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The Currency promises to be a complete residential and professional package by Jillian CariolaPublished: July 1, 2013Updated: December 2, 2014

Vista Residences’ The Currency is designed to enhance Ortigas CBD’s work-live-play dynamics.

It’s hardly a secret that people choose condo living to make sure they live close to everything, particularly their workplace. Case in point: most developers these days have been constructing condos right in business districts like Makati, Taguig, and Pasig to address this growing need. Local residential developer Vista Residences is no exception: in fact, they’re taking it a step further by bridging the gap between residential and professional life through their Ortigas-based development, The Currency.

Located at the corner of Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue, The Currency by Vista Residences combines residential and professional spaces in one development. (Photo courtesy of Vista Residences)

The Currency, a two-tower development named in reference to Ortigas’ reputation as a financial district, was hailed as BCI Asia’s Top 12 Buildings in 2011. Sitting on a 2,015-sqm lot at the corner of F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue (formerly Emerald Avenue) and Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, the 32-story development  is designed to house residential units and office spaces under one roof.

In an address to real estate and lifestyle bloggers, Vista Residences HRB Division Head Beth Kalaw said, “The Currency, which is being constructed in full swing, is an ideal choice for those whose time is precious and who need to instantly attend to their work or their family. When other condominiums offer proximity, we offer immediate access and true convenience. There will be no more travel time to speak of as your home or your business is just literally a doorstep away.”

To make sure that people who reside in The Currency still get full privacy while sharing a tower with corporate occupants, residential units are located in one wing of the development, the offices in another. Each wing has a set of amenities specific to the needs of the ones occupying it. For instance, the corporate wing has its own restaurant, while the residential wing is built with a swimming pool and a gym.

The residential and corporate wings do share certain features vital to comfortable and secure living. Aside from having a grand lobby to welcome guests and residents, both also offer podium and basement parking, round-the-clock security, a CCTV system, and powerful standby generators.

The Currency’s location also allows occupants easy access to different shopping malls like Megamall, Robinson’s Galleria, and The Podium Shangri-La Plaza; as well as recreational establishments such as El Pueblo, The Strip and Metrowalk.

According to The Currency Project Head Wendy Waterhouse, prices for residential spaces are set according to the type of unit: studio types (25.00-27.00 sqm) are sold for Php 3-3.3 million, 1-bedroom units (28.00-33.00 sqm) go for Php 4-4.5 million, and 2-bedroom units (46.50 sqm) can be purchased for Php 5-6 million. She also notes that they accept month-long reservations of Php 25,000 for studio units, Php 30,000 for 1-bedroom units, and Php 40,000 for 2-bedroom units.

Vista Residences estimates date of completion for the first tower of The Currency, which is already 65-70% sold out, to be June 2015.

For more information on The Currency or any developments by Vista Residences, you can call them at 697-0263 or 0999-887-1705, or email them at



The residential and the corporate wings of The Currency by Vista Residences will each have a lobby for guests. (Photo courtesy of Vista Residences)

A swimming pool is one of the amenities available in the residential wing of The Currency by Vista Residences. (Photo courtesy of Vista Residences)

Studio-type units (25.00-27.00 sqm), 1-bedroom units (28.00-33.00 sqm), and 2-bedroom units (46.50 sqm) are available in The Currency by Vista Residences. (Photo courtesy of Vista Residences)

As a residential and corporate development, The Currency by Vista Residences also offers office spaces ranging from 22.00-66.50 sqm. (Photo courtesy of Vista Residences)


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