URBAN DESIGN

Ayala Center Makati Density Study
Makati, Philippines

The study provided Ayala Land with a density and massing strategy to optimize the development opportunities for the Ayala Center according to urban design, infrastructure and market constraints. The study was based on increasing the FAR for the mix of uses of office, hotel, service apartments and retail while developing an appropriate building massing for this increased density. The resultant plan created gateway buildings to establish new portals into the center and cluster buildings around parks at each quad. The study allows for an increase to an FAR of 4.5 and a growth to the center to over one million square meters.