The first Filipino life insurance company begins a new chapter in a new city with two glass towers on a granite base representing transparency and long-term stability
The twin towers of Insular Life Corporate Center have become a familiar landmark in Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa. Throughout the day, the skyscrapers’ facades of double-glazed windows and steel frames reflect scenes of bustling activity against the backdrop of a modern and vibrant metropolis. At night, it's the opposite. Lighting up the skyline of one of the first central business districts in the south, the towers allow a glimpse of the hustle and bustle inside.
The Insular Life Corporate Center is home to the Insular Life Assurance Company, the first Filipino life insurance company and one of the country's biggest. Older generations know the company for its iconic headquarters at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas in Makati City. Due to Insular Life’s expanding operations, the old 14-storey building could no longer accommodate the growing workforce, prompting the move to a larger space in Alabang.
Inaugurated at the beginning of the 21st century in 2001, the Insular Life Corporate Center represents a new chapter for the financial institution. Operating in an industry where trust is a currency, they needed to strike a balance between an image of stability and a sense of openness.
In contrast to their Makati building, the twin towers are all glass. The first stands 34-storeys high while the second at 28-storeys. They are connected by a granite-clad podium, which houses a Japanese garden and a 500-seat auditorium that spills out to an expansive foyer.
On the podium facade is a bas-relief from the old building depicting Philippine history and culture. The artwork was sculpted by Philippine National Artist, Napoleon Abueva, known as the "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture.”
"Operating in an industry where trust is a currency, they needed to strike a balance between an image of stability and a sense of openness."