Rockwell Center

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Rockwell Center
Project
Opening date1998 (1998)
DeveloperRockwell Land Corporation
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill and Felino Palafox
OwnerLopez Holdings
WebsiteRockwell Land Corporation
Physical features
Major buildingsPower Plant Mall, Nestlé (Philippines) headquarters, Rizal Tower, Luna Gardens, One Rockwell East Tower, One Rockwell West Tower
StreetsJ.P. Rizal Avenue, Estrella Street, Rockwell Drive, Amapola Street, R. Palma Street
Location
Rockwell Center is located in Philippines
Rockwell Center
Coordinates: 14°33′55″N 121°02′13″E / 14.5654°N 121.0370°E / 14.5654; 121.0370Coordinates: 14°33′55″N 121°02′13″E / 14.5654°N 121.0370°E / 14.5654; 121.0370
CountryPhilippines
Metropolitan areaMetro Manila
CityMakati
LocationPoblacion

Rockwell Center is a high-end mixed-use area in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines, named after James Rockwell, former President of Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company (Meralco).[1] It is a project of Rockwell Land Corporation which is in turn owned by the Lopez Holdings Corporation. Rockwell Center was first developed in 1998 and is being expanded since 2012. The architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) carried out the design under the direction of former design partner Larry Oltmanns,[2] while Felino Palafox and his company, Palafox Associates, became responsible for the master-planning of the complex.[3] Its centerpiece, the Power Plant Mall, opened on December 26, 2000. The Rockwell Center includes office buildings, condominium towers, a law and business school and a shopping mall.

Location and vicinity[edit]

View of Rockwell Center from the Pasig River at day

The Rockwell Center was constructed on a 15.5-hectare lot in Makati Poblacion previously occupied by a thermal plant operated by then Lopez-owned Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company until its closure in 1994. The lot is bounded by J.P. Rizal Avenue to the north, where it faces the Pasig River, Estrella Street to the east, Rockwell Drive and Amapola Street to the south, and R. Palma Street to the west.

Proscenium at Rockwell[edit]

Marking the expansion of Rockwell Center will be The Proscenium at Rockwell, a 3.6 hectares (8.9 acres) mixed-used luxury development standing in the property formerly known as the Colgate-Palmolive (Philippines) headquarters. The complex is designed by world-renowned architect Carlos Ott.[4] The development consists of five residential towers, luxurious retail spaces, an office tower, and an Performing Arts Theater,[5][6] featuring limited and spacious units for each floor of the towers. The five residential towers are named the Kirov, Sakura, Lincoln,[7] Lorraine, and the Iconique Tower.

The development's office tower component, The 1 Proscenium Office, as well as the Rockwell Performing Arts Theater, is now under construction, slated for completion in 2021.

Tenants[edit]

A wider view of the Rockwell Center.
Shopping and retail
Schools
  • Ateneo Professional Schools
  • Career Academy Asia
Office buildings
  • 8 Rockwell (The Lopez Tower)
  • Nestlé (Philippines) headquarters
  • Phinma Plaza
  • 1 Proscenium (under construction)
Residential buildings
Cultural and Entertainment buildings
  • Rockwell Performing Arts Theater (under construction)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lopez Holdings Corp. (December 9, 2010). "Milestone of Rockwell Thermal Plant". Lopez Link.
  2. ^ "A satellite city rises in the metropolis-Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 April 200". Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  3. ^ "An Interview with Noted Architect and Urban Planner Felino Palafox Jr". Lamudi. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Who is Carlos Ott and why is he the star of Rockwell's billboards?". The Philippine Star. December 2, 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. ^ Morales, Neil (November 1, 2013). "Rockwell allots P20 B for property projects". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ Chee Kee, Raoul (December 2, 2012). "With Proscenium, Rockwell ups the Ante". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Rockwell introduces 3rd Proscenium tower". The Philippine Star. March 1, 2013.

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