A transit-oriented development at the heart of Makati City will provide traffic-weary commuters a pleasant experience waiting for their ride inside a climate-controlled environment
Nominated in the World Architecture Festival 2017, One Ayala, named after its address at No. 1 Ayala Avenue corner EDSA, is a 390,000-sqm transit-oriented, mixed-use development, the gateway to the Philippines’ financial capital.
An intermodal transport hub integrates the MRT Ayala Station with other major public transportation modes entering the city such the UV Express (a type of shared taxi), city buses, and the future BRT buses. The BRT terminal is located on the ground floor while a separate terminal for public utility vehicles is located at the basement.
Commuters can buy their tickets and wait comfortably inside the expansive concourse atrium on the second floor surrounded by three levels of shops and restaurants. The concourse connects to the existing MRT Ayala Station.
"An intermodal transport hub integrates the MRT Station with other major public transportation modes entering the city."
Wide, covered, and well-lit pedestrian highways, open 24 hours, connects to the Glorietta malls and the Dolphin Park on the northwest, the SM Makati mall on the southwest, and the Ayala-McKinley Transport Terminal across EDSA.
BRT and City Bus Terminal
The intermodal transport hub with commercial spaces anchors the project’s major components: Ayala’s flagship 600-room Seda Hotel, serviced condominiums, two premium office towers, and a multi-level retail podium. The project provides a better travel experience for the public. With the help of various stakeholders including the government and traffic officials, Visionarch worked with the client to achieve the latter’s vision of a more accessible, more commuter-friendly business district.