One Corporate Centre is a 54-story office skyscraper located in the Ortigas Central Business District in Pasig City. It is the 13th tallest building in the country with a height of 202 meters or 662.73 feet from the ground to its architectural antenna. This high rise office has 54 above ground floors and 9 basement levels for parking spaces. Out of the 54 floors, seven of which are allotted for commercial purposes. One Corporate Centre is owned and developed by Amberland Corporation, with the construction reaching its completion in 2009. Typical floor areas of the office units in this office skyscraper are 2,000 square meters; 1,000 square meters; or 500 square meters, all with individual air-conditioning control rooms.
One Corporate Centre is located in the corner of the two major thoroughfares in the Ortigas area, Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and Meralco Avenue. Also on the rear side of the structure is the Jade Drive. Being one of the tallest structures in the Ortigas Central Business District, One Corporate Centre overlooks the whole Ortigas skyline as well as that of the neighboring cities. One Corporate Centre is also just a few blocks away from the Philippine Stock Exchange building at the Tektite Towers and the San Miguel Corporation head office. Also within the vicinity of this office skyscraper are other high-rise offices and residential skyscrapers, some of which are the Union Bank Plaza, Exchange Regency, Cityland Grand Emerald Tower, Robinson’s Equitable Tower, St. Francis Square, St. Francis Towers. Eton Emerald Lofts, Sonata Private Residences, AIC Gold Tower, Joy~Nostalg Center, Galleria Regency and more. There are also shopping centers in the area like SM Megamall, Shangri-la Plaza, The Podium, and Robinson’s Galleria.
The owner and developer of this office skyscraper is Amberland Corporation and the structure was designed by Philip H. Recto Architects. Amberland Corporation is also the first company to ever construct a residential condominium in Ortigas Center in the late 80’s. For years, Amberland Corporation has been developing office and residential towers and some of the company’s projects are The Parc Royale, Prestige Tower, One San Miguel, and the SkyWay Twin Towers.
One Corporate Centre is constructed on 2,888 square meters of prime commercial lot. It is located at the corner of two major highways in Ortigas. Architect Philip Recto, the designer of the office skyscraper, used a particular strategy in developing the design for the One Corporate Centre and its corner location. According to Architect Recto, his firm overlaid a rectangular grid layout on a circular foot print for “maximum space utilization without compromising the efficientcy of building circulation.” Also, since the lot is in the corner and there is a flyover on the side, creating space for vehicular access was done by constructing a driveway to the rear side, the Jade Drive. There is also a rotunda in this office skyscraper for drop-offs and pick-ups.
The construction of One Corporate Centre started in 2005 and was opened to the public in 2009. The floor area of this office skyscraper is 117,000 square meters or 1,259,377.52 square feet, with 45 floors above the ground and nine levels below the ground. One Corporate Centre has a height of 202 meters or 662.73 feet from the ground to its antenna spire, although if the height would be measured from the ground just until to the roof, the height of this office skyscraper would be 185 meters or 606.96, still one of tallest towers in the Ortigas Central Business District.
BUILDING DESIGN, FEATURES, AND AMENITIES
One Corporate Centre also has the following amenities (either owned by the developer or by other parties): the food court, executive dining and restaurant, function rooms with audio-visual facilities, fitness centre, coffee shop and gallery overlooking the ground floor lobby for art and other exhibits.
The exterior of the One Corporate Centre is made of imported solar reflective glass for windows and modern unitized glass curtain walls. It also has an aluminum composite cladding and imported granite wall cladding at the Ground Level. Moreover, this office skyscraper has an earthquake-resistance structural design with 5,000 to 10,000 psi reinforced concrete columns, beams and slabs, resting on 2,800 meters of thick 5,000 psi reinforced concrete mat foundation. For the interior of the One Corporate Centre, the main lobby is five stories high and has a wall and floor finish of imported granite. There is also an aluminum composite cladding for the columns and end wall, and an individual mailbox with key for each unit. For the commercial and office units, the floor and ceiling has a bare concrete finish, plaster-finished concrete hollow block walls, and provision for executive toilet for each unit with one layer of concrete hollow block as layout guide, and a 3.60-meter floor-to-ceiling height for commercial and typical office units, and for the office units in the 34th floor upwards, 3.901 meters floor-to-ceiling height. In the common toilets, the walls and floors have high-quality ceramic tiles and toilets for handicapped people.
This office skyscraper also has three penthouses made possible through a terraced rooftop, a radio room, and a helicopter pad. There are also 14 elevators inside One Corporate Centre, all of these are computerized and serve the office floors. There are also two separate passenger elevators operating from the basement parking floors to the ground floor lobby and one service elevator for all the floors. This office skyscraper also has an automatic fire sprinkler system with fire and jockey pumps, as well as underground and elevated water tanks for fire use. There is also an underground cistern and elevated water tanks for potable water supply, individual sub-water meter for each office and commercial unit, and mid-water level tank.
There is also a 100% standby generator for use in times of power blackout, a lightning protection system, instant-on battery operated emergency lights in critical areas, individual Meralco metering for each unit, and power and lighting rough-ins. For telecommunications, there are provisions for multiple telephone lines per unit as well as one cable TV outlet per unit. There are also ventilation systems for basement and common toilets, air-cooled condensing unit (ACCU) room for each unit, and air-conditioned basement elevator lobby. There are nine levels of basement parking with a paging system and a visitor’s parking area in level one.