Makati s first residential LEEDGOLD registered property
The Estate Makati is poised to be the address of choice each facet exuding luxury, ensuring residents of prime comfort and convenience amid the bustling business district. It is designed by world renowned firm, Foster + Partners led by its founder British born architectural genius Norman Foster, who is known for incorporating high tech and sustainable practices in his building designs.
Foster believes technology should be utilized and maximized in order to serve the people who will eventually inhabit a space, always keeping in mind the environment, by maximizing natural light and ventilation with the structure’s design. During the early stages of the project, Foster + Partners conducted a topographical study of the city, analyzing the wind and rain patterns, temperatures, and rays of the sun. The results of the study led to the overall cruciform design of the building as well as the orientation in each residential unit.
Its sustainable design has been at the forefront of The Estate Makati’s vision, ensuring it is an integral part of the property from planning, development to the lifestyle of its future community.
Arcadis, a global design, engineering and consultancy company, was appointed as the project’s LEED and QS Consultant and is driving the plan obtaining its LEED v4 Gold certification. “Our goal is to enhance not only the quality of life for the residents of The Estate Makati, but also for those in the city of Makati”, says Carla Cruz, Arcadis Director of Environment, The Estate Makati’s LEED and QS Consultant. “Aiming for LEED Gold is a deliberate decision. Designing a residential community that promotes sustainability influences other developers around the area to do the same. Together we can build communities and a city that enables a harmonious union between nature, property and the people it houses,” she added.
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