Biñan City, Laguna — Arthaland broke ground last week for Sevina Park – one of the first developments in the country to aim for LEED neighborhood development and home certifications.
Located in the city of Biñan, within the emerging metropolitan Laguna growth center, Sevina Park will be an 8.1-hectare mixed-use community masterplanned by Boston-based global design firm — Sasaki Associates, Inc. The development is located a few minutes from the soon to open Laguna Boulevard interchange of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). The Laguna section of the CALAX is targeted for completion in the second half of this year.
“And as with all ArthaLand projects, Sevina Park reinforces our commitment to world-class sustainable development,” said Jaime C. González, vice chairman and president of ArthaLand.
A modern-day community, the commercial portion of Sevina Park will consist of retail and landmark green offices. Its residential portions will consist of a comfortable dormitory that will cater to nearby schools, a set of idyllic low-rise apartments and lofts, and a townhouse villa component with limited edition designer homes by renowned architectural practice – Leandro V. Locsin and partners.
Sevina Park Villas, scheduled to be launched later this month and for turnover in the second quarter of 2021, will be composed of two, three, and four- bedroom villas that will open up to expansive courtyard gardens within each block.
Boutique developer with green sensibilities
All the villas will come equipped with an energy efficient building envelope; efficient lighting, energy and water fixtures; and will be Wi-Fi enabled and home automation ready. But the exclusive 4-bedroom Villa 170 unit type will have additional sustainable features such as a provision for solar power systems, enhanced indoor air quality by the mechanical exhaust, and the use of FSC-certified wood, which qualify them to become the first LEED certified home in the country.
“We are a boutique developer not in relation to size, but because of our attention to detail and desire to push the envelope in green development,” explained Leo T. Po, executive vice president, and treasurer of ArthaLand.
During the groundbreaking, Arthaland officials also inaugurated a nearby tree nursery and composting facility. A tree-planting activity was conducted in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to establish the company’s commitment to improving the environment and community around Sevina Park.