A bold step in the future of building designBy Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Philippine Daily Inquirer
It may seem that all the new property developments are happening in Bonifacio Global City. But let’s not forget that as of now, just like Wall Street in New York City, Ayala Avenue is still the prime address for top businesses.
The newest premium-grade office building on the street is Alphaland Tower, with a very memorable address, 6789 Ayala Avenue. The new Tower just opened its doors to the public last week. Right in the heart of the central business district, this building is now the only precertified, Grade-A tower of its kind on our main street.
Designed by internationally renowned, Hong Kong-based architects Wong & Ouyang, Alphaland Tower is an expression of Alphaland Corp.’s forward-thinking design sensibilities and a testament to its unique vision. The glass-cladded building is divided into three zones—a low zone starting from the fifth to 18th floor, a high zone continuing from the 19th to 31st floor and a three-story penthouse comprising the 32nd to 34th floors.
The Penthouse office spaces are grand in their design and execution, with a total floor area of 4,300 square meters. The ceiling heights vary, with super airy, five-meter heights for the 32nd and 33rd floors, and an even more impressive 10 meters for the
34th floor. The view from these top floors is unequaled.
With our world-famous Manila Bay sunset to the west and the majestic mountain ranges of Antipolo and Rizal to the east, the Penthouse is a spectacular office space. The roof deck area provides a welcome respite for employees and their guests.
Alphaland Tower is a bold step in the future of building design. Its environment-friendly solutions aim to cut down on utility costs while increasing employee productivity. This is achieved through energy–efficient systems such as lo-flow bathroom fixtures, which help decrease water consumption, and double-pane, glass exteriors which reduce the amount of solar heat gain, thereby cooling the building to a comfortable temperature level. Because of these features, Alphaland Tower earned a precertified Gold rating from the United States Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system.
The Tower also features future-proof infrastructure that allows companies to easily upgrade their IT systems to any broadband or wireless internet access. The new structure is intelligently managed as well, with a centrally located security room permitting state-of-the-art 24/7 monitoring via CCTV cameras, and RFID monitoring of entrance and exit points.
Alphaland Tower has a total of 48,000 sq m of office spaces, and five floors of basement parking. Check it all out at www.alphaland.com.ph.
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