Atrium -Sun Roof from Botanika Nature Residences | Contributed photo by Steve Van Derodar via Botanika Nature Website
In today’s living conditions, it is so clear that developers are continuously keeping up with the trends of the times. The result of which are award-winning developments whose taste for comfort, ambiance, and luxury is far exceeding the expectations of the end-users.
It is becoming so much of a byword that today’s residences include those with sustainability elements, be it the LEED, in greeneries, design, or even structural innovation. It is also common to find developers incorporating their signature architecture in their latest project, utilizing cutting-edge construction and functional amenities to appeal to its niche market.
An article in Philippine Tatler mentions that “The home’s new roles have challenged rather than daunted many real-estate firms who specialise in residentialdevelopments—and several have risen above the rest in redefining the concept of luxurious living. They have expanded the concept to include the provision of sample space in which to live, work and play; the addition of green spaces and other amenities that enable residents to live healthier lives; and sustainability measures that help protect the environment without compromising comfort and convenience.”
The awards for these properties are an awesome recognition to highlight their achievements and innovations. As more and more developments cater to the need for sustainable and innovative developments, the best benefit goes to its customers while raising the living standards and improving the profile of our residential property sector.”
Here are a few examples, and obviously, there are a lot more. I am citing a few that have received the past years’ accolades either for Sustainable Design Performance, the Outlook Property Awards, or from PropertyGuru Awards:
Botanika Nature Residences
Botanika is an iconic, high-end village set amid a lush vertical setting accentuating nature’s grandeur. Built on 1.55 hectares of prime property, Botanika is an enclave with three residential, mid-rise, low-density condominium buildings. Tower 1 has 13 levels while Tower 2 has 15, which boasts of generous spaces. With only 12 units or less per floor, residents get to enjoy much sought-after exclusivity that other residential developments could only promise. Each building is connected to the central gardens by open-air landscaped atriums, emphasizing the sprawling greenery of the property. Botanika was designed with only the privileged few in mind. Princely Class A amenities and building features are tastefully and seamlessly integrated to enrich the quality of living. Exemplary Skill, good taste, international experience, and out-of-the-box innovation –all these makeup for a design so holistically exquisite down to the last detail.
The Seasons Residences
The Seasons Residences at the heart of BGC is a four-tower condominium development collaboration of Federal Land, Inc. with Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., two of Japan’s premier companies. The Four residential towers are named after Japan’s four seasons: Active Spring, Breezy Summer, Creative Autumn, and Dreamy Spring. What makes the residential development unique is that the four towers’ names are aligned with their respective facilities. Filipinos who have been to Japan will find the architecture of The Seasons Residences reminiscent of the country. The Seasons Residences benefits from the iconic design precision Nomura Real Estate is known for. They use VCD, or viscoelastic coupling damper, an economic high-performing damping system enhanced to reinforce concrete structures. It utilizes high-damping material bonded between steel plates to increase the building’s resilience to both wind and earthquakes.
Trump Tower at Century City, a hyper-luxe residential development at the heart of modern Makati, the Philippines’s main financial district, has been hailed as the Best Condominium Development in Metro Manila. It offers New York-quality real estate—each unit comes in generous cuts and lavish floor-to-ceiling height for the ultimate luxury of space. Exclusive amenities are meticulously designed and impeccably furnished with European materials and designer furniture, such as French luxury house Hermes. From the sleek architecture, flawless interiors to the world-class service, no detail is overlooked. Trump Tower is an iconic residential address at the heart of Century City.
The Residences at Commonwealth by Century
The Residences at Commonwealth by Century, known for its “uncommon” amenities that cater to various pursuits in life, have been named the Best Mid-End CondominiumDevelopment in Metro Manila. A sprawling eight-tower, the mid-rise community at the heart of Quezon City, the country’s former capital, Commonwealth by Century enjoys a remarkable central location, unique “cranked” design that conforms to the natural terrain, very spacious balconies and green boxes, expansive open spaces and extraordinary amenities for the entire family, including studios for music, arts, and cooking. There is a sense of freedom and openness in this master-planned community, literally and figuratively, as it offers extraordinary facilities and amenities for all ages and interests. Designed for couples, start-up families, career-driven professionals, and even retirees, security is also a top-notch priority with surveillance cameras and 24/7 security personnel, allowing residents to be relaxed and worry-free.
The Resort and Residences at AppleOne Mactan
The Residences at The Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort is a 22-story main tower with 154 units consisting of one- to three-bedroom residences and 36 courtyard residences each with a private pool. Residents will enjoy an array of facilities and amenities such as a private lounge and library for residents, lobby area, function room, large lagoon pools in the courtyard, and an amenities floor that features a state-of-the-art gym, yoga and steam rooms, and a Beach Club. AppleOne Mactan Inc. uses the Sheraton trademarks and trade name under a license from Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels and Resorts Pte. Ltd., which formed The Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort and The Residences at The Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,270 properties in some 100 countries. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator, and franchisor of hotels, resorts, and residences under renowned brands St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft, Element, and Tribute Portfolio.
“The awards for these properties are an awesome recognition to highlight their achievements and innovations. As more and more developments cater to the need for sustainable and innovative developments, the best benefit goes to its customers while raising the living standards and improving the profile of our residential property sector.”
The basis from the featured list of award-winning developments is from The Philippine Green Building Council and the Asia Pacific Property Awards for Botanika Nature Residences, PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards (part of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards) for Trump Tower, The Residences at Commonwealth by Century, and The Resort and Residences at AppleOne Mactan and Lamudi’s Property Outlook Awards for The Seasons Residences.
Particularly, the Philippine Green Building Council is a national non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes the sharing of green practices to the property industry to ensure a sustainable environment. It was organized to serve as a single voice in promoting holistic and market-based green building practices, facilitating the sharing of green building information and practices in the building industry, and serving as a non-partisan venue for the development of the BERDE Green Building Rating System.
The awards for these properties are an awesome recognition to highlight their achievements and innovations. As more and more developments cater to the need for sustainable and innovative developments, the best benefit goes to its customers while raising the living standards and improving the profile of our residential property sector.
(Stevenson’sexperience in Philippine Real Estate spans more than 15 years. He has been involved in horizontal, vertical, vacation, and commercial properties. He has worked as an International Property Specialist to markets in Asia, Europe, and North America with Ayala Land, Federal Land, and Century Properties. Through PhilHouseHunters, he offers real estate investment opportunities, marketing, and consultancy with a key focus on Metro Manila and Mega Cebu areas. Visitwww.philhousehunters.com. Email at email@example.com.)