The world’s one-percenters (that very exclusive club of the supremely wealthy who make up just a percent—a fraction?—of the global population, perhaps not even that) are always on the lookout for great real estate, whether to live in or strictly as a investment.
For the one-percent class around these parts, they should look no further than Makati.
Rising above the towering residential buildings that line Apartment Ridge Road and Ayala Avenue is multi award-winning British design firm Foster + Partners’ first development in the Philippines. Set to be the CBD’s main artery’s latest crowning jewel, The Estate Makati elevates what it means to have a home in the sky.
Designed and built together with STRC, the joint venture of real estate conglomerates SMDC and Federal Land Inc., The Estate Makati (www.theestatemakati.com) sets a new standard in terms of construction and design. It will be the first residential development in the country to feature double-slab technology which gives future homeowners true flexibility in terms of layout of their units by providing the choice to change it up as they see fit.
Through the cruciform, four-sided shape of the building, each unit essentially becomes the only one on each floor giving residents utmost privacy and exclusivity.
The Estate Makati being a Foster + Partners development means it was designed and built with sustainability at its core. Construction materials and techniques used on the property have been vetted by the British firm to not be harmful to the environment, nor the area the structure it inhabits. They have also applied passive design techniques which make use of The Estate Makati’s unique location, and optimizes them for energy conservation such as a self-cleaning facade, specially angled windows to maximize the natural light and views of Makati, and charging station provisions for electric vehicles.
With the development already in full swing, executives from STRC and Foster + Partners recently hosted a lunch for the media and a day-long experiential for propsective homeowners and investors that was as impressive as The Estate Makati is destined to be.