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|Location||Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) corner Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|Developer||SM Prime Holdings|
|Management||SM Prime Holdings|
|No. of stores and services||750 shops, 250 dining establishments|
|No. of anchor tenants||18|
|Total retail floor area||392,980 m2 (4,230,000 sq ft) (Main Building + The Mega Atrium + Carpark C)|
|Parking||Over 5,000 cars|
|No. of floors||5 + Basement|
|Website||SM Megamall Official Website|
SM Megamall is a shopping mall located in the Ortigas business district of Metro Manila, Philippines. It is one of the largest SM Supermall developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall operator in the Philippines owned by Henry Sy Sr. The mall has two buildings interconnected with a bridge and occupies a land area of approximately 21 hectares and has a total floor area estimated at 392,000 m2 (4,220,000 sq ft), making it the second largest shopping mall in the country. The mall has a maximum capacity of 4 million people. It is as large as the Changi Airport Terminal 2 in Singapore.
- 1 History
- 2 Buildings
- 3 Expansion
- 4 Anchors
- 5 Other Anchors
- 6 Proposals
- 7 Incidents and Accidents
- 8 Events
- 9 Gallery
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The mall was built in 1989 and opened its doors on June 28, 1991, the third SM Supermall ever built by Henry Sy Sr before SM Prime Holdings was publicly listed, after SM City Sta. Mesa and the SM City North EDSA. SM Megamall is located in the Ortigas Center, at the portion encompassed by Mandaluyong City. It stands along the main EDSA thoroughfare and is almost adjacent to the Manila Metro Rail Transit(MRT) Ortigas station. SM Megamall was the largest mall in the country for a 17-year period, but when SM Mall of Asia was built, it was ranked third largest in the country by floor area, measuring 331,679 square meters of total retail floor area and seventh largest in the world after SM North (which is the 1st in the country and second in the world). It also boasted the first ice skating rink but now removed and one of the first trade halls in the country.
The mall is located in close-proximity to several other shopping centers and malls. It is across the street from another shopping destination, St. Francis Square, which has branches of some shops restaurants also found in SM Megamall. Some of the more notable shopping malls nearby are Robinsons Galleria, Shangri-la Plaza, Starmall, EDSA Central and The Podium; the latter is also owned by SM Megamall's parent company, SM Prime Holdings. SM Megamall became 2009's Philippine Retail Association's (PRA) Shopping Center of the Year and in October 2011, the new facade changed the logo of SM Megamall from old one to new one.
In a study done on the world's largest shopping malls by Eastern Connecticut State University, the mall was ranked seventh among the world's largest shopping malls by "ground level area", and was the third largest mall in the Philippines, below the SM Mall of Asia and SM City North EDSA.
The mall has two main buildings. Building A features the SM Cinemas, Food Court, Toy Kingdom and other anchor tenants. There also was once a bowling alley. However, this has now been removed. The Atrium is often rented out for events and in-mall concerts. Building B features the SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, Cyberzone and other anchor tenants. The Bridgeway connecting the two main buildings of the mall contains several eateries. While the mall itself closes at a set time (usually 10:00am – 9:00pm on ordinary days). The Megastrip portion of the mall is located on the outskirts of the building premises and is usually open until midnight. Several shops and restaurants can be found in the Megastrip. This section of the mall was completed in 2009.
The approximate 16,000m2 Megamall Atrium is an addition to the existing 2 buildings. The Atrium fully bridges the gap between Buildings A & B. Completed in 2008, the Atrium features various choices of shops and restaurants.
Design & Interiors
The design of the mall is very modern. Upscale retail shops and restaurants are planned around a circular atrium with an area of 452 sqm. Access to the center is designed to offer an air of drama and surprise. Off the existing bridgeway, the visitor approaches the center through a low-ceiling hallway that widens toward the cylindrical skylight. Dynamic non-concentric circles on the floor are achieved with the application of yellow tiles of varied hues. An equally dynamic skylight design matches the non-concentric circles in the floor. The curved patterns ripple out beyond the atrium area on both floors and ceilings to great consistency and harmony to the general look of the center. Interiors were designed by Arquitectonica.
Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord
The deep end of fifth level of the SM Megamall Atrium will be the site of the 1,585 sqm Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord. This grand chapel with a separate adoration chapel has a modern design with the Eucharist as the focal point. This is highlighted in the neo-classical retablo or altar with the crucified Christ at the center, which is in sharp contrast to the modern theme of the rest of the chapel. The color scheme of the area is earth inspired with a neutral palette. Finishes are similar to stones used in the Roman times, which gives the chapel a structurally sound impression with a soft and warm approach. Wood in its natural oil finish is the most common material used. The chapel was inaugurated on October 13, 2008.
Building C is Another building of SM Megamall. It is located in front of building A. It is formerly called as Mega A open carpark. It was opened on October 11, 2011. It also has BPO office spaces at the upper levels of the carpark.
- Parking spaces
- BPO office spaces
- Bridgeway to building A (main mall)
- Carpark finder
- Transport Terminal
Mega Fashion Hall (Mega D)
The Mega Fashion Hall is the latest expansion of SM Megamall, adding 150,000 sqm to its current 392,000 sqm floor area featuring a 2-level basement parking and a 5-level mall. It will house several international fashion brands, one of which is the flagship store of H&M in the Philippines. Aside from clothing stores, dining establishments will also open at the expansion. The Mega Fashion Hall will also house an IMAX Theatre, Director's Club Cinemas, Ice Skating Rink, an Upscale Foodcourt and a Bowling & Billiards Center. When it is completed, this will be the largest mall in the Philippines, beating SM City North EDSA.
SM Prime plans to turn Megamall into the Philippines' largest
The SM Group, which currently runs the Philippines’ two largest malls, is set to expand its Ortigas shopping center, turning it into the country’s biggest yet. The three-hectare parking lot of SM Megamall along EDSA will be redeveloped, transforming into Metro Manila’s largest mall, officials of SM Prime Holdings Inc. “After the renovation, SM Megamall will even be larger than North EDSA's. The new structures will all be connected. The redevelopment will hopefully start next year,"said Hans Sy, SM Prime president. The company runs SM North EDSA, currently the country’s top and Asia's second largest, followed by the SM Mall of Asia.
The SM Megamall Expansion will be named as Building D, and it will feature an all-new SM Bowling Center, SM Ice Skating Rink, two of which has closed in the main building. The New Building will have a 150,000 square meter floor area to be added to the mall, and if completed, It is now the biggest mall in the Philippines, beating SM North Edsa.
SM Supermarket is one of the first primary tenants inside the mall. SM Supermarket is located at the Building B near Surplus Shop and Dunkin Donuts. A second branch of SM Supermarket is located at the upper ground floor of Building A as of May 26, 2011 (formerly Toy Kingdom and Powerbooks).
The SM Store (formerly Department Store)
The very foundation and one of the major anchors inside the mall. Fashion, footwear and other products can only be found at The SM Store. It is mainly located at Building B of the mall. The department store attracts more than 150,000 daily foot traffic.
SM Cinema Megamall
The Cinemas in SM Megamall is one the major tenants inside the mall. It consists of a 12-theatre house, 3 of which are Digital Cinemas capable of showing 2D and 3D movies.
Formerly called the ice skating rink of the mall, the event center houses mini concerts and events.
SM Megamall Transport Terminal
Located on the Ground Floor of Building C, it serves as a bus stop going to Quezon City, and CAMANAVA Area.
SM Food Court
The SM Food Court is one of the very first anchor tenants located inside the mall, considered to be the largest food court in all of the SM Malls. The mall features more than 100 food stalls both local and international. The Food Court is located at the lower ground floor of Building A beside what used to be the Ice Skating Rink.
SM Megatrade Hall
The SM Megatrade Hall is one of the first trade exhibits opened for convention shows and functions. It is located at the very top floor of Building B. The Trade Hall has 3 sections making it possible to make each section to have several events and functions.
The Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall is the largest branch and flagship store, owned by the International Toyworld Inc. It is one of the first tenants inside the mall. It was renovated and expanded to make it a bigger and better toy store which now features surprising sections like the new I-Zone (Interactive Zone) and TK Ltd. Toy Kingdom is now located at the Lower Ground Floor of Building A
A Technology-related shop open for buying cybernetic gizmos, gadgets and other techno products. It is located at the 4th floor of Building B.
SM Appliance Center
Located and connected near the SM Department Store in Building B. The SM Appliance Center is a kind of shop where you can buy certain appliance-related products like refrigerators, washing machines, fine electronics and others.
One of the junior anchor tenants inside the mall. Cinderella is shop that focuses on fashion, footwear and several accessories which appears to have similarities to SM Department Store. Cinderella is located at the Upper Ground Floor of Building A.But this store was closed and was replaced by Forever 21.
Ace Hardware is one of the junior anchor tenants inside the mall. Ace Hardware is a shop where you can find several hardware-related products like light electronics, batteries and others that are related to home products. It is located at the very end of the lower ground floor of Building B.
Our Home is one of the very first anchor tenants located inside the mall. Our Home is located at the very end of the lower ground floor in Building A. Our Home is a large shop that focuses on furniture and fixtures like tables, ladders, chairs and other products like pillows, curtains and other furniture and fixtures-related products.
National Bookstore is one of the anchor tenants inside the mall. The National Bookstore is a shop where Books and School Supplies can be found. It is located at the upper ground floor of Building A.
Surplus Shop has 2 stores. The first is located at the lower ground floor of Building A near the Ice Skating Rink and Food Court and the second at the upper ground floor of Building B near the SM Supermarket.
Watsons consists of a pharmacy and convenience store. It has 2 branches which are located at the Upper Ground Floor of Building A near Toy Kingdom and the second floor near the bridge and the Mega Atrium (next to Gap).
Kultura Filipino is a shop that is similar to the SM Department Store but consisst of Filipino-related products. Kultura Filipino is located in Building A.Owned and managed by Gerlie Galvez Fangki.
Forever 21 is one of the latest tenants inside the mall. Forever 21 is an American owned fashion store chain franchised by SM for the Philippine market. It caters to middle/upper-middle fashion minded persons. Forever 21 is located in Mega A near the Bridgeway and The Mega Atrium.
IMAX Theater Plan
SM signed a contract with IMAX Corporation to build 2 IMAX Theatres in SM City North EDSA and SM City Cebu, following the success of the first IMAX in Mall of Asia. Another deal for opening an IMAX is in SM Aura Premier. But there has been major planning and studies of putting an IMAX Theatre in SM Megamall. Currently, there are 7 IMAX Theaters in the country and only in SM Supermalls, The 1st in SM Mall of Asia, 2nd in SM City North EDSA, 3rd in SM City Cebu, 4th in SM Southmall, 5th in SM City Clark, 6th in SM Lanang Premier and 7th SM Aura and 8th in SM Megamall - opens on December 2013, 9th in SM City Fairview, and finally 10th in SM Seaside City Cebu
After the soft opening of the newly constructed Building C Carpark, The mall surpassed SM Mall of Asia by 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) and is now the second largest shopping mall in the Philippines.
Incidents and Accidents
- January 26, 2013: Holdup/Shootout scene while Martilyo Gang robbed a Jewelry Store in the Department Store in the First Floor.
- Singer Zendee Rose Tenerefe was said to be discovered after performing karaoke at the SM Megamall in 2012.
- SM Prime Holdings
- SM City North EDSA
- SM Mall of Asia
- SM City Olongapo
- SM City Pampanga
- SM City Fairview
- SM City Cagayan de Oro
- SM City Marikina
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- "'Random girl' from PH performs on 'Ellen'". ABS-CBN News. October 27, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
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- World's Largest Shopping Malls by Forbes Magazine
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