Home to a diverse flora, a new mid-rise residential enclave leaves more than enough open spaces that give rest to the eyes of its residents who fancy living in a botanical oasis
Ecological diversity is among the first things that go as the city marches towards urbanization. Finding pockets of nature where diverse indigenous flora thrives is a rare opportunity, one that emerging real estate player, Primehomes, had the privilege to find in a property within the residential and academic enclave of Old Balara, Quezon City. The brief for the company’s flagship development was straightforward: build a garden community and preserve the existing plant life. The result was Larossa in Capitol Hills, the first botanical-themed mixed-use development in the Philippines.
The property is home to well-preserved century-old trees and diverse vegetation around which ten mid-rise residential buildings were designed and oriented with room for future development. The spine road follows the lay of the land curving around the existing trees. The buildings are painted with an earth palette and feature pitched roofs with brackets in keeping with the tropical vibe of the development.
Each condominium is named after the flowers and trees found in the property: Sampaguita, Dahlia, Plumeria, Orchidia, Magnolia, Narra, Acacia, Belladonna, Camia, and Albizia. Because more than three-quarters of the land is open space, all residents enjoy a view of a botanical garden and landscaped area.
Right: Larossa at Capitol Hills is a cluster of twelve mid-rise condominium buildings with naturally lush open spaces where children can play and areas for future expansion.
"Because more than three-quarters of the land is open space, all residents enjoy a view of a botanical garden and landscaped area."