Filinvest City is fulfilling its promise to be a future-ready, next-generation central business district with its people-centric masterplan. Driven by innovation and technology combined with green developments, the pioneer township provides a refreshing environment in a complete community for the city and its people to breathe.
Surrounding the township with sufficient green and open spaces, Filinvest City created a lush environment that works towards improving the quality of life in the city. This positions Filinvest as a frontier for economic growth amid a beautiful green setting, making it the Garden City of Metro South. From top international and local corporations to small and large entrepreneurs who call Filinvest City their home, this Garden City has shaped a healthy business community and has become a benchmark in the Metro South and beyond.
Green living and working spaces are beneficial to everyone, and contributes to Filinvest City-zens’ wellbeing by encouraging physical activities, promoting mental health, and developing a sense of community.
Parks are a great place to engage in active and recreational activities. The trees in these spaces also create a healthier environment by absorbing carbon dioxide, dust and other pollutants, as well as creating a cooling effect which can counteract the heating effect of pavements and buildings in an urban environment.
Other CBDs such as Makati, Ortigas and BGC, being already established, have seen diminishing developable land area, making them too congested to welcome new investors. These CBDs also have limited green and open spaces that cannot contain their densely populated districts.
In Filinvest City, its enhanced masterplan ensures its position as one of the progressive cities in the country by providing the best business advantages to businessmen and investors together with a vibrant backdrop of green and open spaces that truly benefit the locators, residents and guests of the community.
Open spaces provide space for people to gather and interact, thereby creating a sense of community and belongingness, according to a research from the University of Western Australia. Green, open spaces also make people happier and help remedy mild depression since physical activity, social interaction and recreation in a natural environment can help improve one’s mental state. Moreover, it can make city living safer by reducing precursors to crime like stress and aggression.
“Congestion and lack of accessible open spaces in the metro has been one of the main causes of stress for many city dwellers. These spaces are essential for recreation, fitness and relaxation. And this is the main reason why Filinvest City provides green spaces, parks and walkways. It makes the community a more ideal and productive place to live and work in,” said Sir Don Ubaldo, vice president for townships.
Filinvest City has three major parks, namely the Spectrum Linear Park, a greenbelt with stimulating and relaxing installations that connects the northern and southern zones of the CBD; the Central Park, the jewel of all greens at Filinvest City. This almost 1 hectare of land is envisioned to be a major event space, and where people can enjoy a picnic, an outdoor fair or a concert; and the Creekside Park – a waterfront development with monumental public art nestled in a more natural setting.
There is also the Festival River Park, which is connected to Creekside Park, allowing accessibility and connectivity in the community; it gives shopping and dining a whole new experience with its green landscaping anchored on a natural river that runs through Filinvest City, the Festival Water Garden designed to be a serene oasis for shoppers, and the Axis Tower Park with its water feature and gravity-defying sculpture that serves as a nexus for the four Axis Towers where workers can converge.
A study by John Compton, author of The Proximity Principle confirms that proximity to parks and open spaces increases property values.
Urban green spaces are valuable environmental resources that enhance livability. These economic benefits, in turn, influence property values and attract investors. As the only true breathing, garden city in the Philippines, Filinvest City’s value appreciation increased 300 percent in the last 10 years. It continues its robust land value appreciation making it an ideal location for companies and investors.
Green spaces are also a driver of productivity. As workplaces become more integrated with everyday life, many employees are seeking out activated third spaces to construct business. This does not only improve the workforce’s productivity, it also attracts and retains the best talents who want to work in the best places.
With dedicated green spaces, open spaces intentionally integrated into its masterplan, Filinvest City has become a great example of how a high-value, progressive development can co-exist with nature, to fulfill its promise of providing residents, workers and investors an environment for a life well-lived.
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