The Imperium at Capitol Commons joins The Royalton to be named one of Metro Manila’s safest residential towers to rise.
Capitol Commons will soon house two of Metro Manila’s safest residential towers—The Royalton, and The Imperium—according to Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) who are locally represented by Pimentel & Associates Engineering Consultant.
After the recent certification of Ortigas & Co.’s The Royalton, the developer has gained another for its second luxury residential tower to rise at Capitol Commons. Set to rise at the 10-hectare Pasig property, The Imperium also meets local code standards, and follows considerations that maintain the confidence of MKA. In the structural report prepared by MKA, it mentions that both structures would be able to withstand strong wind and seismic forces after utilizing the Performance-Based Seismic Design (PBSD) process.
The PBSD analyzes a building using advanced non-linear modeling techniques to see structural requirements based on the building’s height. At the same time, it utilizes state-of-the art computer simulation to capture the behavior of the structure for strong seismic ground motions and strong annual winds.
With structural design innovations in place, The Imperium will be one of the tallest residential towers in the world that utilized the PBSD process, towering at 62-storeys.
A luxurious home, a fortified castle
The Imperium features an architectural design that leans towards vertical lines, a circular form, and angled windows that are meant to provide the perfect view of the horizon, an unobstructed Ortigas skyline, and the Sierra Madre mountain range.
Apart from aesthetic considerations, The Imperium is engineered to stand strong. The residential tower will feature a ductile reinforced center core wall with buckling-restrained braces connected to exterior outrigger columns. This unique structural system allows the tower to have sufficient strength and stiffness to absorb significant energy generated during cyclic loading and have sufficient strength to resist all kinds of natural hazards. Moreover, the design allows the tower to have an open floor plate without perimeter beams, giving the 4 units to a floor the luxury of space.
“We want our future residents of The Imperium to truly feel they are living inside a castle. We can only do that when we match form and function,” says Joey Santos, the company’s SVP and General Manager of the Real Estate Division.
Apart from its seismic design, the tower has been tested at the Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI) wind tunnel facility to capture The Imperium’s site-specific wind pressure and building sway. Having these considerations has allowed the creation of its structural design to resist wind forces, and mitigate human occupancy discomfort.
The 62-storey high The Imperium offers units that range from 100 to 200 square meters at Ortigas & Company’s P25-billion mixed-use development, Capitol Commons. It is the second luxury residential tower within the development, alongside The Royalton. The Imperium will be turned over to residents by 2019.
Ortigas & Co., the developer behind well-loved residential, business, and commercial developments such as Valle Verde, Greenmeadows, Tiendesitas, Circulo Verde, and Capitol Commons, continues to bring people together in shared experiences and collective memories by building communities, by building life.
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