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FiveE-ComCenter Topping Off Ceremony: Taking World-Class Architecture to Greater Heights

(From left during the topping off Ceremony) FSL & Associates Senior Project Architect  Carlos P. Sauco; EEI Corporation AVP for Buildings, Engr. Andy P. Tumbokon III;  Design Coordinates, Inc. President  Jose Oscar O. Salvacion; EEI Corporation President & CEO Engr. Robert Jose L. Castillo; SM Prime Commercial Properties SVP for Commercial Properties David L. Rafael; SM Prime Commercial Properties SAVP for  Project Development, Engr. Ranilo M. Gison; SM Prime Commercial Properties SAVP External Affairs Noel S. Sanchez; FSL & Associates Associate Architect Fendi T. Lim; EEI Corporation VP Operations, Building, Engr. Albert C. Saringo and Design Coordinates, Inc. Managing Director, Engr. Franz F. Ziebert

(05 May 2014. Pasay City, Philippines) Taking world-class architecture to greater heights is the new FiveE-ComCenter.  This latest project by SM Prime Commercial Properties Group (CPG) will soon rise in the heart of the Mall of Asia complex and will continue in the tradition of the E-com Centers featuring innovative and modern architecture mostly characterized by rectilinear design.  FiveE-com is the third in a series of six iconic office buildings envisioned to comprise the premier business hub of SM Prime in its flagship master planned estate, the 67-hectare Mall of Asia Complex (MOAC) in Pasay City.

Last May 5, 2014, SM Prime Commercial Properties Group led by its Senior Vice President, Mr. David L. Rafael and Mr. Robert Jose Castillo, President of EEI Corporation, led the topping off ceremony.  The event began with the Ceremonial Mass followed by messages from Mr. Castillo and Mr. Rafael.  The topping off event was a significant moment, highlighting another milestone in the development and construction of the FiveE-ComCenter.  

Designed by Arquitectonica, a Miami-based architectural firm known for its stylish patterns, complex façade accents, and graphic structural forms, the firm is a world-renowned, multi-awarded company with designs ranging from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Westin Times Square Hotel in New York City, to other countries such as the Lima Marriot Hotel in Peru, Riviera Twin Star Square in Shanghai, and the Cyberport in Hong Kong.  Arquitectonica also designed premiere projects in the Philippines such as the SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, SMX Convention Center, and the SM Megamall expansion and renovation, among others. 

FiveE-ComCenter is a 15- level office building with a gross floor area of 125,716 sqm and approximately 85,000 sqm of leasable area.  Potential tenants can look forward to small office spaces as well as large floor plates of up to 7,000 sqm.  FiveE-com’s air-conditioning system was designed differently from its predecessors in a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) format in order to provide tenants flexibility depending on their operating hours. FiveE-com will also feature basement parking, a pioneering feature among the E-com buildings.  Primarily designed for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms and other similar high-technology companies, it will also cater to other types of companies apart from the traditional BPO market.

The open-air fourth floor podium called, FiveE-com-Prism Plaza, allows for a relaxing, scenic view of the historical Manila Bay to unwind from the busy atmosphere of the workplace. There will be two covered bridgeways interconnecting FiveE-com to its adjacent E-com buildings which lead to the Mall of Asia located at the 2nd floor and 4th floor levels.

FiveE-com will continue to enjoy SM Prime CPG’s reliable and round-the-clock security, utilities, and power. The E-com hub’s location within MOAC offers accessible public transportation routes such as the MRT, LRT and bus lines traversing the main EDSA thoroughfare. A ferry terminal in MOAC also provides future opportunities for sea travel. MOAC is also only a few minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport within Pasay City.

FiveE-com is scheduled for completion first quarter of 2015.

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For further information, you may contact:
MS. APRIL ANNE S. MISA
Senior Manager – Leasing
Commercial Properties Group
SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
T - +63 2 857-0100 loc 0353
F - +63 2 857-0249
M – 09175578197
E – april.misa@smprime.com

Date: 
Monday, May 12, 2014