Thanks to our friends at Palace magazine, we bring you this very steep climb into Star Residences Two in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The development comprises three 58-storey residential towers and five blocks of six-storey Signature Retail hub. It is a joint venture between two reputable developers—Symphony Life Bhd and United Malayan Land Bhd—also known as Alpine Return Sdn Bhd. Expected completion is estimated to be in 2019.
Residential Tower 1 launched during the first phase in November 2013, offered 557 units and has sold out with buyers comprising both international and local investors. The second phase will see the launch of Residential Tower 2 with 482 units and an average built-up size of 750sqf. Residential Tower 3 will be launched towards end 2016.
The site planning takes the opportunity to place retail activities on the street edge with a grand Star Walk of Fame along the main road of the site to boost the public urban landscape experience and environment. Pockets of landscaped urban courtyards are introduced within the retail frontage to enhance commercial activities and to create new urban nodes and landmarks that link to various components of the development.
In response to the dense surrounding development, the tower blocks are well-arranged to maximize the best and unobstructed vistas from the units, whilst optimizing distance between the towers for privacy and a sense of openness for the occupants. The tower blocks are designed to be as efficient as possible and correspond to the unique triangular shape of the site. Layouts of Residential Tower 2 and 3 are angled to maximize the allowable setback and to optimize views of KLCC. The angular geometry creates a sleeker outlook and reduces the apparent massing of the tower blocks. With this strategy, there is ample air circulation through the development between the towers.
The ‘Star Kinetic’ façade is a unique glittering external feature assembled together with thousands of aluminum Star logos. The result is an artistic podium façade which moves in a cloud-like wavering manner with the wind. The Star kinetic façade is an abstract and artistic representation of the star symbol—a fashionable and modern design of celebrity status to represent the project’s contemporary and trendy persona. The development borrows inspiration from the W Hotel’s DNA, with an emphasis on the interplay of color, flamboyance and youthful energy, which extends from the grand entrance to the five-star ‘hotel’ lobby. Unit sizes in Residential Tower 2 range from 707sf to 2,292sf and are fitted with a full kitchen, branded appliances and wardrobe.
Star Residences offers 100,000sqf (approximately the size of two football fields) of facilities at H2O @ level 6 and O3 @ level 69, 88 and 99. Three sky parks open up to panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur City where residents can enjoy a range of activities, from hosting private parties to relaxing in their hydro massage pool. The three sky parks offer a five-star gourmet kitchen, sky bar, party lawn, spa pool, water therapy, steam bath, and a heated hydro massage pool.
The podium at level six houses many facilities including a 50-meter swimming pool, floating gymnasium, sports lounge, banquet room, gourmet kitchen, cabanas, and five KTV lounges. Major shopping malls nearby like the Suria KLCC, Avenue K and Ampang Park provide convenience to residents of Star Residences. Other amenities such as Royal Selangor Golf Club, KLCC Park and Titiwangsa Park are also nearby. Medical institutions such as Prince Court Medical Centre, Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre and the National Heart Institute are also within short driving distance. Star Residences is just two stops away from the KL Sentral transportation hub, which provides connectivity to KL international airport. Convenient transportation infrastructure with Light Rail Transit (LRT) and planned Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) are also nearby.
Property Star Residences Two
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Developer Alpine Return Sdn Bhd (Collaboration between Symphony Life Bhd and UM Land Berhad)
Highlights Walking distance to KLCC; Grade A offices and banks; Interior design inspired by concept in W hotel; 100,000 sqf of common facilities
Facilities include Convenience Store, Laundry, Meeting Room, Management Office, Private Dining, Private Gourmet Kitchen, Changing Room, Hydrotherapy Shower, Barbecue Area, Hammock Garden, Outdoor Pavilion, Banquet Room, Karaoke Room, Sports Lounge, Outdoor Garden, Koi Pond, Pool Deck, Floating Cabana, jacuzzi, 50-meter Pool, Floating Gym, Yoga and Dance Room, Playground and Reading Room amongst others
Sky Park on each residential tower
Type of apartments include one bedroom, one-plus-one-bedroom, two-bedroom, dual-key, three-plus-one-bedroom and four-plus-two-bedroom
Price From RM1,369,000 (approximately US$322,500)
Contact +603 7490 2266 or [email protected]
Text by Domenica Tan
This article first appeared in Palace Magazine.