Not all condominiums are alike. That said, not all condominium dwellers are alike. Fully understanding this and knowing the profiles of its many markets, Vista Residences Inc.—the condominium arm of the country’s premier property-development company Vista Land—has created a roster of “condominium series,” each designed to respond to the diverse needs and preferences of its equally diverse markets.
The gym at the Avant at the Fort.
To date, there are three. There is the highly viable University Series, a selection of value-priced high- and midrise towers strategically located within university clusters in the country’s top cities. Currently, there are nine towers, four of which have already been sold out. The second is dubbed Transit-oriented Developments—condominiums nestling on top of key transit hubs to allow residents easy movement. Presently, there are two—Symphony on Timog Avenue, Quezon City, and The Laureano di Trevi, standing tall on Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.
The third is called the Prime Series, a collection of exquisitely designed towers. Today there are seven beautiful vertical villages in the Prime Series, and these are the gems in Vista Residences’s property portfolio. The word “prime” is defined as “something of the best quality, of excellence.” The Vista Residences’s Prime Series is a listing of skillfully engineered and beautifully designed towers—often serving as both residential homes and business headquarters within the country’s central business districts (CBDs). Created by top architectural firms and built with leading-edge technology, these vertical villages are outfitted with facilities and amenities that take the residents’ lives a notch beyond expectations.
The lobby at Salcedo Square.
One of the key strengths of the seven towers in the Prime Series is their location. Each stands centrally within one of Metro Manila’s CBDs. Designed as lifestyle towers, the homes-in-the-sky are built right in the middle of the commercial and business hubs, allowing residents easy and quick access to places of work, as well as places of leisure.
Salcedo Square opens its doors to unit owners and investors, as it recently held its blessing of the property and ribbon-cutting rites. The 30-story of edgy glamour rising into the Makati skyline was created to finally give the city’s natives a venue to express who they are and how they want to live. Sitting on prime real estate, Salcedo Square is conveniently located on L.P. Leviste Street, in the heart of Salcedo Village’s “quieter” side. The village is dotted with cozy cafés, food centers and well-landscaped parks that on weekends become either the jogger’s haven or Makati’s biggest weekend food-and-flea market. Salcedo Square was designed to allow its residents the flexibility of selecting and dressing up their units as they choose. At the end of each day, a grand lobby will welcome residents home to a place where they can say good-bye to the mind-numbing monotony of the corporate world and walk into a refuge they have designed for themselves.
One bedroom at Vista Shaw and A unit at Salcedo Square.
In response to the residents’ need for escaping and unwinding, the “amenities center” will house a swimming pool, garden patios, fitness gym and a function hall. The lobby will be manned 24/7 with security. An intelligent building, Salcedo Square will boast of two high-speed residential elevators and one service elevator, Wi-Fi, a CCTV system with round-the-clock security, an automatic fire alarm and sprinkler system and a standby generator. The building’s ground floor will be a commercial area housing boutiques and a café.
Vista Residences’s roster of prime vertical showpieces in the country’s top CBDs right within Greenbelt’s perimeter is an amazing piece of architecture called the KL Tower—a 32-story condominium that pioneers the concept of “Art-chitecture”, the seamless blending of elegant art with building design. KL Mosaic has six façades, as opposed to the usual four, making it the only hexagonal building in the country. Designed by W.V. Coscolluela & Associates, one of the country’s finest architectural firms, the company has created the blueprints for both cultural and architectural landmark. A few steps from the Greenbelt commercial center stands Mosaic Tower, the country’s first-ever “designer” condominium. In building the tower, Vista Residences partners with the illustrious Lopez clan, with W.V. Coscolluela & Associates at the helm. To add the “designer” element, Vista Residences commissioned some of the country’s top designers to create the public areas. The result? Mosaic’s building façade and interiors are a confluence of art, fashion and architecture.
Standing in the heart of the last remaining prime spot in the golden triangle that is Crescent Park West in the Bonifacio Global City, is Avant at the Fort. Avant’s location makes it central to everything, from the city’s hottest commercial centers and hippest lifestyle areas to the busiest business districts, as well as schools and hospitals. Avant’s magnificence goes beyond skin deep. Designed by Asya Design Partners, Avant has taken sustainable architecture technology from around the world and put it into a 38-story marvel. The tower offers a range of lifestyle features and amenities, including a chic high-ceilinged lobby, a welcoming lobby lounge, a free-form pool nestled in a sundeck and, in tribute to green living, a sky garden.
Another stunning Prime condominium rises in one of the most sought-after locations in the Ortigas Business District. The Currency, is a glass-and-steel tower strategically bordered by the city’s key avenues: Julia Vargas, F. Ortigas Jr. and Garnet. Rising to 32 stories, the architectural masterpiece is a hub of residential units and business flats that seamlessly blend enterprise with sanctuary. The vertical village comes with multiple unique enclaves for momentary relaxation, as well as a ground-level commercial plaza that houses retail and commercial shops and restaurants. Several stories up, on the 12th floor, hanging gardens offer an exquisite panorama of the city—several cities, in fact.
On the corner of Laurel Street and Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City stands an epic token of the country’s history—the former Laurel mansion, home to a president and homestead to his family for generations. On these celebrated grounds, Vista Residences is erecting a residential-cum-commercial condominium complex, the iconic Vista Shaw. Sprawling over 1,000 hectares, the former Laurel compound was the setting for a large part of the country’s political past. The master plan for the new tower will keep the Laurel Mansion as a commercial center and the heart that will fuse the two towers in the complex to keep the development firmly connected to our history.
Revamping of Quezon City’s skyline on Eugenio Lopez Drive is the Wil Tower—a 42-story, mixed-use condominium, where the high life will meet the good life. Sitting on a 3,000-square-meter lot and located in the glitzy center of the country’s show business and television industry, the Wil Tower is rubbing elbows with the city’s biggest and brightest television and movie complexes, ABS-CBN and GMA 7. This pièce de résistance in Quezon City will offer its residents a variety of high-end studio spaces to luxurious two-bedroom retreats with a panorama of nearly the entire city. Wil Tower greets the street with a four-level commercial complex called All Home.
At Vista Residences, every suite and studio is a place where dreams will be dreamt and lived, and lives created and evolved. Whatever the cost, every room, every space is designed with creative and practical space planning. It is something Vista Residences and its mother company, Vista Land, is known for. Whether the property is themed, elegant or sensibly practical; wherever possible, the rooms are designed with space to breathe, the designs are stylish and the amenities first-rate. Function, design and the building of dwellings that families can truly call a “home” is central to the Vista Residences philosophy.
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