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Mega community pops up in BKK

  • Mega community pops up in BKK
  • Mega community pops up in BKK

Following up from yesterday’s story about ‘Placemakers’, here’s the real deal popping up in BKK.

T77 community is made up of 5,000 residential units across 7 hip Sansiri projects including the townhouses of Garden Square, and 6 new condiminiums, Blocs Sukhumvit 77, THE BASE Sukhumvit 77, THE BASE Park West, THE BASE Park East, hasu HAUS, and mori HAUS. This isn’t even counting Park Court Grand Apartments, a premium development by M.K. Real Estate Development PLC that will open in late 2017. Besides simply looking great, these developments allow Bangkokians to get more nature in their daily lives. If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of in the Big Mango, it’s anything resembling grass.

With an onsite trendy community retail mall complete with a co-creation community (we’ll get to that later), and the scenic San Samran Bridge within the 50 rai area, the new development has already started to attract spunky entrepreneurs, young families, and professionals seeking a slower pace of life while still remaining in the heart of the city.

In fact, the T77 community is SO cool that it’s already home of one of the hottest new hipster pop-up events in Bangkok, the Winter Market Fest, which features yummy eats and Instaworthy stores galore each year.

One of the latest living quarters to be unveiled here is the mori HAUS, a collection of tasteful condominiums centered around a glass-encased common area, which is on pre-sale 6-7 Aug on the 3rd floor of Habito. Mori HAUS’s glass common area, which houses the gym and the lobby, is camouflaged into the surrounding greenery in a bid to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.

The rooftop has been converted into a breezy decking area that looks out over the sparkling lagoon pool, kids’ pool and Jacuzzi. And, yes, we did say “Jacuzzi”. The lush green gardens and recreation area are also there for all residents to enjoy if they ever tire of practicing their evil laughs while bathing in bubbles.

You’ll be glad to know that all this leafy loveliness doesn’t mean you have to compromise on convenience, as T77 is just a short walk from the On Nut BTS and five minutes’ drive from Ramindra – At Narong Expressway.

And those with the kids in town need not even worry about the dreaded school run, as come August 2017, the prestigious Bangkok International Preparatory & Secondary School (AKA Bangkok Prep) will also be expanding their secondary school onsite.

What more could you ask for, apart from a trendy lifestyle complex of shops and restaurants on your doorstep. Funny you should say that…

A combination of the words “habitat” and “bito”, the latter of which means “people” in Japanese, Habito is a seriously funky “community retail mall” right in the heart of T77. Imagined in collaboration with Winkreative – a creative agency that just so happens to be the sister company of the swanky Monocole magazine – this is not your average Bangkok community mall.

In fact, Habito won’t really feel much like an ordinary community mall at all. The designers spent more than two years researching and analyzing their competitors and interviewing Bangkok residents on their needs. They even visited 10 similar projects in Tokyo, quite possibly the coolest city in the world (after BKK, of course).

Touted to be “The Heart of Good Living”, the project comprises 32 stores across 10,000 square meters of retail space. The pet-friendly concept is packed to bursting with scrumptious international restaurants, including Korean cuisine from Saranghae, Laoatian from Saeb Lai, Mexican from El Mariachi Tequaria, Vietnamese from Muine, Italian from Mont Calzone, and, of course, plenty of Japanese options.

The retail spaces include the standard service centers, such as AIS, banks, 7-11 convenience stores, and laundry shops, alongside artisan fashion and unique boutiques of all variety. That annoyingly fashionable friend you never know what to get for Christmas? You’ll find them something here, we bet.

For many, however, HUBBA_TO, Co-Creation Community will be the main draw, with its spacious workshops and offices, not to mention a dark room and a textile & leather studio. Honestly, we didn’t realize dark rooms were still a thing, even in ultra trendy circles, since the advent of digital cameras, but we stand well and truly corrected.

Looks like we’ll just have to move in ourselves if we want to stand any chance at all of keeping up. For more information head over to www.t77community.com.

Source: Coconuts Bangkok and Sansiri

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand for half a decade. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for nearly 40 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented 2,300 radio news bulletins in Thailand, hosted 300 daily TV news programs, produced 1,800 videos, TV commercials and documentaries and now produces digital media for FazWaz.com. He has also MC’d over 200 events in Australia and Asia and been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and events.

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