Nestled within the heart of Johor Bahru city lies the Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD), a 250-acre metropolis that features a commercial and corporate hub with its heritage intertwined with contemporary culture.
With a walking distance of 1.3km from North to South and 0.9km from East to West, IIBD’s connectivity would appeal to anyone and everyone, from residents and businessmen to tourists. Due to this, the prime location of IIBD is cordoned as the nucleus of the Southern gateway.
One of the numerous key highlights of IIBD includes the 20-feet tall Eco Cornerstone of IIBD, which has been touted as IIBD’s first Urban Tree. Located on the prestigious Sultan Abu Bakar Monument Park, the sculpture is significant in several aspects, one of them being a representation of IIBD’s commitment towards environmental sustainability.
Tucked in surrounding greenery, the symbiotic relationship of art with nature in the Eco Cornerstone is a reminder to appreciate the presence of nature’s wonders and beauty. The eco-sustainability ethos is clearly embedded in different elements of the making of the cornerstone. Moreover, it encapsulates the preservation of Johor’s eco legacy through design.
As the first of four IIBD Cornerstones to be launched, Eco-Sustainability forms an integral part of the masterplan blueprint to elevate the liveability of citizens and businesses of IIBD. The identity of IIBD, articulated through the 4 HOME lenses of Heritage, Opportunity, Mobility and Eco-sustainability, are conceptualised through the collective voice and pulse of Bangsa Johor.
This is made tangible via artistic Urban Trees as focal identity points demarcating IIBD boundaries. The cornerstones go beyond being a visual landmark, integrating the local environment to produce a new attraction point for IIBD within Johor Bahru city.