Developer wins regional award for high-rise project

Curvo Residences’ grand lobby uses materials in their raw and natural form.

URBAN developer SkyWorld Development Bhd bagged the Residential High-Rise Architecture award at the Asia-Pacific Property Awards (APPA) 2023 for its Curvo Residences at SkyArena in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.

“This award has given us a much-needed boost and encouragement to continue doing what we do best as a city developer,” said SkyWorld Development Bhd chief executive officer Lee Chee Seng.

“I would like to acknowledge the teams whose hard work and commitment have been crucial in making this happen.”

Curvo Residences, the final residential phase of SkyArena, sits on 1.79ha of prime leasehold land and commands a gross development value (GDV) of RM575.4mil.

It offers 830 units in two towers – 44 and 30 storeys. Tower A consists of 448 units and tower B has 382 units.

Unit sizes range between 952sq ft and 1,345sq ft with prices starting from RM564,000.

“Curvo Residences is surrounded by an abundance of greenery,” said Lee.

“The development incorporates the Japanese philosophy of ‘wabi-sabi’ into the building’s designs and finishings, relying on the use of materials in their raw and natural form while blending a sense of comfort and simplicity into its overall concept.

“Each aspect, no matter how finite, was meticulously crafted to bring a sense of living within nature amid the urban backdrop of Kuala Lumpur.

“We have always envisioned Curvo Residences to embody sustainable living, bolstered by seamless natural elements to promote a perfect balance between the hectic day-to-day habits of city life and nature-inspired tranquillity,” Lee added.

The “urban living in nature” project offers four levels of luxury leisure facilities for residents. Among them are a games room, steam room, library nook, sunken cove, multi-purpose hall, reflexology path, Jacuzzi, sun deck, infinity lap pool, cabana, kid’s pool, urban farm, viewing pavilion, singing room, stretch fit deck, meditation cove, panoramic loft, co-working oasis, sky golfers’ arena, sky gym, private dining space and moonlight terrace.

The development is also connected via several major highways including the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh) as well as the Jalan Genting Klang Highway.

SkyArena has an estimated GDV of RM2.3bil and will be built over four phases (three residential and one commercial) across 11.33ha of leasehold land.

Phase 1, Ascenda Residences, was completed and handed over to purchasers in 2017.

Phase 2, Bennington Residences, was completed and handed over in 2019.

“We see Curvo Residences’ green features as an essential component of SkyArena’s integrated development project, emphasising the importance of creating high-quality, sustainable and community-oriented living spaces.

“SkyWorld is committed to delivering an exceptional living experience in the city,” said Lee.

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