Experience Zen Living in the City Through The Grand Midori Ortigas

September 20, 2021



Miguel Adiarte

Zen is about simplicity, finding ways to meditate to cope with the chaos of everyday living. It makes one strive to be mindful, be present, and find inner peace and let it manifest outwardly. So it is unsurprising to see why more designers and homeowners apply the Zen philosophy in their own homes. The Zen style creates a serene atmosphere that neutralizes the bustle of city living. That dream Zen address takes shape in the heart of Metro Manila with The Grand Midori Ortigas.

We are very fortunate to collaborate with some of the world’s bests including the world renouned Tange Associates. They brought a unique perspective in realizing our vision and establishing a distinct form and function that will be appreciated for generations

Mr. Tom Mirasol during Federal Land’s Webinar on The Grand Midori Ortigas.

The Grand Midori Ortigas by Federal Land Inc. is a two-tower condominium with over 908 housing units and the first foray of the group in the heart of Ortigas Central Business District. Federal Land tapped world-renowned Tokyo-based architecture firm, Tange Associates as the project’s Design Consultant with GF & Partners Architects as Architect-of-Record, to add a local perspective to the project. The move was meant to ensure an authentic infusion of Japanese aesthetics, technology, and innovation in the building’s architecture.

The inspiration comes from Japanese aesthetic. It was very clear that the team’s idea was to create something different, something serene, something Japanese and me, being Japanese, although I do not impose what Japanese architecture is, Japanese architect is within me.

Architect Paul Noritaka Tange during Federal Land’s Webinar on The Grand Midori Ortigas.

Tange Associates is a world-renowned Tokyo-based Japanese architectural firm founded by 1987 Pritzker Laureate Kenzo Tange. The firm is known for combining traditional Japanese artistry with modern perspectives. Their notable projects include Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Yoyogi Gymnasium, and The Grand Midori Makati. Furthermore, both Kenzo Tange and his son, Paul Tange, also designed venues of Tokyo Olympics’ swimming and diving events—they did so half a century apart. The former completed the Yoyogi National Stadium in 1964 while the latter designed the Tokyo Aquatics Centre for the recently held 2020 games.

The varying grid pattern is the central theme which provides the strucutre’s facade graceful movement of repeative intersecting lines and details which iare similar to the filipino as it gives the residential condominium the feel of home and belongingness as well as the comforting look of our very own “banig”.

Architect Annette Gaddi-Liganor during Federal Land’s Webinar on The Grand Midori Ortigas.

The Grand Midori Ortigas’ interiors and landscape take inspiration from the Japanese concept ‘wabi-sabi’ and ‘Miyabi,’ which focus on the discovery of beauty in imperfections and the expression of elegance and refinement. It also incorporates lush greenery represented by its very own name “Midori,” which means green—the color of fresh shoots, new leaves, and young plants. The word also connotes beauty and creativity, which aptly describes The Grand Midori Ortigas as a Zen-inspired sanctuary in the middle of the city.

We should start by changing our mindset. There has to be a breaking of boundaries so that we can absorb and accept different expressions of philippine architecture

Architect Jason Buensalido during Federal Land’s Webinar on The Grand Midori Ortigas.

Situated in a 5,090sqm prime property, The Grand Midori Ortigas two-tower condominium lets residents maximize space by providing enough leeway to design their unit according to their desired purpose. It has a mixed offering of a studio (35.5 to 38sqm), one-bedroom (46 to 64sqm), two-bedroom (70 to 107sqm), and three-bedroom (105 to 109sqm) variations, designed with airy and light-filled interiors as well as expansive windows. Prominent weave patterns were also used as an expression of delicate beauty seen in Japanese architecture, interpreted as part of the establishment’s façade design.

The residential building also offers Zen-inspired indoor and outdoor amenities for social, fitness, and recreational activities. The features are beautifully integrated into the development, thereby creating serene and quiet spaces where residents can lead meaningful and balanced lives amidst the city. Each amenity caters to every resident’s needs. Its prime indoor amenities include a lounge area, fitness area, yoga room, game room, study lounge, conference room, children’s playroom, and a multi-purpose room. It also boasts outdoor amenities perfect for people with an active lifestyle. These include a lap pool, Jacuzzi, children’s pool, pool lounge, children’s play area, zen garden, and a landscaped area with lounge.

This crisis is an opportunity for us designers to really evaluate how we can use our skills and services to contribute to society. design for emphaty. design for the people.

Architect Denise De Castro during Federal Land’s Webinar on The Grand Midori Ortigas.

Residence in The Grand Midori Ortigas also promises convenience, as its location rests on the true mid-point of Metro Manila. Strategically positioned along Exchange Road in Ortigas Center, TGMO benefits from the nearby infrastructure developments such as Metro Manila Subway System and Ortigas Greenway Project—providing residents with convenient mobility options. Moreover, TGMO is also in close proximity to the new BGC-Ortigas Center Link’s Kalayaan Bridge—the main artery linking BGC to Pasig—which cuts down the travel time between both business districts to 15 minutes.

Rising in the heart of a vibrant central business district, The Grand Midori Ortigas is close to establishments that offer a comfortable lifestyle—malls, leisure spaces, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, as well as schools and hospitals. It is the ideal home for families and individuals who prefer a balanced lifestyle that easily shifts between the quirks of the city and the tranquility of a Zen-inspired home.

Home is a place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Discover the balance of bliss and excitement of urban Zen living at The Grand Midori Ortigas. For inquiries, visit https://smm.federalland.ph/the-grand-midori-ortigas/ or email invest@@federalland.ph.

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