Different from the other condominium developments at Pico de Loro, Freia’s unit owners will enjoy amenities that will be made exclusive to them.
It will be the only condominium to have its own swimming pools, function rooms, lush gardens and pocket parks.
The existing condos—Jacana, Myna, Miranda, Carola —do not have their own amenities except for their parking spaces. Unit owners of the earlier developments will have to go to the beach or country club if they want to go swimming or use a function room.
Each unit in Freia will also be furnished with basic appliances such as a refrigerator, cooktop stove, water heater and air conditioning units so future owners can move in right away. Of course, Freia will also have its own professional property manager, full-time security and will have 100 percent backup power.
Not sparing any expense for Freia, SM Prime got internationally renowned Singapore-based architect Broadway Malyan to do the concept drawings, while design duo Budji Layug and Royal Pineda were tapped for the interiors of the building.
In line with Hamilo Coast’s commitment to the environment, sustainable green building strategies are expected to be integrated within the luxury residential development. Freia’s hallways will have natural lighting and ventilation so that there will be no need for 24/7 air conditioning.
The building will also feature a photovoltaic roof. Solar panels will be installed to provide power to the common area lighting.
Other sustainable strategies will be waste segregation, recycling and rain water harvesting.
“There will be a giant water tank underneath Freia which will collect all that rainwater that will be used for irrigation, especially since Freia will have a lot of gardens,” Ortiga further noted.
SM Prime plans to break ground for Freia before the first half of the year ends. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
The four-year timetable may seem like a stretch for just a 13-storey condominium. But Ortiga explained that construction cannot be done on the weekends and on days when Pico de Loro Cove is at its busiest.
Of course, comfort is top priority for unit owners and beach and country club members.