Ampang Park is recognised as one of Malaysia's first shopping centres and is located near Suria KLCC, in Kuala Lumpur. It was designed by the architect of Singapore's People's Park Complex, the Design Partnership, in conjunction with Kuala Lumpur-based architect Thomas A.S. Tiang. The developers were the Low Keng Huat Brothers. It was planned for a 41⁄2-acre site, at the juncture of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Pekeliling, in the fashionable Ampang residential district. In contrast to the tradition of shop lots which are oriented towards the street, the modern architecture faced inwards to an internal street, or atrium. It was initially planned to be fully air-conditioned, but as built, the atrium was cooled via natural cross-ventilation. Its features included a carpark for 450 vehicles, a children's playground, an entertainment deck, an exhibition gallery, a "theatrette", and escalators and lifts. It was the opening volley in a series of shopping centers that would make Kuala Lumpur renown for its stores. The mall opened in 1973, and continues to operate today, although it is over-shadowed by its neighbors, Avenue K and KLCC Suria.