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All hail the Empress

By combining airy interiors with private nooks, residents have spaces to zone in.

Poised to become a modern wellness-centered real estate development, this 56-story residential tower by Ortigas Land will be your next sanctuary in the metro.

Introducing the Empress at Capitol Commons

The planning and design of the Empress had health and wellness in mind. The residential tower presents sophisticated, balanced living, biophilic design, chromotherapy or color therapy, mindful designs, innovative home features, and sustainability. This luxury residential tower will comprise seven levels of basement parking space, retail areas at the ground level, three levels of podium parking, one podium amenity floor, and 51 residential floors, all certified by the Green Building Code.


Construction and preselling for the Empress have already started while the expected turnover is by the fourth quarter of 2026.

A quarter of the Capitol Commons’ living experience

Future residents will be greeted immediately by the 10-ha Capital Commons community. Capital Commons was initially an institutional area home to the Rizal Provincial Capital and now embodies a global luxury community in Ortigas Center within the joint boundaries of Mandaluyong, Pasig and Quezon City.


Directly in front of the Capitol Commons Park, the Empress offers magnificent views. It forms one of the four residential developments of the community, with the remaining three being the Imperium, Maven and Royalton. Each tower features a unique theme, with the Imperium as the most luxurious, the Maven as the most economical, and the Royalton as one that is perfect for the nature lover.

Achieving the ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ of home living

While access to major city centers might be advantageous, it can also be overpowering in some cases. Many people seek shelter in nature and even the countryside during such times—but which the Empress offers in a modern, urbanized form.

The Empress’s space planning aims to accomplish the residential “yin” and “yang” as highlighted in its facilities. “Yin” amenities include gardens, wellness lawns, reading rooms and pamper rooms, while “yang” amenities include fitness and dance halls, function halls, pools, lounge areas, cabanas and gyms.

Directly in front of the Capitol Commons Park, the Empress offers magnificent views.

Offering a total of 771 units, potential residents can choose between six types of units—the studio, studio deluxe, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and three-bedroom bi-level units. Inside each unit, nurturing one’s soul is a priority. By combining airy interiors with private nooks, residents have spaces to zone in. Collectively, these carefully planned areas aim to reduce stress and improve moods.

Innovative living features for a stress-free home

One of the primary reasons people gravitate toward wellness-oriented enterprises is to alleviate stress. As a wellness-focused real estate development, Empress offers units with smart living amenities for optimal convenience.

The planning and design of the Empress had health and wellness in mind.

Residents may access these intelligent features via an app, including a home gateway, smart door for keyless entry, smoke detector, a smart plug, smart air conditioner with Infrared (IR) control, smart light switch, motion and exit, and temperature sensor. In practice, this means that tenants can use a smartphone to automate various home elements such as lighting and air conditioner settings.

Wellness comes first

Amid the hustle and bustle of the metro, experience life’s simplest joys by having a sanctuary to call your own, all while fostering a sense of community with residents sharing the same lifestyle as yours. At the Empress, your wellness comes first.


The author is the principal architect at Fulgar Architects, creating unique and extraordinary design specialties for various property ventures from hotels, condominiums, museums, commercial to mixed-use township developments.

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