Troika

December 15, 2013 — 9 Comments

Nestled beneath the hustle-and-bustle of the city is The Troika, a three-tower luxury condominium located in the heart of KLCC. The Troika boasts of plush interiors and world-class facilities, making it one of the most desired addresses among Kuala Lumpur’s rich and elite – ranking it up right there with One KL and St Mary Residences.

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The Troika’s high-end facilities make it a sought-after location for the young and successful city-dweller. Its serene surroundings and spectacular views make it an ideal residence for families, couples, and achievers. Living a life of luxury is definitely one of The Troika’s promises—and it’s about time for you to level up and experience plush living like no other. ;)

About The Developer: BRDB

The Troika is a luxurious residential condominium developed by Bandar Raya Developments Berhad, or known more popularly as BRDB. Its designer is Foster + Partners, a world-renowned architecture firm based in London. Some of the architecture firm’s major projects include the London City Hall, the Reichstag Building in Berlin, and Millau Viaduct in France—the highest road bridge in the world. Foster and Partners brings its expertise and touch of class in Malaysia through The Troika—another great addition to the architecture firm’s already stellar line-up of projects and architecture milestones.

Troika

The entrance to Troika. The guards are rather over-zealous, I must say!

BRDB has been one of Malaysia’s prominent developers, and with The Troika, it’s clear that it is only heading towards the right direction. With its latest partnership with Foster + Partners, BRDB has separated The Troika apart from its competition—in terms of class, prestige, and design. Apart from Troika, BRDB is also known for its upmarket condominiums in Bangsar (notably Serai on Bukit Bandaraya) and Verdana in the north of Mont Kiara.

Walkability Score

One of the main selling points for KLCC condominiums is their proximity to amenities; the GoodPlace Walkability Score (GWS) is a measure which encapsulates this feature. The Troika’s GWS is 81 (from a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best) – good if evaluated on its own, but only fair when compared with other properties inside the KLCC enclave. Places like Marc Residence, Kirana Residence and the Meritz boast of higher GWS scores, for example.

For a free high density map with GWS scores for most properties in KLCC, go here.

The Strength in Numbers

Troika KLCC

Magnificent masterpiece or a slab of aluminum right out of Gotham City? You decide…

The Troika has a gross development value of RM840 million. Spread over 2.13 acres, The Troika comprises of 3 residential towers, which are 38, 44, and 55 storeys respectively. Each residential tower has 172 luxury-serviced apartments, 57 small office/home office (SoHo) units, 7 penthouses, as well as retail establishments, restaurants, and boutique offices. There are only two units per floor, so privacy is assured.

The luxurious condominium also features two 2x volume “glass-encased” bridges which are connected to the beautiful sky lobby, which in turn connects The Troika’s three majestic towers. It offers a breath-taking view of Malaysia’s cultural landmark—The Petronas Towers.

As of this writing, more than 70% units of The Troika have been sold. A majority of its penthouses have been bought by foreigners—one of which is a 21,000 square feet, four-level penthouse that was reportedly sold for an estimated RM57 million.

Troika KLCC Prices…

… are not cheap. :) Although the launch price at RM1,000 PSF seems paltry now, it was somewhat seen as breaking new grounds as even the most expensive KLCC condominiums were priced at around RM750+ PSF mark then. At the time of the update of this review, RM1,500 PSF point seems to be the median, and given the recent uptick in prices I won’t be surprised if it reaches RM2,000 PSF – matching even the newer launches and branded residences elsewhere within the enclave.

Below is a trended asking prices chart compiled from various public sources (as well as from GoodPlace.my’s internal price databases):-

Insider Gossip

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Experiencing Luxury and Style

For the lover of luxury, The Troika does not indeed disappoint. Indulge in these world-class facilities, as follows:

  • 30,000 square feet landscaped courtyard
  • Gym services and aerobics facilities
  • Swimming and wading pools
  • Timber deck
  • Recreational areas (indoor and outdoor)
  • Games room
  • Function hall
  • BBQ area
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Jacuzzi and sauna services

The Troika also offers a spectacular view of the Petronas Towers and the famous Kuala Lumpur skyline. In terms of style, Foster + Partners developed and introduced a “twisting building” concept to The Troika, making it stand out among its neighbouring buildings. To some, it seems to be an inspiration to YTL Land’s newer development The Fennel @Sentul which has similar “twisted” shapes in its condominium architectural design.

[dc]N[/dc]estled beneath the hustle-and-bustle of the city is The Troika, a three-tower luxury condominium located in the heart of KLCC. The Troika boasts of plush interiors and world-class facilities, making it one of the most desired addresses among Kuala Lumpur’s rich and elite - ranking it up right there with One KL and St Mary Residences. [spotlight role="switch"]Click here[/spotlight] (and scroll down if needed) if you are looking for property listings for Troika. [spotlight role="target"][feature_box title="Listings For Troika" title_color="fff" header_color="F5BA47"][listing][/listing][/feature_box][/spotlight] The Troika’s high-end facilities make it a sought-after location for the young and successful city-dweller. Its serene surroundings and spectacular views make it an ideal residence for families, couples, and achievers. Living a life of luxury is definitely one of The Troika’s promises—and it’s about time for you to level up and experience plush living like no other. ;) About The Developer: BRDB The Troika is a luxurious residential condominium developed by Bandar Raya Developments Berhad, or known more popularly as BRDB. Its designer is Foster + Partners, a world-renowned architecture firm based in London. Some of the architecture firm’s major projects include the London City Hall, the Reichstag Building in Berlin, and Millau Viaduct in France—the highest road bridge in the world. Foster and Partners brings its expertise and touch of class in Malaysia through The Troika—another great addition to the architecture firm’s already stellar line-up of projects and architecture milestones. [caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="420"] The entrance to Troika. The guards are rather over-zealous, I must say![/caption] BRDB has been one of Malaysia’s prominent developers, and with The Troika, it’s clear that it is only heading towards the right direction. With its latest partnership with Foster + Partners, BRDB has separated The Troika apart from its competition—in terms of class, prestige, and design. Apart from Troika, BRDB is also known for its upmarket condominiums in Bangsar (notably Serai on Bukit Bandaraya) and Verdana in the north of Mont Kiara. Walkability Score [dc]O[/dc]ne of the main selling points for KLCC condominiums is their proximity to amenities; the GoodPlace Walkability Score (GWS) is a measure which encapsulates this feature. The Troika's GWS is 81 (from a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best) - good if evaluated on its own, but only fair when compared with other properties inside the KLCC enclave. Places like Marc Residence, Kirana Residence and the Meritz boast of higher GWS scores, for example. For a free high density map with GWS scores for most properties in KLCC, go here. The Strength in Numbers [caption id="attachment_253" align="alignleft" width="384"] Magnificent masterpiece or a slab of aluminum right out of Gotham City? You decide...[/caption] The Troika has a gross development value of RM840 million. Spread over 2.13 acres, The Troika comprises of 3 residential towers, which are 38, 44, and 55 storeys respectively. Each residential tower has 172 luxury-serviced apartments, 57 small office/home office (SoHo) units, 7 penthouses, as well as retail establishments, restaurants, and boutique offices. There are only two units per floor, so privacy…

SherpaScore: Troika

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Very Good

Nothing short of world class, Troika displays a high standard of modern and luxurious living. Designed for the privileged few where residents can indulge in a life of luxury at the heart of the city.

User Rating: 2.1 ( 11 votes)
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Troika also hosts the magnificent Acme Bar & Coffee, which serves rather good cempedak cakes. There’s also the new “Troika Sky Dining” trivium of restaurants – Cantaloupe (fine dining), Strato (wine bar) and Caret (Italian); these are located on Level 23A of Block B. For traffic control, there are separate elevators for both low- and high-zones. This lessens the waiting time for elevators significantly.

Curiously, despite being on commercial land, the utilities are charged at residential rates which are lower.

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Modern Convenience

The Troika is situated at the intersection of Jalan Binjai and Persiaran KLCC  in the prominent district of KLCC. The Ampang Park LRT station is only a short two-minute walk. The Troika also has an easy access to Jalan Tun Razak and Smart Tunnel. High-class dining and entertainment are only minutes away—unwind and enjoy your weekends in neighbouring KLCC restaurants and bars. Truly, The Troika’s location is perfect for modern-day living, because it mixes convenience with style and class.

Troika from Binjai

The “hot on a sunny day” view of Troika from the gardens of the Binjai On The Park against a clear blue sky. Looks lovely even from a distance

Our Final Analysis

Privilege and prestige are two of the words synonymous with The Troika. Treat yourself with life’s extravagant pleasures—make The Troika your home and get ready to experience luxury at its finest. I know I’ve been drooling for a unit since I first saw it during its launch in the fourth quarter of 2005… :)

We do note that upmarket properties like the Troika seem to be susceptible to “iffy” listings – simply because the value is much higher even when compared to other KLCC properties. Click here if you’d like bespoke help on finding legitimate units for sale or for rent. This service is free and not obligatory.

While I am bullish about the long term prospects of the KLCC enclave, in the short term the asking prices for Troika seem to be a little on the higher side, especially in the advent of the launches of branded residences such as The RuMa and E&O Residences as well as integrated developments such as Platinum Park – these are all priced RM2,000 PSF and above. To find out what’s the fair market value of a unit at the Troika, use this valuation guide which you can download for free courtesy of GoodPlace.my -

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9 responses to Troika

  1. Reading this article here, anyone would think that Troika is the perfect property to own within the KLCC enclave. On the whole, it does look classy and high end. But there are some imperfections that one should be aware of.

    Due to the shape of the buildings and how each block is constructed at an angle to the rest, a lot of sunlight is not getting through into the interior.

    When I visited the place in 2012, I had the feeling that the balconies were designed and placed in a rather haphazard manner. It’s almost like the architect saw some empty spaces and said, “Let’s plop in a balcony here, here and here to fill up the space.”!

    • Harry – thanks for posting here. Very astute observations! Taste, as they say, is largely personal, and I for one am of the opinion that the “lack” of direct sunlight is a good feature. But I must agree with you with the seemingly “random” balcony design placements.

    • Touche. :)

      It did take me quite awhile to “like” Troika’s design. When I first saw it I thought it was something taken out of Gotham City. Slabs of grey concrete with shaped in a rather awkward, angular manner.

      BTW, you should check out The Fennel at Sentul. You’ll either totally love or hate the design.

  2. Oh I do agree that the lack of direct sunlight can be nice sometimes, just not in Troika’s case. It’s a bit overdone.

    Take a look at Central Park of St. Mary Residences. It’s also not getting much direct sunlight because Blk C and the hotel block out the east and the west. But it’s much more bright and airy. Whereas in Troika’s case, I think the ground area is much less, so it adds to the sense of claustrophobia and foreboding!

    But hey, to each his/her own. Cheers :)

  3. Haha, Gotham City. That’s a very interesting analogy!

  4. Thanks! I think I have seen it somewhere before. Looks like a belly dancer!

  5. Do u know that this “Norman Foster” name alone is able to make the developer sell some of their remaining “designer” fully furnished units at very high premium on top of market value in overseas markets like Hong Kong..

    I have to say architecture indeed plays a big part. If u google ONE KL & architecture, the unique C shape design has won it international recognition. I experienced it for myself, when u opened up all windows, the stairwell n emergency staircase design is able to let ventialtion through and draw in the wind from the staggered private pools.

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