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Teacher Insights: MaCEA Unveils Two Renewed Makati CBD Parks towards Revitalized City

With the busy life in the business district of Makati City, it’s hard to see calm scenery and quiet atmosphere. Good thing that the vision of a greener, refreshed city finally comes to life. As Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) unveils the new landscapes of Legazpi Active Park and Washington SyCip Park. After seven months of reconstruction, two of the most iconic parks in the country’s premier business district have been transformed into spaces where nature and art converge.

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Making Makati greener. Leaders of the Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) and Makati executives led in the unveiling of the Legazpi Active Park. L-R: Mr. Jonathan C. David, General Manager, MaCEA; Brgy. Captain Ernesto Moya, Mr. Cesar V. Campos, Mr. Ismael G. Cruz, Ms. Monique Yazmin Maria Q. Lagdameo, Makati City Vice Mayor; Ms. Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay, Makati City Mayor; Mr. David L. Balangue, President, MaCEA; Arch. William V. Coscolluela, Vice President, MaCEA; Mr. Antonio G. Puyat, Treasurer, MaCEA; Mr. Thanatip Upatising, Ambassador of Thailand.

The park redevelopment is part of MaCEA’s larger commitment to its greening projects and improve pedestrian friendliness in Makati. Vibrant and relaxing, an assortment of Philippine trees has been preserved to provide a soothing green surrounding with fresh air. These include Narra, Bagras, Mahogany, Acacia and more. Sculptures by notable Filipino visual artist Impy Pilapil add an artistic charm to the scene.

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Notable words of wisdom and motivation by Washington SyCip, the business icon whom the park was named after, provide inspirations to parkgoers. Other park features include a pond with koi, jogging paths, an amphitheater, clean restrooms, and pavilions where transients and office workers can relax and destress after a hectic day. Park entrances and exits were added to provide access along natural pedestrian paths.

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“The redevelopment of the Legazpi Active Park and the Washington Sycip Park is part of our bigger initiative, which is to revitalize the Makati CBD. Along with the greening projects is the commitment to enhance walkability, upgrade infrastructures and sidewalks, as well as increase security features in Makati CBD,” says Mr. David L. Balangue – President and Chairman of MaCEA.

As a primary mover of the city’s development, MaCEA is taking active steps with a set of redevelopment projects in store to keep the district resilient and relevant.

Together with the renewal of Legazpi Active Park and Washington SyCip Park, MaCEA has accomplished a long list of greening projects in order to provide its community and its guests a wider breathing space that can compliment the distince Makati vibe. Some of their recent project included the installation of the green patios and the Amorsolo Greenwall, as well as the landscape improvements.

“A sense of community spirit in Makati is being strengthened with better venues for community events, art exhibits, and general public services such as dental and medical missions of Brgy. San Lorenzo ” adds Arch. William V. Coscolluela – Vice President and Chairman of Special Projects Committee of MaCEA.

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A Japanese-inspired garden in the city that makes it happen. The unveiling of the Washington Sycip park led by Leaders of the Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) and Makati executives. L-R: Mr. Jonathan C. David, General Manager, MaCEA; Mr. Antonio G. Puyat, Treasurer, MaCEA; Mr. David L. Balangue, President, MaCEA; Ms. Monique Yazmin Maria Q. Lagdameo, Makati City Vice Mayor; Ms. Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay, Makati City Mayor; Ms. Belen C. Lim, EVP Corporate Services Group Head, Security Bank Corp.; Thailand Ambassador Thanatip Upatising; Arch. William V. Coscolluela, Vice President, MaCEA; Ms. Maria Luz Balmaceda, Senior Director, SGV & Co.

Come and visit these 2 wonder sites in the midst of the busy streets of Business Districts of Makati and see what “Road to a Revitalized City” looks like. 

 

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