Mezza Residence


CLIENT: SM Development Corporation
LOCATION:  Aurora Boulevard corner Araneta Avenue, Quezon City
MARKET: Residential
CFA/GFA: 139,930.84 sq. ft
SERVICES: Architecture

Mezza Residences initiates a mixed-use development, incorporating residential and commercial space into one building, advocating comfort and convenience of living for its users. Part of the unique quality of this building is a supermarket located at the lower floor to serve the residents and the general public.

One of the strengths of Mezza’s design is that the structure only occupies 28% of the entire property, allowing its residents to have a view of city life and enjoy the benefits of living next to nature by going vertical. As 72% of the building footprint is allotted to landscape and amenities for the occupants and users, people are encourage to enjoy the benefits of life’s pleasures and nature. Bringing them close together that eventually forms a community.

The design harmonizes relationships between human beings and nature with more than a thousand square meter of lawn at the podium surrounded with health walks and play area with 25 meter lap pool, Zen garden & other amenities. All these qualities uplift and nurture the human spirit and help ASYA discover and honor its purpose in the field of architecture.
Tinted glass panels were installed in the buildings to protect its users from glare and draw right amount of sunlight into the units and thru corridors that in turn would add to the building’s energy savings. Privacy is also one of design considerations for the comfort of its occupants that affect door placements and space design of the structure. Doors were located in a private and alternate manner for residents’ privacy. Ample spaces were also allotted around the building to ensure that every unit has unobstructed view of the city.

Window-to-wall ratio was taken to consideration to ensure the building’s natural light and ventilation that would allow reduction of building’s maintenance cost and increase in structure’s energy efficiency, as part of the overall design concept, Sustainable Architecture.

Mezza Design is a collaborative and a team effort between the owner and the architect. Intertwining two ideas into one, which form the new, sustainable and dynamic concept of Mezza Residences.