City Perspective with East Grid Master Plan

The East Grid

Master Planning Mixed Use
Client:
Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM)
Location:
Quezon City, Philippines
Year:
2019
Status:
Concept
Storeys:
41 (Phase 1), 46 (Phase 2), 47 (Phase 3)
CFA:
558,842 sqm
Project Team:

William Ti Jr.
Fernando C. Cunanan Jr.
Chyenno Que
Monica Sunga
Mark Rosales

Sarah Meouche
Janica Briones

The East Grid is a masterplan development proposal for the Diliman Property located in Quezon City’s CBD. The proposal is the winning entry for the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) design competition to develop their Diliman property into a high-rise mixed-use development, integrating retail and office spaces. The proposal aims to develop the 5.19-hectare property into a mixed-use office development integrated with wellness and commercial elements. Its name derives from the site’s location in the East Triangle while the ‘Grid’ represents power grids representing the four companies’ work in the power sector as well as Locsin’s grid of columns. The site is located at an intersection point of QC’s thriving areas including: Diliman, Bagong Pag-asa, West Triangle, South Triangle and Pinyahan. The Diliman property is easily accessible through different public transportations along EDSA, Q. Ave and Agham road making it a strong hub and a gathering point. The East Grid aims to activate the Agham Rd.

The East Grid - Psalm Design competition winner integrates a multidimensional landscape extends the greenery vertically to create diverse community experiences
Located in Quezon City, the East Grid - Psalm Design competition winner aims to create centrality and convert the development into a major anchor point for the city
The site is located at an intersection point of QC’s thriving areas including: Diliman, Bagong Pag-asa, West Triangle, South Triangle and Pinyahan.

The Locsin Grid

The East Grid Masterplan highlights journey as the tying element to the different components of the site. The journey is not only physical and spatial – the experience of exploring the East Grid, but also metaphorical. The Locsin grid is used to inform the landscape and circulation paths as a way of creating conversation between the past, the present and the future. The massing of the East Grid is a reflection of the Locsin building. The decks bridging the six towers highlight the importance of collaboration and communicate that the community is stronger together.

The East Grid Masterplan highlights journey as the tying element to the different components of the site.
Along the grid lines of the master plan is a gradual increase of vegetation that identifies the active and passive spaces.
Psalm East Grid creates a dialogue between the past and the future.

LANDSCAPE

The landscaping of the development creates dynamic circulation paths. Copious amounts of plants and greenery are integrated not only on the ground plane but on multiple levels as well. The gradual transition of activites from active to passive can be experienced as one moves throughout the open spaces.

The master plan integrates engaging natural systems offering opportunities for biodiversity and city activity in the area.
The East Grid incorporates a multidimensional landscape that extends the landscape vertically to create diverse community experiences.
The East Grid incorporates a multidimensional landscape into the design
The elevated planes at the East Grid includes wellness decks, outdoor theatres, and multi-purpose deck.
Psalm East Grid Landscape design on the ground plane includes the entrance plaza, central park, sacred garden, and promenades.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is a integrated and embodied in the design of the East Grid. A wooden waffle grid was chosen to complement the timber construction of the podiums and the extension of the Locsin grid. High performance glazing on low-emissivity glass reduces glare and heat gain as well as allows the towers to blend into the sky. In addition, wind, water and energy are integrated for a holistic and forward-thinking development.

Psalm East Grid embodies sustainability and anticipate future needs in terms of energy, wind, water and materials
Strategically located solar PV Panels and smart metering system allow an increase in energy efficiency at the East Grid.
Psalm East Grid features sustainability using wind tunnels as a cooling strategy
Psalm East Grid features a rainwater harvesting system that also acts as prevention for flash flooding.
The East Grid building facade uses wooden waffle grids that act as sun shading.
Psalm East Grid integrates sustainability through strategies involving water harvesting, energy efficiency, and optimized materiality

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