Filinvest’s Parkway Center: ‘Green’ workspace in Alabang

Published April 30, 2018, 2:00 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

Artist’s perspective of Parkway Corporate Center’s podium deck, where employees can take a breather.
Artist’s perspective of Parkway Corporate Center’s podium deck, where employees can take a breather.

With the world’s growing concern on energy conservation, the demand for ‘green’ buildings is rapidly expanding. Thus, businesses today have started to embrace more eco-friendly practices, as they realize the positive benefits these can bring to their operation.

By locating an office in green buildings, tenants and investors alike can enjoy long-term economic and social benefits such as reduced operating costs from energy savings, increased employee health and productivity, and higher asset values – all of which translates to a better return on investment.

With this in mind, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. is targeting this thriving market segment with its newest office development: the 32-storey Parkway Corporate Center that is now fast under construction at Filinvest City, Alabang, the premier garden city of the Metro South.

Parkway Corporate Center is the first office condominium by Filinvest Alabang, Inc. that offers investors pre-selling units for sale in a dynamic environment.

Designed by leading architectural practice H1 Architecture and Design, the state-of-the-art Parkway Corporate Center comes with units averaging 36 sqm in size, allowing for flexibility and combinability depending on the need, which is ideal for boutique companies and SMEs averaging from six to 30 employees.

Other future-ready facilities include intelligent space planning, six high speed elevators, 24-hour security with CCTV cameras in strategic areas, 100 percent back-up power, and an advanced fiber optic backbone.

As with all Filinvest projects, extensive studies and research was put into envisioning Parkway Corporate Center. A significant take-away is how creating healthier and greener offices can easily impact on the company’s bottom line.  Specifically, a well-ventilated office has been seen to increase cognitive ability while proper office temperatures have proven to have a direct effect on employee productivity, based on a study by Harvard University.

Meanwhile, offices with more windows that allow for greater exposure to daylight and nature views have been proven to improve staff performance considerably.

Accordingly, Parkway Corporate Center is fitted with expansive double-glazed glass curtain walls with a low-e coating that lowers heat and UV radiation. It is designed with breakout spaces — like the podium deck on the 7th floor, a pocket garden on the ground floor as well as balconies on every floor — allowing tenants and employees to enjoy Filinvest City’s verdant surroundings.

Filinvest City is a thriving, fully-integrated and self-contained 244-hectare metropolis that harmonizes modern conveniences with nature, a genuine work-live-play environment that is fast reinforcing its stature as the ultimate green city – sustainable, pedestrian friendly, and eco-centric.