The scale of the project is dizzying. Country Garden's Forest City in Malaysia, on four artificial islands, will house 700,000 people on an area four times the size of New York's Central Park. It will have office towers, parks, hotels, shopping malls and an international school, all draped with greenery. Construction began in February 2016.
Strategically located adjacent to the economic powerhouse of Singapore, Forest City is a new global cluster of commerce and culture. Designed to cultivate a live/work lifestyle, it is comprised of financial institutions, technology and biotech research facilities, and a variety of creative industries that will establish an innovative and sustainable employment base providing an estimated 220,000 new jobs in southern Malaysia.
The entire city is full of vertical greeneries, sky gardens and rooftop garden system, forming a natural barrier, low energy consumption, air purifying, conservation rainwater, reduced noise and others. It feels like living in the forest.
Ferco was been selected to provide a seating solution for an 800 seat auditorium in the heart of Forest City. Shattuck-St Mary's, one of the top ten boarding schools in the USA, opened its doors in 2018. As the spectacular site opens, they bring 150 years of expertise in education from their home in Minnesota, USA.
The school campus in Forest City offers a diverse array of facilities to support academic, athletic and artistic pursuits.
Designers have chosen the popular Primera Beaufort, with its clean lines and simple design it is the ideal choice for a stylish, contemporary aesthetic.
The addition of ProBax® was a major factor in winning the order against tough competition. ProBax® is an innovative foam-based seating technology delivering ground-breaking benefits to the fixed-seating market by enabling users to maintain ideal posture whilst seated.
Ferco is able to add ProBax to any of their seating ranges.
Nubax has developed the FIRA Innovation award-winning ProBax®, which is patented technology that “forces a person to sit in the correct seating posture”. Essentially, when ProBax® has been incorporated into a seat, it encourages a person to tilt their pelvis backwards which in turn makes one naturally align their spine from the “slumped C curve” into an aligned lordotic ”S” curve. When this happens, not only does it improve blood flow, the chest can expand, lung function and oxygenation levels are increased.