Novum – which means ‘new innovation’ in Latin – promises to become an iconic Kuala Lumpur development that will define the emerging, sought-after precinct of Bangsar South for years to come.Novum is the first major residential project in Malaysia’s capital by northern developer, Eupe Corporation Berhad. Set for completion by the end of 2019, Novum – comprising 659 luxuriously-designed urban suites – is underpinned by Eupe’s key architectural principle of ‘iconic design’.
Written by Nadia Willan
Scooping Best Condo/Apartment Architectural Design at the 6th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) in April 2019 is an impressive win for Eupe, which was established in Kedah over 30 years ago.
With a goal of ‘going beyond your expectations’, the USD55 million Novum development is the creative outcome of highly regarded collaborators enlisted by Eupe to work with it on design and development of the project. These firms include notable architectural firm Surbana International Consultants, interior designers Design Stream and landscapers Paxcis Design.
With clean lines, stylish comfort and distinctive, high-quality architecture, Novum features three towers with a stunning façade. The towers interlock and boast connected lifestyle areas, creating what Eupe describes as ‘clusters of villages in the sky’. The first tower stands at 31 storeys with seven units per floor, whilst the other two are 37- and 40-storeys tall respectively, each with 10 units per floor.
Spacious comfort and flexibility are achieved with 49 different types of one-to-three-bedroom freehold units, ranging from 647 to 1,441 square feet.
The overall cohesion of style and lifestyle focus within the scope of the architecture, design and concept at Novum impressed this year’s judging panel. Praise is given by the judges for bringing ‘nature and tranquility to the heart of a concrete world’.
“Novum’s architectural lines and angles certainly exude creative elegance and sophistication, with playful pocket gardens, spacious living units and communal lifestyle areas. The development is worthy of the description of a new iconic landmark.”
Novum not only excels in iconic architectural design but also innovative connectivity features; some of these include its very own app, wired communal spaces and security system, along with a long list of distinctive lifestyle features. For example, the spacious shared areas on the mezzanine and sixth floor, as well as serenity spaces infused with greenery and looking out to cityscape views.
Novum residents will also enjoy enviable leisure experiences such as a ‘Celebrity Kitchen’ with the latest professional cooking equipment, and a lavish and intimate linked dining area to entertain friends and family, while a BBQ zone offers casual-dining outdoors.
The sixth floor also invites residents to relax and stay active with a 50-metre lap pool, paddling pool, reflective pond and water play area, with a cabana, sauna and whirlpool too. There is also a pre-function terrace, multi-purpose hall and sunken outdoor lounge for get-togethers and events, plus a meditation deck, teahouse and playground to add that true village vibe.
The extensive facilites list also includes ‘moodscapes’, open-air spaces for recreation and relaxation, each themed to capture a different ambiance. The business centre is state-of-the-art too, with video-conferencing facilities. The mezzanine boasts a dance studio, floating gym, outdoor gym, al fresco lounge and kickboxing area as well.
To sum it all up, Novum confirms Bangsar South’s growing reputation as a residential hotspot, with an iconic design and innovative lifestyle concept that truly reflects the accolade of ‘new innovation’.