KUCHING: Naim Group of Companies’ flagship development, Naim Bintulu Paragon boasts not only the largest integrated development in Bintulu but also the tallest building in Borneo, its soon-to-be completed Naim ‘The Peak’ Condominium Homes.
The 34-storey ‘The Peak’ dominates the skyline of the industrial town of Bintulu while offering a plethora of lifestyle facilities for its residents as well as a multi-tiered security system.
‘The Peak’ offers a new level of luxury and peace of mind for the Bintulu community. The building is also a Merit Award winner for the ‘Borneo Star Development’ award category in the coveted Star Property.my Awards 2019.
The firm involved in the design of this icon, AJ Architects along with its lead architect Joseph Sim said he was driven by Naim’s aspiration to create a landmark in Bintulu.
“We are driven by Naim’s aspiration to create an icon here, which serves as a benchmark in lifestyle and investment. As the lead architect, we consolidated our dreams into the design of ‘The Peak’,” he said.
Sim explained inspiration for ‘The Peak’ came from the exploration of how the functional features of typical tropical housing can be applied to create indoor and outdoor spaces stacked vertically in the sky.
“It was a golden opportunity to make a statement of putting Bintulu on the map of Sarawak and of Borneo as a whole with the creation of this residential building, which acts as a beacon for the fastest growing town in this region.
“The design and construction of such a tall building were no easy feat, as there were countless late nights and daily monitoring of progress which are among the challenges.
“Getting the nitty gritty details right was no easy feat for a building this size. One of our challenges was to maintain abundant ventilation and natural lighting while maintaining the
overall development concept,” he added.
Sim further mentioned that in order to maintain construction quality, the industrial building system was required all parties to work together from design stage to completion.
“With great teamwork and hard work, we persevered. I could not stress the importance of coordination enough for a project of this magnitude.
“I must commend the professionalism and dedication of Naim’s team on this project, which I feel, is second to none.
“We are indeed honoured to be the lead architect for this prestigious award-winning project. It is something we can look back with pride and tell our children that we were the ones involved with the development of Borneo’s tallest building.”
The architect, who has been involved in numerous major projects in Sarawak, including the Kidurong Setia township in Bintulu and multiple industrial developments in Samalaju, was also a pioneer in condominium developments in the State via the Riverbank Suites in Kuching. The architectural firm was also an integral player in developing the masterplan for Kota Samarahan new township.