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May 12th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Location: Makati, Metro Manila
Height: 155 meters, 33 floors
Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
Zuellig builds P7-billion office high-rise in Makati (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=466602&publicationSubCategoryId=66)
Updated May 12, 2009 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines – President Arroyo joined recently the groundbreaking ceremony for the Zuellig Building, the largest investment in a high-rise office building Makati has seen so far this year. The building will offer 33 floors (66,000 sq. m) of prime grade office space to tenants who look for the highest standards of quality and sustainability.
The building aims to be the first “green” office building in the Philippines with a LEED Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is a rating system for green buildings established by the US Green Building Council to guide developers, architects, engineers and the construction industry towards sustainable design.
Despite the challenging global economic environment, Zuellig reaffirms with this investment its confidence in the resilience of the Philippine economy and in the status of Makati as the country’s premier business center.
CB Richard Ellis, the exclusive leasing agent for the Zuellig Building, projects that office vacancy rates will increase as off-shoring and outsourcing tenants move into low-cost buildings, but expects demand for prime office space and rental rates to rebound to early 2008 levels by the building’s completion date in 2012.
The Zuellig family has been in business in the Philippines since the early 1900s. Zuellig Pharma is a major distributor of pharmaceuticals in the Philippines and other Asian countries.
On May 4, a testimonial reception was held in honor of the patriarch, Dr. Stephen Zuellig, on the occasion of his 92nd birthday. In addition to announcing the groundbreaking of the Zuellig Building, Dr. Zuellig highlighted the role of the Zuellig Family Foundation and Interphil, the Zuellig Group’s manufacturing arm, in making basic medicines available to the poor at affordable prices.
May 12th, 2009, 06:14 PM
May 13th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Swiss taipan builds Makati monument
http://dynamic2.philonline.com/business_images/VicAgustin.gifEVEN after the press conference, reporters who covered Monday’s groundbreaking for Makati’s latest tower, to be constructed on the last remaining Ayala Triangle park-view lot, did not know the name and the title of Kasigod Jamias, president of Zuellig Corp.
It was a tribute to how effectively the Zuellig Group and its Philippine-born Swiss patriarch, the 92-year-old Dr. Stephen Zuellig, have kept themselves under the media radar, despite their multi-billion footprint in the business community.
That footprint will literally grow bigger in the coming months, with the 24/7 construction of a 33-story, US-certified green office building on the 8,285-square meter corner lot opposite the Mandarin Hotel.
How Zuellig pried out the prized property from the hands of Ayala Land is a fascinating story in itself.
The Philippine Zuellig empire has long been housed in a 60s-era low-rise along Buendia, in a 1.2-hectare property that borders the South Cemetery.
According to Jamias, the “Doctor,” as the Zuellig patriach is called, acquired the lot when the Zobles were converting their hacienda into the future financial capital of the Philippines with the understanding that his property would have an unobstructed view of a park across the street.
That “park” is now where Ayala’s mid-range cluster of residential condominiums, “The Columns,” now stand.
To make a long story short, rather than sue, Zuellig proposed a property-plus-cash swap with Ayala for another park-side lot, the former parking lot at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue.
For an additional P900-million cash, then Ayala Land president Jaime Ayala agreed to the Zuellig swap, Jamias said, adding that the 8,285 sq. m. lot was effectively valued at P2 billion.
The 33-story building itself—the biggest office venture of the Zuellig Group so far—will cost P5 billion; it will be two stories shorter than Ayala Tower One, which stands at the other end of the Ayala Triangle park, when it shall be finished by mid-2012.
May 13th, 2009, 02:49 PM
I didn't know that SOM is the architect. It will be more interesting.
May 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
nice building, will be at par with the best in the world definitely and its LEED registered most probably so one of the first Green Buildings in Makati.
May 13th, 2009, 03:35 PM
another nice project. interesting cladding :yes:
September 1st, 2009, 10:07 PM
i believe this is the first building in the country that receives LEED gold precertification, a Php 7B building,
@judy12, i guess spending a Php 7B on a building would really make it interesting, as per the firm behind which pretty means they are willing to venture the project on a prestigious firm, but thankfully filipinos never loose on scene for it is pursuant to law that for every international commission (here in our country) requires a local counterpart. coscoluela if i'm not mistaken is the lucky firm
there is full detail at
a r k i c e n t r a l [dot] com,
go to news and events and you will see a pretty comprehensive article
September 1st, 2009, 10:09 PM
and oh, what's up with that wavy cladding? is that merely a style or it comes with a purpose?
September 12th, 2009, 09:03 AM
yes they should but they want to spend the money yes they are old but they can fix them up it is a shame for them to take the down a waste of money
iam 48 and i started there when i was.
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June 4th, 2010, 01:58 PM
as of April 20:
as of April 20
construction is in progress. :)
August 18th, 2010, 08:27 AM
August. I think some parts are almost at ground level - some rebars are already showing.
P8079492_1 by wetboxers, on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wetboxers/4901632412/)
August 19th, 2010, 09:40 PM
cladding looks pretty cool. :)
September 21st, 2010, 01:28 PM
September 30th, 2010, 02:05 PM
September 30 update
November 29th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Yesterday November 28
November 30th, 2010, 01:39 PM
this is a very interesting project..hoping that Manila and the rest of the Philippines get greener bldgs..
December 28th, 2010, 12:45 PM
March 24th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Zuellig Building [33F|155m|com] Makati
Taken : 3-24-11
March 25th, 2011, 01:56 PM
love that glass curtain! :eek:
April 5th, 2011, 01:57 PM
I am amazed with the progress of its construction. Truly, a tower that is different from the rest in that area of Makati CBD.
April 5th, 2011, 04:31 PM
The over-allimpression is one of simplicity and grace. It's a great addition to the Makati skyline.
April 15th, 2011, 01:47 PM
April 18th, 2011, 04:10 AM
you'll appreciate it more when you see it at night
April 18th, 2011, 04:24 AM
you'll appreciate it more when you see it at night
and how they install the Curtain Wall which is a bamboo strip concept.
April 21st, 2011, 10:51 AM
May 4th, 2011, 02:06 PM
May 5th, 2011, 06:08 PM
^^Rising super fast :cheers:
May 5th, 2011, 09:04 PM
it is a pearl
May 26th, 2011, 01:44 PM
update from their website.
May 30th, 2011, 03:34 AM
One of my favorite under construction building in Metro Manila.
June 1st, 2011, 02:44 PM
this one, taken last week. :)
taken from Equitable Tower canteen.
June 18th, 2011, 01:58 PM
by Lily Aguilar (https://www.google.com/profiles/103924480112323400190)
Taken June 2, 2011
June 23rd, 2011, 09:05 PM
August 31st, 2011, 03:56 PM
Zuellig Building taken from Ayala Ave. through the tree-lined Paseo de Roxas. Now construction on it's 33rd floor. Pero may mga rebars pa, mga 2 floors pa siguro ito.
September 6th, 2011, 02:04 PM
taken last Sunday.
September 29th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Taken from Ayala Ave.
This closed-up photo shows rebars still protruding on the top floors which means this has not topped-off yet by the time I took these photos. It will be topping-off the following weeks. Structural steel members are also used on some portions on top most floors.
September 29th, 2011, 05:11 PM
DSCF0528 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandietan/6181210673/) by brand_D (http://www.flickr.com/people/brandietan/), on Flickr
September 29th, 2011, 10:42 PM
looks awesome!! :D
October 6th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Taken Oct. 2, 2011 by lian_fernandez
0088 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lianskiebutskidootsie/6201313990/) by lian_fernandez (http://www.flickr.com/people/lianskiebutskidootsie/), on Flickr
October 7th, 2011, 04:03 PM
as of Sept 29, 2011
October 11th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Taken Oct. 9, 2011 by Asiacamera
Let's go to Manila ! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/asiacamera/6229366247/) by Asiacamera (http://www.flickr.com/people/asiacamera/), on Flickr
October 22nd, 2011, 07:25 AM
I saw it in Google map and it really looks good
October 22nd, 2011, 07:42 AM
Beautiful Zuellig Building will become one of the famous skyscraper in Philippines in the future :)
November 7th, 2011, 12:15 PM
update. i think it's already T/O
Took these photos this morning while walking around Makati CBD.
November 7th, 2011, 12:27 PM
November 15th, 2011, 03:11 PM
DSC_3744 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gertm/6340550254/) by Gert Mewes (http://www.flickr.com/people/gertm/), on Flickr
November 21st, 2011, 01:05 PM
Re: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48406527@N03/6374189003/) by crossboneka (http://www.flickr.com/people/48406527@N03/), on Flickr
November 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
Great updates. MM needs more of these kinds of buildings. :okay:
November 22nd, 2011, 05:27 AM
like this one a lot! pretty glassy and curvyy
December 1st, 2011, 08:49 AM
December 19th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Makati afternoon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50415049@N05/6524991783/) by YangMinLi (http://www.flickr.com/people/50415049@N05/), on Flickr
December 29th, 2011, 02:17 PM
January 26th, 2012, 01:31 PM
Zuellig Almost Completed!!!
February 4th, 2012, 09:42 AM
straight to London, New York, Ibiza Makati!
February 4th, 2012, 12:47 PM
February 18th, 2012, 02:40 PM
March 5th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Taken 03 -01 - 2012
March 16th, 2012, 04:30 PM
update. the podium is still not finished.
Here's a close-up pic of zuellig taken yesterday:
March 18th, 2012, 10:44 AM
March 18th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Proud of working in Zuellig!
April 1st, 2012, 10:34 AM
hirap kuhanan ng malinaw pag cloudy. Nag-concealer LOL.
almost completed na!!
April 2nd, 2012, 09:47 AM
parang render lng :lol: update as of yesterday 4/1/12.
i won't be surprised if zuellig unveils the 2nd tower this year as their 1st one is nearing completion. whatcha think guys? may room pa di ba? :cheers:
April 3rd, 2012, 09:54 AM
Urban Landscape and Architecture | DSC0384 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cleevillasor/7007678803/) by C L E E ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶ ™ (http://www.flickr.com/people/cleevillasor/), on Flickr
April 10th, 2012, 10:18 AM
April 12th, 2012, 11:16 AM
marry me !!!
April 21st, 2012, 07:55 AM
update (to the right>>>)
Ayala Triangle Park
April 21st, 2012, 03:24 PM
snapped this afternoon from Ayala Triangle Park...
April 22nd, 2012, 03:19 AM
^^ No way! It doesn't look real.
April 22nd, 2012, 08:19 AM
^^ No way! It doesn't look real.
Well sorry. It is. :lol:
April 30th, 2012, 09:57 AM
May 11th, 2012, 04:58 PM
B E A U T I F U L !!! :applause::applause::applause:
Originally posted by anak_mm
RED SKY (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40097191@N08/7155647390/) by vincentgarrucho (http://www.flickr.com/people/40097191@N08/), on FlickrB E A U T I F U L !!!
May 17th, 2012, 07:15 AM
May 17th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Another good capture of Zuellig Tower...
May 28th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Originally Posted by IslandSon.PH