ATWATER is an integrated development that comprises two residential towers along with commercial and retail spaces. The commercial component, which consists of two office blocks, will sit atop a two-storey retail podium. It has been designed for the young and old alike to live life to the fullest.
Residential Tower 1 is a lifestyle tower created especially for first-time home owners and young urbanites in mind, while Residential Tower 2 is a family-oriented tower with units targeted mainly for upgraders or those living in the neighbourhood looking to downsize. This would include baby boomers in their sixties who want to live in comfort and have nearby medical facilities. In line with the developer’s intention for universal design principles to be incorporated in a forward-thinking way, approximately 20 per cent of the units in Residential Tower 2 have been designed for versatility that could be turned into assisted living units with age-friendly features.
Aside from the diversity in the residential layouts, the office towers offer a variety of options to cater for different categories of companies. Larger multinational companies or co-working entities have the option to take up entire floor plates of 30,010 square feet, while medium-sized companies and smaller start-ups have the options of taking the executive and premier suites, ranging from 1,384 square feet to 16,000 square feet.
A key idea in ATWATER pertains to universal design, which was to allow equitable access whenever possible. Apart from adhering to MS 1184 to provide a barrier-free built environment with dedicated preference to the disabled, aged and children, the design also aims to provide a safe and resilient environment. Principles of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) were incorporated to ensure public spaces can be easily surveilled, territorial reinforcement implemented between public and semi-public spaces, where private spaces are defined within a three-tier security system, along with good lighting to provide sufficient visibility and vigilance.
Project Name: ATWATER
Location: Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Status of Construction: Main building works commenced
Expected Completion: 1Q 2022 targeted (residential); 2Q 2022 targeted (commercial)
Site Area: 5.09 acres
Gross Floor Area: Approx. 175,000 square metres
Building Height: Residential towers (30 and 33 storeys); Office towers (8 and 16 storeys)
Number of Units: 493 serviced apartments; 72 executive & premier suites; 27 retail spaces
Developer: Paramount Property Development Sdn Bhd
Architecture Firm: ONG&ONG 360 Consultancy Sdn Bhd
Principal Architect: Ar Ng Cho You
Project Team: Tracy Lo; Muhammad Helmi; Amos Tan
Civil & Structural Engineer: G&P Structures Sdn Bhd
MEP Engineer: Zeal Perunding Sdn Bhd
Quantity Surveyor: Baharuddin Ali & Low Sdn Bhd
Landscape Architect: Urban Design Group Sdn Bhd
Planning Consultant: Desa Konsult Sdn Bhd
Demolition Contractor: HK Ong Demolition Specialist Sdn Bhd
Main Contractor: ORANGEBEAM Construction Sdn Bhd
Infra & Substructure Contractor: Dongyue Infrastructure Sdn Bhd
Images: ONG&ONG 360 Consultancy Sdn Bhd; Paramount Property Development Sdn Bhd