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  • TOWNLAND Newsletter | Spring 2017

    We are very pleased to issue TOWNLAND's Spring Newsletter which provides a summary of some of our recent accomplishments. Click on the image at right to open the Newsletter

  • Construction Business Today | November 2016 | Interview about Smart City Projects in India

    In the October issue of Construction Business Today Magazine, India, TOWNLAND's Associate Master Planner for India Steven Beunder, was interviewed about the several Smart City Projects TOWNLAND is currently involved in.

  • TOWNLAND Newsletter | August 2016

    We are very pleased to issue TOWNLAND's latest Newsletter which provides a summary of some of our recent accomplishments. Click on the image at right to open the Newsletter

  • TOWNLAND completes Preliminary Conceptual Master Planning “Seven Heaven” Luxury Resort, Bali | January 2016

    Overlooking the Bali seas from a 50 metre elevated plateau, the “Seven Heaven” Luxury Resort will be PT Danau Winata Indah’s second Luxury Resort in Bali. PT Townland International was commissioned to prepare the Preliminary Conceptual Master Plan for the Project that will act as an investment portfolio for this exciting and World-class Site, and developed a plan that not only capitalises on magnificent ocean views, but also on the breathtaking cliff spanning the length of this beachfront property.

    The Resort is envisioned as a high quality Villa and Condotel Development, offering 330 5-star Rooms, 6 Penthouse Suites and 8 Resort Villas, all in a lush tropical setting with extensive waterscape which will stimulate the senses and increase the guest’s experience.During the design process, the Team took into account the Client’s requirements for a high-end luxury Hotel Development with a guest and visitor arrival experience worthy of a 5-star Resort; the maximization of building orientation towards views; program and function allocation to ensure privacy and exclusivity; and utilization of the Site’s intrinsic character to maintain and frame the spectacular views.

    The resulting Plan includes World-class amenities to pamper visitors, and includes a “Tree Restaurant”, Scenic Sunken Pathways, a Floating Lounge & Bar, a Cliff Restaurant, a Cave Spa & Massage Facility, Terraced Swimming Pools, and an Infinity Pool right on the cliff’s edge. The extensive waterscape includes Reflection Pools, Water Curtains and Fountains, and at strategic locations, viewing platforms are created, enabling guests to capture the sunset while reflecting light from the surrounding water features adds an additional magical sparkle.

  • Launch of Integrated Resort and Casino development in Praia, Cape Verde | August 2015

    One of TOWNLAND’s long standing Clients, Legend Development Ltd from Macau, announced last month the launch of their HK$2.15 billion integrated Resort and Casino development in Praia, Cape Verde. TOWNLAND is responsible for the Master Planning of this 16 ha seafront development. The entire complex will consist of a Casino Hotel, a Marina and an iconic Walled City filled with boutique hotels, restaurants, retail and a conference center. The use of a themed design for the development with a strong Portuguese colonial architectural style is used as an added attraction that will appeal to the Asian and Western tourists alike.

  • TOWNLAND Sustainability Report | 2014/15

    We are pleased to release TOWNLAND's Annual Sustainability Report for 2014/15.

  • Realty Plus Magazine - India | March 2015 | How to Become a Smart City - Applying Urban Design Principles That Make Sense

    In the March issue of Realty Plus Magazine, India, TOWNLAND published an article on smart New Town planning. With the private sector largely driving the development of India’s urban future, we advocate how planning principles like ‘New Urbanism’ not only make for a more sustainable urban environment, but make good business sense for developers as well.

  • TOWNLAND Exhibition "Perspectives of Future Indonesia" 2

    TOWNLAND successfully held its annual exhibition on 29 and 30 January 2015 in Jakarta. The Exhibition was attended by over 250 quests, including major developers, authorities, academics, artists and architects. It showcased TOWNLAND'S work during the past year with a view to graphically illustrate through perspectives what many areas of this Archipelago will look like in future. Titled: Perspectives of Future Indonesia, it was a must-visit event in the 2015 Exhibition Calendar that will be repeated in 2016!

  • TOWNLAND Exhibition "Perspectives of Future Indonesia" | 29-30 January 2015

    We are proud to announce that TOWNLAND will be holding a two day Exhibition called "Perspectives of Future Indonesia" showcasing our latest work from around the Indonesian archipelago. The Exhibition takes place on January 29 -30 at the Glitch Gallery at Fairgrounds, SCBD, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan. 

  • TOWNLAND Annual Sustainability Report | 2013-2014

    We are pleased to release TOWNLAND's Annual Sustainability Report for April 2013 to March 2014.

  • TOWNLAND 4th Quarter and Annual Sustainability Report | 2012 -2013

    We are pleased to release TOWNLAND's 4th Quarter and Annual Sustainability Report for April 2012 to March 2013.

  • New Straits Times | May 2013 | First Aerotropolis in India

    Richard Durack (Director) and Steven Beunder (Associate Master Planner) are interviewed by the New Straits Times about India's first greenfield Aerotropolis Project.

  • IDT Magazine | December 2012 | Trends in Office Building Design

    Steven Beunder from TOWNLAND was interviewed by IDT Magazine from Shenzhen, China about current trends in office building design. 

  • TOWNLAND Sustainability Report | June 2012

    We are pleased to release TOWNLAND's Sustainability Report for period of 1 April to 30 June 2012.

  • TOWNLAND Sustainability Report | Annual Review 2011 / 2012

    We are pleased to release TOWNLAND's Annual Sustainability Report for 2011/12.

  • TOWNLAND Sustainability Report | December 2011

    We are pleased to release TOWNLAND's third Sustainability Report for the 3rd quarter of 2011/12.

  • Architecture + Design - Indian Journal of Architecture | November 2011 | 'Pedestrianisation and the Indian City'

    With a building frenzy of elevated roads, fly-overs, foot-over-bridges and skywalks in cities across the country, it’s clear that most Indian city governments are prioritizing a drastic increase of road capacity and the creation of a spatial separation between motorized traffic and pedestrians.  This is being achieved by lifting either the motorized traffic or the pedestrians up into the air. Instead of indiscriminately paving the way for motorized traffic with flyovers and skywalks, the time is right for India’s urban authorities to start adopting alternative planning scenarios with a focus on pedestrianisation and traffic calming along with investment in mass transit systems to reduce car dependency.

  • TOWNLAND Receives “Foreign-Invested Enterprise Urban Planning Service Qualification Certificate” in P.R. China | September 2011

    We are very pleased to announce that TOWNLAND has recently been awarded a national “Foreign-Invested Enterprise Urban Planning Service Qualification Certificate” in P.R. China. This much sought after Certificate has been granted to TOWNLAND via the Ministry of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic China and significantly increases our in Country delivery capability in relation to urban planning and design.

  • The Economic Times | June 2011 | "Remembrance of Things Past"

    Over the years, India has witnessed its share of town planners and architects expressing an opinion about the importance of an integrated planning approach in dealing with its cities’ most pressing spatial and socio-economic issues. With a new Government in office in West Bengal, there is a prime opportunity for integrated town planning to be placed at the forefront of the agendas of Politicians and Government Officials alike, for the benefit of Kolkata’s economic future as well as for the well-being of its citizens. To transform Kolkata once again into a modern city of international stature that is on par with other megacities around the World, the Government will have to focus on creating a visionary and transparent planning framework, that allows the private sector to play a more constructive role in revitalizing the City’s built form and its public environment.

  • TOWNLAND's New Shenzhen Office

    To cater to our growth in Mainland China, TOWNLAND has moved to a new Office at Room F, 25th Floor, Daqing Building, 6027 Shennan Avenue, Futian District, Shenzhen, P.R. China. Postal Code: 518040.  Telephone and Fax numbers remain unchanged.

  • TOWNLAND Scoops Another International First Prize

    We are pleased to announce that TOWNLAND has received another First Prize for an International Landscape Design Competition. In August 2011, the Grand Jury awarded TOWNLAND First Prize for the Landscape Planning and Design Scheme Competition for the new Central Business District (CBD) in the Zhihui Valley of the Suzhou Science & Technology Town (SSTT) after TOWNLAND was shortlisted in a group of 4 finalists earlier in the year. The SSTT is positioned as an advanced International High-Tech Park which acts as a core stimulus for  regional economic growth in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.  According to the Grand Jury, TOWNLAND’s concept of “Science in the Park” brings together essential landscape elements that will enhance research and development through what the Grand Jury described as “smart landscape spaces”.

  • The Times of India | December 2010 | “Terrible to Terrific Nagar: Skywalks, Pedestrian Zones, T Nagar, Chennai‘s busiest neighborhood is set for a facelift”

    The ambitious plan to revamp the commercial hub of T Nagar is slated to be completed in six years. Skywalks, five multi-level car parks, separate pavilions for hawkers, min-bus feeder system connecting to the Metro Rail, the suburban railway and the bus stand, pedestrian bridges between buildings and augmentation of the existing infrastructure are some of the proposed changes.

  • The Times of India | June 2010 | “Commercial Development: not at the cost of Residential Life Quality”

    The vision statement of the T Nagar Urban Redevelopment Project: to develop the designated area into a world class shopping destination was questioned during the first public consultation workshop on Tuesday. The participants emphasized that the commercial development could not be promoted at the expense of the quality of residential life in T Nagar.

  • The Times of India | March 2010 | “Consultant to give report this Friday on……’How to turn T Nagar pedestrian-friendly”

    In probably the first concerted effort to make T Nagar pedestrian-friendly, a report will be submitted to the ChennaiCorporation on Friday.The report on ‘T Nagar pedestrianisation and redevelopment project ’, prepared by Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj and Townland Consultants, will provide a comprehensive picture of the problems and solutions. Putting existing pedestrian space to better use and the creation of more open space are likely to be the highlights of the report. This, the project aims to achieve through repositioning of hawkers and preventing haphazard parking of vehicles.

  • The Times of India | February 2010 | “Plan to redevelop T Nagar in offing - International Realty Consultants to Prepare Proposal in six months”

    International realty consultant Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj(JLLM) and HongKong-based Master planners, Townland Consultants, have been entrusted with preparing a re-development plan for T Nagar with a view to making it a model business district.The project,a brainchild of the Chennai Corportion, the Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Services Limited(TNUIFSL)and non-governmental initiative Chennai City Connect, aims to create World Class retail facilities with other activities in T Nagar. TNUIFSL MD and CEO K Phanindra Reddy said:” We were particular that the Consultants had international experience.The Consultants will prepare the detailed Development Plan, estimate the costs, suggest ways and means of property aggregation, effective use of space, specify infrastructure requirement and also methods to integrate them.”

  • The Times of India | September 2009 | “BAPL starts work on AndalMaster plan”

    Officials from the HongKong-based Townland Consultants are currently in the city to work on the detailed Master plan for the aviation-related enterprises(hotels,business parks and township)around the proposed 600acre airport at Andal in Burdwan.A three-member team comprising director Richard J Durack,master planner Steven MichielBeunder and town planner Veronique Dryden met BAPL officials,intending to complete the Master plan six months from now.

  • The Economic Times | September 2009 | “Townland to submit Master plan for airport city project”

    International planning consultant Townland Consultants Pvt Ltd(TCL) will submit the detailed Master plan for the proposed Rs 10000 crore airport city project being set up by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd(BAPL) at Andal within next three to six months.The global planner is expanding its footprint in India and has opened an office in Mumbai to take up major assignments.The HongKong based planner has expertise in project management consultancy, urban and regional planning urban and design master planning development agency service and project support services.

  • The Telegraph | September 2009 | “Townland chosen consultant for Aerotropolis project”

    HongKong-based Townland Consultant has been appointed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd(BAPL) for doing the airport city project.Richard J Durack, director Townland said that the plan would be submitted in 3-6months.The conceptual Master plan was done about a year ago and a week back Townlandwas appointed to do the Master plan. The project is spread over 2200acres of which the anchor, airport would take up 600 acres.

  • Financial Express | September 2009 | “Durgapur Aerotropolis project report in 6 months”

    The Rs 10000 croreProject hit a roadblock after Coal India objected blocking of underground coal reserves. The plan was revised after the state government’s intervention.A detailed project report for the country’s first Aerotropolis in Durgapur will be ready in six months. Townland Consultants, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in project management, has already submitted the conceptual master plan.

  • The Telegraph | September 2009 | “Plan for Airport city on course”

    Hong Kong-based Townland Consultants Private Ltd (TCPL) hopes to finalise the Master plan for a proposed airport city project at Andal in the next six months.Bengal Aerotropolis private Ltd, in which Singapore’s Changi Airport is a partner, has askedTCPL for a detailed plan of the airport city, which will come up over 2200 acres. “We will create a framework for optimum land use within the city, keeping in mind the various components of the project— airport, industrial cluster and residential block.” Richard J. Durack, director of TCPL, said.