February 2, 2023

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Ayala Land and Eton Properties unveil the Parklinks Estate’s iconic bridge

At 35 hectares, Parklinks, a property that embodies a sustainable, healthier way of living, working and playing, will be the largest mixed-use development along the prime C5 corridor. It is also touted as the greenest urban estate by Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and Eton Properties Philippines, Inc. (EPPI) in Metro Manila, with 50% of the land dedicated to open space.

One of the most distinctive features of the property is the Parklinks Bridge. Inspired by modern European bridges, the Parklinks Bridge simulates a cable-stayed bridge with a 40 meter high arch that diagonally spans the 110 meter long and 25 meter wide road deck structure. The bridge connects Quezon City and Pasig City across the Marikina River. Both companies envisioned not only a functional landmark, but one that would signify harmony as it connects two major cities. Pedestrians and cyclists can also freely enter the bridge via the designated lanes, allowing everyone to commute safely and comfortably within and around the urban center.

With its expansive open spaces, Parklinks is redefining what it means to live, work and play in an urban environment – ​​an environment that promotes a healthier lifestyle. Robert Lao, Senior Vice President and Group Head of Ayala Land Estates, expressed the shared vision of ALI and EPPI: “Both parties believe that finding a balance between profitability and sustainability is important and has our common belief prompted us to create an estate that will introduce a new way of urban living.” He continued: “Tonight we will be inaugurating the Parklinks bridge, the most iconic feature of the estate, which will boost connectivity in this part of the Metro improved.”

On behalf of Hon. Joy Belmonte, Mayor of Quezon City, Hon. Gian Sotto, Vice Mayor of Quezon City, stated, “This bridge will undoubtedly become a popular tourist destination while also serving as a connecting structure.”

(L-R) Mr. Robert Lao, Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Ayala Land Estates; Loreta Malaluan, Regional Director, DPWH National Capital Region; atty Romando Artes, Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority; Lucio Tan III; Kyle Tan; Hon. Vico Sotto, Mayor of Pasig; Dona Carmen Tan; dr Lucio Tan; Fernando Zobel de Ayala; Bea Zobel de Ayala Jr.; Hon. Gian Sotto, Vice Mayor of Quezon City; Patsy Zobel de Ayala; Alex Floro; Catherine Zobel De Ayala; Sofia Zobel Elizalde; Patxi Elizalde; Jaime Alfonso Zobel de Ayala; Eduardo Zobel; Jaime Zobel Urquijo; Toti Bengzon, Senior Vice President and CFO of Ayala Land; Dan Abando, President of Makati Development Corporation

Say hello to a new and iconic bridge

The inauguration of the Parklinks Bridge demonstrates the successful partnership between two of the Philippines’ most established developers: Ayala Land and Eton Properties.

Together with structural engineers Systra Philippines and Systra Korea, ALI and EPPI created an iconic design with 20 steel cables suspended from the arch. The cables are arranged asymmetrically, creating a dramatic and interesting backdrop that changes from different angles. Ultimately, the design and architecture of Parklinks Bridge represents the elegance of synergy.

(L-R) Jaime Zobel Urquijo; Patxi Elizalde; Sofia Zobel Elizalde; Fernando Zobel de Ayala; Bea Zobel de Ayala Jr.; Catherine Zobel De Ayala; Hon. Vico Sotto, Mayor of Pasig; Hon. Gian Sotto, Vice Mayor of Quezon City; Patsy Zobel de Ayala; Alex Floro; Jaime Alfonso Zobel de Ayala; Edward Zobel

The Parklinks Bridge will create a new route that will help ease vehicular traffic in Northeast and East Metro Manila. DPWH Undersecretary Roberto Bernardo and MMDA Chairman Atty. Romand Artes, along with local government representatives Pasig City Mayor Hon. Vico Sotto and Quezon City Vice. Mayor Gian Sotto graces the inauguration event to show their unity and support for the newest architectural landmark. The event will highlight the ceremonial lighting of the Parklinks Bridge, fitted with Philips Color Kineticks LED Luminaires from Signify Philippines and installed by Lythaus Lighting Supply.

From the group that brought the Festival of Lights to Ayala Triangle Gardens, Parklinks Bridge will also have their very own light and sound show this holiday season. Residents of Pasigueños and Quezon City as well as other visitors are all welcome to gather at the estate and discover the latest development from Ayala Land while enjoying the holiday celebrations. The Parkinks Bridge of Lights runs every hour from 6pm to 9pm. Fridays and Saturdays through January 7, 2023.

The famous Parklinks Bridge connects Pasig City and Quezon City across the Marikina River; Families can catch the Parkinks Bridge of Lights show every hour from 6pm to 9pm. Fridays and Saturdays through January 7, 2023

The Parklinks property is carefully landscaped to create an environment that will offer future residents, office workers and locators a wealth of benefits including better overall health, a more active lifestyle and cleaner air. The park system, anchored by a 3-acre central park for events on the estate, includes an esplanade, river park terraces and riparian gardens encouraging the community to engage with the river as it offers better visibility and access as well running and cycling routes.

Hon. Vico Sotto, Mayor of Pasig, stated, “When we look at this Parklinks property, we actually see the last major open space in our city.” He continued, “It was great news for us that we could open the open spaces will be preserved, the riverbanks will be developed and the green spaces will be preserved, if not improved.”

Kyle Tan, Executive Director of Eton Properties Philippines added: “We wanted people to have the best of both worlds, in the sense that we wanted people to have the conviction of living in a highly urban place, without the congestion or feeling of hustle and bustle that an urbanized location generally entails.”

The development will also introduce a new standard for waterfront living with ALI’s flagship residential brands – Ayala Land Premier and Alveo. Ayala Land Premier previously launched Parklinks North and South Towers while Alveo launched The Lattice Tower 1.

Parklinks will be accessible via C5, Amang Rodriguez Avenue and Ortigas Avenue. Additional connections to the neighboring communities of the property such as Circulo Verde and Metropoli are also planned.

For more updates, see Parklinks and Ayala Land at www.ayalaland.com.ph. You can also access Parklinks @ParklinksPH on Facebook and @parklinks on Instagram; and Ayala Land @officialayalaland on Facebook and @ayalaland on Instagram.