Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Following its internationalization strategy in Southeast Asia, the architectural firm Saraiva + Associados, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, developed the most ambitious residential project on Cebu Island, in The Philippines.

The Ground Breaking ceremony of the Lucima project, by the most prominent Filipino Real Estate Developer, ARTHALAND, took place on the 5th of July 2021.


The challenge was to design a residential building in the most important and cosmopolitan area of Cebu that would simultaneously transmit a contemporary and tropical spirit, combined with a sustainable way of life and well-being. Thus, through bevelled profile slabs, marking a sublime horizontal rhythm, a balance between full and empty is created where the texture of champagne-coloured lath marks the lightness of the 36 floors, in parallel with the development of a sustainable strategy to obtain LEED GOLD Pre-certification and WELL Building Standard.