What makes Enigma Private Estate so special?
One of the biggest drawing cards that Enigma Private Estate has is its prime location, which was acquired from Tongaat Hulett Developments. Owning notably one of the biggest and most unique land portfolios in prime locations within Durban, especially the North Coast. Umhlanga Ridgeside is one of the key areas Tongaat Hulett Developments has been working on of late.
“The success of Umhlanga Ridgeside is due to a combination of factors including, a unique natural setting with proximity to the airport, and a growing demand for a high quality live and work lifestyle. It also provides a new address for corporate business with a people centred focus promoting best and innovative design and development practices which is at the core of Tongaat Hulett Developments’ vision and the dedicated urban management of the precincts,” shares Monica Albonico, principal urban designer of Umhlanga Ridgeside from ASM architects and Urban designers.
Working with this vibrant, growing environment, IYER, are the architectural and urban design masterminds behind Enigma Private Estate. Having over 20 years of experience in the industry, their reputation exceeds them with projects like Sibaya Coastal Precinct, Moses Mabhida Stadium and much more. Their designs are heavily influenced by the experience of users, and not just the aesthetic. Their vision around Enigma Private Estate is part and parcel of what makes this development so unique. Through their contemporary design, and the use of warm tones, creates an appealing modern, family environment, in the upmarket location.
“Whilst taking our cues from the Ridgeside Office Estate, in terms of overall architectural language, it is envisaged that Enigma Private Estate will have a distinctive residential quality expressed in warmer materials and muted tones, such as the introduction of extensive timber cladding which in a way pays homage to the adjacent forest environment. In terms of form, Enigma would echo the modern idiom represented in the office estate relating to the modern, ‘crisp’ forms, but carried out at a domestic scale,” shares Nathan Iyer, Principal partner and Chief creative director at IYER.
He continues, “I have been very pleasantly surprised by the many positive responses we have had from future homeowners and architects that there was a code that actively promotes a ‘modern and contemporary’ architecture, as opposed to various themed estates that force a particular style. I look forward to seeing how one responds in fulfilling the architectural vision of a contemporary architecture within Enigma Private Estate.”
Lastly, Enigma Private Estate is brought to you by the development team behind the prestigious Signature Sibaya Estate and some of the leading developments within Zimbali Coastal Resort. Their reputation and previous work speak volumes in terms of style, quality and high-end living. It’s only in due time, we will see how Enigma Private Estate will change the face of estate living in Umhlanga Ridgeside.
Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) May 2018