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CPG to build “world’s first livable art park”

Property developer Century Properties Group Inc. is debuting into leisure еstatе and tourism development with the launch of 54-hectare Batulao Artscapes, pitched to be the world’s first livable art park and “artventure” community, near the foothills of Mount Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Batulao Artscapes is envisioned to integrate art and adventure – hence, the portmanteau “artventure” – into a unique property development that includes an active retirement village featuring designer homes from Revolution Precrafted, world-class vacation amenities, a man-made beach with clubhouse, and a lake with a charming wedding chapel. The еstatе will also feature art enclaves with museums designed by renowned architects.

“Art is the driving force behind the entire development of Batulao Artscapes, and not just an afterthought. Our vision is to create a design-driven community that celebrates art and adventure in an expansive natural landscape. The launch of this spectacular development also affirms CPG’s commitment to pursuing its strategic business plan of diversification into allied real еstatе segments including leisure and tourism,” CPG head of investor relations Kristina Garcia said in a press statement.

The project is part of CPG’s 142-hectare еstatе near the foothills of scenic Mount Batulao which is expected to produce over P50 billion worth of property inventory.

The еstatе is designed to attract families, weekend adventure seekers and active retirees with its relatively cool climate, world-class amenities, and proximity to Metro Manila’s financial district. The еstatе is about a 1.5 to two-hour drive from the metropolis.

“Batulao Artscapes will be a design paradise, active retirement community, arthouse vacation spot, and outdoor mecca to escape to for a day or a lifetime. It’s where you can elevate your daily living to a fine art,” Garcia said.

As the world’s first livable art park, the еstatе will showcase a fine collection of what CPG tousts as “livable art” – exceptional designer homes with a total sales value of P19 billion. These homes are made by Revolution Precrafted, a multi-branded housing company with a collection of limited edition, pre-crafted homes, designer museums, unique popup concepts, and cutting-edge hotels.

Three Filipino names lead the roster for Batulao Artscapes’ first three villages: Architect Ed Calma’s Polygonal Successions will make up the Cluster Village. Designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s Hedera Homes will anchor the Commune Village. Budji+Royal Architecture+Design of Budji Layug and Royal Pineda will fill the Collection Village with their Tranche and Facet Homes.

The fourth section, called the Curated Village 1, will feature 12 one-of-a-kind homes by international architects and designers, including David Salle + AA Studio for the “Billboard Home”, Marcel Wanders for “Eden”, Marmol Radziner & Kravitz Design for the “Instrumental Home”, Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects for the “Modular Glass House”, Elizabeth de Portzamparc for the “Butterfly Home”, AFGH for Wallpaper for the “We Home”, Studio Libeskind Design for “Adaptation II”, and Daphne Guinness for the “Daphne Skin Home”.

Home prices range start at P4 million for a 56-square-meter unit at the Cluster Village while the larger homes at the Curated Village are priced starting at P17.4 million and come with their own private pool and guest home.

These limited-edition homes will be built using a combination of conventional construction methods and prefabrication, and will offer different sizes and specifications to meet individual tastes and preferences.

As the project targets active retirees, special assistance to secure a special resident retiree’s visa (SRRV) for foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens will be offered, while the public amenities aim to attract art and design enthusiasts and weekend adventure seekers and families.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | November 27, 2017


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