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.
Garden Towers, is a twin tower residential development, located in the heart of the Makati retail district, in the Philippines. The project consists of residential, retail and basement car parking levels. The towers were designed by Crone Partners, for AYALA Land Premier, in 2012. The premium grade residential towers, are 51 and 60 levels each, with a total gross floor area of 127,000sqm. The site area is 9,000m2 and the first tower was launched late 2012. The first tower has 340 apartments in 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bed and 4 bed configurations and at the “soft launch” in Makati, 35% of apartments were sold off the plan. Most popular to sell, have been the 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
Special features of the design, include a garden lobby that connects the towers at the Porte Corche drop-off. An internal private garden for residents, connects the site to the Glorietta Shopping precinct and Palm Promenade dining strip. Sky gardens are located at every fourth level of the tower, providing framed vistas from corridor spaces and areas of respite for residents in a garden environment. Sun Rooms are a feature of the apartments, allowing balconies to be extensions of the living spaces, throughout the year.
This photograph shows a balcony detail at Arya Residence located in Fort Bonifacio Global City in the Philippines. Arya was designed by Bob Stephenson and myself in 2009. It was wonderful to see the building under construction in August 2012 when I visited for a “topping off” celebration for tower 1 (When the tower reached its maximum height – 40 levels). The balcony is splayed and notched at the ends of the building creating a vertical line, emphasising and dramatising the height of the tower. The balcony is made of pre cast concrete panels with a paint finish. The photograph shows the pre cast panel before paint was applied and I wish we were able to convince the client this was an appropriate finish. A pre cast polished concrete panel with a white oxide mix to the cement and white stone aggregate with an exterior weather coating. Now wouldn’t that be nice?