Artist’s rendition on Avia Estate master-planned township

Alsons Dev’s newest township in Alabel, Sarangani is set to be built on passion and expertise.

A lot of people might be familiar with the Makati Central Business District. With its seamless harmony between pedestrians and vehicles, it is one of the best examples of a carefully-crafted urban space in the Philippines. But did you know its re-designed people-friendly streets are the handiwork of landscape architect and urban planner Paulo Alcazaren and his multidisciplinary design firm, PGAA Creative Design? This is the same team whom Alsons Development and Investment Corporation (Alsons Dev) forged a partnership with for its master-planned township, in Alabel, Sarangani, Avia Estate.

The Experts Behind Avia Estate

Arch. Alcazaren has over three decades of experience as an urban planner and landscape architect, earning him prestigious design awards from esteemed organizations, including the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects, the Kuala Lumpur City Council, and the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects. In 2002, he was named Outstanding Professional of the Year in Landscape Architecture and received the Philippine Federation of Professional Associations (PFPA) Excellence Award in 2009, recognizing him as one of the top ten professionals in the country across all fields. Alcazaren was also honored with the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining in Architecture and Allied Arts in 2015, highlighting his contributions to the industry.

The design firm he helms, PGAA Creative Design, has over fifty projects in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, and has earned multiple awards for its exceptional work. These awards include the NCCA Haligi ng Dangal Awards for Iloilo Esplanade and Ortigas Elevated Plaza & Walkways, the GantimPALA Merit Award for Be Grand Resort, and the Gold Award at the Good Design Awards Philippines for the Makati Urban Patios Project, to name a few. Furthermore, PGAA was responsible for the impressive designs of Summit Ridge Tagaytay, Capitol Commons, Bellevue Resort Bohol, and Hotel Intercontinental in Singapore.

Alsons Dev and PGAA’s Vision Coming Together

Leveraging nearly half a century of expertise and building upon PGAA’s four decades of professional design consultancy in planning, urban design, and landscape architecture across Southeast Asia, Arch. Alcazaren now collaborates with Alsons Dev’s accomplished development team to meticulously craft a visionary master plan for Avia Estate, creating a refreshingly distinct destination for Sarangani.

This remarkable partnership promises an ideal harmony between residential areas and commercial spaces, fostering a strong sense of place and community for those who choose to invest, establish businesses, or reside at Avia Estate. To bring this vision to life, the master plan encompasses thoughtfully-arranged building clusters, expansive green spaces, smooth flow for vehicles and pedestrians, a bicycle-friendly environment, and ample parking facilities, among others.

A Lifestyle Destination For All

Avia Estate aims to be an example of innovation, passion and unwavering dedication of both Arch. Alcazaren, PGAA, and Alsons Dev to create a space that goes beyond expectations—a place where the best life takes shape. With its strategic location, top-of-the-line amenities, and commitment to excellence, Avia Estate stands as a promising example of what a well-crafted master plan can accomplish.

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