Dubbed as the country’s first ‘green’ township, ArcoVia City will rise on a 12.3 hectare property along C-5 in Pasig City. Megaworld is allocating P35 billion in the next 10 years to develop the township.
ArcoVia City is envisioned as an “environment-friendly” mixed-use development. A main “green” feature of the township is the approximately 1,000 trees that will be planted around the development. This greening feature will help provide an outdoor thermal comfort for the future residents, workers, tenants and visitors of the township. The company is also constructing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-registered office buildings in the township. Among the first to rise are three sustainable office towers. The first two towers, which will be located along the C-5 entrance of the township, will be designed by world-renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Among the other ‘green’ features of ArcoVia City include rainwater catchment facility that will utilize rainwater and grey water for flushing and landscape irrigation; a network of bicycle lanes inside the township; and wide tree-lined sidewalks. Aside from office towers, the township will also feature residential condominiums, a lifestyle mall, retail and commercial strips, open parks and a transport hub.