The Sapphire Bloc: A structural gem at the heart of Ortigas

(The Philippine Star) - June 13, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Robinsons Residences is developing a four-tower residential condominium at the heart of Ortigas Center, designed  to provide a recharging lifestyle for its cosmopolitan residents.

In fact, The Sapphire Bloc has an entire three-level podium for amenities, retail and dining facilities and daily conveniences.

“People have different ways of dealing with stress. The Sapphire Bloc’s extensive amenities will ensure that there is something for everyone,” Trina Cipriano, Robinsons Land vice president for business development, said.

 Aside from a private theater -- a unique amenity that Robinsons Residences is incorporating in all its residential developments -- there is also a gym, and a massage and sauna area perfect for individuals who cannot do without these fitness and pampering activities that have become quite popular these days. 

Other indoor amenities include a children’s play area, a game room and function rooms. All indoor amenities are housed in the podium mezzanine, below the 38-story north and west tower, which are currently under construction. At the podium deck are the adult swimming pool, kiddie pool, landscaped garden, reading nook and gazebo.

Cipriano has been working in Ortigas Center for a long time and knows that the district has a very different vibe. A whole range of people work at call centers, headquarters of multinational companies and homegrown companies, making it a truly diverse business district. The place is also a destination because of restaurants and cafes that can only be found there.

 â€œAfter work, where do we really go to sit back and relax? You can go to a mall, but sometimes, you also want to go to somewhere different, somewhere a little cozier than a mall. And that’s what we hope The Sapphire Bloc is going to be for them,” she said. 

She is referring to the integrated retail zone in the ground floor of The Sapphire Bloc, which will host one-of-a-kind dining establishments, gourmet finds and destination eats.

 The retail zone at The Sapphire Bloc is a deliberate concept and design envisioned to be a destination on its own. “Our leasing team is quite selective with the tenant line-up for this development. We want to present an exciting mix of activities to ensure residents and guests have great experiences every day,” she explained.

 Testament to special attention to detail and commitment to the vision of The Sapphire Bloc’s unique mixed-used atmosphere is the expert touch of renowned architectural firm W.V. Coscolluela & Associates (WVCA), the very same firm that pioneered Robinsons Land malls such as the Robinsons Galleria and Robinsons Place Manila.

 For today’s generation of city dwellers who live frenetic lives as busy executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and young parents, having a well thought-out living environment is key. The Sapphire Bloc is one of the best living solutions in the market today that provides an incomparable attention to designing a truly stress-busting lifestyle. 

To know more about The Sapphire Bloc and other Robinsons Residences projects, call 636-0888 or (0925) 333-3333 or log on to www.robinsonsresidences.com

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