Rising demand for gated communities in country

Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Dhaka City has seen a rise of gated communities since 2021, and the number has rapidly increased, especially in the post-Covid-19 period. Home buyers now seek a holistic lifestyle, including social clubs, seminars, fine dining, spas, mental wellness, and art & culture programmes within low-density communities, driving the popularity of luxury condominium complexes, says a writeup of Ananta Real Estate Ltd.
Real estate developers, such as Ananta Real Estate Ltd., Shanta Holdings Ltd., Building Technology & Ideas Ltd., Navana Real Estate Ltd., Rupayan Housing Estate Ltd., ABC Real Estates Ltd., Rakeen Development Company (BD) Ltd., are responding to the high demand from gated communities.
In this March 2024, Dhaka City is globally ranked 13th with an AQI level of 110, considered as unhealthy. To combat this situation, there is a growing need for eco-friendly sustainable residential projects. Biophilic-designed gated communities like, Ananta Terraces stand as a distinct embodiment of such requirements.
Ananta Terraces developed by Ananta Real Estate Ltd., located just 2 kilometres away from Gulshan-2 at 100 Feet, Madani Avenue; distinguishes itself as a luxury branded residential project. The project is spread over 43+ bighas of land. Each of the 22-floor 9 residential towers a club house & a mall ensure an enriched resort-style living.
Ananta Terraces is the first LEED Platinum registered residential project in Bangladesh. Every aspect of this project adheres to strict architectural standards and quality construction guidelines, which blends with the beauty of healthier living concepts, such as-
• 64% of the total land area will be open for landscaping with 300 species of vegetation.
• Double-glazed Low-E glass will ensure improved thermal insulation, energy efficiency, UV protection and enhanced comfort.
• Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioners with advanced air filtration systems will provide fresh air to maintain the AQI level below 50.
• The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designs are made to prioritise the residents' health.
• Solar panels will generate sustainable energy.
• A Rain-Water Harvesting and Water Treatment Plant (WTP) will help purify water before consumption and a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) will ensure domestic sewage management.
The architects of Ananta Terraces have integrated elements inspired by nature, seamlessly blending environmental features into all materials, colours, patterns, and greenery. This smooth integration aims to foster a green connection between urban cities and nature while maintaining a low population density compared to other projects in Bangladesh.
The various features and amenities of Ananta Terraces are highly appreciated by potential homeowners. International-standard Retail Mall, Club House, Floating Pavilion, Jogging track, Large Waterbody, Jungle Gyms, Squash courts, Basketball courts, Tennis courts, Kids' play zones, Prayer halls, Function Halls, Swimming pools are few of the 40+ attractive urban living amenities of Ananta Terraces.
Currently, Ananta Terraces uses its own batching plant, which produces Ready-Mix Concrete of 6000psi strength. An internal quality control lab guarantees durability and quality also.
Mr. Sharif Zahir, Managing Director & Asif Zahir, Deputy Managing Director of Ananta Group, are passionately involved in Ananta Terraces. Along with the best local experts, they have also engaged internationally renowned companies and experts, such as-
• Eco-ID from Singapore for conceptual design (completed projects like, The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Singapore, W Retreat Maldives, Hamilton Scotts Singapore, etc.)
• Coopers-Hill from Singapore for landscaping (completed projects like InterContinental Phuket Resort in Thailand, New Futura in Singapore etc.)
• Brandston Partnership Inc. (BPI) from NY, USA for interior and exterior lighting, (credited with lighting projects like the Statue of Liberty in NY, Twin Towers in Malaysia, etc.)
• WME from Dubai for structural design,
• Prof. Dr. M. Shamim Z. Bosunia
• China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd. (CCSEB) for construction and labour management,
• Ascentis for the entire project management.
The experts of all these companies are working as one team to create a symphony of Serene Living, the Jewel in the Crown of Dhaka, Ananta Terraces.