This Precinct, forming the northern gateway to Putrajaya Core Island, incorporates commercial and government buildings, parks, open spaces and residential areas.
The Mixed Development Precinct (Precinct 2) is the first precinct on the Boulevard axis. It occupies an area of 155.2 hectares. Its form and architecture establishes an urban character for the Boulevard while providing its residents desirable city living. The character of the precinct is shaped by its location.
It is close to the Dataran Putra, Putra Mosque, Taman Wawasan and the lake edge as well. As this is the first precinct on the island, the portion of the boulevard that runs through this precinct will be the scene of official parade.
The precinct will house two ministries namely:
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra)
Other notable features in Precinct 2 are:
The Putrajaya Boulevard has been designed to be one of the distinctive features of Putrajaya. 100m wide and 4 km long, the Boulevard forms the central spine linking the five core precincts of Putrajaya. The expansive Boulevard is embellished by four dataran or squares - Dataran Wawasan, Dataran Rakyat, Dataran Putrajaya and Dataran Gemilang.
The Putrajaya Boulevard could well represent the continuum of Malaysia history since Merdeka. The design and landscaping of the Boulevard celebrate the Malaysian 'Melting Pot' where the nation's cultures of its diverse population are blended into a rich Malaysian heritage.
The Boulevard paving is inspired by the patterned of the songket, and the street furniture by traditional clay pots.
It is designed for ceremonial parades such as the Merdeka Parade starting from Dataran Rakyat and dispersing at Dataran Wawasan.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
The Ministry of Finance is accessible via the boulevard which it overlooks. The ministry is situated at the north of the core island, fronting the boulevard and Wawasan Square and set against Taman Wawasan. The imposing building forms a landmark that is visible from the Putra Bridge.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (WISMA PUTRA)
Taman Wawasan will include an area designated for Wisma Putra and offers expansive views of the main waterbody towards the Prime Minister's office, Government Precinct and down the Boulevard. On a 12.2 acres hill-top site in Taman Wawasan stands Wisma Putra. The building is designed to fit into the park environment of the Taman.
The Wisma Putra Complex and the Institute for Diplomatic and International Relations symbolize the strength of a government institution based on a combination of traditional and modern architecture. Its strategic location upon a hill surrounded by Taman Wawasan makes it a landmark in tandem with nature.
Traditional architectural features can be seen in the roof design which is an adaptation of the roof of old Malay homes. Floral motifs adorn the grilles for windows, pillars as well as roof edges. Islamic geometric designs have been introduced into the marble and granite floors.
Dataran Wawasan is the first plaza marking the Northern end of the Boulevard. This plaza is scheduled for completion in mid 2002.