Strategically situated at L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, The Ellis Makati is not, by regard, an ordinary condominium building for its unique kind of amenities meant for specific clients—present and future—not seen elsewhere: for the creatives.
Quoting Lozano in the said news briefing, “The Ellis is for talented, creative individuals. It is what’s next for society’s ‘who’s next.’ Quoting the words of Victor Hugo, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” With this project, I believe we have provided a place where everything is an amenity for the creative mind. It’s as if the place speaks to you and says, ‘Go and make something. Create. Make a difference.’ The Ellis is not just a residential condo. It’s an outlook in a life, a mind-set and a lifestyle.”
Like many naming of significance, the company’s choosing of the label “The Ellis” is not without its basis. The name was inspired, interestingly so, after the Ellis Island in New York—the same island nestled on the upper part of the New York Bay which served as a gateway of no less than 10 million immigrants who made it into the United States within the years 1892 and 1954.
With the significance of the naming rooted in the possible diversity of the people that will be are their potential market, The Ellis, according to Lozano, contains several amenities that provide the right environment for a dynamic group of people. One amenity that might appeal to people used to this kind of environment is the collaborative shared spaces for creatives who do not mind working with the crowd independently, like a hub among free-thinking individuals who need to get a job done—a place where you could just simply walk in, have a cup of coffee in hand and a laptop to plug and use, and ultimately, start working.
Yet if you find these mentioned places to be a more effort-intensive than relaxing, why not move to the ‘Pause and Play Room’ for a temporary breather—breaking free from the daily grind—where you can hang out with friends and have fun with games? Whether you are old school who likes to play some board games with a play mate or one who prefer to go virtual with it through computer games, old and young alike have a common ground in this place. Simply, this place is just all about chilling and play—a temporary retreat and a gentle reminder that life is, from time-to-time, made more exciting with play.
Knowing that physical fitness and health, too, play a vital role on the well-being of its clients in achieving their dreams in life, The Ellis Makati also feature fitness centers where anyone can break a sweat and flex needed muscles for wellness. Enjoying one’s own successes and attaining others more is best done in good health.
Not trying to get its residents stuck within the building’s own premises all the time, Megaworld also offers an al-fresco poolside where anyone can swim or relax while dipped in the pool’s waters and cherish the breath-taking view of the Makati commercial business district skyline.
Befitting the same persona as the people it would inhabit, The Ellis’ unconventional outward architecture is meant to complement the young creatives—or the Millennials—who go against conventions in trying to shape the lives they want.
Encouraging what appears to be a home office for its residents, Megaworld is introducing the Link unit concept where small units are linked with the main unit to be converted as workspaces, embodying a kind of small firm for its residents to work in. Nothing says convenience at work than having to go to-and-fro from it with just a few steps.
Overall, this 30-storey project will be a host to as much as 237 units as set in a 1,091 square meter area. The price for each unit is set within the prices of P168,000 to P170,000 per square meter. The turnover for each property is slated for 2021.
For a project whose premise is set around strong-willed individuals who like to choose and go their own path, Megaworld had invited three unique individuals who stood out as good symbols to this criterion.
Shaira Luna, a would-have-been-doctor-turned-photographer who also went through various studies until realizing her ultimate dream as so. She took a study in medicine trying to be a doctor for 6 years but only to drop out and pursue many different courses along the way. Ultimately, she chose to become a photographer like how she is today.
Vince Golangco, a person of various successes among his many chosen fields of work—a graduate of communication degree in the prestigious San Diego State University with a decade of international experience in advertising, creative writing, and marketing, an information-system technician in the US Navy, and many others more.
Jackie Van de Ende, a Dutch national who builds businesses from scratch and who was the founder and managing director of the Lamudi Philippines, Inc. She chose to work in the Philippines just to see its economic growth.
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This is a revised article which was first published in businessmirror.com.ph