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Cityscapes: The Zuellig Building
Green is the word with this P7-billion structure.
By: Allie Principe  |   Published on: Sep 18, 2012 - 8:00am

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( Green design and sustainability: two terms that are thrown around a lot whenever people talk about architecture in this day and age. In a rapidly changing urban landscape such as ours, it is becoming increasingly important to adopt the latest strategies that are sensitive to the economic, social and ecological effects of the built environment. Beyond just form and function, sustainable design looks toward a bright future that harmoniously integrates together the natural and man-made.


The Zuellig Building in Makati shares this vision of creating a new generation of prime developments that prioritize quality of life and environment. Not only is it the first premium office building in the area since the construction boom in 2000, but it also the first high rise in the Philippines to be awarded a Gold level pre-certification by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council that created a stringent certification program that sets the standards in designing cost-efficient and energy saving buildings.


The 33-story tower has been said to have cost a hefty P7 billion and is more than three years in the making, with construction starting in 2009 and its expected completion date in October 2012. Though green buildings are generally equated with higher cost and longer construction time, Zuellig shows why all these efforts are worth the investment, and why they think it should be the norm in designing for future building endeavors in the country.


Photos by Toto Labrador, Marty Ilagan, and Andre Mendoza courtesy of Zuellig

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  • toink
    yan talagang mga taga callcenter, mga jejemon. ang dudumi.
    Sep 21 2012 @ 06:17pm     Reply  
  • nice
    excellent! now i just hope the future tenants would have enough decency not to smoke and litter cigar butts at the lobby. yes call center denizens, im looking at you.
    Sep 21 2012 @ 05:40pm     Reply  
  • nooni
    hopefully, there will be more buildings like this in PH.
    Sep 18 2012 @ 03:30pm     Reply  
  • nooni
    hopefully, there will be more buildings like this is PH.
    Sep 18 2012 @ 03:29pm     Reply  
  • kayk
    I work in Makati and I've always admired this building. I've seen its grandeur unfolded in the past year. How I wish I can work inside it!
    Sep 18 2012 @ 12:05pm     Reply  
  • kish
    as an architect i'd say it is a very classy building. who designed it?
    Sep 18 2012 @ 11:16am     Reply  
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