Zen and sensibility: Japanese-inspired living finds a home at The Grand Midori Ortigas
Tower 2 offers thoughtfully designed residential units featuring refined details and elegant simplicity — spaces to find balance and harmony every day.
One may or may not agree with this observation, but Ortigas, I believe, is the center of the metropolis. It is halfway between the emerging business districts of Quezon City and the established ones in Makati and BGC. It is not so distant from those living in the north or the south. And Ortigas carries a nice reputation as an ideal place for all things business and leisure.
It is no surprise, therefore, that Ortigas has become the address of many professionals and families who prefer the urban convenience, accessibility, and stability (in terms of peace and order) that this business district provides. But where? In a district filled with residential options, your address must say that you are not only living in Ortigas, but living in the best place inside Ortigas.
If you feel you deserve only the best, then look no further than the two-tower The Grand Midori Ortigas, a project of premier real estate developer Federal Land. As it launched its second tower, it offers you the chance to experience a “Zen-inspired sanctuary conducive for realizing tranquility in the city.”
The project’s Japanese-inspired design encourages a sense of Zen, something valuable for a homeowner after a long day of feeling the vibrant rush of a major business district.
To create this, Federal Land tapped into the creativity of world-renowned Tokyo-based architecture firm Tange Associates as the project’s design consultant. The firm is known for “combining traditional Japanese artistry with modern perspectives as seen in its work on Yoyogi Gymnasium, St. Mary Cathedral, Tokyo Aquatics Center, and more.”
“For The Grand Midori Ortigas, Tange Associates forged the authentic infusion of Japanese design and innovation into the building’s architecture to create a unique living experience that is both elegant and purposeful.”
The project features a graceful façade that combines the Japanese tatami with the Filipino banig to craft a flowing weave pattern that provides a comforting feel of a local home.
“The façade’s horizontal and vertical louvers also serve as a form of climate control measure to improve air flow and quality as well as a sunshade device. Inside, amenity spaces are inspired by the Japanese concepts ‘wabi-sabi’ which refers to finding beauty in imperfection, and ‘miyabi’ defined by the expression of elegance and refinement.”
As for the units, The Grand Midori Ortigas offers thoughtfully designed residential units to suit lifestyles of discernment. Refined details, elegant simplicity — living spaces to find balance and harmony every day.
Each unit is designed to make the elements flow harmoniously, with light and airy interiors framed by expansive windows. Homeowners can choose from a variety of unit types at Tower 2: studio (35.5 to 38 sq.m.), one-bedroom (48 to 64 sq.m.), and two-bedroom (69 to 107 sq.m.). All units are built in consideration of creative and practical space planning to provide homeowners the leeway for personal design and comfort.
The Grand Midori Ortigas is conveniently located at the “true mid-point of Metro Manila, Ortigas Center.” Those who will choose to call this home will enjoy the convenience of living close to comfortable lifestyle choices such as shopping malls and leisure spaces, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as exclusive schools and hospitals.
This idyllic condominium community is strategically positioned along the Exchange Road in Ortigas Center, with up-and-coming infrastructure developments such as the Metro Manila Subway System and Ortigas Greenway Project, providing residents convenient mobility options as they go around the metropolis. It is also near the new BGC-Ortigas Center Link’s Kalayaan Bridge linking Pasig to Bonifacio Global City, cutting down travel time between both business districts to 15 minutes.
Now, with all these features and the accessibility, does it make sense to live in Ortigas? Or better, to live in a Japanese-inspired home in Ortigas?
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