A piece of bliss in the metro

A piece of bliss in the metroWhile urbanization has its perks, such as making our everyday lives comfortable, it also has its drawbacks. Living in an increasingly urbanized world, we get stressed out and physically exhausted easier and faster.

If there is one common remedy that every doctor attests to, that is the need to reconnect more with nature. Medical expert and Inquirer columnist Dr. Rafael Castillo MD, for one, wrote that “reconnecting with nature can be an important anti-stress and disease-preventing form of therapy.” According to him, “having a refreshing contact with nature regularly can go a long way in keeping us mentally and physically healthy.”


Regretfully, Metro Manila has a scarcity of green, open spaces. While wider roads, skyscrapers and other infrastructure may be unavoidable as a result of development, we have neglected the importance of having more plant-filled parks, public gardens and trees all over the metropolis.

Green spaces


Fortunately, many property developers today have taken it upon themselves to incorporate green, breathing spaces in their projects. More residential and office spaces are being built with pocket gardens, breathing green walls and water features that serve as a quick respite for the urbanite’s frazzled nerves.

A piece of bliss in the metro A piece of bliss in the metroOne such developer is SM Development Corp. (SMDC), whose Shore 2 Residences was recently awarded Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design.

Set in a 9-ha property, Shore 2 is part of SMDC’s largest in-city residential resort development within the SM Mall of Asia complex. Premier riverfront living await those who will call Shore 2 Residences their home.

The three-tower, 18-storey development is a wharf haven with its nautical-inspired features such as a lap pool, lounge pool, forest pool and shallow pool. Lush gardens, function rooms, a jogging path, an outdoor gym circuit and a children’s play area complete Shore 2 Residences’ top-notch amenities. Boardwalks connect the private function rooms.

Luxe features

Shore 2 Residences boasts of a hotel-like grand lobby, the design of which is inspired by premier resorts and yacht clubs around the world. Luxe lounge areas await residents and guests who are in dire need of some peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of city living.

A piece of bliss in the metro

A hotel-like grand lobby and luxe lounge areas await residents and guests at Shore 2 Residences.

Elevated linear parks inspired by The High Line in New York provide seamless connectivity throughout the entire Shore Complex’s water-front inspired amenities.


Units at Shore 2 Residences range from 24 sqm for the one-bedroom units with balcony to 52 sqm for the two-bedroom suites. SMDC promises homeowners a hassle-free property investment in Shore 2 Residences through its professional tenancy management and leasing services.

With its assortment of expansive swimming pools, beautifully landscaped gardens and abundance of greenery, Shore 2 Residences promises to be the perfect antidote and haven in a constantly bustling city.

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