CLIENT: SM Development Corporation
MARKET: Residential
SERVICES: Architecture, MEFPS
LOCATION: 2248-2254 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1233 Metro Manila

Mint Residences is nestled along Chino Roces Avenue in a neighborhood part of an exciting area in the Makati City center – home to a cluster of skyscrapers and vibrant leisure attractions. Mint’s narrative speaks of a metropolitan lifestyle where quiet calm and restless energy thrive together. It encompasses all the benefits of Makati, living with less of the congestion and more on easy access in and out of the city. After every bustling day, residents can come home to a relaxing haven, an oasis to call their own.

The project’s dynamic presence is accomplished by its distinctive façade, which resembles a single mint leaf. Its stalk sprouts from its two central columns at the ground floor and rises to the pinnacle of the tower with its veins branching out symmetrically on each side. The skin of the building is articulated with an interplay of materials and provides a uniform but flexible envelope that accommodates both the structure and openings. The same strokes of white horizontal curvatures that resemble the leaf’s veins are applied across the facade as a solid ribbon, bringing life into the building and converging the base and the tower. Similar to most of SMDC’s projects, Mint is strategically designed from the inside out, placing comfort and awe-inspiring views above everything else, all for the enjoyment of the guests and tenants. View analysis and unit type synthesis informed the T-shaped tower concept accented by white and gray linear motions which become more dramatic as it rises further from the street.

The experience of Mint Residences begins with an elegant drop-off, giving residents a degree of privacy and security atypical of other prosaic buildings. This sense of welcome is even more amplified with the water feature and art installation at the roundabout. Although Mint is situated at an area where every establishment is nearby, commercial spaces are available at the ground floor for optimal convenience.

Muted tones, natural materials and opiate textures are among the themes that connect Mint’s frontage to the rest of the tenant experience. Upon arriving at the podium, residents are welcomed with a slew of amenities that offer wellness and recreation. Nature is a stimulating inspiration for the amenity deck:

lush green landscapes, sparkling blue pools, light wood finishes, calm gushing waters from the floating deck and river stones pathways for reflexology enthusiasts make for the quintessential illustration of relaxation. Spectacular facilities, like the gym, play area, and function room, make it one of the most desirable place to live. After enjoying the podium amenities, take time to fully rejuvenate with spectacular 360 degree views of the city through its sky deck. Guests and tenants can lounge and replenish as they watch the city transition from day to night.

Calling Mint Residence home means enjoying a haven of peace and quiet above the vibrant, dynamic, and bustling city of Makati. It incorporates an overall modest yet luxurious design, suitable for the contemporary cosmopolitan lifestyle that branches from a sense of calm and provides a relaxing abode to come home to.