If you’ve been to Cagayan de Oro, chances are you’ve seen the iconic Primavera residences in the uptown district right beside SM City.
This two-building project boasts of a cantilevered design that makes great use of space and light, allowing good ventilation and other energy saving features such as the use of solar PV cells to help power common areas. This innovative design won for its developer, publicly listed Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), the best mixed use development in the Asia Pacific property awards in 2014.
IDC again received the citation in the Best Mixed-Use Development category at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific in Bangkok last AMy 25 and 26 in Bangkok, Thailand. The developer earned the prestigious award for the soon-to-rise Primavera City project at Uptown Cagayan de Oro, right beside the Primavera residences.
As IDC’s second and more ambitious project, Primavera City is a mixed-use development composed of seven towers. First phase of the project consists of Towers A and B that is set to be completed in 2018; the last tower is designed to be a high rise hotel.
One of its key features is the use of passive cooling technology-shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance. The project will also harness solar energy from semi-transparent photovoltaic panels to be installed on the roof of the towers. Another unique green feature of the development is the use of a water recycling system that aims to make building maintenance and landscape irrigation more eco-friendly and cost-effective.
“Winning at the International Property Awards is an honor but receiving this prestigious recognition for the second time is a big thing,” explained Architect Romolo Valentino Nati, chairman and chief executive officer of IDC.
“The success of Primavera Residences has been an inspiration to us. Further reinforcing our green advocacy, Primavera City is a milestone that will offer double the advantage of the previous project,” Nati added.
The Asia Pacific Property Awards is recognized as a mark of excellence for property professionals. The international competition is judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts whose criteria include design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.