Pasig tower cited as best in luxury condo design

Executives from Ortigas & Co. receieving the award from Property Guru Philippines. Executives from Ortigas & Co. receieving the award from Property Guru Philippines.

The Imperium, Ortigas & Company’s prime residential tower in the Capitol Commons estate, was awarded the Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design in the recently concluded 2018 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.

In ceremonies held at the Fairmont Makati, the Imperium’s design was cited for being simple yet elegant; a standout for its bold circular structure. Its 57 percent glass-to-concrete ratio was also deemed energy-efficient, and an excellent complement to the tower’s sophisticated design.

It was also Highly Commended in the Best Luxury Condo Development in Metro Manila category.

“We are proud to achieve this honor. We aimed to create a remarkable structure for our future residents, and these awards represent the caliber of work that we do in our properties and estates,” Ortigas & Company president and CEO Jaime E. Ysmael said.

Artist’s pespective  of The Imperium. Artist’s pespective
of The Imperium.

With only four units to a floor, the Imperium is the developer’s most exclusive luxury development. To realize its vision to become the metro’s prime address of choice, it applied the highest, strictest standards in design and structural integrity to create an edifice worthy of the multi-million investment.

Its architectural design is towering and regal. Its circular structure will become a landmark in the Capitol Commons estate. The 62-storey tower boasts of elegantly-appointed rooms rendered in two to three-bedroom configurations, as well as larger suites for a grand lifestyle.

Still using design for function, its form is complemented by unique trapezoidal canted windows that reduce the need for artificial lighting, as it adds both illumination and protection from the sun’s glare.

Beyond the tower’s imposing aesthetics, The Imperium is held in place by building technology designed to withstand the impact of a strong typhoon or earthquake. Called buckling-restrained brace or BRB, this technology is recognized for having advantages over typical braced frames by improving the strength, stiffness, and energy absorbing capacity of structures.

Complementing the Imperium’s architectural features are the cosmopolitan offers of Capitol Commons, the latest addition to the Ortigas central business district. The estate surrounding it is a mix of retail, business, dining, and entertainment hotspots, fused to provide a novel take on the upscale lifestyle.