A Peek Into The Brand New Property Neighbouring A Potential UNESCO World Heritage Site


May 3, 2018 | BY Tan Xi Voon

Sitting adjacent to the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge where it draws its inspiration from, 16 Quartz Melawati is a development designed to be humane and in tune with Mother Nature.

Rising beyond the edge of the KL city, Klang Gates Quartz Ridge – a gigantic vertical slab made entirely of quartz mineral – started forming about 200 million years ago. Due to the rarity of such a geographical feature, many are beginning to recognise its need for conservation attention. While under process to be gazetted under the National Heritage Act, the area is also rightly nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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With that in mind, one developer is using its creative energy to build residential units nearby while consciously minimising the disruption to the lush surrounds. Mitraland recently develops 16 Quartz Melawati, a housing estate meant to accommodate urbanites looking to stay closer to Mother Nature.

The blueprint is designed to mimic the natural elements of the local landscape, both responding to and enhancing the environment. One of such features is the water-inspired work at the entrance: a massive waterfall spouts at 40-foot tall, extending a majestic welcome to all visitors.

As 30% of the entire area is covered in greenery (a big jump from the 10% greenery norm for most housing developments), the makeup of the development is meant to draw its inhabitants outdoors as much as possible. To that end, a 146-metre man-made creek is created to flow through a seamless garden with shady canopy trees. More than just an observer of the scenery, dwellers may therefore become fully immersed in it.

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But water isn’t the only source of inspiration here. The club house – containing a gym, various pools, a BBQ deck, function rooms and more – is outlined with organic lines and constructed much like the form of a stone cave. This approach allows it to fit aesthetically into the overall resort style of 16 Quartz.

Ultimately, 16 Quartz pushes the ideology that it is possible to have the best of both world – the convenience of city living and the tranquillity nature has to offer. The three-storey villas have won numerous awards, including the MLAA Landscape Award 2016-2017, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013-2014 and the FIABCI Award 2017 (low-rise residential).

For more information, log on to 16 Quartz Melawati’s website.

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