How Shang Properties rises to every occasion

By Ar. John Ian Lee Fulgar@fulgararchi

September 17, 2022 12:00:00

Architects, planners and appraisers are well-versed in the importance of the site or location in making or breaking a design decision. What if we turn it around and see how a design decision can affect the site? Shang Properties, a leader in luxury, has been doing it for years, and one of its project, “The Rise,” is proof of how context can make any location extraordinary.

Captivating architecture

The Rise is a 59-story condominium complex located in Makati City’s San Antonio Village, close to the city’s central business district (CBD). Its location lies at the center of the developing North Makati (NOMA) sector, just 8 minutes by foot from the Makati CBD.

The Rise is a unique residential and commercial complex that combines renowned international architectural and interior design with Shang Properties’ hallmark build quality.It has a distinctive design that skillfully unites luxury, convenience, seclusion and leisure in a single contemporary high-rise structure. Its building form features a windmill-like figure, making it an iconic landmark. Although its appearance draws immense attention from potential investors, the development also offers sufficient ventilation and natural light, allowing residents to enjoy the ambiance.

By an established property developer

The mastermind behind The Rise is Shang Properties Inc. It belongs to the development division of the Kuok Group of Malaysia and has been active in the development sector since 1987. Since then, Shang Properties has envisioned itself to become the best residential and commercial development manager and lead developer in the Philippines.

The Shangri-La Plaza Mall, One Shangri-La Place, Shang Salcedo Place, The St. Francis Shangri-La Place, The Shang Residences at Wack-Wack, and Horizon Homes are all owned and managed by Shang Properties.

In a high-potential location

San Antonio Village, also known as Barangay San Antonio, is one of the safest, most tranquil and well-run neighborhoods in Makati City. Residents can have easy access to De La Salle University, DLSU College of St. Benilde, St. Scholastica’s College Manila, as well as other universities in the university belt, including the University of the Philippines Manila, Philippine Normal University, Arellano University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and the Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Recognizing the impact of The Rise on its location

Due to its proximity to the most prestigious educational institutions and the CBD, The Rise caters to single professionals, students and growing families. Young professionals can also benefit from the close vicinity of the offices bordering Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, and Valero Street by strolling there to get some exercise and take in the sights of the concrete jungle.

At first glance, The Rise’s location seems to be the standard among most condominium developments.

Introducing the luxury the Shang way

How is The Rise adjusting to the neighborhood in light of Shang Properties’ upscale reputation? The explanation lies in its prominent ability to introduce the concept of luxury to the surrounding area.

With world-class amenities, contemporary aesthetics, and immense popularity backed by a reputable property developer, projects of Shang Properties like The Rise can instantly upscale any standard location, just like how Edsa Shangri-la’s presence positively affected market values at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and Edsa. Therefore, it inspires the rest of the community to invest in high-end designs, architecture, and other outdoor elements.

Maintaining familial virtues

At the same time, The Rise learned how to adapt to the community where it belongs. Such adaptation works for residents who seek to build relationships inside and outside their units. Primarily due to its location in a bourgeoning art district, this is the perfect location for upholding familial values and initiating social activities for the rest of the community. As we all know, more people congregating in concentrated areas makes them highly likely to be real estate potential.

Rise above the rest

Premium, convenient, and creative, The Rise has all the reasons to be a magnet for people and businesses that seek to have a taste of what it means to rise above the rest.

The author ( is one of the premium architects in the Philippines who assists local and international clients in enhancing hotels, condominiums, museums, and commercial and mixed-use township developments with distinctive and forward-thinking design specialties for the real estate industry.

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