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Megaworld greenifies Pasig with an eco-friendly township by Jillian CariolaPublished: March 6, 2014Updated: December 2, 2014

Woodside City will be Megaworld’s greenest mixed-use development yet.

Megaworld is bringing their live-work-play concept to Pasig as they develop Woodside City, a 12.3-hectare mixed-use development to break ground along C-5. The Andrew Tan-led corporation, which will be allocating a Php 35 billion budget for this 10-year project, envisions Woodside City as an eco-friendly township by bringing together natural and man-made greening features to their latest venture.

Aside from the 1,000 trees to be planted within Woodside City, Megaworld will also be constructing office buildings following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.  First to rise will be three sustainable towers, the first two of which will be designed by commissioning architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.

“With the increasing demand for sustainable office towers from our clients, we are committed to build more ‘green’ buildings in Woodside City,” Megaworld first vice-president Jericho Go stated.

Other sustainable features of the city are bicycle lanes, tree-lined sidewalks, and a facility designed to catch rainwater for flushing and landscape irrigation. Megaworld will also promote walkability by building residential condos, malls, retail and commercial strips, open parks, and a transportation hub within the town.

“The very concept of a township is to reduce and minimize the carbon footprint of the community. In our communities, one wouldn’t need hours to commute to go to work, home, watch movies, or do the grocery. Everything is just within walking distance,” Go added.

Woodside City is the 9th development in Megaworld’s township portfolio, which includes Eastwood City (Libis, Quezon City); McKinley Hill, Forbes Town Center, Uptown Bonifacio, and Mc Kinley West (Fort Bonifacio); Newport City (Pasay); The Mactan Newtown (Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu); and Iloilo Business Park (Mandurriao, Iloilo City).

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