You’ve been envisioning it for years, that moment when you’re setting up your very own home right at the core of an exciting, bustling metropolis.
Finally, after what felt like an eternity hustling and carefully managing your finances, you’re ready to commit and reserve your own space in the urban jungle. Now, you contemplate, what exactly are the things you need to consider when buying a home in the city?
It’s number one on everyone’s list. You don’t need to have lived in the city for an extended period to figure out just how traffic and commuting can be debilitating. Since you’re carefully choosing your own address in the metro, you would naturally want a place that will make you feel blessed to be within minutes of your workplace, essential shops and services and even dining and retail establishments.
Rising in the heart of Ortigas’ central business district is The Grand Midori Ortigas (TGMO). A signature project of Federal Land, this two-tower condominium gives its residents the advantage of being well-positioned in close proximity to main thoroughfares and even major transportation hubs. It lies close to the new Santa Monica-Lawton Bridge which links Ortigas Center to BGC and Kalayaan Avenue in Makati. TGMO will benefit as well from ambitious nearby infrastructure developments such as the Metro Manila Subway and the Ortigas Greenway Project.
With a vibrant CBD as its neighborhood, those who will eventually call TGMO home will find themselves well within walking distance to a diverse number of establishments, from popular malls and restaurants to renowned schools and hospitals.
Just like everyone else, you want a home that’s secure and safe. You want a hassle-free and worry-free experience whenever you leave your home, whether it’s a quick errand trip or a week-long vacation away from the city.
TGMO’s residents can rest easy knowing that their safety and security will be uncompromised as the condominium comes fully equipped with an automatic fire suppression system, CCTVs on common areas, elevators and residential hallways, and a fire detection and alarm system with an integrated fire command center. In the event of power outages, expect 100 percent backup power in common areas and 25 percent backup power in the residential units.
You dream of settling here in the years to come and sharing this home with your family. You’re also thinking of passing this beautiful space on to your future kids eventually. Choose a property developer that delivers its promise of providing a premium project and one that does not compromise on quality.
Designed to be any modern city dweller’s Zen-inspired sanctuary in the middle of the bustling city, TGMO will house over 908 units. It offers a mix of studio (35 to 38 sqm), one-bedroom (46 to 64 sqm), two-bedroom (70 to 107 sqm) and three-bedroom (105 to 109 sqm) variations to suit their needs and tastes. Residents can expect to come home to airy and well-lit interiors, thanks to each unit’s expansive windows and balconies.
Since you’re spending your hard-earned money, you might as well pick a home that will assure you not only of premium quality but also one that you’ll always be visually pleased with. Go for a place that would make you feel giddy each time you come home because you’re coming home to a beautiful piece of architecture.
The Grand Midori Ortigas infuses Japanese aesthetics, technology and innovation as part of the development’s DNA. Federal Land has tapped world-renowned Japanese architectural firm Tange Associates as the project’s design consultant while revered design firm GF and Partners Architects is the architect-of-record, to add a local perspective.
Tokyo-based Tange Associates is known for combining traditional Japanese artistry with modern perspectives. A prominent figure in the international architecture circle, Paul Noritaka Tange, principal architect and chairman of Tange Associates, came up with a weave pattern for TGMO’s facade. The design combines the “tatami” of Japanese culture with our very own Filipino “banig” to provide a comforting feel of home, while creating iconic vistas and charming sceneries seen across the development. The unique design serves as a sunshade device as well.
Inside, the interiors and landscape are inspired by the Japanese concept of “wabi sabi” and “miyabi,” which focus on the discovery of beauty in imperfections and the expression of elegance and refinement. The Japanese word “midori,” means green and as its name suggests, TGMO incorporates lush greenery and verdant flora throughout the development.
5 . Amenities
Having lived through a lockdown that lasted for a couple of years, it’s definitely a plus if your future address comes with various amenities that can support a variety of activities. From fitness studios and children’s play areas to pools and landscaped gardens, many developments now offer exciting features which promise comfort and convenience.
Zen-inspired indoor and outdoor amenities can be found throughout TGMO, too. Those who wish to engage in an active lifestyle would love the fitness area, yoga room and lap pool. One could easily escape to the lounge area, game room, pool lounge or Jacuzzi for some downtime after work or school.
There’s a study lounge and a conference room for those working or studying remotely but wish to do so out of their own units from time to time. For residents with little ones, they can make new friends at the children’s playroom, kiddie pool and children’s play area. The Zen garden and landscaped area with lounge make for a perfect escape if you’re yearning for some peace and quiet.
With its location, quality, design, amenities and promise of security, Federal Land’s The Grand Midori Ortigas sounds like the ideal home in the metro. Here, urban Zen living allows you to embrace each day with both bliss and excitement.