Development aims to break the mould

Development aims to break the mould

Sustainability, well-being and intergeneration are at the core of The Forestias

A digital rendition portrays the Forestias, a 125-billion-baht mixed-use development project on Bangna-Trad Road with a focus on sustainability, well-being and intergenerational living.
A digital rendition portrays the Forestias, a 125-billion-baht mixed-use development project on Bangna-Trad Road with a focus on sustainability, well-being and intergenerational living.

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC) plans to launch the first three residential projects at The Forestias, a 125-billion-baht mixed-use development on Bangna-Trad Road, with a concept of sustainability, well-being and intergeneration.

Kittiphun Ouiyamaphun, project director of The Forestias, said MQDC is determined to make The Forestias a new global prototype for a township development that helps people live healthier lives.

"Residents can stay close to nature and integrate nature into their daily life," he said.

"We have thought carefully about managing light and air quality in the residential components and in the selection of materials used inside and outside them."

At the centre of The Forestias, which is located on 398 rai on Bangna-Trad Road KM7, is a 30-rai forest area that has been planted to help create a real forest in the city center and restore a balanced ecosystem.

There is also a 1.6-kilometre canopy walkway that links many of the development's components and provides a nature walk weaving above the forest.

It has been inspired by the conviction that living closer to the various wonders of nature is one of the most important factors to bring happiness.

He said Covid-19 has changed people's awareness on health and well-being. They tend to choose residential units and living environments that enhance their health. This resulted in good feedback for The Forestias.

Mulberry Grove villa clusters create an interconnected, intergenerational space for families.

This mixed-use development will comprise residential components designed to cater to the different lifestyle needs of multiple generations, through being connected to one another.

Unit prices start from 5.14 million baht and go up to 250 million baht.

Being opened for sales on May 8, The Forestias will showcase 11 sample units from three residential projects at Forest Pavilion, an experience centre which MQDC spent 1.4 billion baht to develop.

This three-storey learning centre building with a total area of 6,500 square metres will introduce the concept of the project through immersive experiences designed by the world's most eminent specialists, said Mr Kittiphun.

The three residential projects comprise two condominium projects under Whizdom and Mulberry Grove brands and a senior-living project called The Aspen Tree.

Whizdom will have three high-rise buildings designed to suit lifestyles of first jobbers, couples starting families, and with one building specifically designed for the needs of pet lovers.

The Aspen Tree includes active living condominiums and sky villa residences.

There are seven different unit types ranging in size from around 35-205 sq m.

Mulberry Grove has six buildings. All will be low-rise that will be close to nature with 16 different unit types between 63-1,027 sq m in size.

There are also Mulberry Grove Villas cluster-home residences that are specifically intended for extended, multi-generational families who wish to live close together in multiple homes that are conveniently connected.

The villas will comprise 37 buildings in three different sizes with four to six bedrooms and with functional areas that range from around 1,000-1,600 sq m.

Another is The Aspen Tree which is designed to support the special needs of senior residents who are aged 50 years and older, coming with lifetime care services included.

Whizdom caters to people starting their first job, couples starting families and pet lovers.

The Aspen Tree will include active living condominiums and sky villa residences that can accommodate specialised assistance. Both types will have a full range of facilities and an access to full-service specialist health care.

Apart from the multiple residential projects, The Forestias will include office spaces, a sports complex, lifestyle and family entertainment facilities and retail and food & beverage outlets.

There is also a town centre for community activities and cultural pursuits, a family centre, a theatre, an event hall and multiple markets.

"This is a pioneering project that is going to introduce new concepts relevant to a new normal world where a healthy living environment will be a top consideration for homeowners," said Mr Kittiphun.

The Residence Sky Walk connects the residential zones and parks with a 1.6-kilometre walkway through the forest canopy.

Mr Kittiphun is determined to make The Forestias a new global prototype for township development to help people live healthier lives.

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