DAVAO, PHILIPPINES—The pandemic has failed to derail Davao-based property developer Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) in implementing its projects as early this month, the company broke ground on the first set of homes in Ameria, the 8.9-hectare residential component of the township project Agriya in Panabo City.
For this project, DLI partnered with Connovate Philippines (connovate.ph), a provider of high-performance building technology from Denmark that ensures the creation of a higher home quality than those found in the market today.
Aside from the 14,000 psi panels, Connovate’s technology allows for a shorter construction duration with the use of precast panels that contain less cement, thus requiring less energy, making it environment-friendly.
“We are honored to be the first developer to introduce this eco-friendly Danish building technology in Mindanao as it stays true to our heritage in agriculture,” said DLI’s head Ricardo F. Lagdameo.
Connovate Philippines has also set up its factory at the Anflo Industrial Estate, a Philippine Economic Zone Authority-accredited economic zone located near the project. The industrial estate is another project of DLI.
Lagdameo, grandson of company founder Don Antonio O. Floirendo, said that the project would serve as testament to the company’s core competency of tapping the latest technology in providing for the needs of its customers.
“We are pleased to be able to begin home construction as we look forward to welcoming homeowners to Agriya by next year. It’s exciting for everyone involved as this project is a first of its kind in the region,” said Lagdameo, whose company is among the few companies that have been recognized by the industry.
The houses in Ameria will showcase California mission style architecture, and will feature bungalows and two-story house models, accentuated with amenities such as a village clubhouse, multipurpose hall, swimming pool, open parks, pocket gardens and playgrounds.
The company is set to introduce the model house before the end of the first quarter and eventually start the turnover of the units by the next semester.
But even before it could start the construction, Ameria already brought recognition to the company as it won as the Best Housing Development for Metro Davao in the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.
The main project, Agriya, was also recognized as the Best Residential Green Development and Best Township Development by the same award-giving body.
The 88-hectare Agriya, an agropolis with residential, commercial, institutional and agritourism components, is blending nature with modern life as it also highlights the main backbone of the entire conglomerate which is agriculture. It also highlights sustainability and good agricultural practices.
DLI also brought home the Best Boutique Developer recognition for implementing Agriya as the project sets to redefine property development in Mindanao by bringing to life its deep connection to agriculture in all of its projects, while at the same time paying homage to the rich culture of Mindanao.