High-density living can be a rewarding experience when parks, open fields, and green spaces—not just roads—connect the buildings
Parks and open spaces will dominate more than half of Cerca Alabang, a 6.60-hectare mixed-use development comprised of residential towers and leasable office buildings beside Madrigal Business Park in Alabang, Muntinlupa. The lot will be subdivided into four blocks clustered around a spacious amenity area at the center.
Unlike in many mixed-use developments, this large open space is not just another pocket of greenery in a leftover area that people might admire from a distance but rarely enjoy up close. The amenity area connects the building at grade. Cars entering the property will have to descend to the recessed roundabout going to the drop-off areas at the basement, preserving the pedestrian connection at the ground level.
"The lot will be subdivided into four blocks clustered around a spacious amenity area at the center."
Instead of skirting the open space to avoid the road, residents coming in and out of their condominiums would have the pedestrianized ground with retail shops all to themselves. Parents would have the peace of mind allowing their children to play outside without having to cross the street. In a congested city with hardly any breathing space left, open spaces that can be used for physical, cultural, and social activities are a necessity few developments like Cerca Alabang offer.