The first sustainable residential complex in Cebu by the country’s only green real estate developer, ARTHALAND, was inaugurated on Monday, July 5, 2021 and is expected to begin construction.
The 37-story development project which sits on 2,245 square meters of prime real estate at the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Samar Loop in Cebu Business Park is expected to be the first residential condominium in Cebu City. high-rise sustainable quadruple certified in the country.
Lucima is the company’s second project in the southern Philippines that will offer ease, comfort and well-being through its unmatched design and durable features.
ARTHALAND’s first business in Cebu, the Cebu Exchange, crowned the development of multi-certified, high-end offices in the region last year. The iconic structure of 11 hectares of gross floor area is located at the entrance to Cebu’s most prestigious and sought-after business center, Cebu IT Park.
“We want to share our vision and our commitment in different parts of the country. Cebu is the best place to start in the South for ARTHALAND, following the successful development of office buildings for our company, the Cebu Exchange, ”said Jaime C. González, vice president and president.
Named after the Latin word “Lux” which means light and the Spanish word “Estima” which means appreciation – the aesthetics, functionality and energy efficiency of Lucima are inspired by light and its benefits.
Its carefully planned features will allow abundant light to enter homes while preventing indoor heat gain. Besides the strong architectural narrative that light gives, light also has an impact on mental and physical health as it has been shown to promote improved mood and productivity.
World class architecture
With superior design from Saraiva + Associados, an internationally renowned architectural firm based in Lisbon, Portugal, Lucima has 263 one to five bedroom living spaces with an area ranging from 38 to 542 square meters.
Saravia + Associados’ human-centered design approach places comfort, functionality and aesthetics at the center of this project.
Each unit boasts a floor-to-ceiling height of 2.9 meters, and residents can enjoy ocean, mountain, or city views.
“The objective of this project was to design an emblematic building of the city that would integrate into its environment. This building sits on a podium – a podium with personality – which will showcase a well-designed and integrated vertically building. Its facade will have different interpretations depending on the solar incidence and the way it is seen from the outside to the inside, ”explains architect Miguel Saraiva, CEO and founder of Saraiva + Associados.
Multi-certified residential project
In addition to obtaining pre-certification for LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold from the US Green Building Council, other sustainable certifications from local and international organizations for Lucima are in progress.
These are WELL ™ (WELL Building Standard), EDGE® (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency), and BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence).
With its advocacy to continue building green and resilient buildings in the country, ARTHALAND is setting a new standard and reaching a global milestone as the world’s first zero-carbon EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) residential project in the world.
Lucima will also be a pioneer of WELLTM (WELL Building Standard) in the residential sector in the Philippines.
Health and well-being at the center
Carefully planned with health, safety and security in mind, residents of Lucima will benefit from reduced electricity and water bills and improved indoor air quality.
With its efficient building envelope and the use of an energy efficient air conditioning and lighting system and low flow plumbing fixtures, residents and tenants are expected to experience at least 40% savings on property. electricity bills and at least 20% on water consumption.
Each unit will have an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) which improves indoor air quality by providing fresh, filtered air while controlling humidity for thermal comfort.
The VRE is also equipped with highly efficient air filters, the same grade as those used for laboratories, to prevent harmful microbes and pathogens from entering space, reducing incidents of colds and allergies. as well as a better quality of sleep.
The units are airtight where the main door and windows are mechanically designed, to prevent unwanted transmission of dust, sound and odors between spaces for better acoustics and indoor air quality. Each unit will have a carbon monoxide monitor to track pollutants.
As with other ARTHALAND developments, Lucima will have its own Potager Garden to provide residents with fresh, organic and nutritious products.
To ensure the utmost peace of mind and ensure that the building retains its value, ARTHALAND’s 100% subsidiary, Emera Property Management, will take care of all aspects of the maintenance and day-to-day management of Lucima. It is committed to advancing comfort, safety, security and well-being by introducing key technologies such as remote virtual concierge and semi-autonomous surveillance robots that promote a more secure and contactless environment.
Lucima is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2025.
For more information visit their website at www.arthaland.com or email [email protected].