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SM Megamall Tower - Manila, Philippines

Location information

Location: Asia
Country: Philippines
City: Manila
Address: City of Mandaluyong

General information

Started: 2016 year
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Technical details

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Floor count: 50 floors
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Design and construction

Architect: Aurecon, Arquitectonica
Style: glass, futuristic
Building Uses: office, shopping mall

SM Megamall Tower

SM Megamall Tower in Metro Manila

SM Megamall Tower - Manila, Philippines
An artist’s impression of the SM Megamall Towers. The tower is S-shaped in elevation

Information

The Philippines’ largest shopping mall and retail operator SM Prime Holdings has appointed Aurecon to provide structural engineering design services for its SM Megamall Towers in Manila.
According to a recent statement, global engineering consultant Aurecon will work closely with Arquitectonica, the architect of the high-rise office building, from the concept engineering phase to the design development.
“Our involvement in this exciting project is to provide ingenious engineering solutions that achieve the critical balance between a dependable structure and one that expresses the architect’s aesthetic vision,” said John Webb, Asia’s built environment market director of Aurecon.
The 50-storey SM Megamall Towers development will come up in the centre of Ortigas in Mandaluyong City, a major commercial business district within Metro Manila.
SM Megamall Towers’ 124,200 sq m floor area includes three levels of underground parking, plus above-ground parking.
Aurecon will provide its structural engineering expertise to four initial phases of the project — concept design, schematic design, design development and construction documentation review.
The high-rise office building will also feature a direct link to SM Megamall, one of the biggest shopping malls in Southeast Asia.
“The tower is S-shaped in elevation,” said Webb. “So one of the biggest challenges is developing a structure that can be constructed effectively with edges that move in or out at every level without compromising the ability to withstand seismic activity.” (via TheEdgeMarkets)

Photo: SM Megamall Tower

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