MANILA, Philippines - A 70-storey condominium set to be built in Makati City may be the country's tallest residential condo in 2015, its developer said.
Stratford Residences will be built to a height of 312 meters, taller than Century Properties' The Gramercy Residences, which will have a height of 302 meters when completed in 2012.
Picar Development, Inc., the real estate arm of the AMA Group of Companies, is building Stratford Residences on Picar Place, a prime property measuring more than 3,500 square meters located on Kalayaan Avenue in Bel-Air, Makati City.
"But more than just height, Stratford Residences will set the bar for future luxury residential condominium developments in the metro," said Ambassador Amable R. Aguiluz V, chairman of Picar Development, Inc.
Stratford Residences will have 1,124 fully furnished residential units ranging from studio, single, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom units, and penthouses, said Picar in a statement.
Aguiluz said Hearst Tower and One Bryant Park in New York City, both premier skyscrapers, served as inspiration for the look of Stratford Residences.
The luxury condo has a curvilinear design named as one of the best designs of 2009 by BCI Asia, an expert in construction market information.
"Its folded facade is not just for aesthetics, it helps in capturing and maximizing the presence of natural and artificial light," Aguiluz said.
The condo will offer varied amenities, such as a fitness center, meditation garden, lanai, adult-sized and kiddie-sized swimming pools, children's day care center, and play area.
It will also have a library, music library, a private mini-theater, and function room for events. Residents will also enjoy a 24-hour concierge service, remote-controlled lighting system, and Wi-Fi access on every floor.
Commercial establishments will be housed on the condo's first 3 floors. An 8-level underground parking area that can accommodate 694 cars has been included in the plans.