Discovery Primea
Discovery Primea in 2014
General information
TypeHotel, Residential
Location6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′12″N 121°01′37″E / 14.5534°N 121.0270°E / 14.5534; 121.0270
OpenedFebruary 2015; 9 years ago (2015-02)
OwnerJTKC Land
Technical details
Floor count68
Design and construction
Architect(s)Kenzo Tange
Jorge Y. Ramos
DeveloperJTKC Land
Structural engineerDatem Inc.

Discovery Primea is a 68-storey mixed-use residential tower and one of the tallest buildings in the Philippines located in Makati along Ayala Avenue. It stands on the former Gilarmi Apartments, one of the earliest urban residential condominiums built in the Makati Central Business District. JTKC, Inc. is the developer of the residential condominium and one of earliest developer of residential condominium units in the Philippines. The latter also owns the Discovery Suites, a service-apartment in the Ortigas Center business district in Mandaluyong.[5] The residential tower was opened in 2015.


The Discovery Primea was built on the land where the Gilarmi Apartments used to stand. The Gilarmi Apartments was the first serviced apartment building to be built in the Makati Central Business District.[6][5]

In 2013, construction of the top floor was topped out signaling the completion of the construction of Discovery Primea Tower, effectively making it one of the tallest buildings of the Philippines.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Flores, Karen (March 10, 2014). "What to expect from Discovery's new hotel, resort". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Discovery Hotel Group Philippines Anniversary Offers at the Travel Tour Expo 2015". The Discovery Leisure Company, Inc. February 9, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Enriquez, Marge (January 27, 2010). "Jorge Ramos returns to build a high-rise". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Garcia, Roger (July 11, 2011). "Datem Inc.: A legacy of safety". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Prieto-Valdes, Tessa (January 10, 2014). "The most premium residential building in the country". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Art of Building". Discovery Primea. Contemporary Art Philippines. Archived from the original on February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015.