Institutional & Corporate Offices

822 Paseo Tesoro

Taken from the Manila Bulletin Feb. 22, 2007 issue…..

“ A new building concept was launched recently along Arnaiz Avenue in Makati. 822 Paseo Tesoro, owned by the Tesoro’s Group, stands out among the extant buildings in the area with its unique concave frontage which even it reduces the leasable area, allows maximum frontage. The floor to ceiling atrium creates an airy, naturally-lit and inviting façade. The three (3) storey building was constructed nly on 580 sq.m. land area but its unique design and confirguration make it look bigger. With a frontage of only 20 meters, architect Gan opened the building’s center with a ground-tothird-floor atrium, placed the stairs on the rear, installed a glass-enclosed elevator beside the stairwell, and finally capped the atrium with a fan-shaped polycarbonate roofed trellis for maximum lighting and ventilation.”

Design Architecture was made by Arch. Jonathan Gan of Jonathan Gan and Associates while Project Management was commissioned to Arch. Sonny Mejia of Design XI.

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Franklin Baker Philippines

17th Floor Equitable Towers, Paseo De Roxas, Makati City

Design and Architecture by Nicky T. Jardenil & Associates

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Asian Alliance Financial Office

22nd Floor Equitable Towers, Paseo De Roxas, Makati City

Design and Architecture by Arch. Reynaldo Javier – Ng

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IMDS Corporate Office

4/F The Spa Building, Libis, Q.C.

Interior Design by Anne Dee & Mark See & Associates,

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Medical Office of Dra. Adelaida Dy

Unit 711 St.Luke’s Medical Arts Building, The Fort

Interior Design by Noel Bernardo of EC Studio

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Spanish Embassy

28/F Rufino Towers, Herrera Cor. Ayala, Makati

Commissioned to design The Spanish Embassy, Arch. Ramon Gonzales of RMAG utilized simple lines, neutral color palettes and modern furniture to fit-out the new interiors of the office.

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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

40/F Yuchengco Towers, Ayala Avenue, Makati

“Founded in 1974, the Japan International Cooperation Agency is an implementation agency for technical assistance, focusing on systems building, organization strengthening and human resourse developing countries to pursue their own sustainable socio-economic development.”

With design architects Tito Moises Encinas and Ed Seco of MOHRI P.A. & Associates assuming overall design and project management, the interior renovation of JICA / JBIC indeed was a challenge for the entire construction team as work has to be done on segmental basis.

However through careful coordination with JICA’s and JBIC’s representatives Narufumi Takenaka and Kumiko Unchida, respectively, the entire project was completed based on the agreed time line and schedule.

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Tagaytay Highlands Showroom, The Podium

Belle Corporation has constructed its first showroom for Tagaytay Highlands at The Podium. With the design commissioned to Architect

Reynaldo Javier – Ng, this new modern interiors was constructed with accent ceilings, mid-50’s furniture and back-of-house work and office spaces.

Project management was provided by Engr. John Calansingin and Associates

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Golden ABC

Manila Head Office ( Structural Works and Interior Fit-Out )

One of the largest retailers in the country, Golden ABC which is chaired by Mr. Bernie Liu, proprietors of boutique stores such as Penshoppe, Forme, Memo, and many others have embarked to demolish their existing building, excavate and construct from the foundation to build a new ground and second level to expand its head offices here in Manila.

After almost one year of construction, the structural frames of the new second level and the subsequent interior fit-out of the 2,000.00 square meter commercial space cum office finally were successfully completed, thanks to good project management of Arch. Eldred Tan and design of Arch. Alvin Matias.

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NYK – TDG Maritime Academy

Carmeltown, Canlubang, Laguna

NYK – TDG Maritime Academy stands as the country’s largest maritime school in the country. Situated in Canlubang, Laguna, this multi-hectare sized school boasts of complete amenities such as tiered rooms for discussions, conference rooms, lobbies, swimming pools and many others. Design of the interiors was assumed by The Trezza Group under its principal Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes. Shown pictures are the dome-ceilinged conference rooms and the main lobby areas.

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SAP Philippines

32nd Floor, Citibank Corporate Towers, Paseo de Roxas, City of Makati

SAP, a multinational firm which is considered a market and technology leader in business software solutions undertook a major construction of their office at the 32nd floor of Citibank Corporate Towers.

The design and project management, both commissioned under The Environments Collaborative Inc. ( TECI ) headed by Mr. Inky Tamayo.

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Axis Global Cebu

Subangdako, Mandaue, Cebu

One of the on-going off-island project of the firm is the construction of the two (2) storey office and warehouse of Axis Global Systems in the province of Cebu which is based on a design-build contract scheme to expedite completion of the project.

Shown here is the perspective drawn by Arch. Allen Gamallo and the progress photo of the on-going project itself.

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Casa Marinero III Building

Timeless character and classic Spanish architecture charm are embodied in the newly constructed four (4) story Casa Marinero III building.

Situated across San Agustin Church ~ the oldest church in the Philippines, this building is owned and serves as the main corporate headquarters of one of the largest shipping & manning industry in the country, NYKFILShip Philippines Corporation.

Situated across San Agustin Church ~ the oldest church in the Philippines, this building is owned and serves as the main corporate headquarters of one of the largest shipping & manning industry in the country, NYKFILShip Philippines Corporation.

Hand-painted wall murals, beamed ceilings and glazed brick flooring, accent the restaurant, which is designed for great receptions and fine dining. Dado walls paneled with imported oak veneers were used to create warmth in its interior. With a panoramic view of the skyline of historic Intramuros, the function and conference area at the 4th level was linked with the adjacent Casa Marinero II building, thus resulting to a conference-reception cum ballroom area of almost 2,500 square meters.  Finishes and accents include cathedral-high ceilings, imported granite tiles, the bar with Italian granite counter tops and a 15 feet round custom-made narra conference table.

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American Express Bank 6750

One of the world’s largest banking institutions, American Express Bank Co., has its offshore-bank and corporate office headquarters fully renovated at the 11/F of the 6750 Building in Makati.

Under the auspices of Trammell Crow Savills Asia Pacific Services HK through their senior project manager Mr. Robert McGrath, the office of Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes’ Trezza Group handled the design and project management.

Photo shows the country manager’s office, reception area, the general work area and the pantry. Used were Italian-made granite for accents, alder melamine for wainscot and gunmetal stainless strips for the frames to project a modern and bank-ish space for the institution.

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McDonald's (GADC) Head Offices

8/F & 17/F Citibank Corporate Center, Paseo De Roxas, Makati City

Golden Arches Development Corporation (GADC), known to many as McDonald’s Philippines extended their offices by occupying the 8/F of Citibank Corporate Towers.  After its completion, an overall interior renovation & fit-out of the main head office, the 17/F of the same building, was likewise implemented.

The new design, made by Arch. Anna Ventura of CA Ventura & Associates, reflects modern simplicity.  Clean lines and motley colors are used for the walls and melamine panels for cabinetry & counter tops.

Shown in this page are the Lobby & Reception Area and Conference Rooms.

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Yields Financial Corporation

32/F East Tektite Towers

Designed by Architect Reynaldo Ng for business owner Mr. Marty Eizmendi, the once (2) adjacent offices of this financial office were fully renovated and unified into a single unit. Wengue veneers were used for the doors and panels while hardwood kamagong serve as accent pieces for the portals and frames.

Shown here are the Reception Area with an assemblage, the work and staff areas which bears the owner’s art collection of noted filipino contemporary artists like Tony Leano, Gerry Ingco and many others.

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Bank of New York Office

The office of Bank of New York, USA, one of the major business banking institutions in the Philippines is located at the 10th floor of Philamlife Towers, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

Project management and design was by Arch. Mia Mangahas of Davenport Campbell, Phils.

The use of light maple melamine for paneling and full-height imported aluminum windows for partitions aided in creating illusion of space.

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American Express Bank Cebu

Ayala Center, Cebu City, Metro Cebu

To efficiently cater its banking clients in the Southern Philippines, American Express Bank Co. has set up its Head Liaison Office right in the heart of Metro Cebu’s financial district.

This new office was constructed to follow the design architecture of its off-shore bank in Manila through the extensive use of alder melamine and rosewood accent panels throughout the interiors, and modern leather furnishings from Citimex.

Shown below are the façade in Italian black granite and the joinery works in the staff and conference areas.

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NALCO Filinvest

NALCO Chemical Co. Philippines, a global chemicals distribution company, occupies approximately 1,020 sq.m. of space at the 17/F Asian Star Building, Filinvest Corporate Center in Alabang.

Interior design and project management was by Davenport Campbell Philippines.

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QBE Tenancy

16F Equitable-PCI Tower, Makati Avenue, Makati

Team Asterisk Design Inc. uses frameless glass panels with white fils as the wall in QBE Tenancy’s lobby & reception area.  They call this as QBE’s “white board”, creating an inspiration of ample space to welcome QBE’s clients and guests.  A pantone blue color for the back wall of the reception counter is used to match the color of the company’s logo.

A small meeting room just before the general services area is enclosed with glass wall panels creating an illusion of more room and space.

The pantry, the staff’s favorite place for coffee breaks and afternoon naps, is accented with a tiger lily colored wall, making the area more suitable for a well deserved break and rest.

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Island Rose

Tropical Palms Building, Makati

Philippine Cut Flower Corporation, the country’s leader in the commercial production of roses and various flowers using greenhouse technology has opened up its new office cum distribution outlet at the ground level of the Tropical Palms Building, along Dela Costa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.

Architects Mia Mangahas and  Aeroin Dayo, principals of the Asterisk Design Team,  has achieved to fully maximize the given space  by adapting open space planning all through-out the interiors. Melamine panels were used extensively for the joineries, veneers for the doors and a playful application of its corporate colors inside the interiors to yield a conducive office-working environment.

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