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Ayala Malls Trinoma
Ayala Malls Trinoma logo
Map
LocationEpifanio de los Santos Avenue corner North Avenue, Bagong Pag-asa
Quezon City, Philippines
Coordinates14°39′11.1″N 121°02′00.3″E / 14.653083°N 121.033417°E / 14.653083; 121.033417
AddressEDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City
Opening dateMay 16, 2007; 16 years ago (2007-05-16)
DeveloperAyala Land
ManagementAyala Malls
OwnerAyala Corporation
No. of stores and services550
Total retail floor area224,502 m2 (2,416,520 sq ft)
No. of floors4 levels (8 levels for the car park area)
Parking8,000 slots (3,500 in car park)
Public transit accessMetro interchange 3 North Avenue
Bus rapid transit  E  North EDSA
Bus interchange  18  33  TriNoma
Bus interchange  8  TriNoma
Future:
Metro interchange 3 MMS  North Triangle Common Station
WebsiteAyala Malls TriNoma

Ayala Malls Trinoma (stylized as TriNoma, which is syllabic abbreviation of "Triangle North of Manila"[1]) is a large shopping mall in Quezon City, Philippines, owned by property development firm Ayala Land. Opened on May 16, 2007, the mall is located on the east side of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Quezon City, giving significant market competition to the nearby SM North EDSA as one of the largest malls in Metro Manila.[2] It is also one of two malls that will be serving Ayala Land's Vertis North township, which is located beside the mall, along with a new lifestyle block mall Ayala Malls Vertis North, similar to Greenbelt in Makati, which was also developed by Ayala Malls.

History

The site of Trinoma used to be the location of "People's Park", a flea market built by former Mayor Brigido Simon Jr. as a livelihood project for the city's nearby informal settlers (the actual market's size, though, only covered what is now Trinoma's public transportation terminal and outdoor pay parking). The park was opened at the time of Corazon Aquino's presidency. It was closed in 1995 by then-Mayor Ismael Mathay Jr. to give way for the construction of the Line 3 depot to service commuters along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).[citation needed]

The Line 3 consortium composed of Fil-Estate Holdings and Ayala Land decided to make the depot underground rather than a regular depot similar to Line 1 due to its commercial viability as a shopping mall. When the Line 3 began operations in December 1999, the construction of the mall was not immediately undertaken due to lack of funding. The North Triangle Depot Commercial Corporation was incorporated in 2001 with Fil-Estate spearheading the development and Ayala Land as minority stockholder.[3]

From December 1999 to December 2004, the depot was idle space[citation needed] until an agreement was signed between Ayala Land and the Fil-Estate Group with the former buying the latter's 30.89% stake in the North Triangle Depot Commercial Corporation for 600.1 million, and in exchange a land situated along Ayala Avenue, Makati and other shares.[4][5]

Ayala Land started constructing Trinoma in June 2005 with the retail development initially known as the North Triangle Commercial Center[3] or North Triangle Mall.[6] The name of the mall was later changed to "Trinoma" inspired by the redevelopment of industrial district TriBeCa.[citation needed]

Trinoma was officially launched in a private ceremony on April 25, 2007. It was inaugurated by officials of Ayala Land, and authorities of Quezon City, led by then-Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr.[7]

According to Ayala Land Inc. president Jaime Ayala, The mall will service all market segments but will specifically cater to Quezon City’s high-end consumers.[8]

The soft opening was originally slated for May 3, 2007, but was delayed by structural elements that were yet to be finished. It finally opened to the public on its soft opening on May 16, 2007. Its grand opening was held on October 16, 2007 (three days before the explosion of its sister mall Glorietta in Makati City), with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Vice President Noli de Castro in attendance.[9]

The mall was the first building constructed in the 62.3-hectare (154-acre) Triangle Exchange district of Triangle Park and of Ayala Land's Vertis North project. Vertis North is within the 250.6-hectare (619-acre) Quezon City Central Business District (also known as Triangle Park) to redevelop the areas of North Triangle (North Avenue, EDSA, Quezon Avenue), East Triangle (East Avenue, EDSA, Quezon Avenue) and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) property (North Avenue).[10]

The mall's North Avenue Wing will be expanded in line with the construction of the North Triangle Common Station, which will soon connect LRT-1, MRT-3, MRT-7, and the Metro Manila Subway.[11]

Future redevelopment

Trinoma commenced renovations in the first quarter of 2024 and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2025. A three-level expansion on its North Avenue side is expected to be completed by 2026.[12]

Facilities

Activity center
Mary Mother of Hope Chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel located at The Landmark

Trinoma is located at the corner of EDSA and North Avenue in Quezon City. Located in "North Triangle", the mall is bound by three major thoroughfares, namely, North Avenue, EDSA and Mindanao Avenue extension. Located on a 20-hectare (49-acre) parcel of land, Trinoma has a gross leasable area of 195,000 square meters (2,100,000 sq ft), which includes the mall's major anchor, The Landmark supermarket and department store.

It is directly connected to the North Avenue MRT station as the mall itself sits atop the Line 3 Depot. It will also be connected to the future North Triangle Common Station. A pedestrian overpass has also been constructed to connect with SM North EDSA but it is currently closed to give way for the MRT-7 station.

The mall is composed of four major levels with two minor ones on ground and on grade. The mall is characterized by alfresco areas punctuated with water features and landscaping. These water features flow into pools at the Trinoma Park, a green area that sits atop the mall. The Trinoma Park is a two-level park spanning a total of one hectare. It is home to an array of restaurants offering varied cuisines. The Park also houses a stage, surrounded by pools of water, for performances and shows. The Trinoma Park is linked to the mall's third level. The mall has two parking buildings, North Carpark Building and Mindanao Carpark Building, both named after their adjacent avenue. Parking is also available in open areas.

The mall also houses religious facilities. Two Roman Catholic chapels such as the St. Michael the Archangel Chapel and Mary Mother of Hope Chapel are located inside the mall's second floor and at The Landmark's fourth floor, respectively. New Life North Metro, a Born Again Christian church, is located at the ground floor.

Along with Timezone, it formerly hosted a themed Family Entertainment Center developed by ABS-CBN dubbed as ABS-CBN Studio Experience which features different areas inspired by TV shows aired by the network. It has been permanently closed since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy. The said arcade occupies its former space, serving as the expansion of its branch. The said branch opened on August 8, 2023, with its existing branch immediately closed for renovations and reopened on October 27, 2023, over 16 years since the original branch opened.

Incidents

References

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  3. ^ a b "Annual report of ALI for FY 2006" (PDF).
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  5. ^ "Philippine Factsheet". European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. January 2005. Archived from the original on January 29, 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2020. Ayala Land Inc. paid P600.1 million in exchange for the 30.89% stake of the Fil-Estate Group in the North Triangle Depot Commercial Corp.
  6. ^ Ordinario, Cai (January 17, 2006). "Ayala Land, Landmark in North Triangle mall tie-up". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
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  10. ^ "PGMA tasks Mayor SB to Chair QC-CBD Commission". Local Government of Quezon City. Archived from the original on February 14, 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
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  12. ^ Rivas, Ralf (February 15, 2024). "First Look: How Glorietta, Greenbelt, TriNoma, Ayala Center Cebu will be redesigned". Rappler. Retrieved February 17, 2024.
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  14. ^ Montemayor, Ma. Teresa (January 29, 2020). "QC mayor directs council to probe mall suicide". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
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