For the principal criteria of excellence in design and amenities, location, value for money, use of space, construction and materials; unique selling points, state of completion, and sales success, the Acqua Private Residences project of Century Properties Group bagged this year’s best of the best plum as the Best Condominium Development in the Philippines at the 2016 Philippines Property Awards.
Held recently at Fairmont Hotel Makati, the fourth Philippines Property Awards is a pre-qualifier for the Asia Property Awards, the largest regional real еstatе awards that honors property players in the fields of design and development. It is organized by the leading online portal PropertyGuru, which also publishes the Asian luxury real еstatе, design and architecture magazine Property Report.
“We thank the Philippine Property Awards and the esteemed panel of judges for recognizing Acqua Private Residences as the best condominium development among all the category winners in the Philippines. This is a testament to the strength of Century Properties’ projects in the market, and a great honor for us as we celebrate our milestone this year of 30years in the Philippine real еstatе industry,” said Marco R. Antonio, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Acqua received the Best Mid-Range Condominium Award for Metro Manila, while The Residences at Commonwealth, Century’s first mid-rise residential community in Quezon City, received the Highly Commended award as one of the top five developments in the same category.
Following its category win, Acqua advanced to compete with the condominium winners in Davao, Cebu and Metro Manila for the luxury, mid-range and affordable segments, and went on to bag the best of the best plum for condominium development in the Philippines. It is eligible to compete against Asia’s top real еstatе developments at the 2016 regional Southeast Asia Property Awards in Singapore on November 24.
In 2014, Century Properties also received the same honor from the Philippines and Southeast Asia Property Awards for the Azure Urban Resort Residences. In 2012, Century chairman Jose E.B. Antonio was awarded the Property Report Personality of the Year for Southeast Asia.
Dubbed as the country’s first Residential Eden, Acqua Private Residences transports the urban dweller into a tropical rainforest-infused space through trails of lush greenery that open up to distinctive water features. Six towers rise along the banks of the regenerating Pasig River, giving residents unparalleled views of Makati and Mandaluyong.
In the middle of the 2.4-hectare development is a four-level amenity area called The Pebble, a country club by the water exclusive for residents and the visual focal point of the entire development, with three waterfalls and an array of amenities for health, fitness and recreation. Below the Pebble is the Riverwalk Promenade, a boardwalk park with restaurants, cafes and shops that will cater to the public.
Acqua is also home to three branded towers: Acqua Livingstone residences interior designed by MissoniHome, Acqua Iguazu residences interior designed by yoo inspired by Starck (by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck) and Novotel Suites Manila, which will have hotel suites and residences.
The development is close to major shopping malls and is a 10-minute drive to the Makati Central Business District, and is accessible via the bridges of Estrella-Pantaleon and Makati-Mandaluyong.
The Residences at Commonwealth finds itself in the center of a property boom in Quezon City. Here, offices and other commercial centers are rising, including the MRT 7 which recently broke ground and will be operational by 2020 – opening up opportunities for a property’s value appreciation and bringing the conveniences of daily living closer.
Commonwealth takes a multifaceted approach to amenity development. This community bears a nurturing spirit, what with indoor and outdoor spaces that provide holistic, active, and healthy lifestyle experiences