Arista Place wins in 1st ULI PH Healthy Places Awards
Proving its thrust of providing quality lifestyle and environment-friendly community, DMCI Homes earned anew recognition when one of its properties, Arista Place, won in the recently concluded 1st Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philippines Healthy Places Awards.
Held recently in Bonifacio Global City, the 1st Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philippines Healthy Places Awards aims to recognize outstanding and innovative developments with advance design strategies that focus on the development of environments and promote healthy living in the country. According to ULI Philippines, the awards were also intended to “raise awareness of the direct link between human health and the built environment and the health consequences from land use decisions and development pattern.”
Presenting the award were ULI Global Executive Officer Patrick Phillips, ULI Philippines Chairman Raymond Rufino and judge AECOM Asia Pacific President Sean C.S Chiao who cited that “the winner (Arista Place) for this category (residential condo) went above and beyond to distinguish their project as a Healthy Place. We would like to commend them on their earnest and simple – yet healthy and sustainable – design.”
Arista Place, built by the country’s undisputed leader in resort-inspired residential communities, DMCI Homes, is a mid-rise development with 11 single-loaded buildings in more than four hectares of land where more than one hectare of the total land area has been dedicated to amenities, lush green open spaces, landscapes and gardens that provide every dweller a sense of serenity and relaxation. Arista Place, located in Paranaque City, also takes pride in providing sustainable ecological designs that benefit both the homeowners and the surrounding community as well.
“We are pleased to be given this award that recognizes the efforts on creating a sustainable and environment-friendly community. We highly live up to DMCI Homes core value of ensuring customer satisfaction that is why we dedicate ourselves in creating innovations and designs that do not only contribute to the aesthetic appeal but, most importantly, to the well-being and lifestyle of residents,”,said DMCI Homes Landscape Head, Alexis S. Valiente, who received the award together with Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Customer Care Jan O. Venturanza during the ceremony on July 14 at NetPark in Taguig City.
Entries in the 1st Philippines Healthy Places Awards vied for only four categories namely residential, retail, office and other/miscellaneous. Winners were rounded up based on ULI’s Ten Principles for Building a Healthy Places which includes putting people first, empowering champions for health, energizing shared spaces, recognizing the economic value, promoting access to healthy food, making healthy choices easy, among others.
Aside from Chiao, other judges of the 1st Philippines Healthy Places Awards included ULI Australia Chairman and Urbis Director Peter Holland, The Net Group President Maria Cristina Samson, Aon Philippines CEO Andrew Minnitt, and St. Luke’s Medical Center.
The 1st Philippines Healthy Places Awards is one of the programs of ULI, an international nonprofit research and education organization founded in 1936 which has more than 38,000 members worldwide. Together with Philippine Green Building Council, the awards gala was considered one of the largest gatherings of the real estate and design industry’s leaders and partners from the Asia Pacific Region.
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