A Golden Vision: Discover Parañaque’s Gold City

January 20, 2022



Jeronne De Villa

Meet the award-winning minds that conceived the award-winning township development

SM Development Corp. (SMDC) recently sealed its gold-standard status at the 9th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards with back-to-back wins for Best Developer and Best Lifestyle Developer for the second straight year. Its Gold Residences won five major plums: Best Midrise Condo Development, Best High End Condo Development, Best Lifestyle Development, Best Mixed Use Development and Best Landscape Architectural Design. With this tremendous showing made possible through two world-renowned masters of design, what possibilities await the modern urban dweller in Gold City?

Upholding the gold standard

Light, color, and texture are the primary languages spoken by Michael Fiebrich Design (MFD) in designing some of the world’s iconic properties, such as the Conrad Manila in 2019. The Singapore-based interior architectural firm has bagged design awards among the likes of Design Society International’s “Designer of the Year” and “Best Hotel Suite in Asia Pacific.” With no two designs ever being the same, MFD ensures that each work is a symphony of beauty.

Along with MFD is a multi-awarded, Hong Kong-based firm with 20 years of experience in crafting spaces where architecture, interior design, and landscape blend seamlessly. Working on major projects in China, South East Asia, India and the Middle East, Adrian L. Norman Ltd. (ALN) highlights the importance of harmony between natural and urban environments.

The sensibilities of both firms took form in SMDC’s pioneering township development in Gold City, which includes a master-planned community in Gold Residences. Tactfully-placed across Terminal 1 of NAIA, dwellers can travel the globe like a true VIP.

Entering Gold City entails a walk along curvilinear open spaces of trees and groundcovers; a lush courtyard with a garden and a pool; and a breath of fresh air. For ALN, walkways and jogging paths always come with colorful foliage, gilded pavilions, and pocket gardens that blend with the outside environment. Meanwhile, the hotel-like grand lobby of Gold Residences will instantly greet you with MFD’s penchant for natural light, earth-colored floors that blend with chandelier hues, and spacious lounges displaying palettes of black, gold, and white.

Through the synergy of ALN’s meticulous workmanship and MFD’s evocative designs, experiencing the radiance of well-appointed urban living and the untainted sense of belongingness will naturally come with living in Gold City. After all, every arrival is always a golden hello.

For more information about the Gold City, visit SMDC at its official website.

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