Megamall Mixed-Use Complex
How might we create a vertical sanctuary within a horizontal density?
For this urban complex, CAZA envisioned a lively mixed-use environment that would accommodate luxury condominiums and a three-story commercial center at the base. Informed by the exterior verandas and courtyards, new dramatic sky terraces surmount the building, extending a vertical sanctuary amidst the horizontal density of the Malate district.
Malate is a historic urban core where density increased at a rapid pace. This mixed-use complex replaces an old, mid-century building in disrepair and links a public podium with a series of high-rise residential towers.
The design of the complex takes a layered approach that optimizes the programming while accommodating ground floor uses. Our solution blends public, semipublic, and domestic spaces within a singular identity and poses an elegant architectural solution to the urban pressures of Manila.
- PROJECT TEAM: Carlos Arnaiz, Alex Tseng
- CLIENT: SM Investments