Mangalore has emerged as one of the fastest growing tier-2 cities of the country and witnessed rapid development in the last decade. Development always partners novel concepts to improve quality of life and Mangalore is no exception to adapt to this. Nevertheless, one cannot deny that there was a shortfall of choices of good lifestyle living for the successful Mangaloreans in their hometown to compliment their success and stature. “planet sks”, which has the distinction of being one of the tallest residential towers in Karnataka, is a high-end housing project coming up in Mangalore, to cater to this generation of the bold and successful, who want to enhance quality of life with the comfort of a majestic lifestyle and savor the everlasting joy of living.
Situated in an expanse of 4.25 acres of land with 89% of open ground/space “planet sks” has 184 three to four bedroom apartments with 415 covered car parks for the residents and 30 for the visitors and is sure to reflect the changing concept of urban living in Mangalore. It offers multifold amenities like mini-forest, children’s park, playground, neighborhood stores & coffee shop. The clubhouse offers fitness and plush lifestyle amenities such as swimming pools basketball court, tennis court, , indoor squash and shuttle badminton court, skating rink, health club, yoga and meditation pavilion, jogging track amidst greens, spa, state of the art gym, , party hall and suites for guests etc. This residential project is designed to provide an eclectic mix of living in a sanctuary of peace and beatitude, without foregoing the benefits of modern day conveniences and luxuries. Innovative technology in its finest form is the hallmark of this project.
Sanath Kumar Shetty declares “planet sks is a home and a habitat and our humble presentation to those people who are unconventional and innovative and those who want to experience life as an adventure, to live life to the fullest”.
“What sets this iconic project apart from the rest is that for the first time the latest MIVAN technology is being used in the project. This is a revolutionary formwork construction system for cast in place reinforced concrete building structure. Using this unique systems all the walls, floor slabs, columns, beams, stairs, balconies together with door and window openings are cast in place in a single site based operation resulting in achieving high structural stability and accurate dimensions. It is built on the ‘low density high rise policy’ to ensure healthy living ”, says an exuberant Shashi Kiran Shetty, promoter of this exclusive project. Shashi Kiran Shetty also hastens to add that it is an ecologically sustainable project. “Our dream is to implement self sustaining greenery to restore habitats of plant, bird and animal life. 89% of open space is our proud contribution to conservation. We intend to install our own Sewage Treatment Plant at site to undertake waste water management in our efforts to provide reuse and recycling of waste without putting strain on the infrastructure of the city”, he points out.
The project is located amidst the lush green environs with an indomitable view of the swaying palms. Its strategic and central location ensures that all amenities are just a 15 minutes drive anywhere from the city including airport, sea port, bus station and the railway stations. A large lung space to the occupants is ensured as the Kadri Park is situated in the close vicinity of the site.
With lot of ingenious planning going into the project keeping in tune with the concept of providing smart homes to the discerning, “planet sks” represents new dimension in design, elegance and style. The project offers 3300 sft 3 bedroom apartments in the first 25 floors (6 units per floor) and 4 bedroom apartments of 6600 sft (3 units per floor) from 26th floor onwards. Each unit of the 6600 sft 4 bedroom apartment has a 35X10.3 ft lap swimming pool with a deck area of 753sft.
Apart from world class amenities every apartment will have a lavish lay out, both functional and well ventilated. The efficient lay out and the sensuous interiors of the apartments are simply the symbol of high living. The circulation pattern within the apartment provides privacy to the bedrooms. Intelligent planning ensures service entry directly to the work area/kitchen from the floor lobby. The grand 60 feet cantilever double height porch flanked by cascading waterfall and extensive greenery awaits its inhabitants, to give that feeling of being in another world altogether. Spacious lobbies at every floor, sky gardens at regular intervals and a majestic entrance lobby are some of the luxury features which are sure to ensure a timeless impression to this signature architectural marvel.
As Shashi Kiran Shetty says “Mangalore has enfolded novel concepts aimed at improving the quality of life especially those which have caused common good. Mangalore’s enterprising and intelligent citizens are exposed to international technology and are comfortable with it. We want to celebrate this human spirit and want to erect not just icons but buildings that celebrate the newer concepts, wisdom and competence of today, for a better tomorrow and we want to salute that spirit through this project”.
With fitness gaining more paramount importance these days “planet sks” has energizing fitness amenities and provisions such as a unique creative and innovative pedestrian causeway (underground), fully equipped air-conditioned gymnasium with extensive indoor and outdoor landscape to give that feeling of working out in the woods. The rejuvenating Spa in conformity to global standards is aimed to give the resort kind of experience at the doorstep of the inhabitants.
Commenting on what made him to opt for this high rise eco-friendly tower Shashi Kiran Shetty admits “environment friendly concepts make significant impact only when the entire community subscribes and adopts it. Preservation and restoration of urban ecosystem is feasible with high rise buildings. Therefore, I feel community housing is an opportunity to implement such eco-friendly concepts of the larger good of both the users and the city at large”.
With this project Shashi Kiran Shetty is making a foray into community housing and infrastructure. “I wished to start my journey on a safe shore and Mangalore being my hometown, where I can expect all possible help, I decided to come out with this project”, he admits.
The architect of this new destination in Mangalore, Sanath Kumar Shetty talking about the main object of the project says “several Mangaloreans have achieved success in varied fields and have put Mangalore’s name in the global scenario. Needless to say they are accustomed to global standards of living. This captive market has not been serviced as yet. Complimenting their success with a good lifestyle in their hometown in Mangalore is the objective of promoting this luxury housing project”.
It is interesting to note that promoter Shashi Kiran Shetty is the Chairman and Managing Director of Allcargo Global Logistics Limited, which has a presence in 65 countries of the world. Allcargo is India’s first multinational company in the logistics sector. His enterprising success has brought him the Young Entrepreneur award and his company was deservingly awarded “Logistics Company of the Year” by NDTV Profit in 2009. The combination of his experience, expertise and business acumen and the architectural knowhow of Sanath Kumar Shetty are sure to make “planet sks” an heavenly abode on earth. It is for those who are a class apart, who wish to experience good life and know they deserve it.