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Friday, September 6, 2019

Botanika Nature Residences: A front-runner in sustainable luxury living

Beyond its display of refined elegance and prime location in Filinvest City, Alabang, Botanika Nature Residences proves that modern and upscale living can go hand-in-hand with environmental sustainability with its 4-star rating from BERDE – or Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence, the green building rating scheme of the Philippine Green Building Council –which is a pioneer in residential developments in the Metro.

A signature residential masterpiece of premium real estate brand Filigree, Botanika is one of its pilot projects under BERDE certification system. Botanika ensured the building’s environmental performance from planning and construction, down to delivery, and has surpassed its Initial aim for a 3-star rating prior to project completion.

The project was also recognized as Best Apartment Philippines Award with a five-star rating from the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018. The award is yet another affirmation that the concept behind the upscale garden resort-inspired condominium located in the dynamic Metro South is truly exceptional and world-class.

Botanika's iconic leaf-shaped structure is an innovation in high-end condominium living. A collaboration between US-based Architecture International and renowned Leandro V. Locsin Partners, it features an atrium at the core which allows natural light and ventilation that can reduce energy use and water consumption.

Other green features include a 2.7 meters ceiling height for each unit, ensuring that the living space will allow better cooling capacity, thus, consume less energy; tinted tempered glass balcony door and windows which provides cross ventilation and balcony overhangs to minimize heat. Moreover, parking floors are underground and constructed to support the gardens and lawn areas, essentially becoming a large green roof over the basement.

Botanika’s commitment to authentic green living goes beyond its interior as it harmoniously co-exists with its environs. With approximately 70% of its total land area allotted for gardens and open breathing spaces, the building itself was designed to respect and complement the natural rolling terrain of its location, while still clinging onto details like top-end finishes and lavish amenities.

Botanika is a condo complex that is laid out in a big garden, where greens are integrated in the whole development,” said Catherine Ilagan, Filigree head. “But more than the literal greeneries, its core design is what really makes it an authentic green building. This ensures the high quality of life for its residents, which is a luxury nowadays.”

A front-runner in sustainable luxury living that offers innovative green features, lush environs and world-class architecture, Botanika Nature Residences is now ready for occupancy, and makes for a truly great investment, especially among those who prefer a truly refined and sustainable lifestyle.

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