These spaces are planned to be inclusive for everyday use as well as temporal spaces for festivals and special events by celebrating the food heritage of Klang.
Location: Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Masterplan Program: Food District
Size: 87.61 acres
Supervisor: Dr Camelia Kusumo