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SM Prime’s tallest skyscraper opens in Ortigas

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SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) recently opened its  tallest structure—the 50-storey Mega Tower located in the SM Megamall Complex.

SM Offices, SM Prime’s commercial real estate arm, collaborated with Miami-based Arquitectonica, architect-on-record W.V. Coscolluela & Associates, and LEED consultant C.A. Tatlonghari, for the structure’s innovative design and curvilinear and sculptural form.

The Mega Tower is built for efficient density planning, with a core workspace of 92,055 sqm. and a minimum 2,000 sqm of typical leasable space per floor to cater to various business requirements in the Ortigas CBD.

Mega Tower is designed to utilize 14% less energy, built with a double-glazed facade that keeps heat out while its office spaces use energy-efficient air-conditioning equipment, lighting fixtures, lifts, and escalators. The building also consumes 30% less water through the use of water efficient fixtures and non-potable water for its landscape irrigation system.

With state-of-the art features, the Mega Tower lives up to its image of being a premium office building­—serving as a model of how future commercial developments should address social and environmental challenges.

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