A small piece of land located in the busiest part of the heart of Kuala Lumpur, ideally has been part and parcel of the popularity known of the Merdeka Square Complex. The site is significantly identified as it proximate to Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad at the west, a historical landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Above the Independence Square is the field with its beautifully kept lawn. This is where cricket matches were held in the evenings during the colonial days. There are also the 100m flagpole which reputedly the tallest in the world, waving proudly the Malaysian Flag, the Jalur Gemilang meaning “The Stripes Of Glory”. Water fountain erected in the 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Beneath the Independence Square is the Plaza Putra with food court, Cineplex and tourist information counters.
Nestled in a historical environment, the 2020 Countdown Clock will commemorate the countdown when Malaysia becoming a developed company in the year of 2020.
The structure is taking shape of the Nanogon (9 sided geometry) that represents the 9 challenges of the Vision 2020 and the “Ring Of Time” as the outer skin of the structure. The ring itself compiled a 10950 (30years x 365 days) LED rings that reflect the 30 years journey of the important vision of the country.
At the 2020 Countdown Plaza, encompasses of: i- Seating arena and plaza area
A dedicated seating area, slightly recessed in to the ground is planned to accommodate people all walks of life to witness the real time countdown which will be digitally displaying the changing of time as we move towards 2020.
ii- Water feature (pond)
A water feature is placed at the base of the 30m “2020 Rings of Time”. It symbolizes the beginning or birth of the vision as something that is pure and noble idea to move Malaysia into the next 30 years.
iii- The digital clock
A 6 feet tall digital clock is proposed that will display the real countdown time digitally at eye level. This countdown clock symbolises actual time to 2020 and the time will change with every second. It is placed opposite the amphitheater type seating for visitors to experience the countdown.
The structure is also designed to be self-sustained features. The roof catchment system, cannels rain water that falls onto a roof into storage via a system of gutters and pipes. Nevertheless, the photovoltaic system that uses solar cells to convert light into electricity.