SM Prime’s Mega Tower is the 50-storey landmark office development at the gates of the Ortigas Central Business District in Metro Manila.
Designed by Miami-based award-winning global architectural firm Arquitectonica, Mega Tower is a LEED Gold-certified structure located along Metro Manila’s “EDSA” central thoroughfare and stands tall beside the marquee SM Megamall – one of the country’s top retail destinations with over 323,746.84 sqm of retail, leisure, and entertainment establishments.
Promoting a pedestrian and lower carbon footprint lifestyle, employees working at SM’s Mega Tower have easy access to several public transport terminals through a series of interlocking in-door bridgeways. The SM Megamall and Tower Complex is also masterplanned to be within several minutes’ walking distance from various major mixed-use, institutional, residential, and hotel establishments in the Ortigas CBD.
Mega Tower offers 92,055 sqm of gross leasable Grade A office space. Notwithstanding the tower’s unique “S”- shaped sculptural form, all floors are rectilinear in plan, allowing for completely flexible and bespoke layouts that cater to a variety of tenant requirements. The office floors are serviced by three zones of elevator lifts to maximize productivity, with a separate set of service lifts accessing the podium and basement parking levels.
Distinguished features of Mega Tower include a grand 7.2-metre high lobby that is finished in travertine and statuario marble, with columns clad in stainless steel; a double-glazed, double-height window curtain that flood the indoor spaces with natural daylight and maximise the expansive city and horizon mountain views of the Metro Manila skyline; and an exclusive secure corridor that provides direct access to SM Megamall.
The Mega Tower lobby is also above ground level to provide a majestic drop-off with landscaped pocket gardens and a peripheral plaza for al fresco dining. Finally, the Tower is sculpted into the form of a sinuous “S”, highlighted by dramatic and striking accent lighting at night. When seen along EDSA, this sculptural form gives SM’s Mega Tower a distinct identity, allowing it to emerge from its dense urban context.
This project was named Winner, Best Office Architectural Design (Asia) at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2022.
Developer: SM Prime Holdings Inc
Product type: Office
Facilities: Chilled water system, backup power/generators, fire protection system, security system
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