SM Seaside City Cebu

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SM Seaside City Cebu
SM Seaside City Cebu logo
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SM Seaside in May 2018
LocationSouth Road Properties Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, Philippines
Coordinates10°16′49.4″N 123°52′54.6″E / 10.280389°N 123.881833°E / 10.280389; 123.881833
Opening dateNovember 27, 2015
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
OwnerHenry Sy Sr.
ArchitectArquitectonica- Design Consultant, WV Coscolluela & Associates - Architect ; Wow Architects - Interior Designer
No. of stores and services700+
No. of anchor tenants12
Total retail floor area470,486 m2 (5,064,270 sq ft)
No. of floors5
Parking4,336
WebsiteSM Seaside City Cebu

SM Seaside City Cebu, also known locally as SM Seaside or just Seaside, is a large shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings in Cebu City, Philippines that opened on 27 November 2015, exactly 22 years after SM City Cebu. which opened in 1993. It is the centerpiece of the SM Seaside Complex, a 30-hectare mixed-use development at the South Road Properties.

It is currently the third largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the tenth in the world. The mall has a gross leasable area (GLA) of more than 470,486 square meters.[1] SM Seaside City Cebu is SM Prime Holdings' third mall in Metro Cebu and its 55th mall in the Philippines. The mall is designed by Arquitectonica, the same company which designed SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.

History[edit]

On April 12, 2011, SM Prime Holdings held a ground-breaking ceremony at the mall's location.[2]

SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy said that the company has made adjustments to its destination mall project at SRP, in terms of budget allocation to ₱8.5 billion, from the original budget of ₱6 billion. The whole SM Seaside Complex costs ₱30 billion.[3]

On November 27, 2015, SM Seaside opened and many shoppers flocked the mall, causing major traffic in the South Road Properties area. And during that night, a fireworks display was held to celebrate the opening of the large mall.[4]

Features[edit]

The SM Seaside City Cebu is a circular-shaped retail mall with multiple anchors, including a two-story The SM Store, SM Supermarket, a Centerstage theater, a Large Screen format cinema, two Director's Club cinemas, and 4 regular cinemas, an 18-lane SM Bowling and Amusement Center, and an olympic-size ice skating rink across the food court.[5]

A 16,000-seater indoor arena named Seaside City Arena[6] was proposed to be built but such plan was later cancelled due to the alleged attacks by the former Cebu City mayor, Tomas Osmeña against the project the same as removing the tiles and rusted toilet bowl from his office when he lost 2019 elections.[7][8]

Large Screen Cinema[edit]

The Large Screen Cinema features a super-sized screen almost 30% larger than the regular cinema screen size. This format uses the Christie 6P laser projection system and features a super-sized screen almost 30% larger than the regular cinema screen size. The Christie 6P laser produces the brightest images with 80% illumination and offers the best 3D platform that accurately reproduces the colors of the actual movie set, developing the most immersive cinema experience. The SM Large Screen Cinema also proudly uses the Dolby Atmos Sound System and the top-of-the-line Christie Vive Speakers, its audience fully immersed in surround-sound technology. It will house 351 guests in stadium-like seats.[9] The technology in this cinema is similar to Dolby Cinema, which also uses Christie projectors.

SMX Convention Center[edit]

The proposed SMX Convention Center Cebu will stand on SM Seaside City Cebu.

Seaside Tower[edit]

This tower is located on the center of the mall, a 150-meter tall Seaside Tower (equivalent to 50-storey) will open soon.[citation needed] There are restaurants, coffee shops and a viewing deck at the top of the tower which provide people a 360-degree view of Cebu City and the mall. The tower is supported by columns of 1500mm x 1500mm dimensions of 21 MPA concrete ultimate compression strength from the foundation up to the third level.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "To open on September 2015 SM Seaside Complex construction on track". SM Prime. SM Prime. January 30, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "SM Seaside City set to change Cebu landscape". Yahoo! Philippines News. Manila Bulletin. April 18, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "SM hikes investment in new mall". Cebu Daily News. Philippine Daily Inquirer. June 6, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Biggest mall in Vis-Min, SM Seaside City Cebu, opens November 27". Interaksyon. Archived from the original on 2016-11-04.
  5. ^ "To open on September 2015 SM Seaside Complex construction on track". The Philippine Star. The Freeman. January 16, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Badua, Snow (22 October 2013). "Slightly smaller version of MOA Arena set to rise in Cebu, says official". Spin.ph. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  7. ^ Nalzaro, Bobby (23 January 2017). "Nalzaro: SM to cancel multi-billion projects". Sun.Star Cebu. Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  8. ^ Limpag, Mike T. (25 January 2017). "Limpag: Fans dream of arena foiled by politics". Sun.Star. Sun.Star. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  9. ^ "SM Cinema brings world class entertainment closer to provincial areas". SM Investments.
  10. ^ "10 Things SM Seaside City Cebu Has to Offer". December 9, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
Preceded by
SM Center Sangandaan
56th SM Supermall
2015
Succeeded by
SM City San Jose Del Monte