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Ayala Triangle Gardens – North

The 126,500-square-meter Ayala Triangle Gardens – North development will generate a new center of cultural gravity in Manila’s established Makati district. The project consists of a 40-story office tower and a 23-story luxury hotel tower set atop a three-story, mixed-use podium. The podium’s unique design connects the development to the district’s bustling activity. With sloped facades that double as green lawns, grand public stairs, cutaway voids that create plaza space, and multiple access points on different levels, the project will serve as an architectural node that enlivens the Ayala Triangle.

The ground plane at Ayala Triangle Gardens creates a welcoming extension of the public realm. The podium contains four levels of retail, office, hotel, dining, and amenity spaces that maximize both indoor and outdoor environs. Its exterior is expressed in two different ways to correspond with the varied nature of its surroundings. On Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue, the facade is a glass and metal design that peels away from the podium and integrates with the towers, complementing the urban context. On the other side, the facade—partly covered in grass—slopes down to the ground to provide public space that connects with the natural landscape. Water, trees, a sunken amphitheater, and sweeping stairs are woven into this area of the podium, allowing the development to integrate with the Makati district.

Atop the podium sits the two towers—an office building and a hotel. Their slender and gently curved split-bar forms respond to the site’s unique geometry, while rounded corners and high-performance glass facades maximize views out over the district and to Manila beyond.

This project is expected to achieve an LEED® Gold certification. Its design reduces material redundancies through an efficient integration of architecture and structure, while containing a suite of high-performance features that help to reduce its water and energy use as well as waste.

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