This Precinct is being developed to house Ministries and institutions related to the development of the arts and culture.
A city is more than housing, commerce and public facilities. For it to elevate itself beyond function and basic need into the higher realms of life, it should be liveable and enjoyable. It must provide for the pursuits of cultural and intellectual activities for the development of the arts and crafts and the preservation and perpetuation of the diverse cultural heritage of its society. The Civic & Cultural Precinct (Precinct 3) provides the place for such activities.
The Civic & Government Precinct is located midway along the Boulevard and bridges the Mixed Development Precinct to the north and the Commercial Precinct to the south. It has a total land area of about 140 hectares of which 47% is allocated to wide, open spaces and public squares.
The Civic & Cultural Precinct is planned to have the following major elements:
The Grand Mosque is located at the end of the Kiblat axis and forms a magnificent backdrop for this Precinct. Public access to this mosque is via the waterfront promenade that defines the western edge of this Precinct.
Dataran Putrajaya serves as the staging and holding area for formal parades down the Boulevard towards the Dataran Putra.
One of the plaza formed by government buildings surrounding it.
This is the plaza where cultural activities take place.
Another elaborately designed plaza in Putrajaya is Dataran Putrajaya, flanked by the Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex and the Palace of Justice.
The proposed Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex is an integrated mixed development in Precinct 3, Core Area of Putrajaya and will house the office of Perbadanan Putrajaya, an auditorium as well as conference facilities.
The complex will be one of the landmark buildings in the Civic and Cultural Precinct. To the west will be the Grand Mosque and to the east across the boulevard, the Palace of Justice which is in the course of construction.
Designed as a complex of interconnected spaces that will reflect a distinct presence in Precinct 3, the building is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Islamic architecture. The main feature is the Gateway or Gerbang with a public viewing deck on the top most level that allows for a breathtaking view of the city skyline that includes the Palace of Justice and the Grand Mosque. The gateway will also provide a vantage point during parades.
The main building comprises four simple volumes integrated within courtyards while along the Boulevard, the arcade will open up to incorporate a landscaped Qiblat Walk. In the Gallery flanking the Qiblat Walk, meeting rooms are suspended to give an impressive fašade. A continuous suspended garden will crown the top of the gallery to provide natural views from the Dataran through to the waterfront to the west of the building.
The conference facilities and Auditorium will be designed as a complex of low-rise medium sized buildings connected by pedestrian links with boutique retail spaces on the ground floor of each component. The fašade on the Boulevard is a network of arcades with elegant intricate mesh screens of geometrical patterns providing protection from the sun.
PALACE OF JUSTICE
The complex, as its name signifies will house the judicial department and courts. The complex being built is a five-story building for the judiciary and a two-story building to house the courts. To incorporate a car park on the lower-ground level, the complex will include offices for:
- Chief Registrar of Federal Court
- Registrar of Federal Court
- Registrar of High Court
- Court Records
- Appeals Court
- Judges' Chambers
- Ante Rooms
- Banquet Hall