The world’s first livable art park is a two-hour drive from Manila
Batulao Artscapes features a floating chapel, an art park, and four museums
Oct 28, 2017
If you’re a fan of architecture, art, or both, you’re going to want to live in the world’s first livable art park.
A Philippine real estate development company presents Batulao Artscapes, a 140-hectare project featuring modern designer homes.
According to the current developments, Batulao Artscapes will have an art park and four museums designed by Pritzker Prize award-winning architects.
Expect man-made beaches, lakes, a floating chapel, as well as a relatively cool temperature. It is located south of Metro Manila in Barangay Kaylaway, Nasugbu, Batangas and has a proximity to the metro’s financial district. It’s a one to two-hour drive from Makati via four access points: Daang Hari Road toward Nasugbu-Kaybiang Tunnel, the Star Tollway to Tanauan exit, the South Luzon Expressway, and Cavite Expressway.
The museums are designed by Christian Portzamaparc for the Revolution Museum of Design and Architecture, Jean Nouvel Design for the Revolution Museum of Visual Arts, Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects for the Revolution Museum of Art and Technology, and Tange Associates for the Revolution Museum of Performing Arts. Batulao Artscapes, albeit being a state-of-the-art village, will promote pedestrian culture and encourage a sustainable way of life. Renowned Filipino architects like Ed Calma, Kenneth Cobonpue, and Budji Layug and Royal Pineda through Budji + Royal Architecture + Design are also featuring their homes here.
The concept of the neo-residential community is based on four components: Active, Creative, Festive, and Meditative. Active is for those who are inclined towards outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, and swimming; Creative for highlighting all art and design in designer homes, an art park, and the four museums; Festive is for themed celebrations, food concepts, and other festivities; and Meditative is for the health and wellness facilities like spas, a man-made lake for kayaking and boating, and a clubhouse for yoga.
Batulao Artscapes aims to target retirees, both local and foreign, who wish to retire and live in the Philippines.
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