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Andrew Tan taps world-renowned firm to build first-of-its-kind luxury village

Parks, gardens, a tropical Clubhouse, and other resort-inspired amenities abound at Megaworld’s Maple Grove Park Village in Cavite

Bilyonaryo Andrew Tan’s Megaworld is raising the bar even higher when it comes to horizontal residential development, after commissioning global design firm Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) to design Maple Grove Park Village as a luxury resort- inspired residential community.

With offices in United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, and more, WATG is the same group behind some of the world’s most extraordinary resort destinations like Shangri-La Maldives, Sofitel Bali in Indonesia, Atlantis The Palm in Dubai, as well as Shangri-La Boracay and Hilton Manila here in the Philippines.

The 22-hectare Maple Grove Park Village is the first upscale residential village set to rise inside the 140-hectare Maple Grove township in General Trias, Cavite. Entering the Village will immediately make one feel as if they’re arriving at a luxury resort spa, as it will be highlighted by up to 10 different lush parks and communal gardens inspired by spa and wellness landscapes and activities for its future residents.

These include Color Gardens (Chroma-therapy) featuring brightly colored trees and
alleys filled with flowers; a Garden of Tranquility featuring an enclosed reflection lawn, an
open lawn, together with herbs and vegetable plots; Edible Gardens that come with fruit-
bearing trees, picnic tables, and play structures; an Aromatherapy Garden with aromatic
plants, picnic areas, and yoga and meditation platforms; and Fitness and Activity
Gardens that come with a basketball court, outdoor fitness equipment, fitness pods and
stations, open lawn areas, picnic shelter, and various play structures.

These include Color Gardens (Chroma-therapy) featuring brightly colored trees and alleys filled with flowers; a Garden of Tranquility featuring an enclosed reflection lawn, an open lawn, together with herbs and vegetable plots; Edible Gardens that come with fruit- bearing trees, picnic tables, and play structures; an Aromatherapy Garden with aromatic plants, picnic areas, and yoga and meditation platforms; and Fitness and Activity Gardens that come with a basketball court, outdoor fitness equipment, fitness pods and stations, open lawn areas, picnic shelter, and various play structures.

Maple Grove Park Village is inspired by contemporary tropical architecture that naturally exudes a sense of ease and warmth and is perfectly suited for a resort-style

residential setting. The Village is strategically located in the more secluded part of Maple Grove to give residents exclusivity and privacy, while still allowing them to have access to all the modern conveniences that the township has to offer. Maple Grove Park Village mirrors the feel and ambiance of luxury spa resorts to create an oasis of wellness that will allow residents to enjoy and unwind after their busy everyday schedules,” says Eugene Em Lozano, first vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld.

Finding serenity close to home
Aside from curated parks and lush, open spaces, another highlight of Maple Grove Park Village will be the Clubhouse.

Here, future residents will be welcomed through a walkway garden with floating steps as they make their way to the different areas inside.

These include a floating garden, an aromatic and sensory garden, an al fresco lounge deck, as well as a wellness pool, pool deck with loungers, a lap pool with pool beds, kids pool, and Jacuzzi.

There’s also a kid’s club and an outdoor kid’s play area, lawn areas, cabanas, a barbecue and picnic area.

Other amenities that will be available to future residents also include a function hall and a pre-function area, meeting room, fitness gym, movement studio, massage room, steam room, and male and female changing rooms with lockers and toilet and bath.

Maple Grove Park Village features 377 lots ranging in size from 280 square meters up to more than 500 square meters. Lots will be ready for turnover to owners by 2026, and Megaworld is expected to generate P6.5-billion in sales for this project.

Nearly 40% of the entire village will be allocated to green and open spaces. It will also have an underground cabling system, with provisions for fiber-optic cables.

 

Dubbed “Cavite’s first-ever modern central business district,” Maple Grove also features residential condominiums, office towers, a soon-to-rise lifestyle mall, a transport hub, and its very own McDonald’s store now known as the biggest in Cavite.

The township also boasts a variety of sustainability features, such as a Rainwater Park, which is a two-hectare tree park designed to be a catchment basin for rainwater runoff, a landscape drip irrigation system, bike lanes, pocket gardens and tree parks, as well as vertical gardens in various buildings around the township.

There’s also the six-lane Maple Grove Boulevard that traverses the township. It will also have its own chapel, biking and jogging track, and futsal field.

Maple Grove is only about 30 to 45 minutes away from the Makati CBD and Fort Bonifacio, and can be accessed via the Coastal Road and the Manila–Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX).

 

Its strategic location makes it accessible to future road networks and key infrastructure projects, including the LRT-1 Cavite extension, the Sangley Point International Airport, the CAVITEX-CALAX link, Cavite-Tagaytay- Batangas Expressway (CTBex), and the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge.