Elevating urban living with innovative, nature-inspired spaces
Imagine living in a high-rise service apartment but still feeling connected with nature. Seems too good to be true. But residents of Parc3 @ KL South can bask in its unique blend of nature-inspired urban living.
Nestled in the bustling neighbourhood of Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, these 793 units are designed to accentuate a more nature-centric lifestyle by maximising natural light and ventilation.
In fact, Eupe Corporation Bhd aims to set a new tone in urban sustainability, with its leasehold development spanning 2.67 acres, a distinctive living experience based on connecting residents with nature through deploying architectural, interior and landscaping design in innovative green-friendly ways.
The developer aims to architecturally define the KL south vicinity, while elevating the mental and physical wellbeing of its residents. The building achieved a Qlassic score of 82%, a testament to the quality of workmanship that went into the construction process and methodology.
The organic flow of nature inspired the curved design and distinctive facade. It is designed as a “Building That Breathes” to facilitate the intake of natural air through the grand central atrium – also known as a vertical breezeway – and a single-loaded corridor to harness proper cross ventilation for the homes.
Parc3’s iconic architectural and design features, with a gross development value of RM492mil, are set to be the talk of the town as this stunning 46-storey high-rise development is designed to be distinct, nature-inspired and organic – a contrast to the hard lines of neighbouring structures.
Architecture that lets the building breathe
Visually, the building’s form can be divided into two sections. One is the landscaped greens of the Sky Park, from which cantilevers the lattice structure that encloses the Celebrity Kitchen. This is anchored by the facade's golden fins that are strategically placed to catch the sun's light, trace the building and give it greater presence.
Parc3 is not only home to 39 storeys of serviced apartments and seven storeys of car park podium but the building also houses three parks, which flow into the 64-acre park directly facing the building.
Centred around My Home Garden, an innovative concept bringing community, personal health and natural ecosystems together, it is designed around two interrelated concepts:
- Flowing Gardens was designed to create a flow of parks into and within the building to immerse residents with nature. This includes five levels of landscaped facilities, three internal parks, including an observation deck for 360-degree city views, open-air picnics and stargazing; and
- Home Gardens which is a communal gardening space for residents to cultivate herbs and other plants, providing natural eco-systems for birds and butterflies while fostering community connections and social interactions.
Residents can enjoy some forty-strong premium lifestyle facilities which include the Celebrity Kitchen, Business Centre, Function Hall, Floating Gym and Dancing Studio.
Residents and visitors can also enjoy infusions of public art such as The Meranti Sculpture, which hangs down from the central atrium, spanning levels 8 to 46 and is listed as the tallest public art sculpture in a residential building by the Malaysia Book of Records.
The entire sculpture weighs some 2,000kg with 21 shorea seeds hanging from the art deco sculpture and holds a powerful message to remind people of the importance of rising from every fall.
Designing sustainable urban living
In line with Eupe’s nature-inspired, “Building That Breathes” concept, Parc3’s serviced apartments are peppered with innovative green designs to connect residents to nature by utilising passive ventilation to harness natural air, wind and light which also reduces energy consumption.
Parc3’s passive cooling elements use natural thermodynamics, convection and wind-stack effects to draw in natural air and circulate it.
Moreover, My Home Garden serves as a communal garden area for residents to cultivate herbs and other healthy plans for their use. These plants even have QR codes attached to educate the community about planting, composting and usage.
To amplify nature even further, residents can enjoy the Cascades and Forest Trail, a four-storey trail holding trees and a waterfall intended to soothe the senses. In addition, plants were carefully selected for wellness, and air filtration, as well as their capacity to attract birds and butterflies to build biodiversity.
Holding a GreenRE Gold score of 89.63%, Parc3's total green spaces cover 35% of its overall land area, more than three times the area required by planning regulations.
What makes Parc3 so unique is the balance of nature and urban living. Residents are surrounded by conveniences such as Sunway Velocity, MyTown, Ikea Cheras, Sunway Medical Centre, HUKM, Taylor’s International School and SMK Yaacob Latif.
The closest convenience store is a mere 200m should residents choose to walk or if they want to venture a little further, the service apartments are nearby public transportation such as a Rapid Bus stop some 200m away and the Maluri LRT and MRT only 500m.
Those who drive have easy access to major highways such as the Sungai Besi Highway, MEX Highway, Cheras-Kajang Highway and MRR2.