Pristine Environs within an Urban Metropolis

Pristine Environs within an Urban Metropolis

Project : Palm Drive & Palm Terraces Select, Gurgaon

Architects : Sabeena & Rajiv Khanna, Architects & Founder Principals, RKAPL (India & UAE)

Palm Drive and Palm Terraces Select are two complexions of residential development that exist alongside within a large land lot of 45 acres (1,82,110 sq.m) in Sector 66, Gurgaon on the Golf Course extension road. These are the flagship projects of EMAAR group of UAE. The development makes way for a mix of 3 BHK & 4 BHK apartments rising from 4 floors to 20 floors with SKY TERRACES being the contemporary offering for modern and luxury living.

45 acres of land lot (1,82,110 sq.m.), it is situated in Sector 66, Gurgaon on the Golf Course Extension road. With a built up area of almost 35 lac sq ft, this development has 1600 dwelling units with almost 8000 people living and enjoying these pristine environs within an urban metropolis. It has easy and unhindered access from the Golf Course extension road which is linked to NH-8 via a series of underpasses and expressway till the IGI airport. Stylish premium apartment living to the opulence and freedom of sky terraces in a green sanctuary, makes this development an ideal haven to live in.

Inspired by the dawn of a new age in contemporary living, the Sky Terraces are conceptualized to attain a unique form. The entire community is designed for contemporary living in a green sanctuary setting – a lifestyle in a haven of peace and tranquility. It is a neighborhood defined by greenery, wide-open spaces, and an uplifting sense of safety, security and community. The emphasis was on building a modern & sleek design with exquisite finishing, and architectural styles ranging from contemporary to avant-garde.

With the ideology to create an elegant tower of all round planar form, the Sky Terraces is truly awe-inspiring. Their defining feature of is an amazing 180 degree view of the surroundings. Each iconic tower has well planned apartments with functional layouts, having an exclusive elevator with a balcony view. Apartments have spacious living areas, family room, grand dining room and landscaped balconies. Sky Terraces is an outstanding residential project and is a major milestone in the design of luxury apartments .

Special Features: The iconic towers boast of an exquisite Health Club including a Gym with Jacuzzi. Sports Facilities include tennis courts, swimming pools, and changing areas. It has an indoor club with a lounge, billiards, multipurpose hall and a restaurant.

Studio KIA has encouraged the use of renewable energy and promoted sustainability through rain water harvesting for ground water recharge along with roof & surface water management. Usage of energy efficient & solar lighting ensures judicious planning.

Fact File:

  • Site Area : 1,82,110 sq m
  • Built-up Area : 34,44,500 sq. ft.
  • No of Floors : Basement, 4 to 20 floors
  • Residential Units : 1600
  • Location : Gurgaon


About Studio Kia

Studio KIA is a design studio spearheaded by Sabeena Khanna along with her architect husband Rajiv both alumni of Chandigarh College of Architecture.

They have built an enthusiastic team through inspiration, vision & leadership. For them every day is a learning experience and they believe in designing contextually aesthetic and functional environments. The art of architecture is storytelling and the science of it is innovation. Design philosophy at KIA takes root in this wisdom.  KIA’s project profile transcends scale and use, from Master planning and urban design, to Retail & Hospitality, Institutional & Educational, Recreation & Amusement, Commercial & Mixed-use, and high rise Residential communities.

Sabeena has served on several, reputed design juries namely A+D Spectrum, JK Cement, COA NIASA student thesis jury, A+D CERA design awards, FoAID, Berger Architecture Ideas awards, JIMS Interior Design, Ace Tech Grand Stand, besides authoring articles and papers for publications.

Media appreciation comprises of A+D, IFJ, Design Detail, MGS Architecture, Design Matrix, Buildotech, Architecture Update, Projects Mirror, iDecorama, Ace Update, Architect and Interiors India and many more.

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