UnionBank Plaza
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Former namesWorld Finance Plaza
General information
StatusCompleted
TypeOffice
LocationMeralco Avenue corner Onyx & Sapphire Streets, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Philippines
Coordinates14°35′13.45″N 121°3′48.51″E / 14.5870694°N 121.0634750°E / 14.5870694; 121.0634750
Completed2004
Opening2004
CostPhp 1,900,000,000
OwnerUnion Bank of the Philippines
Height
Roof206 m (675.85 ft)
Technical details
Floor count49 aboveground, 6 belowground
Lifts/elevators15
Design and construction
Architect(s)Recio + Casas Architects, RTKL Associates (design consultant)
DeveloperUnion Properties, Inc.
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners, G.E. Origenes & Associates
References
[1][2][3]

UnionBank Plaza is an office skyscraper located in Pasig, Philippines. It rises 206 metres (676 feet)[2] from ground level to roof, and is currently the tallest complete building in Pasig, and the 14th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well. The building has 49 levels above ground, and 6 basement levels.[2][3]

True to its name, the bank serves as the headquarters for Union Bank of the Philippines, the seventh-largest bank in the Philippines in terms of assets. Other tenants of UnionBank Plaza include major business process outsourcing companies, like Sykes Enterprises, Branders.com, PCCW, among others. However, the building's main tenant, UnionBank, also maintains some executive offices at the SSS Building in Makati.

Design and construction

Originally the building is owned and developed by Megaworld Corporation, and was known as the World Finance Plaza, but during construction the project was taken over by Union Properties, Inc., the real estate arm of Union Bank of the Philippines, and was renamed "UnionBank Plaza".[1]

UnionBank Plaza was designed by renowned Filipino architectural firm Recio & Casas,[4][5] with American architectural firm RTKL Associates as its design consultant. The structural design of the building was handled by British engineering group Ove Arup & Partners in cooperation with local engineering group G.E. Origenes & Associates.[4][6] Project Management was handled by Union Properties, Inc. headed by Arch't. Cynthia V. Razon with her staff, Arch't Contrino del Carmen, Eng'r. Carlo Salvatierra and Arch't Angelo Torres. Construction Management works were undertaken by Jose Aliling & Associates, a well known project management company in the Philippines.[3]

The building has an 8-level concrete podium as its base, while its main body is fully clad with aluminium unitized curtain wall.[5]

Amenities

The building has a 6-level basement and 7-level aboveground level parking [3] for its tenants and guests, and has a helipad on the rooftop. The building features an executive skylounge at the 47th floor. Other amenities of the building include function rooms, health club, restaurants, and food court.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Emporis.com Union Bank Plaza, Pasig[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Skyscraperpage.com Union Bank Plaza, Pasig
  3. ^ a b c d Jose Aliling & Associates Union Bank Tower Archived August 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b Profile of Megaworld Properties and Holdings, Inc.
  5. ^ a b Builders Federal website World Finance Plaza
  6. ^ G.E. Origenes & Associates Our Clients Archived March 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine