Cameron Centrum, Cameron Highlands

Cameron Centrum is the biggest mixed development project in a new township in Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. It neighbours serene resorts, tea plantations, farmlands and forests at over 5,000 feet above sea level. Due to the site’s steep terrain, with an incline of 18 metres from one end of the development to the other, the project is composed in two parts – shop offices at the lower plateau, and the boutique hotel at the higher plateau. Our team took advantage of the natural gradient of the long slope by situating each element of the development side-by-side to allow for unobstructed sight of the retail offerings and breathtaking views of nature.
The al-fresco concept is particularly suited to the cool climate, which our team used to maximum effect so that artificial cooling would not be required – a cost saving for the developer and a strong assertion of sustainable development in this picturesque environment. A tensile membrane roof structure provides shelter for outdoor activities on the vibrant, open boulevard, adding value to retail businesses at the ground floor. These shops are designed with double frontage for better exposure.
The architecture is inspired by the English Tudor style, with pitched, steep-gabled roofs and high-contrast, decorative brick with pre-cast, fiberglass-reinforced concrete that forms the decorative pattern on the walls. Verdant greens surrounding the development are seamlessly merged into the landscape design.