Robinsons Summit Center

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Robinsons Summit Center
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 6783 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates 14°33′26.86″N 121°1′14.58″E / 14.5574611°N 121.0207167°E / 14.5574611; 121.0207167Coordinates: 14°33′26.86″N 121°1′14.58″E / 14.5574611°N 121.0207167°E / 14.5574611; 121.0207167
Construction started 1997
Completed 2001
Opening 2001
Owner Robinsons Land Corporation
Height
Roof 174 m (570.87 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 38
Design and construction
Architect Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum; W.V. Coscoluella & Associates
Developer Robinsons Land Corporation
Structural engineer R.S. Caparros Associates & Company
Main contractor D.M. Consunji, Inc.
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Robinsons Summit Center, formerly known as the JG Summit Center, is an office skyscraper located in Makati, Philippines. It is owned by JG Summit Holdings, Inc., and developed by its real estate arm, Robinsons Land Corporation. It stands at 174 metres (570.87 feet), it is currently the 9th-tallest complete building in Makati, and is one of the tallest buildings in the Philippines.[3]

Design[edit]

The Robinsons Summit Center was designed and masterplanned by the international architectural firm Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), in cooperation with Filipino architectural firm W.V. Coscolluela & Associates. The building's structural frame was designed by R.S. Caparros Associates & Company.[5] The building boasts of an unobstructed view of the Makati skyline from all floors. It has a double-height main lobby and double-height glass wall frontage, and a three-zone vertical movement configuration for optimum elevator performance. A rooftop master antenna, while providing great potential for the building's communication systems, also serve as an architectural highlight to the entire building.[7][8]

Location[edit]

Strategically situated along Ayala Avenue near the corner of Paseo de Roxas, The Robinsons Summit Center is accessible and near every other major destination in Makati. Around its area are the Glorietta Mall and Ayala Center, educational institutions like the Asian Institute of Management, the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, and the Ateneo Law School. It is also a few blocks away from deluxe hotels like Makati Shangri-La, The Peninsula Manila, Mandarin Oriental Manila, The InterContinental Hotel, Dusit Hotel plus the service facilities of the Makati Medical Center and the Central Post Office.[7]

It is selected as a base of major call centers and a telecommunications company.[8]

Amenities[edit]

The building is designed to comprise only 6 units per floor with an average floor plate of only 1,200 sq m. At the 8th and 9th floors is a branch of Fitness First health club, which offers a wide variety of cardio-vascular equipment and weight based machines, free weights, or air-resistance machines. The health club is open to non-tenants as well. In the 37th floor is the Philippine operations of Hewlett-Packard Philippines Corporation. The building also has a helipad located on the its roofdeck, a 10-level parking with over 390 slots, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art building management and communications system.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emporis.com Robinsons Summit Center
  2. ^ Skyscraperpage.com JG Summit Center
  3. ^ a b Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of April 2008)
  4. ^ HLURB website List of Makati Projects
  5. ^ a b R.S. Caparros Associates & Company JG Summit
  6. ^ D.M. Consunji, Inc. Projects - JG Summit Building
  7. ^ a b c Robinsons Land Corp. website Projects - Robinsons Summit Center
  8. ^ a b Philippine Business Magazine Volume 9 No. 1 - Towers of Power

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