Avant at the Fort is a residential high-rise condominium located at the corner of 26th Street and 3rd Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig. The BGC is an emerging business district thats home to several high-rise condominiums, restaurants, bars, and other business establishments.
This skyscraper has 38 stories with three basement parking levels. Avant at the Fort, developed by Brittany Corporation, offers more than 300 typical layout units, combination units, and loft type units.
The area where Avant at the Fort stands on is accessible from different points in Metro Manila like Alabang and Paranaque from the south; Quezon City fron the north; and Antipolo City and Rizal Province from the east. There are also three major routes to get to Bonifacio Global City, these are the EDSA, South Luzon Expressway, and C-5.
Moreover, Bonifacio Global City is home to several multinational corporations like HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, Hewlett-Packard, and more. There are also exclusive schools in the area like the International School Manila, British School Manila, Summit School, Global City Innovative College, Manila Japanese School.
Avant at the Fort was developed by Brittany Corporation, a member of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. that builds modern homes and residential skyscrapers in the Philippines. The project team that worked on this residential tower followed the green architecture concept when designing and constructing the high-rise residential tower. The main architect was Albert Yu of ASYA & Associates while the landscape architect was Paolo Alcazaren.
Other projects of Brittany Corporation are the CrossWinds, Portofino, The Islands, Georgia Club, Victorianne and Marfori at Lakefront City Central, Mosaic at Greenbelt, and KL Mosaic in Legazpi Village.
The construction of the residential structure started in the third quarter of 2008 and the initial turnover schedule was in the third quarter of 2011. However, the turnover was rescheduled to the first quarter of 2012.
Avant at the Fort was built on the last lot available in Bonifacio Global City that faces the Manila Golf Course. It occupies a total land area of 1,986 square meters with a building footprint of 913 square meters. It has 38 residential stories and three basement parking levels. The division in the floors of the high-rise condominium is as follows: the 1st to the 14th floors have a typical lay-out for studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units; the 15th to the 17th floors have a combination of the previously mentioned units, and on the 21st to the 30th floor are loft type units. The typical floor areas of the units are: Studio (36 square meters), one-bedroom (54 square meters), two-bedroom (84 square meters), three-bedroom (126 square meters), loft unit with one bedroom (52-65 square meters), and the loft unit with two bedrooms (87-88 square meters).
The main materials used in this skyscraper are glass and steel and other materials that supposedly do not trap heat inside the building. The structure is designed to allow cross-ventilation on all levels with larger windows, insulated glass, and a fence design which is inspired from the French espalier, the fence that allows the greens to come up without blocking the view. The garden area was also developed with the orientation of the sun in the afternoon in mind and to provide shade on the area. The walls are constructed in such a way that air can pass through while the heat reflective glass windows are tall and wide for improved views, lighting and ventilation.
Also, some of the amenities at Avant at the Fort are the high ceiling lobby, the lobby lounge, a gym, a sky garden, a free form pool with sundeck, 24 hour security, fitness center, club house, sauna and steam bath, LAN/Wireless LAN, laundry, maid service, cleaning and maintenance, front desk, 24 hour concierge, and more.