Rising in Ortigas is an embodiment of wabi-sabi and miyabi, designed by the firm behind the Tokyo Olympics’ Aquatic Centre
Zen is about simplicity, finding ways to meditate to cope with the chaos of everyday living. It makes one strive to be mindful, be present, and find inner peace and let it manifest outwardly. So it is unsurprising to see why more designers and home owners apply the Zen philosophy in their own homes. The Zen style creates a serene atmosphere that neutralizes the bustle of city living. That dream Zen address takes shape in the heart of Metro Manila with The Grand Midori Ortigas.
The Grand Midori Ortigas by Federal Land Inc. is a two-tower condominium with over 908 housing units and the first foray of the group in the heart of Ortigas Central Business District. The local real estate developer tapped world renowned Tokyo-based architecture firm, Tange Associates, as the project’s Design Consultant. The move was meant to ensure authentic infusion of Japanese aesthetics, technology, and innovation in the building’s architecture.
Tange Associates is a world-renowned Tokyo-based Japanese architectural firm founded by 1987 Pritzker Laureate Kenzo Tange. The firm is known for combining traditional Japanese artistry with modern perspectives. Their notable projects include Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Yoyogi Gymnasium, and The Grand Midori Makati. Furthermore, both Kenzo Tange and his son, Paul Tange, also designed venues of Tokyo Olympics’ swimming and diving events—they did so half a century apart. The former completed the Yoyogi National Stadium in 1964 while the latter designed the Tokyo Aquatics Centre for the recently held 2020 games.
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