Developer ups the ante at famed Kapitolyo
The vibrant Kapitolyo village in Pasig City has been long known to be dotted with food hubs catering to various tastes and cravings.
Ranging from cafés, restaurants with international and local menus, to various bars and pubs, the streets of this mixed-use area have been attracting scores of visitors for years precisely because it was a food destination.
But today, Kapitolyo is no longer just a food destination. Now looming above the famous Kapitolyo restaurants are premium developments housing the same food hubs, with office spaces and residential areas now standing alongside them. And this perhaps has become the reason why this 96-ha area has been transformed into a major investment destination in the highly urbanized city of Pasig.
The area now prides itself as the home of premier development Capitol Commons, brought to the city by real estate pioneer Ortigas & Co.
But the rise of various horizontal business and residential spaces was not done all at once.
Ortigas & Co. first built The Royalton, a 64-storey residential condominium at Capitol Commons. The Royalton is known best for its veil-like appearance, allowing the tower to block the afternoon heat while residents enjoy a view of the Pasig River, Laguna de Bay and Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Its unique shape is also accompanied by the varied designs of its individual units—no two rooms are made alike.
Also rising in Capitol Commons is its second residential building, The Imperium, designed with trapezoidal canted windows made to lessen the need for artificial lighting. This 62-storey tower will have 233 two- to three-bedroom units and suites.
The Maven, another 62-floor residential tower, is different than The Imperium as this future premium high-rise will feature a resort-like amenity bar of five floors, distinctly designed for people “in pursuit of their passion.”
Capitol Commons, however, has more than just residential homes to offer: Ortigas & Co. also made Kapitolyo an even more luxurious space through Estancia Mall. Besides housing the food destinations Kapitolyo was once known for, Estancia became the home of many global luxury brands.
Situated at the top eight floors of this mall are office spaces, collectively known as Estancia Office.
Developed along Shaw Boulevard and Meralco Avenue, Capitol Commons stands in close proximity to other shopping malls and allows faster travel to public transportation.
Easier access to these destinations have further raised Kapitolyo’s land value to almost P250,000 to P300,000 per square meter, according to online real estate platform Lamudi.
Indeed, Kapitolyo Village has since evolved from a well-known food hub to a high-quality investment destination, surrounded by a lively environment made even more vibrant by the premier developments of Ortigas & Co.
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