Click here for portfolio

M Container City Master Plan

Share this project

Project Typology:



Malacca, Malaysia






Heartana Capital

Malacca Container City embraces the principles of adaptive reuse and refurbishment, repurposing existing warehouses into a variety of new building programs that meet the needs of a diverse community. By preserving the historic character of these structures while updating them with modern amenities and design features, the master plan pays homage to the industrial heritage of the area while ensuring its relevance for generations to come.

At the heart of Malacca Container City lies a commitment to mixed-use development, integrating commercial, residential, and hospitality components to create a dynamic and inclusive urban environment. The master plan includes commercial and residential landed developments, offering a variety of housing options for residents of all ages and income levels. Additionally, a hospitality development featuring 400 hotel rooms adds a new dimension to the area, attracting tourists and business travelers to experience the unique character and charm of Malacca Container City.

To activate the space and establish Malacca Container City as a new destination for locals and visitors alike, the master plan introduces a temporary retail area that serves as a hub of activity and creativity. This dynamic marketplace showcases local artisans, entrepreneurs, and cultural events, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that encourages exploration and interaction. By fostering a sense of community and connection, the temporary retail area becomes a key element of the placemaking strategy, transforming Malacca Container City into a landmark destination that celebrates the spirit of innovation and collaboration.

Malacca Container City represents a bold vision for urban revitalization, blending adaptive reuse, mixed-use development, and placemaking to create a dynamic and sustainable community for residents and visitors alike. By repurposing existing warehouses, introducing new building programs, and activating the space with temporary retail areas, the master plan transforms Malacca Container City into a vibrant hub of activity, creativity, and culture. As a model for urban regeneration, Malacca Container City sets a new standard for sustainable development and community engagement, proving that with vision and innovation, even the most industrial of spaces can become thriving centers of urban life.