Eden-on-the-Park Residences is Malaysia’s first integrated active retired living (ARL) community, aimed at retirees who wish to live in a resort environment. It consists of a 14-storey apartment tower, single-storey villas, and a 140-bed Care Residence, set amidst lush landscaping.

Eden-on-the-Park focuses on strategies that allow residents to age in place. Communal spaces and facilities, such as sky gardens and lounges, create daily opportunities for interaction to combat loneliness. Dual-key, senior-friendly apartment units allow more flexible living arrangements; a portion of each apartment can house visiting adult children, or be leased out to a tenant if downsizing is required.

The Care Residence caters for those who need closer health supervision; this greatly diminishes the physical and emotional difficulties of leaving familiar surroundings when residents ultimately become too infirm to stay on their own.

This projects was completed in 2017.

Location: Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
Scope: Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contract Implementation & Management
Project Team: Alan Lau, Amily Voon, Emmeline Ong, Simon Ling, Ryohei Akao & Marini Abdullah.
Photographs taken by: IDC Architects