The Estate Makati, the first luxury high rise development of SMDC and Federal Land, Inc. was recently awarded for being the best in the Luxury High Rise and Architectural Design categories at the recent Japan International Property Awards (JIPA) held in Tokyo, Japan.
Japan International Property Awards (JIPA) showcases Southeast Asia’s best developments from residential to commercial, recognizing top regional developers and their flagship projects that passed the rigid Japanese standards of development excellence. Nominees hailed from Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
The award is given to developers whose projects stand out for its outstanding expert workmanship, quality use of finishing for all appliances and fixtures to achieve its luxurious feel, and exceptional and expert architectural style.
The Estate Makati is the first landmark project of Foster + Partners in the Philippines. The renowned architectural firm, known for iconic landmarks around the world like the Hong Kong International Airport, the Hearst Tower in New York, and 30 St Mary Axe in London, used pioneering technologies and the finest materials in designing The Estate Makati. Each “lot in the sky”, whether it’s the two-bedroom, three-bedroom or super penthouse features a unique column-free structure to provide flexible loft-like spaces which respond to different needs of the residents, and double slab technology which will allow residents to customize the layout of their homes according to their personal preference.
Putting in mind the living ideals of its future residents, Foster + Partners conceptualized the cruciform design of the building, allowing utmost privacy and exclusivity. No two units will directly face each other and double-glazed windows are angled by 10 degrees to provide shade and minimal exposure from the sun’s rays. The building will also boast of sustainable and environmentally friendly features such as deep, horizontal fins which will allow natural ventilation and shade, a highly efficient AC and lighting system which will have at least 20 percent energy savings, and high-performance glass resulting in a well-insulated building envelope.
The Estate Makati will be a game-changer, revolutionizing the way luxury living is viewed in the Philippines.