Acqua Mandaluyong is an environmentally responsive, mixed-use development with the aim of revitalising Manila’s waterfront. The project consists of six residential blocks with striking views of the Pasig River and the city beyond, as well as a retail podium that adds an outdoor promenade along the water’s edge.
The integrated masterplan approach explores a ring formation, with building blocks framing a central recreational deck that offers a place for social amenities nestled within lush landscaping. A sinuous and low energy recreational waterside clubhouse, ‘Pebble’, provides a focal point for the development.
Integrated sky gardens form key features of the buildings, serving as breathing spaces that step up through the levels of the building, terminating in a roof garden that helps to reduce heat island effect and is a good collector of rainwater. Other amenities such as a natural pool with bio-organic cleansers, multi-purpose fitness court, gymnasium, and tropical gardens have been incorporated to create an active environment to support recreation, health and well being.
Best Condo Development, Philippines Property Awards 2016
Client: Century Properties
Location: Mandaluyong, the Philippines
Size: 150,000m² residential, 1,500m² retail
Skills: Masterplanning, Architecture