(Content from Bangkok Post / published on 22 February 2018)
WHIZDOM 101 has won global recognition, receiving First Place in Mixed-Use Development in Thailand and Southeast Asia at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016-17 as well as a Smart Cities – Clean Energy Award from Thailand’s Energy Ministry. In its latest achievement, the project was placed Third in Sustainability out of 145 entries from 32 countries across the globe in the annual AEC Excellence Awards, making it the first Southeast Asian development to win one of the awards.
MQDC is dedicated to advancing property development with a ‘sustainnovation’ approach to enhance the quality of life for residents and surrounding communities. It is highly active in research and innovation to benefit consumers and society and to create welcoming environments for all beings.
“By applying the ‘sustainnovation’ approach, our project has experienced such a warm welcome from our customers and partners,” said Mr Malaisirirat.
WHIZDOM 101 is a mixed-use project over 43 rai (17 acres) on Sukhumvit Road. It features three condominium projects – Whizdom Connect, Whizdom Essence, and the soon-to-launch Whizdom Inspire – as well as the one-stop Innovative Lifestyle Complex and digital office space.
Whizdom Connect is now 90% sold and Whizdom Essence 80%. Space at the Innovative Lifestyle Complex’s retail section is more than 80% leased by leading restaurants, lifestyle stores, and a supermarket.
WHIZDOM 101’s office space is sold out to the True Digital Park, in which the project has joined with True to create Southeast Asia’s leading digital office space development. True Digital Park is an open innovation platform that promotes collaboration between multinationals, startups, SMEs, investors, universities, and the public sector to build an innovation-focused community under one roof.
Construction of the 30-billion-baht project (USD1bn) is more than 80% complete.
Whizdom Connect will be ready to hand over to customers by early March this year. Retail space in the Innovative Lifestyle Complex will be ready to serve shoppers in the fourth quarter of this year.
Mr Suttha Ruengchaipaiboon, President of MQDC, said that MQDC was holding the event to thank customers and partners for their full support and to share updates on the project’s successful development.
“We believe that once the WHIZDOM 101 opens, it will be the best mixed-use property project in the region with our ‘integrated smart city systems’ and a ‘third place’ concept, making it achieving a goal of ‘The Great Good Place’,” he said.
He added that MQDC’s ‘The Great Good Place’ concept has attracted interest among international property developers.
“We will be pleased to see anyone adopting our approaches in their developments. It’s good to share our great value in improving others’ quality of living,” said Mr Ruengchaipaiboon.