“We aim to show everyone that progress and respect for nature is possible.”
In the age where most of the old green spots in Metro Manila are being paved over and turned into a concrete jungle, some developers make it possible to integrate development with lush environment and fresh air.
Motivated by creating an inspiring and invigorating environment that promotes ease of movement and active lifestyle, Filinvest City in Alabang provides wide, open spaces and long stretches of greenery that allow members of its community to breathe clean, fresh air and to fully experience the great outdoors.
“Greens definitely benefit people and we want to ensure the quality of life is prime in Filinvest City. This is why we registered for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design),” says Don Ubaldo, Filinvest Alabang Inc. vice president for townships.
Although it is primed for business, Filinvest City has responded to the need for breathing room by drawing up a masterplan that seamlessly weaves structures with nature to achieve a perfect balance between open spaces and buildings.
Among the features that make the community truly green are its major parks, which also feature stimulating and relaxing installations.
The Spectrum Linear Park is a kilometer-long greenbelt that connects the northern and southern zones of the central business district. Its tree-lined walkways are perfect for recreational outdoor activities, or simply a space to hangout, relax, and enjoy the outdoors.
Meanwhile, the Central Park is envisioned to be one of the public event spaces within Filinvest City. It is an ideal location for concerts and outdoor activities as it serves as both venue and open space for the community.
Set to be a major iconic space within Filinvest City, the Creekside Park offers a more natural setting and has a distinctive mix of developments and public art.
Other parks at the CBD are the Festival Mall River Park where people can walk along the creek waterline and experience the harmony of nature within an urban setting, the Festival Mall Water Garden where al fresco dining can be enjoyed, and the Filinvest Axis Park where people can gather, interact, and enjoy activities within its signature vibrant combination of nature and business.
The Alabang community’s masterplan makes it a place where people not only work but also play whenever they feel like it. Runners and walkers can indulge their passion in comfort, as lush tree canopies protect sidewalks from the harsh sun. Integrated bike lanes in the CBD’s major thoroughfare allow bikers to pedal around safely and comfortably.
Community members and visitors can enjoy the amazing variety of wild birds that live and roam in the city.
By integrating green, recreational spaces into its masterplan, and creating a network of green oases in and around the CBD, Filinvest City preserves the laid-back and relaxed yet still fast-paced environment that makes this part of Metro Manila distinctive and attractive.
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