It’s easy to fall in love with the way of Zen, especially during these uncertain times. It is about simplicity, finding ways to meditate to cope with the chaos of everyday living. It makes one strive to be mindful, be present, and find inner peace and let it manifest outwardly.
It is therefore unsurprising to hear one say, “I want to live like this.” And renowned Japanese architectural firm, Tange Associates, is familiar, if not an expert on this.
The Japanese firm is known for staying true to its heritage and the principles of Zen: simplicity, depth, and functionality. It takes the challenge of creating personalized spaces that meet the customers’ needs for recovery and healing.
“The Japanese has a distinctive style of form, shape, and tradition, carried down through the ages,” said Chairman Paul Tange of its design philosophy. Paul is the son of the late 1987 Pritzker awardee, Kenzo Tange, who is the founder of the firm and is considered worldwide as an architectural guru.
In its many architectural masterpieces, Tange Associates is able to balance old and new, as well as function and aesthetics in its design, even injecting simplicity to provide living and working spaces for self-discovery, personal growth, and relaxation.
This type of serene living stands high in the heart of Ortigas Central Business District (CBD). With Tange Associates as its design consultant, The Grand Midori in Ortigas, developed by Federal Land Inc., features Japanese aesthetics that exhibit the “height of Zen living.”
“Midori means green—the color of fresh shoots, new leaves, or young plants. It also connotes beauty and creativity, which describes our residential condominium project in Ortigas perfectly. What we are providing here is a peaceful community with relaxing spaces that our residents can enjoy even against a backdrop of an urbanized area,” said Cherie Fernandez, project development group head of Federal Land, Inc.
A premium Zen living amidst the bustling Ortigas CBD, The Grand Midori Ortigas is situated in a 5,090 square meter prime property. It is a two-tower condominium that houses 908 units that will be a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom variations.
Its interiors and landscape take inspiration from the Japanese concept of ‘wabi-sabi’ and ‘miyabi’ that focuses on the discovery of beauty in imperfection and expression of elegance and refinement.
Tange’s mission to design “comfort personalized for its clients and users” is evident in this latest Federal Land development. “When we work on design, we consider how to incorporate the individual style and personality into the architecture. Of course, we prioritize comfort of the people who will use the space in all our architecture, whether residential or commercial,” said Tange.
The Grand Midori Ortigas boasts of the artistry of builders and craftsmen who created exquisite facade designs and the highest quality interior spaces, culminating in architecture of delicate beauty. At the main lobby, the Japanese inspiration is clear with the wooden weaved patterns with warm lighting that exude grace and elegance.
Highlighting creative and practical space planning, its amenities showcase Zen-inspired spaces that create a tranquil ambience amid the hustle and bustle of the city—from green open spaces for family bonding moments to rooms that inspire productivity with clean and minimalist interiors.
Indoor amenities include lounge area and rooms for doing yoga and fitness activities, for games and playing, for learning and conferences, and multi-purpose room for parties and other gatherings.
For those looking for some outdoor fun, the The Grand Midori Ortigas also has in its property a lap pool, jacuzzi, kiddie pool, pool lounge, children’s play area, open lawn, and landscaped area with lounge.
Federal Land chose to redefine the skyline of Ortigas Center with The Grand Midori Ortigas as it sees the area as a dynamic central business district.
“The upcoming major infrastructure developments that will connect Ortigas Center to other parts of the capital prove that Ortigas remains a relevant economic zone and a district fit for residential and commercial expansion,” said Fernandez. “Add to the equation the ongoing BGC-Ortigas Road Link that will connect Ortigas Center to Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a central business district in Taguig City.”
Ortigas is also easily accessible via major thoroughfares: there is Ortigas Avenue from the north, EDSA from the west, C-5 Road from the east, and Shaw Boulevard from the south.
“This project is an elegantly designed residential condominium. We focus on what our customers hope to feel—finding the balance between home and work life and falling in love with living spaces that marry simple aesthetics with the modern life,” Fernandez added.
The Grand Midori Ortigas is located at Exchange Road corner Jade Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. It rises directly in front of Tektite Towers, a well-known office tower.