Construction and real estate development company Panchshil Realty has roped in internationally acclaimed design company, Yoo Design Studio, to design ‘Yoopune’, a residential project that is coming up in Pune. For Yoo, a company promoted by Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox, a renowned property entrepreneur, it is the debut project in India.
The Yoopune will offer 228 unique ‘Yoo inspired by Starck’ designed homes spread over six towers overlooking lush, historic rainforest and trees as old as 100 years. Announcing this tie-up John Hitchcox, chairman and co-founder, Yoo, said, “I am delighted that we have had the opportunity to design a wonderful development in multi-faceted Pune, a vibrant place and ideal location for a Yoo project. Yoopune is the embodiment of Yoo inspired by Starck, which is about great design that ultimately helps people to live better.”
The site in Hadapsar spans 17 acres and includes amenities like Six Senses Spa, swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, a tea lounge, a cigar room and recreation areas for children and families. Sagar Chordia, director, Panchshil Realty, said, “Through this collaboration, the two companies hope to redefine the way India looks at living. Now, with Yoopune, we have set a new benchmark in quality and luxury. We are proud to be the first to present a ‘Yoo inspired by Starck’ residential marvel to India.”
The company said that Bill Bensley, an award winning international landscape architect, would be responsible for the exotic and natural environment surrounding the homes. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the homes will offer a selection of the best European-designed fixtures and finishes, including Italian marble, and Poggenpohl kitchens with Siemens appliances.