Keeping a respectful distance from the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol and borrowing from its Beaux-Arts lineage, the new Ayala Mall knows its place in a much-loved historic plaza
Ayala Malls Capitol Central is a seven-storey commercial development, located within the historic Bacolod Capitol Complex in Bacolod City. The mall, with a gross floor area of 72,000 square meters, stands on a 33,553-square meter lot behind the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol, a National Historical Landmark.
Left: Tourists and locals will find most shops and restaurants in Ayala Malls Capitol Central open after hours.
The mall’s massive green wall, covering 1,260 square meters of the main facade, serves as an unobtrusive backdrop to the important civic building in front whose Beaux Art style inspired some of the mall’s design elements. Inside are a fiesta market, activity center, department store, bazaar, food court, trade hall, chapel, and a BPO office. The existing trees on the site were preserved and integrated with the new development.
"The mall’s massive green wall serves as an unobtrusive backdrop to the civic building in front whose Beaux Art style inspired the mall’s design."
Right: Ayala Malls opted to preserve the existing old-growth trees on site, incorporating them as part of the landscaped common areas. Below: Attending mass is just one of the many bonding opportunities that families can do while in the mall.
Central Bazaar Entrance
Fiesta Market Drop-off
Cinema Lobby and Movie Theaters