Philamlife Tower

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Philamlife Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 8767 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Coordinates 14°33′26.37″N 121°1′19.11″E / 14.5573250°N 121.0219750°E / 14.5573250; 121.0219750Coordinates: 14°33′26.37″N 121°1′19.11″E / 14.5573250°N 121.0219750°E / 14.5573250; 121.0219750
Construction started 1996
Opening 2000
Owner Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company, Philam Properties Corporation, PERF Realty Corporation, and Social Security System
Management Philam Properties Corporation
Height
Roof 200 m (656.17 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 48 aboveground, 5 belowground
Floor area 900,000 sq ft (83,612.74 m2)
Lifts/elevators 21
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP - New York, in cooperation with W.V. Coscolluela & Associates
Developer Philam Properties Corporation
Structural engineer Aromin & Sy + Associates, Inc.
Main contractor E.E. Black, Ltd. / EEI Corporation J.V.
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

The Philamlife Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati City, Philippines. It is owned and developed by Philam Properties Corporation, the real estate arm of the Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philamlife).[6] Standing at 200 metres (656 feet), it is currently the 7th-tallest building in Makati City, and is the 14th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well. The building has 48 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking.[2]

Location[edit]

The building is located inside the Makati Central Business District along Paseo de Roxas Avenue in Makati City, just a few meters away from its intersection with Ayala Avenue. The site, directly across from the Ayala Triangle, offers a superb opportunity to take advantage of views of Metro Manila. It is a walk away from most of Makati's other major office buildings including the current tallest building in the country, the PBCom Tower, and entertainment centers like Glorietta, Greenbelt and Ayala Center.[6] //

Design[edit]

The Philamlife Tower was designed by local architecture firm W.V. Coscolluela & Associates, which have renowned international architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP as its conceptual design consultant.[2] Project and construction management works was provided by American firm Turner International and local company Jose Aliling & Associates,[8][10] while construction of the building was made by the general contractor company EEI Corporation.[9]

It was conceived and designed as a world-class intelligent office building, whose architectural elements were generated by the cultural and climatic context of The Philippines and Manila's position in a global economy [3]

The 48-storey office building boasts of large column-free floor plates,[7] and uses fully unitized curtainwall of glass, aluminium panel and granite. The tower proper is incorporated into the system horizontal sunscreens, vertical fins, light bullnoses, crown lighting and balcony trellises. Shallow and deep-set cladding was used extensively on the building envelope.[1] The entrance facades employed mirror stainless steel shopfronts, capped with functional sculpted canopies in hairline finish. This makes Philamlife Tower a benchmark in exterior wall design and function.[11]

Amenities[edit]

Among its many features include: 100% raised flooring, a state-of-the-art feature that provides space beneath the floor for cabling and wiring, advanced structured cabling systems, automatic parking sensor system, double paned curtain wall, fully integrated building management and proximity card access system, provision for 24 -hour air conditioning, 16 high speed elevators, and a helipad.[6][7] It also has eight corner offices per floor to a private club facility, as well as, a cafeteria for tenants.[10]

The Philamlife building incorporates 60,000 m2 of prime leasable office space, an exclusive private club facility, two major banking halls and required support services.[3]

It also has The Tower Club, a private business club for elite corporate executives at the 33rd and 34th floor. The Club has an executive boardroom, six function or private dining rooms, two world class restaurants and a bar of international standards, all of which are perfect for either business or relaxation. The Club also houses a fitness center and spa to allow members to enjoy a moment of tranquility amidst the stresses of the day. [7][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emporis.com Philamlife Tower, Makati
  2. ^ a b c Skyscraperpage.com Philamlife Tower
  3. ^ a b c Manila Office Space Philamlife Tower
  4. ^ Aromin & Sy + Associates Our Projects
  5. ^ Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of April 2008)
  6. ^ a b c d Philam Properties Corporation Philam Properties
  7. ^ a b c d Philippine Business Magazine Philippine Business Magazine: Volume 9 No. 1 "Towers of Power"
  8. ^ a b Jose Aliling & Associates Projects - Office Buildings
  9. ^ a b EEI Corporation List of Completed Projects - Building Projects - Office
  10. ^ a b Turner Construction Company Projects - Philamlife Tower
  11. ^ Builders Federal Group Philamlife Tower
  12. ^ The Tower Club About Tower Club

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