The design brief requested for a boutique development that celebrates its prime location in Pyay Road in response to the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. We looked to the rich tradition of ancient Bagan as the source of our inspiration. These ancient stupas presented dramatic silhouettes and singular monumentality unlike any other traditional structures in South East Asia. So we decided to imbue Myat Mingalar with a contemporary form and proportion that evoke these sculptural icons whilst adapting the building to the stringent requirements of a condominium. Our goal was to create a landmark that marries the richness of Myanmar's culture and history with modern construction and design standards of a tropical highrise.
This building draws upon our vast architectural and interior design experience from Singapore, Indonesia and China. The robust glass and concrete tower provides a wide selection of apartments, ranging from 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms to rooftop super penthouses that orientate towards stunning views of Shwedagon and the city beyond. The building breaks away from conventions by incorporating private lift lobbies, deep balconies, cantilevered landscaped pool and private rooftop pools unlike any other in Yangon.
The ground floor lobby reinterprets the iconic profile of Bagan stupas to present a grand arrival space. Car parking on the second and third storeys will provide ample parking stalls. Above it, the clubhouse and gym are surrounded by a curved infinity pool that hovers over the edge of the sky deck, where residents can enjoy a meal in the open-air dining area. The tower block is finally crowned by 2 super penthouses adorned with roof gardens and private pools that overlook dramatic views of the city skyline.
We fused local materials, vibrant colours and bespoke warm lighting together to create distinct elegance throughout the entire building. Interior design of all public areas will be quintessentially luxurious yet understated. Within the units, we integrated the living spaces into the open dining and kitchens to expand possibilities for family interactions, and delineated the bedrooms for exclusive privacy.
The Myat Mingalar is a pure residential project that is unparalleled in design, quality and luxury to other tower blocks in Yangon today. We hope that this building will chart a new standard for future residential design in Myanmar.