MAYA @ LIKAS
Maya meets the need for the increase of family residents in the vicinity of Likas. Likas is an education, sports and elderly care hub containing several primary and secondary schools, elderly centres and a sports complex. This multi-use project had in mind convenience and a conducive environment for family interaction and connectedness.
Maya sits atop a trapezium shaped piece of land. Despite this unconventional scheme of property, Maya is able to offer three blocks of 520 residential units with 16 design layouts in a range of sizes, starting from 860 to 1300 s.f. Facilities include a 25m lap pool, a kids pool, half basketball court, gym, multi-purpose hall, Play House cabanas surrounded by landscaped lawns, BBQ areas, courtyard garden, kids playground, a Light House lounge and treadmill area, the Tree House deck and a jogging track.
The public spaces in Maya are designed to create ease of both visual and physical accessibility. Sitting at the Pool Area, one is able to see through to the multi-purpose hall, gym and all the way to the main entrance. Besides the lounge chair deck, residents will find shade and relaxation in the brightly-coloured tepees. The aluminium tepees has a little cutout at the back for cooling and a fun exit for the children. A raised deck, called the Treehouse, is made with a webbed wall to accommodate climbing creepers and residents seeking an elevated vantage point to rest and view the Pool.
An appreciation of greenery is reflected throughout the grounds. A jogging track surrounds the property, placed atop major drains. Little nooks of spaces between utility equipment and shrubs and trees are put to good use for outdoor gym equipment. The sub-basement parking lot utilizes daylight and ceiling cutouts for energy use and conservation.
A feature facility is the Lighthouse, situated in between two towers on the 15th floor. It contains a cardio room and a glass-walled lounge. The Lighthouse is tropically inspired with bamboo-like rods propped to create private reading spaces. Open windows and large fans generate a cool and naturally ventilated interior.