The Philippine Star

Pampanga soon to become home to world’s first livable food park


Revolution Precrafted, a builder and supplier of exclusive prefabrica­ted properties worldwide, has entered into a formal agreement with Central Country Estate Inc. (CCEI) for the constructi­on and delivery of precrafted homes and retail stores in a 70-hectare prime developmen­t in Lakeshore, Pampanga.

The project, named Revolution Flavorscap­es at Lakeshore, is the world’s first livable food park which would feature pop-up stores offering cuisines from 200 countries. The developmen­t boasts of groundbrea­king amenities including a Museum of Ice Cream, Museum of Candy, A Chocolate Gallery and a Microbrewe­ry with surroundin­g beer garden. There will also be a floating restaurant, floating cinema and amphitheat­er situated at the banks of Lakeshore’s 12-hectare man-made lake.

“This is another landmark project that will put Revolution Precrafted at the forefront of global architectu­re and innovation. We will supply $115.4 million to build more than 7,100 carefully curated prefabrica­ted homes that will soon rise on a lush space in The Lakeshore in Mexico, Pampanga, situated at a mere stone’s throw away from an existing manmade lake,” said Robbie Antonio, founder and CEO of Revolution Precrafted, the first and only unicorn startup in the Philippine­s.

In business usage, a unicorn is a startup firm that has been valued at over $1 billion. Other notable unicorn companies include Uber, Spotify, Airbnb and SpaceX. Revolution Precrafted has received internatio­nal recognitio­n for its prefabrica­ted homes and pavilions, designed by some 71 of the world’s most influentia­l and Pritzker-winning designers including French designer Jean Nouvel, celebrity singer Lenny Kravitz, Iraqi-British designer Zaha Hadid and home- grown designer Kenneth Cobonpue, among others.

Antonio revealed that Revolution Precrafted expects more than $345 million in revenues from the sale of the precrafted homes and popup retail stores, to be located in strategic areas around the developmen­t, in its first phase.

Revolution Flavorscap­es is an homage to Pampanga, which maintains its reputation as the food capital of the Philippine­s, he said.

“We all love food and we believe that there should be a community meant for all our foodies. The world’s first livable food park concept is another fresh concept which continues our tradition of bringing industry-first and world-first projects,” he added.

For his part, CCEI managing director Brian John Mangio said the master planned community will give residents the chance to experience a lakeside lifestyle, complete with a wide array of industry leading amenities.

“We are building a famileisur­e hub, a community swimming pool, a drive-by cinema, museums, spas, and sports center that will promote an active lifestyle. We will develop the property to ensure that there will be ample open spaces, where the residents can run, hike, and engage leisure activities. We are very excited about the project and we will reveal the new amenities in the coming Revolution Precrafted founder and CEO Robbie Antonio (right) and CCEI managing director Brian Mangio formalize the contract for the constructi­on and delivery of precrafted homes in the 70-hectare The Lakeshore in Pampanga. months,” Mangio said. The developmen­t of the

Revolution Precrafted will property is expected to start then build and supply prefabrica­ted in 2018 and will be completed homes to be shipped in phases. Developmen­t of the and installed in the community. master planned community It will feature 48 square meter and the constructi­on of the townhouses called Revolution houses is expected to be comAlcove priced at an introducpl­eted over three years. tory price of P1.8 million; 60 “We are proud to deliver square meter single attached another unique and worldfirst units called Revolution Cocoon community. We will conpriced at P2.16 million; and 72 tinue to develop ground breaksquar­e meter origin squared ing projects to democratiz­e units called Revolution Nest art, design and architectu­re by priced at P2.52 million. making design driven homes,

Meanwhile, the retail pop more accessible to people stores will be sold at P6.2 milthrough­out the world,” Antolion each. nio added.

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