Today, modern architecture at its best is defined not only by creating structures that defy traditional standards, but more on its power to transform and shape public space. With the growing population and the continued construction of office space in Makati, Fort Bonifacio, and other upcoming business districts, the city is getting smaller and space is increasingly becoming a commodity. The challenge for architects, therefore, is to design cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings without sacrificing its iconic appearance and capacity to engage, exhilarate, and inspire.
This post showcases some of the memorable structures that have successfully responded to this need. These iconic buildings mark the beginning of a new era in Philippine architecture.
Recognized for its all-glass facade paved with a ceramic frit pattern of curtain walls, Zuellig Building is located in between Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. Aside from its world-class design and convenient location, the building is considered as a prime office space in Makati because of its efficient building systems and top-notch amenities.
Two E-Com Center
Designed by Felix S. Lim and Associates, Two E-Com Center in Pasay is easily recognizable for its dynamic structure. Named as the best office development in the Philippines, it is designed under the principles of Green architecture, using low emittance (Low-E) curtain walls that absorb solar energy to reduce the use of power. The building features a pair of 15-level twin towers connected by a bridge, multi-purpose deck and sky garden, office spaces for BPOs, and nearby commercial and retail facilities.
Sun Life Centre
Sun Life Centre is the first office building in Metro Manila with a LEED Gold Certification. Known for its sustainable design, the building showcases a lot of features that encourage less electricity consumption, leading to huge energy savings for all tenants. Some of these are: rain water harvesting and motion sensors, windows that block heat but not sunlight, and C02 sensors that remove pollutants. Sun Life Centre is the home of KMC MAG Group, offering a serviced office for rent or lease.
A Place (One Coral Way)
Another structure located in Pasay, A Place is the brainchild of ASYA Design Partner, the pioneer of green architecture in the country. The building is constructed with sustainability in mind, featuring solar shading, regenerative elevators, and ice-based thermal energy storage--all geared towards reducing the use of energy. A Place offers office spaces for lease/rent, available for short-term to long-term use, depending on the clients' varying needs.
The emergence of sustainable design in various properties and structures signals the ongoing shift of attitude towards the utilization of space. Hopefully, the use of Green architecture in these iconic buildings is just the start of many steps and efforts towards rehabilitation of the environment.
If you want to know more about available serviced office space for rent or lease in Fort Bonifacio or available Makati office space, contact KMC MAG Group today.