Exportbank Plaza
General information
TypeOffice
LocationGil Puyat Avenue cor. Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′33.50″N 121°0′41.77″E / 14.5593056°N 121.0116028°E / 14.5593056; 121.0116028Coordinates: 14°33′33.50″N 121°0′41.77″E / 14.5593056°N 121.0116028°E / 14.5593056; 121.0116028
Completed1998
Opening1998
Height
Roof155.1 m (508.86 ft)
Technical details
Floor count36 above ground, 1 below ground
Design and construction
Architect(s)R. Villarosa Architects
DeveloperGeo Estate Estate Development Corporation, New Pacific Resources Management, Inc.
Structural engineerAromin & Sy + Associates
Main contractorEEI Corporation
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

Exportbank Plaza, formerly known as Urban Bank Plaza, is an office skyscraper located in Makati, Philippines.[6] It stands at 155.1 meters (509 ft), and is one of the tallest buildings in the country.[4] The building has 36 floors above ground and 1 basement level for parking.[2]

Currently, Exportbank Plaza serves as the headquarters of Export and Industry Bank (Exportbank), which acquired the building after purchasing the assets of Urban Bank after that bank was shut down by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2000.

Location

The building is located at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue in Makati, the tower is situated near the entrance of the Makati Central Business District. It is a few blocks walk away from most of Makati's other major office and residential buildings.

Building Details

The 37-storey building consists of an 8-floor Podium with basement, and a 29-storey Office Tower. It has a 3-street frontage (Gil Puyat Avenue, Chino Roces Avenue, and Urban Avenue) and was designed to ensure unobstructed panoramic view of the metropolis from all sides, with Makati’s skyline towards the east, and Manila Bay towards the west.[5]

The building also has 7 parking floors for a total of 511 parking slots, or 1 parking space for every 80sqm of office space. 12 high-speed elevators are installed to ensure swift access to all levels.[5]

Each floor has two pressurized fire escape stairways with widths of 1.35 meters, higher than the standard 1.20 meters of comparable structures. Every floor is also equipped with a smoke exhaust louver system which automatically activates in case of fire. Also, the building is also crowned with a helipad.[5]

Transfer of ownership

It was reported on March 10, 2009 that Exportbank sold its rights and interest on Exportbank Plaza to Arthaland Inc. (formerly known as EIB Realty Developers Inc.) for Php 2.62 Billion (around US$54.188 Million).[7]

References

  1. ^ Emporis.com Exportbank Plaza, Makati
  2. ^ a b Skyscraperpage.com Exportbank Plaza
  3. ^ Aromin & Sy + Associates Our Projects - Urban Bank Plaza
  4. ^ a b Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of January 2009) Archived March 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b c d Urban Bank website Urbanbank Plaza
  6. ^ Savills, K. M. C. "Export Bank Plaza". kmcmaggroup.com. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  7. ^ GMANews.TV Exportbank sells Exportbank Plaza for P2.62 Billion