Nature as the best designer in shaping sustainable urban landscape

It is a given. Italian architecture is rich in history and has, in fact, influenced many architectural styles around the world.

Some of the most iconic Italian architectural movements include Roman classic architecture, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Neoclassical, and — of course — Modern and Contemporary. To this day, Italian builders have continued to make significant contributions to the field of architecture. And one of the designs that continue to trend not just in Europe but all over the world is building green and sustainable developments that are inspired by nature.

As the world becomes more aware of the environmental degradation and climate change caused by human activities, the real estate and construction sectors are becoming more conscious of their impact as they continue to create new structures for their clients and end-users.

Harmony with nature

Since we established our company, I have been advocating for harmony with nature. I am glad that the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ICCPI) and its partners are giving us a venue to expound more on Italian designs and other related topics. I believe that this will inspire our local designers, builders, and developers toward a robust real estate industry now that we are seeing the construction boom in the post-pandemic world.

In September, the ICCPI is bringing the “Italy by Design EXCON 2023” at the SMX Convention Center where I am honored to be invited as one of the event’s key speakers to talk about the latest trends on Italian designs.

This three-day Expo-Conference will feature a series of workshops where Italian designs will be under the spotlight.

The latest trends and new ways of conceptualizing spaces as well as product ideas will be presented by the best Italian architects and designers to their Filipino peers, planners, and designers in a collaborative setting.

The conference will encompass the following themes: Sustainability and green design; people-centered architecture and spaces; design trends; hospitality design and landscape; and innovative building process.

I am excited to share with the attendees how we, at Italpinas Development Corp. (IDC) merge Italian designs with the principle of biomimicry to build communities that are environmentally, economically, and aesthetically sustainable. I will expound on this topic at the EXCON because it has been my personal belief as an architect that nature is the best designer.

With #alignwithnature, we remain faithful to our True North. And the universe seems pleased.

Another blessing came to us recently, with the seal of approval given by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), which included IDC in its Top 11’s Provincial Developer in Production for 2022 during the “Padayon, Better Together! BPI Partners Appreciation Night” recently.

I thank BPI for this recognition as it serves as a powerful reminder of the progress we have made in our journey toward a greener and more sustainable future. It also fuels our drive to continue innovating and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of sustainable development.

With the government giving the real estate and construction sectors the much-needed boost, we are excited about the future. We look forward to continuing our work in shaping sustainable urban landscapes with, of course, an Italian-Pinoy touch.

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