The first green, hybrid condominium in Cebu. Calyx Centre.
Staying true to its vision of providing Cebu with alternatives that will truly improve one’s quality of life within the context of a fast paced, stressful modern world, Calyx Centre is embarking on a bold initiative. Its 26 storey organically designed, green building located in Asiatown IT Park will be a community within a bigger community with retail, office and residential components in one building, one address.
Estimated to cost over P1 billion, the Calyx Centre will have amenities designed to make condominium living enviable. The building will sit on a 2,953 sq.m. premium lot beside Asiatown’s “The Walk”.
The residential tower’s units will actually be on the 11th floor, a storey above the transition level at the 10th floor which will have two gardens. The bigger one is designed as an active zone with a lap and wading pool, a gym, shower rooms, a laundromat, two function rooms for parties and business meetings exclusively for residents. The smaller garden facing northeast will accommodate yoga, meditation, reading, and quiet conversations in an outdoor setting. Adjoining it is a Lounge with a wifi center and work station as well as a seating area for relaxation, receiving visitors or hobnobbing with neighbors.
The first nine floors are designed as a podium accommodating office spaces with footprints of over 2,000 sq.m. to meet BPO requirements. Parking spaces of around 300 slots occupy a portion of the podium with exclusive floors for residents separated from the public and office users.
At the ground and basement levels, separate lobbies and elevators for residents and office tenants, service and food shops featuring al fresco sections and a small grocery and convenience store are envisioned to complement and enhance the lifestyle of Calyx Centre occupants.
Designed by architectural firm Aidea Phil., Inc. globally recognized as one of the top 100 in the world and the only one from the country, Calyx Centre will be an iconic structure that will stand out as a landmark. Tina Periquet of Periquet Galicia, Inc. signed on as space planner of the interior spaces to maximize function and aesthetics of each residential condominium unit. Structural design is from renowned Aromin and Sy as it was known then, now called Sy^2 + Associates. These firms represent the best in the industry. Market insights, branding and project conceptualization was spearheaded by Tetta Baad as marketing and sales consultant who had years of experience with the Ayala group. These are just some of the project team members behind Calyx.
The Calyx Centre is located in a prime location within Asiatown IT Park.
Strategically placed in the uptown area of Cebu City at the crossroads leading to key districts, the IT Park is an excellent jump off point to the airport, the seaport, nearby Cebu Business Park, and downtown.
Within Asiatown, shops, banks and restaurants serve the community. Along Salinas drive are Waterfront Hotel and various food and entertainment establishments as well as churches and schools. Farther north up in the Nivel Hills is Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.
This puts Calyx Centre within a 30 minute radius to important locations in Metro Cebu.
Calyx is designed to define a better, balanced lifestyle for you with comfort and convenience as key elements underlining style and function.
Residences start on the 11th floor high above the street level. Each typical floor from the 11th to the 24th level has 12 studio units, 1 Single Bedroom unit, 2 two bedroom units and 2 three bedroom units. Studio units are VAT free. Bigger units have balconies. All units have operable windows. Efficient space planning ensures comfort and maximum use of interior spaces. The Tower has two wings resulting in low density of 8-9 units only per wing. Three private elevators with separate entrance lobby ensure privacy of residents.
Residential units will be ready for move-in and will be fitted out with 60x60cm (24″x24″) porcelain tiles, granite kitchen counter top with stainless steel sink, kitchen cabinets, bedroom closets, American Standard bathroom fixtures, & low flow water fixtures. Ceiling heights are from 2.7 meters to 3 meters in main areas of residential units. Main door is of solid wood.
A recreational space on the 10th floor is designed to provide hours of leisure and relaxation exclusively for residents and their guests. The landscaped outer area has two separate gardens: one for group activities and a quiet enclave for meditation, yoga or pilates. A 25 meter long swimming pool for lapping with wading area for children, shower rooms, well equipped gym, a spacious lounge done in modern Asian design theme, wifi station, and two halls for parties and events are spread out over a generous area of over 2,300 square meters. Tucked behind the elevators is a laundromat with washers and dryers for quick laundry chores, just a few steps from the amenities which allows residents to put waiting time to better use.
The building podium of 9 floors provide office and commercial spaces. 3 floors of work space with 2,300 sq.m. footprint for BPO locators and other offices are designed to accommodate 4 cut ups or 1 large office level with 3 centrally located elevators. A separate entrance lobby for the Podium units is located just off the promenade in the ground floor. With strategic location in Asiatown iT Park, Calyx is linked to the IT hub of Cebu in a master planned parkland.
Other facilities and amenities
- 100% power back-up for the whole building is assured through 3 generators with 1 MVA capacity each.
- 24-hour security. In the building and around Asiatown IT Park
- Car park for 324 vehicles in 5 above ground levels and 1 basement area.
- Landscaped green space is designed around the ground floor with promenade, restaurants, al fresco dining, banks and shops to complement the Calyx lifestyle.
Around Asiatown is parkland for jogging and biking. And at night, entertainment and fun in restobars.
Within walking distance are churches and schools along Salinas Drive.
What does CALYX mean?
It refers to the outer whorl of protective leaves (sepals) of a flower, usually green, shaped like a cup. In more visual terms, it is the cradle that holds the fragile blossom connected to nourishment and sustenance from earth.
It inspired the design philosophy of Cebu’s first green, hybrid building. Calyx Centre provides spaces for living, working and playing ensconced in a protective shell of a green building that breathes, pulsates and thrives in an environment closely linked with nature; structure complements rather than isolates man from natural environment.
Do you have a generator?
Yes, 3 generators with a capacity of 1 MVA each.
How much is the association dues?
At current rates, the indicative price is P60/sq.m. monthly.
Can a foreigner purchase a unit?
Yes, up to 40% of total residential units. Office and retail spaces are for lease only.
What are the payment terms?
Various options are available. Spot Cash gets a 10% discount. Installment terms are offered from 24 months spread without interest for total contract price to bank financing for balance after equity . Contact us for details.
What is the average price?
Price is pegged at P85,000/sq.m. with premium on 16th to 18th floor in the first tranche. Higher floors will be available at a later date.
What are the basic finishes of the units?
- 60×60 cm or 24”x 24”porcelain (homogenous) tiles
- Granite kitchen counter top with stainless steel sink and kitchen cabinets
- American Standard bathroom fixtures with shower enclosure
- Low flow water fixtures
- Bedroom closets
- Solid wood main door
- Painted cement walls and ceilings
- Operable windows
- Provisions for inverter type Air conditioners, window or split model according to size of units
What are the different types of unit?
Each typical floor has
- 12 Studio units ranging in size from 25.94 sq.m. to 3131 sq.m.
- 1 Single Bedroom unit at 49.36 sq.m.
- 2 Two Bedroom units from 69.95-94.46 sq.m.
- 2 Three Bedroom units from 104.84-107.8 sq.m.
How many units does each floor have?
Each floor has 17 residential units from the 11th to the 24th floor.
The Podium has 3 floors of office space with a total footprint of 2,300 sq.m. / floor.
How many floor does the building have?
Calyx has 26 floors.
What does “green” mean?
Green is universally understood to mean ecology-driven initiatives integrated in design and function that respect the environment and harness natural elements to enhance life, In effect, reduce carbon footprint and the harmful effects of green house gas on our atmosphere that has triggered global warming.
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