Primavera Residences Developer’s Showcase of Green Projects A Success at the 19th NREA Trade Exhibits

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Sustainable projects by Primavera Residences developer Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp. (ITPI) were one of the main attractions at the recently concluded 19th NREA-HUDCC Trade Exhibits and National Convention held at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. ITPI’s green projects stood out from the rest of the exhibitors as the Italpinas booth showcased its energy-efficient buildings featuring high-performance design.

The 19th National Real Estate Association (NREA) Trade Exhibits and National Convention which started from September 9 to 11, was participated by some of the country’s top property developers, realty brokers, as well as agents. Visitors at the exhibit learned more about sustainable development and how a building’s design can help reduce the impact on the environment through ITPI’s display of its green projects.

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ITPI is a strong advocate of green architecture in the Philippines, with all its projects featuring sustainable design. ITPI not only showcased its green properties during the event but also introduced investment opportunities for home buyers and property investors. Its chairman and CEO, Arch. Romolo V. Nati, also shared his ideas on and expertise in eco-friendly architectural and sustainable design during the event.

Organizers raffled off prizes during the event, which included a free accommodation at Primavera Residences. NREA Chairman Emeritus and founder Jose V. Manalad took home the grand prize given away by ITPI. Also present at the exhibit were NREA officers including President Marissa del Mar, Board Chairman Alejandro Manalac, and Exhibit Chairman Ruth Marie Atienza.

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Primavera Residences is an eco-friendly mixed-use development located in Uptown Cagayan de Oro. It comprise residential, commercial and office spaces for rent and purchase. For any inquiries about this green condo complex, visit: www.primaveraresidences.com or call 0917-7942221.

To learn more about ITPI’s other sustainable projects, check out: www.italpinas.com.

Cagayan de Oro Developer’s Coral City Project Featured in Science Textbook

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One of the design projects of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp. (ITPI) – the developer of Primavera Residences – has recently been featured in a Philippine science textbook. In its “Exploring Life through Science” textbook series for Grade 9 students, Phoenix Publishing House featured Coral City as a perfect example of biomimicry.

Coral City is ITPI’s architectural design concept for a socialized housing project in Quezon City. Biomimicry is a new field in science that studies the natural form and functions found in nature and imitates them to create solutions.

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Coral City is a 30,000-sqm green complex comprising individual buildings shaped like corals. The complex is designed to address disaster resiliency and sustainable development in the Philippines. It is the developer’s official entry to the Design Against the Elements (DaTE) international architectural competition held in Manila in 2011. It won a Special Energy Award in the competition.

The textbook highlighted the unique biomimetic design of Coral City, particularly its green features that make the complex sustainable and disaster resilient.

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On MyProperty.ph: The Marriage of Harmony and Comfort in Architectural Design

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We all appreciate beautifully designed buildings, but if the design does not serve any other purpose beyond what it is essentially built for, then the building would be just another ordinary structure.

Things are different with Primavera Residences, though. Behind that admiringly beautiful façade of an elegant, nature-inspired design lies a deeper purpose for its construction. As the cliché goes, there is more to Primavera Residences than meets the eye.

There are two things that make Primavera Residences unique: its sustainable architectural design and its energy efficiency features. Its design is based upon the analysis of wind flow, solar positioning and the local climate.

 

Featured in MyProperty.ph blog, 30 July 2014

Taking Inspiration from Nature for Sustainable Design

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If there is one thing that makes Primavera Residences stand out from the rest of the urban developments in Cagayan de Oro particularly, it is the advocacy of its creators Arch. Romolo V. Nati and Atty. Jojo Leviste of promoting sustainable living through the development of eco-friendly residential units. The two bigwigs, through Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI), the developer of Primavera Residences, collaborated and came up with a brilliant plan to put up a nature-inspired residential space in uptown Cagayan de Oro where business opportunities are flourishing.

The unique nature-based design of Primavera Residences is actually patterned after a concept called biomimicry. In architecture, it pertains to the understanding of various forms and elements of nature in achieving sustainable design. Basically, the application of biomimicry is to understand the principles behind it, rather than replicate the natural form.

Primavera Residences was structured after the natural ventilation scheme of a termite mound or anthill. The inner courtyard located at the center of the property was patterned after the hollow central opening of a termite mound where it acts as a natural cooling process. The courtyard keeps cool air at the ground and evenly distributed across the units while warm air is expulsed upwards and out from the building through the rooftop. The cross ventilation allows unit owners to use air conditioners sparingly, saving energy consumption up to 32 percent.

In addition, the cantilevers surrounding the entire building façade prevent the sun’s rays from directly hitting the window surfaces, thus reducing heat temperature.

This nature-inspired scheme in building Primavera Residences is what Nati also calls “performance-based design” which calls for analysis of the building’s prime location in order to maximize its energy consumption and saving approach. Through this, ITPI stays true to its goal of developing sustainable design with a positive impact on the environment.

While most commercial properties are too focused on generating revenue, Primavera Residences was built with a far more significant purpose geared towards caring for the environment. Unit owners don’t just own a condo at this eco-friendly property; they also become promoters of sustainable living and advocates of the environment.

Want to live in an environment-friendly home? Primavera Residences offers condos for rent in Cagayan de Oro. Visit www.primaveraresidences.com for more details.