Jun 06, 19By Mia Dela Torre

Across the Philippines, the way of life is constantly evolving. 

     Although much of these changes are brought about by the growing economy, or the improvement of technology and urbanization, one thing is undeniable: there has been an observable shift towards vertical living in country in the country in more recent years.

     It can be said that vertical living or vertical urbanism, is the response to the growing demand for residential spaces in a densely populated urban cityscape. In line with this, there is growing market more and more highly mobile Filipinos for a solution that caters to all aspects of their busy lifestyles.

     Real estate developers are therefore building more compact, multi-family buildings in the city such as high-rise condominiums in Taguig and Pasig, which can provide more residential opportunities for 

The Appeal of the Vertical Lifestyle 

     One of the appeals of vertical living focuses on the ability of these buildings to provide accessible amenities that are fit to cater to all types of recreational interests, therefore providing more flexibility and a sense of communality among residents.

     Vertical cities are also real estate developers’ strategic attempt to fill in the gap in the market for consumers who need to cut down travel time to work by living in a place located near central business districts.

     As such, one mustn’t forget that the trend translates beyond residential properties. With major cities being the forefront of bearing a strong labor force, vertical urbanism positively benefits work hubs as it provides a balance of different industries existing within close proximity with one another.

Moving Ahead 

     The maximization of real estate spaces comes with the opportunity of integrating more green spaces. As such, cities are not only growing upward, but greener as well. Against the tall facades, parks and garden spaces encourage a healthier living space for everyone as well. And so, vertical urban-ism is slowly but surely transforming the metro into smart cities as well.

     Filipino resident need not look further for such, as a major planned development to look out for is New Clark City, a mixed-use community that will utilize the latest innovative green-technology in order to build a comfortable yet convenient way of life.

     As vertical urbanization gains more traction in the Philippines, opportunities for more progressive cities will increase and create more developments in rural area.