The Standard: SM building an S-shaped office tower

SM Prime Holdings Inc., the country’s largest shopping mall operator and developer, is building an S-shaped office tower near SM Megamall in Ortigas central business district.
Global engineering consultant Aurecon said the 50-story office project called SM Megamall Towers would have 124,200 square meters of floor area, including three levels of underground parking, plus above-ground parking.
The SM Megamall Towers will have first-class amenities and will have a direct link to SM Megamall, one of the world’s largest shopping malls.
Aurecon was reportedly appointed by SM Prime to provide structural engineering design services for the SM Megamall Towers.
For this project, Aurecon will work closely with Arquitectonica, an architectural firm known for high-rise office building designs, from the concept engineering phase to the design development.
Aurecon said the SM Megamall Towers would add to its growing portfolio of landmark projects globally, including the Shanghai Tower, the Mapletree Business City and VivoCity in Shanghai; Wembley National Stadium in London; Motion Gate in Dubai; and the World Tower Melbourne. 


Monday, January 4, 2016
The Standard (Jenniffer B. Austria)