Pacific Star Building

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Pacific Star Building
Nauru Star Blue.svg
Nauru's 12-point star in blue, a prominent symbol of the building.
View of Pacific Star Building at Gil Puyat Avenue as of June 2015.jpg
The Pacific Star Building in 2015
Alternative namesNauru Building
Record height
Tallest in the Philippines from 1989 to 1991[I]
Preceded byManila Pavilion Hotel
Surpassed byThe Peak Tower
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Coordinates14°33′28.86″N 121°1′5.83″E / 14.5580167°N 121.0182861°E / 14.5580167; 121.0182861Coordinates: 14°33′28.86″N 121°1′5.83″E / 14.5580167°N 121.0182861°E / 14.5580167; 121.0182861
Completed1989
ManagementCentury Property Group
Height
Roof112.5 m (369.09 ft)
Technical details
Floor count29
Floor areaMore than 56,000 m2 (602,778.98 sq ft)[1]
Lifts/elevators14[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectGabriel Formoso
Architecture firmGF & Partners Architects
Structural engineerSiemens Building Technologies
Main contractorRepublic of Nauru

The Pacific Star Building, also known as the Nauru Building, is a 29-storey high-rise building in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was the tallest building in the country upon its completion.

Background[edit]

The building was built by the Republic of Nauru through its Nauru Phosphate Royalties Trust. The high-rise building is managed by Century Properties Group.[2] An adjacent 6-storey low-rise office building, the Pacific Star Building Low Rise is also partially owned by the company and is part of the building complex.[3] The Monterrey building of DMCI was demolished to give way to the construction of the building.[4] Built in 1989[5], Pacific Star Building was the tallest building in the Philippines upon its completion until it was surpassed by Rufino Pacific Tower.[6]

Architecture and design[edit]

The Pacific Star Building consists of two buildings[1], a 29-storey high-rise building with four basement levels[7] and a 6-storey low-rise building which is built around a semicircular driveway ornamented with a fountain.[1] The taller building stands 112.5 meters (369.09 ft) high.[8]

The building was designed by architect, Gabriel Formoso[9][10] under his firm, GF & Partners Architects. The architecture firm describes the building's arches as inspired from Spanish architecture.[7] Siemens Building Technologies was responsible for the structural engineering of the building.[11]

Reception[edit]

The building is among the few buildings at the Makati Central Business District to be rated five stars by the Makati Commercial Estates Association.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pacific Star Building". KMC MAG Group. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. ^ Fucanan, Terrie (3 September 2006). "The Grand Soho Makati - Your answer to hassle-free condo living". The Manila Times. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Century Properties buys part of Pacific Star complex". Century Properties Group. Businessworld Online. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  4. ^ Arceo-Dumlao, Tina (5 December 2004). "Farm boy moves on to build half of Makati". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Pacific Star Building". KMC MAG Group. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  6. ^ "RP's new tallest building rises in Makati". Manila Standard. 16 March 1993. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Pacific Star Building". GF & Partners Architects. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ "AYALA CORPORATION, petitioner, vs. RAY BURTON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, respondent.- DECISION". Supreme Court of the Philippines. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  9. ^ Fiel, Corito (15 December 1990). "Formoso - Likha fellow". Manila Standard. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  10. ^ Portem, Jayson Braza. "Philippine Architecture - History of Architecture 4.0" (PDF). Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  11. ^ Salazar, Tessa (3 July 2001). "Old buildings need upgrading to rival new 'brainy' ones". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 April 2015.