Metrobank Center

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The Metrobank Center[2] is a 318 m (1,043 ft) mixed-use skyscraper,[3] located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. It has been the tallest building in the Philippines[4] since its completion in 2016.

Grand Hyatt Manila
Grand Hyatt Manila (Federal Land Tower) (BGC, Taguig)(2018-06-04).jpg
The Metrobank Center with the Grand Hyatt Residences (right) in the background.
Former namesFederal Land Tower
Alternative namesMetrobank Financial Tower
Grand Hyatt Manila
EtymologyMetrobank
Hotel chainHyatt (Grand Hyatt Manila)
Record height
Tallest in the Philippines since 2016[I]
Preceded byPBCom Tower
General information
StatusCompleted
Architectural styleContemporary and Postmodern
LocationBonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′25″N 121°03′07″E / 14.55696°N 121.05206°E / 14.55696; 121.05206Coordinates: 14°33′25″N 121°03′07″E / 14.55696°N 121.05206°E / 14.55696; 121.05206
Construction started2011
Completed2016
CostUS$300 million
OwnerFederal Land
Height
Architectural318 m (1,043.3 ft)
Antenna spire318 m (1,043 ft)
Roof250 m (820.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count57
Design and construction
Architecture firmWong & Ouyang
Casas Architects
DeveloperFederal Land
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners
Main contractorDatem, Inc.
Other information
Number of rooms461 (hotel)
Number of restaurants3 (hotel)
Website
manila.grand.hyatt.com
References
[1]

BackgroundEdit

The Metrobank Center is part of Federal Land's Grand Central Park mixed-used complex.[5] The Metrobank Center is connected through a common podium with the Grand Hyatt Residences, a 45-storey condominium skyscraper.[5][6] The complex has a second residential tower, the Grand Hyatt Residence South Tower which stands 50-storeys high.[7][8]

The building's pinnacle height is 318 m (1,043 ft)[3] while its height up to its roof is 250 m (820 ft).[1]

The Grand Hyatt Manila is a major tenant of the building. The hotel has 461 guest rooms and occupies the top 25 floors of the building.[9] It also hosts three major restaurants namely The Grand Kitchen, No. 8 China House, and The Peak. It also has meeting and events rooms covering 2,281 m2 (24,550 sq ft).[4]

Architecture and designEdit

Wong & Ouyang, as well as Casas Architects were the architectural firms behind the Metrobank Center.[10] Ove Arup & Partners was responsible for the wind, structural, and seismic engineering of the building. Arup devised its damp outrigger system to make the building resistant to seismic shock and wind. Concrete outrigger walls were installed in the Metrobank Center's two mechanical floors.[11]

HistoryEdit

In September 2008, Taguig Mayor Sigfrido Tiñga announced that Federal Land will be building a 66-storey skyscraper that would surpass the PBCom Tower in height which was then the tallest building in the country. The construction of the building then dubbed as the "Federal Land Tower" was scheduled to commence within 2009.[12]

The project would be formally unveiled by Federal Land in March 2011[10] with the groundbreaking ceremony taking place on March 24, 2011.[13] Initially it was projected to be completed in 2014.[14] While the building was under construction in August 2017 there was a fire incident in it though no injuries were reported.[15]

The marker at the hotel's lobby was unveiled in September 2017 by George Ty of Federal Land and President Rodrigo Duterte.[16] The hotel opened on January 23, 2018.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Casas, Carmelo. "Grand Landmark Residences - Metrobank Center (A-203)". Casas+Architects, Inc. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Metrobank Center". KMC. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Metrobank". Federal Land, Inc. Retrieved July 4, 2019. With a pinnacle height of 318 m (1,043 ft), Metrobank Financial Tower [Grand Hyatt Manila] is regarded as the tallest building in the country.
  4. ^ a b c "First Grand Hyatt hotel opens in the Philippines". Hotel Management Network. January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Grand Hyatt Manila approaches completion". Manila Standard. October 6, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Grand Hyatt Residences". Federal Land. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Remo, Amy (July 18, 2020). "Redefining 'grand experiences'". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  8. ^ "Grand Hyatt Manila Residences opens second tower | BusinessWorld". BusinessWorld. February 5, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  9. ^ Tibajia, Chonx (July 5, 2018). "What makes the Grand Hyatt grand? The peak of 5-star dining & entertainment". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "RP's tallest mixed-use building unveiled". The Philippine Star. March 14, 2011. Archived from the original on January 29, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "Grand Hyatt Metrocenter, Manila The tallest and biggest mixed use building in the Philippines". Arup. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "RP's tallest building soon to rise in Taguig". GMA News. September 8, 2008. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  13. ^ Dela Peña, Zinia (March 25, 2011). "Federal Land allots $300M for Grand Hyatt Hotel in Global City". The Philippine Star. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ty's Federal Land to put up $300-M Hyatt hotel in Taguig". ABS-CBN News. March 24, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "Under construction Grand Hyatt Hotel at BGC hit by fire". GMA News. August 21, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  16. ^ Gonzales, Iris (September 6, 2017). "Federal Land unveils Grand Hyatt Manila". The Philippine Star. Retrieved February 14, 2018.