My youngest took an awesome shot of this building while passing by Makati Avenue.

This is the ZUELLIG BUILDING, touted to be the first high-rise office tower with a pre-certification at Gold Level under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (Core & Shell) (LEED-CS) program of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It is 33-storeys high & is distinguished by the ceramic frit pattern of the glass curtain wall inspired by bamboo & flowing water. The Design Consultants for this project come from SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) while the Architect-on-Record is  W. V. Coscolluela & Associates.

Topping-off was done last September 26, 2011 & the installation of the glass curtain wall was completed January of this year. Project completion is expected within 2012.

Quickly now, the ZB by the numbers :
  • 1sthigh-rise project in the Philippines to be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council for pre-certification with the goal of a LEED Gold standard for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
  • 5basement floors  
  • 5-7minute walk to shopping center and medical facilities
  • 8minute walk to inner CBD (Legaspi Village) 
  • 9minute drive to Bonifacio Global City
  • 10minute walk to MRT station and EDSA bus routes
  • 33floors
  • 34priority parking slots for carpools and van pools
  • 50percent of potable water will be saved through use of collected graywater and condensate water for custodial, irrigation and flushing purposes
  • 90bicycle parking slots; showering and changing facilities will be provided to encourage occupants to cycle to work
  • 155 meters elevation height
  • 1,668sq meters of landscaped native vegetation
  • 2,000square meters of retail space
  • 9,000tons of steel rebar will be used in construction
  • 29,000square meters of glass will be used in the curtain wall and lobby
  • 60,000cubic meters of concrete will be used in construction
  • 66,000square meters of Prime Grade office space
  • 7,000,000,000 Philippine Pesos total investment value

Get to know the ZUELLIG BUILDING up close.

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