Lepanto Building
General information
StatusCompleted
TypeOffice
Location8749 Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′29″N 121°01′27″E / 14.5581°N 121.0242°E / 14.5581; 121.0242Coordinates: 14°33′29″N 121°01′27″E / 14.5581°N 121.0242°E / 14.5581; 121.0242
Completed1978
Height74.80 m (245.41 ft)
Technical details
Floor count20
References
[1][2]

The Lepanto Building, (also known as the B.A. Lepanto Building or Bank of America Lepanto Building), is a 20-storey office building in Paseo de Roxas in Makati City. It was inaugurated in 1978[3] and was designed by distinguished architect Gabriel Formoso.[4]

History

The Lepanto Building is one of the earliest buildings in the Makati Central Business District. Built along Paseo de Roxas in the early 1970s, beside the now demolished Doña Narcisa de Leon Building (also by Formoso), the building was designed for the Philippine headquarters of the Bank of America and the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company.[5][6]

Architecture and design

The Lepanto Building was a product of Filipino architect Gabriel Formoso (under his firm GF & Partners Architects), known for his distinctive high-arch design inspired by Spanish architecture,[7] and his preference for the use of adobe walls.[8] This can be seen in the building's tall arches, flanked by adobe clad walls on either side. The interior was rid of columns to allow maximal use of space for office planning.[6]

Location

Located along Paseo de Roxas across Ayala Triangle Gardens midway between Sedeño and Villar streets,[9] it is beside the BDO Equitable Tower and Chinabank Building. Other nearby landmarks include the Paseo Center and the Citibank Center.

Amenities and tenants

The building mainly functions as a commercial or office space with 10 elevators (8 passenger units, 1 executive and 1 service). It also has a restobar and a penthouse for multi-purpose events.[10] Building occupants include Dole, AT&T, and Sodexo Philippines.[11]

References

  1. ^ Emporis.com Lepanto Building
  2. ^ Savills, K. M. C. "Lepanto Building". kmcmaggroup.com. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  3. ^ Savills, K. M. C. "Lepanto Building". kmcmaggroup.com. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  4. ^ Fiel, Corito (15 December 1990). "Formoso - Likha fellow". Manila Standard. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  5. ^ "B.A. Lepanto Building". GF & Partners Architects. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  6. ^ a b Formoso, Gabriel. "My Architectural Philosophy" (PDF). United Architects of the Philippines. United Architects of the Philippines. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  7. ^ "B.A. Lepanto Building". GF & Partners Architects. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  8. ^ Alcazaren, Paulo (February 6, 2010). "Formoso's facades". Philstar Global Corp. PhilStar. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Lepanto Building". Tectonium. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Lepanto Building". Onsono International. Onsono International. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Businesses In Lepanto Building". Philippine Companies. Retrieved 22 June 2022.

See also