Vertu Resort traces a brave new city skyline over Batu Kawan. Inspired by Penang Hills, the clean, sloping lines of Vertu’s silhouette echo the undulating hills on the horizon beyond. This bold new ‘landform’ icon houses a vast community within its walls and as a pioneer residential development it heralds new transformations and paves the way for other exciting designs within Aspen Vision City.
Envisioned as a self-sustained township, the project is within walking distance from a beautiful park, future schools and commercial amenities. The lush roof gardens interspersed within Vertu support urban farming for residents and a wide range of future-forward facilities support social activities such as a communal kitchen, open-air gym and communal living rooms amongst other facilities.
Sustainability is also one of the key objectives of this development. Its façade is sensitively crafted to address the tropical climate with passive design elements such as brise-soleil which double up as rain screens and the building is organised to support naturally cross-ventilated common areas and circulation spaces. The blocks are oriented in the north-south direction and the careful choice of building materials minimise solar heat gain whilst active design strategies such as harvesting rain-water for use and providing dedicated cycling paths are some of the other sustainable considerations.