from a house to mega towers – a philippines update

A few weeks ago, Vish and I travelled to the Philippines to be part of the Austrade and the Australian Governments’, “Celebrate Australia Day” program in the Philippines. Unfortunately, we missed out on our Australia Day public holiday in Sydney, but fortunately, we were able to spend quality time with our friends in Makati.

VISH & MIKE

We visited the Arya Residences on McKinley Parkway to take some photos of our development designed in 2009. Arya is nearly complete, a twin tower, LEED Gold certified, sustainable development located in Bonifacio Global City. The site is located just 20 minutes drive from Makati…….on a good day……for those that understand what Manila traffic is all about. This is my photo of Vish taking a photo of Arya, from the roundabout at the entry to the American War Memorial site.

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Arthaland’s signature project, the Arya Residences, is highly acclaimed both in the Philippines and abroad, having won several awards at the East Asia Property Awards and the Philippine Property Awards.

We met with CASAS Architects to discuss 2 projects we are collaboratively working on in Cebu; TAFT East Gate in Central Cebu for HT Land and The Bond House (CASAS have named the house, the “Iron Man House”, which we like as well) for a private client in the Hills of Cebu.

This is a view of one of the many study models of the House. We have just finished Schematic Design and are now looking into a Design Development Phase for the interiors. You can see from the photograph the design incorporates an expansive entertainment deck and wet edge swimming pool that runs the full length of the deck. An amazing spot for a party! The house gently lands on a steep sloping site, with stunning views of the country side, a tree lined ravine and pocket glimpses of the Mactan Channel in the distance. The design promotes sustainable living with a series of Green Initiatives integral to the design including; passive solar control, natural ventilation, atrium stack effect cooling, sun shading and PVC technology.

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L1 and L2 Family External render night

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Taft East Gate is a 4 tower development in Cebu for Taft Property Venture Capital and includes residential, Commercial, Hotel and a retail shopping centre. Tower 1 documentation of the residential tower is complete. Site works have commenced and the display suite should be operational by next month. The design incorporates a “crinkle cut” facade to the towers, creating movement and drama and essential shading to the apartments. The image below was provided courtesy of CASAS Architects.

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Another major site in Makati we visited was our Garden Towers project, a Premier Grade twin tower residential condominium development for AYALA Land Premier. The 2 towers will be quite stricking on the city skyline and will reach a similar height to the towers you can see in the background of the photo below. The project features green sky lobbies, summer gardens, extensive landscape areas and a green wall at the porte corche drop-off. A quality development located in the heart of the shopping precinct in Makati, promoting a healthy lifestyle and work / live environment.

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Some shots taken today of the Garden Towers development located in Makati, Philippines. The twin towers have a little ways to go. They will be as tall as the towers you can see in the background photo when finished. Tower 1 is due for completion end of 2016, for AYALA Land Premier.

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connected with the philippines

International Experience
A Global Challenge Opportunity

Right now, the world is more connected than our ancestors dared to imagine. At CRONE, we aren’t limited by boundaries of distance, culture or dialect; in fact, we’ve found that working with new climates, lifestyles and values encourages us to expand our thinking in every aspect of what we do.

Our international experience has seen us lead projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Be it a major urban planning initiative, office tower, retail precinct or a residential dwelling, our designers are determined to improve the world’s cities, one building at a time. With such diversity, each project is unique and involves in-person consultations, responding creatively to local needs and the nuances of culture.

We established a presence in Manila in the 90s, undertaking a number of major master planning projects. In the last 10 years Crone have designed a number of significant Premier Grade residential towers, commercial office buildings and urban masterplan Projects in both Manila and Cebu. At the core of our design methodology is promoting a collaborative Design Process that promotes sensitivity to the environment. The Arya Residences for example achieved both a LEED Gold Star and BERDE rating and has won multiple awards in Asia.

10 – years crone have been working in the Philippines
1 – luxury house design in cebu
9 – separate projects in various stages of design and construction
17 – towers in design and construction stages in 2015
1 – master plan with 1,200,000m2 of GFA and 23 towers
10 – towers under construction in manila and cebu
6,000 – Condominium Apartments
4 – Commercial BPO office space with 180,000m2 of GFA

A chronology of work

2014+_James Bond House – Schematic Design Complete
Cebu
GFA = 1,500m2
Residential House

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2014_The Alcoves – Design Complete / Marketing Stage
Cebu
Residential Tower
GFA = 60,000m2
460 Condominiums
AYALA Land Premier

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2014_Mandani Bay Masterplan – Design Complete
Cebu
Masterplan 20 hectares
GFA = 1,200,000m2
12 stages
HT Land

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2013-2014_Megablock – Design Complete / Under Construction
Commercial office BPO x 4 towers
GFA = 180,000m2
Typical Floor GLA = 2,000m2
Tower 1 complete 2017 / 4 Towers by 2022
Filinvest Inc.

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2013_Taft East Gate – Design Complete / Under Construction
Cebu
Residential & Commercial Towers x 4
GFA = 225,000m2
4,000 Condominiums
Taft Property Venture Capital

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2013-2014_128 Nivell Hills – Design Complete / Excavation Complete
Cebu
Residential Towers x 2
GFA = 70,000m2
550 condominiums
Diamond Hiland Inc + MSY Holdings

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128 Nivel Hills

2011_Garden Towers – Design Complete / Under Construction
Makati
Residential Towers x 2
70,000m2
630 Condominiums
Ayala Land Premier

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2009-2010_Arya Residences – Design Complete / Under Construction
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Residential Towers x 2
76,000m2
640 condominiums
Construction Complete 2015
ArthaLand

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2006_One Serendra – Design Complete / Construction Complete
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Residential Towers x 2
GFA = 90,000m2
600 Condominiums
Ayala Land Premier

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garden towers update

The name “Garden Towers” was derived from a number of green initiatives in the master plan, including green landscaped gardens, green roofs, a green wall at the entrance of the residential development and green sky lobbies designed every 4 levels of the tower.

Garden Towers is an AYALA Land Premier Grade development located in Central Makati in the heart of the Retail Precinct. Our role was the early design phases; Concept Master Plan, Schematic Design and Design Development Review and the local architect AIDEA produced the Detail Documentation.

The Condo’s are selling extraordinarily well. In August 2015 Tower 1 was 92% sold and Tower 2, 70% sold. I wish I had the money and I would have bought one myself.

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Below, a photograph taken today of our project for AYALA Land Premier named Garden Towers. The basements are well underway for the twin tower condominium development, showcasing green design and smart living. Garden towers is located in the heart of Makati, in the Philippines.

 

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a big hole in the ground – garden towers makati

Standing at the top of a temporary car park in Makati, I look down on our site for the Garden Towers development and am quiet overwhelmed by the enormity of this project, designed over 2 years ago.

Garden Towers is a Residential Condominium project for AYALA Land Inc. located at the heart of the retail district in Makati. It has over 127,000m2 of Gross Floor Area and the 2 Towers range in height from 50 to 60 Levels. The development will house over 650+ Premier Grade Condominiums with the luxury and convenience of quality amenities and shopping at its doorstep.

I cant wait to see the towers pop out of the ground and start to take shape.

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Modern Living TV: Episode 4 (Segment 4) – YouTube

Innovative design by Crone Partners Architects, Sydney in collaboration with the very talented AYALA Land team. Great interview Manny!

Modern Living TV: Episode 4 (Segment 4) – YouTube.

vertical garden living in the heart of AYALA Centre

Ayala Land Premier’s Garden Towers Residential Development lives in the heart of Makati’s retail district. Crone Partners design for 2 towers, 61 and 53 levels respectively and housing approximately 680 residences in 2012.

Key environmental features of the design, endemic to the Crone Design Methodology include; Flexible sun rooms, sky gardens, green walls, extensive landscaped amenity areas and spectacular Garden Lobby Drop-off.

The photograph below shows early ground works on site, due for completion 2017. The first phase of the development will see Tower 1 and podium built, with a total GFA of 60,000m2 and 320 apartments.

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vertical garden living in the heart of AYALA Centre

Ayala Land Premier’s Garden Towers Residential Development lives in the heart of Makati’s retail district. Crone Partners 2012 design incorporates 2 towers, each 51 levels and housing 340 residences.

Key environmental features of the design, endemic to the Crone Design Methodology include; Flexible sun rooms, sky gardens, green walls, extensive landscaped amenity areas and spectacular garden lobby drop-off.

The photograph below shows early ground works on site, the development due for completion 2017. This photograph was taken from the Holiday Inn, Makati.

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