Life University


CLIENT:Christ’s Commission Fellowship
MARKET:Institutional (School)
CFA/GFA:170, 000 sqm

CCF Life University aspires to add value to the vicinity by creating city spaces for the neighborhood. The masterplan’s central concept is to provide an equally high degree of accessibility for all its surroundings. Neither the front nor the back elevation has hierarchy, thus making all building entrances equally as inviting.

The site is located east of Eulogio Rodriguez Avenue Jr. or C5 Road, between the existing Grove Condominiums by Rockwell Land Corporation and the proposed SMDC Residences on the north. The Marikina River straddles across the eastern side of the site. On the west side of the site is the Glaston Tower – a mixed-use development consisting of 514.82 sqm commercial building and a 37,626.10 sqm office development. The existing CCF building sits atop this development along C5 Road and Ortigas Avenue. On the north side is an upcoming residential development from SMDC and on the south side is the development by Rockwell, The Grove.

The development will be guided by the following principles: (1) walkability and individual mobility, (2) green and social spaces, (3) sustainability, wellness and resiliency, (4) smart growth.

Indoor and outdoor areas are designed to support individual needs and encourage different ways of learning. The vitalized spaces also invite users to make use of both outdoor and indoor environments during the day and after hours, further establishing the campus as a community hub. The meandering roof terrace where students can meet to study or for a spot of rest and recreation is the crowning glory.

The CCF masterplan is designed for multiple levels of circulation. It also includes characteristics that support program elements such as academics, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The masterplan’s inclusion of pocket parks, green spaces and plazas accommodates different functions such as performances, open-air functions, events, and outdoor classes. Buildings and open spaces are juxtaposed to maintain views and foster connection to nature.

The conversation around architectural sustainability and green design has evolved to more directly address the health and wellness of individuals and communities. The CCF masterplan approaches focus on human wellness that encourage activity. And furthermore, it highly considers to bring and define identity, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, resiliency, infrastructure and efficient land use to its users.

Project Facts

  • Location: Ortigas, Pasig, Metro Manila Philippines
  • Site Area: 108,262 sqm (approx. 10.83 hectares)
  • Gross Floor Area: 800,000 sqm
  • Building Typology: Masterplan, Retail, Housing, Recreation, Park