With the onset of globalization and industrialization, Kolkata has undergone enormous infrastructural changes within a few years. Hailing its head high, Kolkata now takes the second position post Mumbai for having the tallest skyscrapers and high rise buildings in India.The concept of Condominiums or complexes or high rise towers or even township isn’t very new for the city though. Kolkata embarked on this cultureyears ago in 1976 bagging the title of having one of the tallest buildings in India. More than 800 high-rises are already under constructed in the city and more are underway.Today, URBANA is the tallest residential complex in Eastern India- soaring high with seven towers of 40 to 45 floors.
Initially houses were built across vast areas of land due to large space availability, especially in ancient India. But then came the concept of smart living for urban life with the advent of architectural advancement, change in the lifestyle of dwellers and the industrial revolution. There has been enough raison d’êtres and circumstances influencing the commencement of these infrastructural changes. People, at the outset, used to have stand alone houses with a mere nine to ten floors. But now, the dwellers look forward to get settled in high rise buildings and townships. The taller the building, more beautiful the view is. The scenic view of the cityscape from higher floors is indescribable. URBANA, in this case, a meticulously planned project, is set amidst lush greenery and inflow of fresh air from all sides. It brings a sense of tranquility to the occupants. Sky high view of exotic wetlands takes you to another world altogether and thepicturesque beauty can’t be overlooked.
These days, all the condominiums serve their best in order to keep their standards a few notches higher than the rest. They have astounding facilities and amenities to offer. Complexes offer gym facility with the latest equipments so that the occupants may avail the best of services. They have various other recreational facilities swimming pools as well as sports like Badminton & table tennis for theresidents. It makes life easy for all- be it working men or women, shy ladies, kids or aged section of the society who are mostly dependant on someone to escort them to such places. Condominiums are an inclusive community providing you the best of lifestyle. A forgotten idiom ‘Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself’suits perfect in these kinds of settlements. Community halls for social and personal events further justifies the meaning of ‘a family that eats together and stays together’. Lot of township structures even have a common temple making celebrations during festivals grand. A recreational park for kids with swings, open airy areas, beautifully maintained passages for morning and evening walks, separate seating areas for resting etc. are the other highlights which generally tall high rise societies have to offer.
URBANA, itself, has so many entertainment and recreational amenities that one will be in awe, not feeling the need to step out for any activity. Spread across65 sprawling acres in the heart of the city, URBANA has an exclusive 1 Lac Sq ft Residents’ Club with a 1700 sq meter infinity edge Swimming pooland a covered lap-pool of 285 sq meter, a state of the art gym, Kids play- area &Toddler room, and an epproximated 5000 sq ft restaurant & bar. They boast of 78% of open spaces with an in-house Tennis, badminton& Sqaush court, a multi-purpose playground and a human-size giant chess board. Apart from that each tower has a capaciouscommunity hall and a spacious lobby area to greet guests.Senior citizens feel fully secure and at ease with amenities like smoke detectors and fire alarm system,sprinklers, Video Door phone, 24X7 power back up (at extra cost) and a great parking facility among others.
More and more people are now moving to reside in high rise buildings. It truly defines the very essence of luxury living. People now require a dream house in a fully equipped inclusive community, for a quality life. It is no more just a dream residential address, it is a life-style need.