Star Residences, the city’s newest benchmark for luxury living, continues its award-winning, record-setting ways with an artful entry into the Malaysia Book of Records for the nation’s biggest mosaic tiles wall mural art, that is visible from up to two kilometers away.
The four-acre (1.62ha) Star Development located on Jalan Yap Kwan Seng in the KLCC Central Business District of Kuala Lumpur with a gross development value of RM3billion has bagged several international awards namely International Property Awards, London for Best Apartment Design, Best Mixed-Use Architecture Design and Mixed-Use Development Concept; and Malaysia’s BrandLaureate Best Brand Award, in Signature Brand Property Luxury Condominium category.
The monumental mural arts impart an even stronger sense of place to the development.
The three imposing 3-storey mural walls with a combined length of 58.77meters are installed on the highest floor of the three towers comprising Star Residences, a 57-storey tower and two 58-storey towers, including the Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur. Residents and guests can view the murals from any of the three towers, while taking in stunning views of the city from the tallest residential property in the KLCC enclave.
The developer of Star Development, Alpine Return Sdn Bhd is a 50:50 joint venture company between established Malaysian property developers, Symphony Life Bhd and United Malayan Land Bhd (UM Land).
The stunning glass tile works in a bold palette of platinum, gold, white and black hark back to opulent Roman murals but with a contemporary twist. Inspired by nature, myth and environmental conservations the abstract installation was envisioned and conceptualized by the Chief Executive Officer of Alpine Return Sdn Bhd, Mr Alan Koh.
“Place making sets Star Residences apart making it aspirational icon of the KLCC area. We challenged ourselves to create a visual narrative that could capture the opulence, elevation and brightness of Star Residences hence the use of gold and platinum. We believe that these majestic glass tile mosaic mural walls art, the longest and the tallest at an elevation of over 250 meters are a first in Malaysia, and possibly in the region. This is a gift to our residents and guests, and to visitors to Kuala Lumpur as it is visible from afar. While the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly reduced tourists to the city, the Star Development is certain that better days are ahead,” Mr Alan Koh says.
The process of assembling the mega murals took three months, and a further two months to install by hand. Approximately 6.7 million 10mmX10mm X4mm Mozetti Classic mosaics were used to bring the three murals to life with detailed color transitions for a seamless finish. Total costs for the project is estimated at RM1.5million.
Beyond earning Star Residences, a place in the record books, the mural arts highlight the company’s commitment to finding equilibrium between conservation and development, while straddling contemporary issues by employing an ancient artform. Star Boulevard and Star Walk of Fame, five blocks of six-storey units for retail, food and beverage, and entertainment within Star Development are bustling again, while observing social distancing requirements.