Architect Asymptote has released images of masterplan for a £3.5bn city development for Malaysian government

American architect Asymptote has unveiled images of a $7bn (£3.5bn) supercomplex on the island of Penang in Malaysia.

The development, to be known as Penang Global City Centre, will cover 256 acres and feature two 60-storey towers housing luxury residential unit and five-star hotel accommodation.

The open space beneath the towers will act as a public plaza surrounded by shops, restaurants, a theatre and a convention centre.

The development was masterplanned by Parisian firm Atelier Seraji.

Penang Global City Centre is to be funded by the Malaysian government, who claim its construction will be carbon neutral.