A spruced up capitol for the ‘royals’
Often is the case that as real estate companies start building their masterplanned townships, estates or integrated mixed-use developments, they inevitably enhance the landscape with their world-class, top-grade structures and high rises. The area becomes more modern and aesthetic, attracting new local and foreign businesses to set up shop and residents to live in it.
In many cases, the entry of developers with a solid, reliable track record, helps prime the area, raise land values, and to some extent, even generate fresh jobs for the community and nearby areas. It also creates a new and more enhanced kind of lifestyle experience for everyone in this community.
Take the case of Kapitolyo in Pasig City. While this district has already gained prominence in the past for its proximity to the Philsports Arena (formerly known as Ultra) and for its trendy dining scene featuring homegrown brands and chic restos, Kapitolyo has seen, over the last several years, a massive redevelopment of certain tracts of land that offer a new norm for the modern urban dweller.
In particular, the redevelopment of the former Rizal Provincial Capitol complex gave way to the rise of the 10-hectare Capitol Commons in Pasig.
This integrated urban haven by seasoned developer Ortigas & Co. had every component designed and strategically placed to complement the other facets of this mixed use project. While showcasing a stunning architecture that features Philippine culture, Capitol Commons provides residents, workers and guests with a much needed breathing space at the heart of the urban jungle.
Capitol Commons became the newest, most hip destination in the metro with the opening of Gastro, a strip of free-standing concept restaurants, Estancia Mall, and the Unimart Supermarket. Adding to the bustle of this estate was the opening of prime office spaces on the upper floors at the mall.
Lush parks and open spaces also beckoned many to spend more time outdoors, relaxing and breathing in some fresh air as they while away the time. The Capitol Commons Park served as the “green heart” and the centerpiece of balance and holistic wellness. Almost a hectare of space has been made available for residents and guests to relax and enjoy leisure activities with loved ones.
Such a picture of a modern, dynamic community is what would welcome the first residents of Royalton, a 64-storey luxury residential condominium designed by Ortigas & Co. to be “a home fit for royals.”
Royalton is one of the five luxurious residential towers that will alter and enhance the busy Ortigas city skyline over the next several years.
Units will soon be turned over to residents who are up for a taste of the good life at the Royalton, as this upscale tower places a premium on privacy, security, exclusivity, and of course, convenience, since practically everything you need will be a mere walking distance or a short drive from where you live.
Residents will not only revel in the modern, aesthetic design of Royalton, but also benefit from its smart, practical features. The design inspiration for the Royalton, according to Ortigas & Co., was “The Veil” which showcases a sweeping, sexy, tall building that is iconic and aesthetically unique. The veil “seems to lightly wrap on the building as if to flutter and flap in the wind. The fold in the fabric of the veil becomes the balconies of the units. Just like the fold of the fabric, the balconies will not have the same cuts and sizes, giving a unique lay-out on each floor and different features in each unit.”
Residents at Royalton will only need to wait for a short while to enjoy the breathtaking views of both downtown Ortigas Center to the northwest and the Pasig River, Laguna de Bay and mountains to the southeast.
It’s indeed an exciting time for the first residents of Capitol Commons who will not only get to enjoy world-class features and topnotch amenities of the Royalton, but also relish that distinct lifestyle experience well attuned to their own needs and whims amid the hurried, exacting pace of urban life.
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