Mont Botanik Residence: Communal living in the sky

By Mont Botanik Residence / BROUGHT TO YOU BY TUAN SING | September 13, 2019 11:30 AM SGT
Tuan Sing’s freehold Mont Botanik Residence places great emphasis on communal living in the sky, with sky gardens at one’s doorsteps (Credit: Tuan Sing Holdings)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Snug in the tranquil Hillview enclave, and flanked by nature parks and reserves, Tuan Sing Holding’s freehold Mont Botanik Residence is befitting of its name. Garnering inspiration from the surrounding abundant greenery that stretches far and wide, the 108-unit, 12-storey Mont Botanik Residence is a vertical garden that provides a stark contrast to the low-lying landed area around it.
“A lot of projects nowadays tend to be very aesthetically-driven,” says Ng Hoe Theong, director of AGA Architects, which was engaged to design Mont Botanik Residence. What then differentiates a run-of-the-mill building from what Ng calls “good architecture” is when “the building has a relationship with the people [in it]”, he explains. With Mont Botanik Residence, the development itself is a nexus between man and nature, while residents form interpersonal relationships, centered around a sense of community.
Of course, the design of the development paves the way for relationships to be created. Anchoring on the idea of communal living in the sky, the two blocks at Mont Botanik Residence are bridged by a series of sky garden terraces on every alternating floors. “When we did that, it is interesting as it allows the space to be a loop, and with this loop, everyone who stays in this development will have the privilege of enjoying the all-round views,” says Ng. From the perspective of those who are staying in the neighbouring landed properties, they will see a garden space, a vertical garden in the sky.
With only 108 units, freehold Mont Botanik Residence is spacious, with a clear intention to provide a landed feel for residents (Credit: Tuan Sing Holdings)
At Mont Botanik Residence, with the sky gardens at one’s doorsteps, one can feel the warmth of the sunrise and watch as the sun sets on the horizon, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. The best of it all? The panoramic views are all accessible from various...