Arte, Mont' Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

  • Arianna Leo
  • 30 October 2015

An artist's impression of Arte Mont' Kiara (Image courtesy of facebook.comartemontkiara)

An artist’s impression of Arte Mont’ Kiara (Image courtesy of facebook.comartemontkiara)

Designed by London-based SPARK Architects, the ambitious project features chic retails at the ground levels, and urban living concept designs that mimic French and retro lifestyles that a private clubhouse would offer. Its architectural elements are inspired by the Human Fingerprint that gives you the uniqueness of the human DNA.

Property Name: Arté Mont Kiara

Address: Persiaran Dutamas, 51200 Kuala Lumpur

Land Title:  Commercial

Property Type: Serviced Residence

No. of Block: 3 Towers of Serviced Suites and Serviced Apartments

No. of Storeys: 35 storey (Mont’ Kiara 1), 52 storey (Mont’ Kiara 2), 36 storey (Mont’ Kiara 3)

Built Ups: 422 sq ft – 1,142 sq ft

No. of elevators per residential tower:

 4 to 5 elevators per building

Unit Types:



Furnishing: Semi-furnished

No. of Units: 1,706 (18 units per floor)

Land Area: 3.3 acres

Selling Price Range: starts from RM430,000 nett

Land Tenure: Leasehold

Maintenance Fee:  RM0.33psf (including sinking fund)

Expected Launch Date: December 2015 or 1st quarter of 2016

Expected Completion Date: end of 2019 or early 2020

Security features: 3-tier security

Arté Mont’ Kiara Showroom: K-G-05, Jalan Solaris, No. 2, Solaris Mont’ Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Project Details

Arté, is part of a series of projects that carry the same first name of ‘arte’, meaning art in Italian, and will stand out majestically along such notable buildings as Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the MECC and Publika Solaris.

Arte Mont’ Kiara is a clever and bold architectural creation that cleverly magnifies a thumbprint on each of the three high-rise serviced residences. This source for the thumbprint is actually the exact replica of its developer, Thomas Chan’s own thumb. This is an uncommon feature in buildings. The architects behind Arte Mont Kiara wanted to impart a slight different feel into this particular project.

The other interesting aspect about Arté Mont Kiara is the way the buildings appear to be twisting. This is achieved by re-configuring the floor plate. At every level the building starts to turn a little bit to give this idea of a dancing building, similar to a corkscrew turning.


Artist's impression of Arte Mont Kiara Tower 1 Lobby (Source:

Artist’s impression of Arte Mont Kiara Tower 1 Lobby (Image sourced from:

Artist's impression of the Diamond Lounge (Source:

Artist’s impression of the Diamond Lounge (Image sourced from:

Artist's impression of one of the living space (Source:

Artist’s impression of one of a living space (Image sourced from:

Artist's impression of the staircase (

Artist’s impression of the staircase (Image sourced from:

Materials used

The glass component for the three buildings will be primarily made from low e-coated glass. Some parts of the building will be made from aluminium, while the rest of the building is pretty straightforward and will consist of a concrete structure, with some steel structures for the areas around the podium.

The architect has also introduced the sun shade elements to reduce heat from penetrating into the building, which in turn, helps to reduce the energy used for air-conditioning. Another example is the type of light fittings that reduce energy consumption.

Arté Mont’ Kiara is also aiming for Singapore’s green mark certification. In terms of the landscaping work, a lot of effort has been put into creating an ambience that is marriage between a cosy club environment and that of a residential one.

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An aerial projection of what would become of the Dutamas enclave (Image courtesy of

An aerial projection of what would become of the Dutamas enclave (Image courtesy of

A night-time projection image of what the Dutamas enclave will look like once the three ‘Arté Mont Kiara’ high-rise residences are completed and when the mega mixed development of KL Metropolis joins the existing Matrade Exhibition and Convention (MECC) - Image courtesy of

A night-time projection image of what the Dutamas enclave will look like once the three ‘Arté Mont Kiara’ high-rise residences are completed and when the mega mixed development of KL Metropolis joins the existing Matrade Exhibition and Convention (MECC) – Image courtesy of

Accessible from Sri Hartamas via Jalan Sri Hartamas 1 and Mont’ Kiara through Jalan Kiara, you will have to pass by well-known landmarks such as the Royal Palace in Sri Hartamas or the up-and-coming commercial hotspot of Solaris Mont’ Kiara. As you reach the traffic lights junction at the end of Jalan Kiara 1 in Mont’ Kiara, you should be able to see the Matrade Exhibition and Convention (MECC) building on your left. Exhibiting a unique architectural shape of an “n”, this building is probably the first unconventional-looking building in the Dutamas enclave.


traffic lights

Leaving Jalan Kiara 1 Mont’ Kiara and going towards Persiaran Dutamas at the traffic lights junction, where Arté Mont Kiara is on the left and Publika Shopping Gallery is on the right. As the signboard indicates, turning right can also take you to Jalan Duta, then Jalan Kuching, and downtown Kuala Lumpur.


The main entrance to Solaris Mont Kiara_resized

Before you see the traffic lights, you will pass by Solaris Mont’ Kiara. Shown in this pic is the main entrance to the area, which is home to a Cold Storage supermarket, and quite a number of local and international chain of food and beverage outlets. This place is known to be a fast-rising commercial hub, and growing in popularity, alongside the biggest entertainment and shopping destination in the area, Solaris Dutamas.

What’s the best way to sum up Persiaran Dutamas, the road that leads to Arté Mont’ Kiara and KL Metropolis?  Designated as the chosen venue for government-linked developments, the growth potential in this area is huge. Currently, it is visible through the existence of the MECC. In the next ten years or more, still in the infant development phase is Arté Mont’ Kiara, which is set to be launched at the end of 2015 or by the first quarter of 2016. KL Metropolis by Naza TTDI was launched on 25th October, 2011.

Currently it is a road that leads to areas such as Segambut and Segambut Dalam. The closest neighbourhood to Solatis Dutamas is Mont’ Kiara is a high-density, high-rise residential enclave while Sri Hartamas is a low-density and mostly landed property residential precinct. One can almost say that Mont’ Kiara looks like a mini version of Hong Kong. Almost at every turn, there is an existing high-rise property and another one under construction. The biggest developer in Mont’ Kiara is UEM Sunrise, who developed Solaris Publika.  Within the next ten years, you’ll be able to see the final result of a large scale project by the Government and developer Naza TTDI. In the development plan of KL Metropolis, there will be mixed commercial towers, luxury condominiums, a boutique hotel and arts museum, grade A offices, an exhibition hotel, gateway office towers, the new Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) headquarters, specialised healthcare precinct, a regional retail centre, the 100-storey KL Metropolis landmark tower, the new MATRADE centre, and all within a sizable 75.5 acres of land.

Joining in the soon-to-be-completed developments list will be the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), which is targeted to be completed in 2016. According to a sales manager of Nusmetro Group, the developer of Arté Mont’ Kiara, “MITEC is currently already 80% to 90% complete”.

Accessibility of Arté Mont Kiara

  • Penchala Link
  • SPRINT Highway
  • Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE)
  • Jalan Duta
  • Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway or Jalan Kuching
  • Kerinchi Link
  • Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway
  • North-Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)

Arté Mont’ Kiara is located within walking distance from the LRT Line, as well as MRT3 Circle Line, similar to Singapore’s Bras Basah MRT Station, on the Circle MRT Line in Singapore that would serve the Matrade Centre as well as being within easy reach to Publika Shopping Gallery at Solaris Dutamas and Solaris Mont’Kiara. According to a sales manager of Nusmetro Group, the proposed MRT Station will be near Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). The MRT3 Line will connect Sungai Buloh, Selayang and Kepong with the eastern portion of the city centre, including Kampung Baru and Tun Razak exchange. The MRT3 line is an orbital circle route linking all radial routes leading to the city. MRT3 will be 61 kilometres long, and stop at 67 stations.

Nearby amenities & facilities:

  • Global Doctors Specialist Centre (Hospital), Mont’ Kiara
  • Hartamas Shopping Centre, Sri Hartamas
  • Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas
  • Plaza Mont’ Kiara, Mont’ Kiara
  • 1 Mont’ Kiara Shopping Mall, Mont’ Kiara
  • Jaya Grocer, Verve Mont’ Kiara
  • Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC), Bukit Kiara
  • Royal Selangor Club (RSC), Bukit Kiara
  • Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Bukit Kiara
  • Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (KGPA), Off Bukit Kiara, Jalan Damansara – A club for diehard golfers. This members-only club offers a 27-hole golf course. The main draw of this club isn’t just the golf, golf enthusiasts play here not only because of the love of the game that is created to drive you nuts, but also they come for the scenic views, as well as being where a myriad of wildlife and birds inhabit.
  • Garden International School, Mont’ Kiara
  • Mont’ Kiara International School, Mont’ Kiara
  • French International School, Segambut
  • Mont’ Kiara Police Station 
  • Solaris Publika Shoppin Gallery
Publika Shopping Gallery was opened on 15 September, 2010

Publika Shopping Gallery was opened on 15 September, 2010

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Name of development Land Tenure Property Type No. of Units No. of Levels Built ups Per sq. ft. price
TWY Duplex Condos Mont’ Kiara by Symphony Life (formerly known as Bolton Berhad) Freehold Serviced apartment (Target completion date: 2019) 484 26 storey(South Tower)28 storey(North Tower) 600 sq. ft. to1,300 sq. ft. RM1,000 psf
Pavilion Hilltop Mont’ Kiara byby Pavilion Group & Kuwait Finance House Freehold Condominium(Target completion date: 2017) 621 30 storey(Blk A)30 storey(Blk B)29 storey(Blk C) 1,500 sq. ft.1,800 sq. ft.2,702 sq. ft.2,874 sq. ft. RM1.6 milRM1.8 milRM2.5 milRM2.6 mil
Arté Mont’ Kiara by Nusmetro Group Leasehold 3 Towers ofServiced Suites& Apartments 1,004 35 storey(MK 1)52 storey(MK 2)36 storey(MK 3) Simplex (442 sq. ft. onwards)Duplex(700 sq. ft. onwards) Starts from RM1,000 psf


Rental rates in the area

The rental rate for high-rise properties within the area is between RM4 to RM6 per sq. ft. This applies to VERVE Suites Mont’ Kiara and Solaris Publika.

About The Developer

Arté Mont’ Kiara is a one-of-its-kind project is a joint collaboration between Singapore-based architectural firm Spark Architects and Malaysian real estate developer Nusmetro Group. Other existing projects being developed under the arté series are said to be located mainly in the Klang Valley. Arté Mont’ Kiara is the newest addition to the arté series of developments. They are:

  1. Arté Jalan Ampang
  2. Arté S Penang
  3. Arté Subang West (project will completed by end of October 2015)
  4. Arté Kuchai Lama (project completed)
  5. Arté Subang West 2

Spark Architect’s previous track record include Clarke Quay in Singapore and the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal in China.

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Arté Mont’ Kiara is one of those properties that happens to be at the right place at the right time. This is a unique development that offers a unique concept, as well as an extraordinary interior design for future residents. Through the plan for Arté Mont’ Kiara, developer Thomas Chan shows his passion to deviate from what is already out there in the market, in terms of the exterior designs of properties. His passion for creating outstanding properties led him to source for the right collaborations to come up with the right concept in the right location. Every element is in sync with one another.

Currently, Arté Mont’ Kiara is yet to be launched. However, should you be won over by the concept behind this property, as well as the location and infrastructure that is still under development, you should take advantage of the opportunity to buy a unit here where the neighbours are Solaris Publika, Mont’ Kiara and Sri Hartamas, neighbourhoods that are known to be the newest and most thriving hubs in the Klang Valley. However, although these buildings are strategically-positioned near the Kuala Lumpur city centre, the not-so-good news is that there won’t be any balconies.

This place may even well be called the latest and most happening part of greater Kuala Lumpur.



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