Philamlife TowerEdit profile
The Philamlife Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati City, Philippines. It is owned and developed by Philam Properties Corporation, the real estate arm of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philamlife). Standing at 200 metres (656 feet), it is currently the fifth-tallest building in Makati City, and is the ninth-tallest complete building in Metro Manila and in the Philippines. The building has 48 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking.
The building is located inside the Makati Central Business District along Paseo de Roxas Avenue in Makati City, just a few meters away from its intersection with Ayala Avenue. The site, directly across from the Ayala Triangle, offers a superb opportunity to take advantage of views of Metro Manila. It is a walk away from most of Makati's other major office buildings including the current tallest building in the country, the PBCom Tower, and entertainment centers like Glorietta, Greenbelt and Ayala Center.
The Philamlife Tower was designed by local architecture firm W.V. Coscolluela & Associates, which have renowned international architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP as its conceptual design consultant. Project and construction management works was provided by American firm Turner International and local company Jose Aliling & Associates, while construction of the building was made by the general contractor company EEI Corporation. It was conceived and designed as a world-class intelligent office building, whose architectural elements were generated by the cultural and climatic context of The Philippines and Manila's position in a global economy The 48-storey office building boasts of large column-free floor plates , and uses fully unitized curtainwall of glass, aluminium panel and granite. The tower proper is incorporated into the system horizontal sunscreens, vertical fins, light bullnoses, crown lighting and balcony trellises. Shallow and deep-set cladding was used extensively on the building envelope. The entrance facades employed mirror stainless steel shopfronts, capped with functional sculpted canopies in hairline finish. This makes Philamlife Tower a benchmark in exterior wall design and function.
Among its many features include: 100% raised flooring, a state-of-the-art feature that provides space beneath the floor for cabling and wiring, advanced structured cabling systems, automatic parking sensor system, double paned curtain wall, fully integrated building management and proximity card access system, provision for 24 -hour air conditioning, 16 high speed elevators, and a helipad. . It also has eight corner offices per floor to a private club facility, as well as, a cafeteria for tenants. The Philamlife building incorporates 60,000 m 2 of prime leasable office space, an exclusive private club facility, two major banking halls and required support services. It also has The Tower Club, a private facility for elite corporate executives at the 33rd and 34th floor, which have exclusive restaurants and lounges, boardrooms, and health club.