Lifestyle: Metro Manila is all set to go green

(From Rappler)

The real estate industry in Metro Manila is currently experiencing a major surge in development. Scaffolding is now a constant element on city streets while new structures are seemingly being built on every corner. But behind the rising skylines, the big question looms: can all this progress also translate to a greener future for the city?

Architects Jonathan Stein and Ame Engelhart share their green strategies

Architects Jonathan Stein and Ame Engelhart share their green strategies

During a recent press conference, ArthaLand shed light on the importance of sustainable growth for urbanized cities such as Metro Manila. The boutique developer brought in Jonathan Stein and Ame Engelhart, Hong Kong- and USA-based architects from the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).

Over breakfast, Stein and Engelhart shared their design vision behind ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower, Arthaland’s latest development in Bonifacio Global City.

For Engelhart, the goal in designing ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower was to create healthier cities that provide a high quality of urban life. She cited Singapore and San Francisco as examples of places that encourage sustainability, not just in their buildings but in transportation and city planning as well. Read More



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