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1322 Golden Empire Tower

1322 Golden Empire Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location 1322 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, Philippines

14°34′34″N 120°58′48″E / 14.57611°N 120.98000°E / 14.57611; 120.98000Coordinates: 14°34′34″N 120°58′48″E / 14.57611°N 120.98000°E / 14.57611; 120.98000

Construction started 1996
Opening 2002
Owner Moldex Land, Inc.
Management CB Richard Ellis, Philippines
Roof 203 m (666.01 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 55 above ground, 2 underground
Floor area 125,500 m2 (1,350,870.76 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 10
Design and construction
Architect Architecture International, in cooperation with GF & Partners Architects
Developer Moldex Land, Inc.
Structural engineer Aromin & Sy + Associates
Main contractor D.M. Consunji, Inc.

1322 Golden Empire Tower (formerly known as 1322 Roxas Boulevard) is a 57-storey residential skyscraper in Manila, Philippines. It is owned by Moldex Land, Inc., part of the Moldex Group of Companies. Standing at 203 meters (666 feet), it is the tallest building in the City of Manila, and is the 12th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well.[2] The building has 55 floors above ground, and 2 basement levels for parking.[2][8] It is considered as one of the most luxurious condominiums in Manila.

Project team

The 1322 Golden Empire Tower was designed by international architectural firm Architecture International, in cooperation with local architectural firm GF & Partners Architects. Structural design was provided by Aromin & Sy + Associates, and was reviewed by Arup.[2][3][4][8]

Other members of the design team are R.J. Calpo & Partners (Mechanical Works); DCCD Engineering Corp. (Electrical Works); NBF Water & Wastewater Services (Now N.B. Franco Consulting Engineers - Sanitary and Plumbing Works); Radian Technology, Inc. (Fire Protection Works); and I.P. Santos & Associates (Landscaping).[8]

Consultants for the project include J.A. Shillinglaw & Associates (Curtain Walls); Dr. Salvador F. Reyes (Foundation); Rolf Jensen & Associates (Fire Protection); Mel Consultants Pty. Ltd. and Rowan Williams Davis & Irwin (Wind Tunnel Testing); and Horton-Lees Lighting Design Inc. (Lighting).[8]

Technical services were provided by Philippine Geoanalytics (Soil Investigation) and Watcon Inc. (Hydrogeological Studies).[8]

Project construction team include TCGI Engineers (Project / Construction Management); Davis Langdon & Seah Philippines, Inc. (Quantity Surveying); and D.M. Consunji, Inc. (General Contractor).[7][8]


Its two-quad design ensures that each unit has an unobstructed view of the environ and the Manila Bay horizon.[9] The bio-climatic nature of the tower is uniquely designed to take advantage of this specific site. The building's windows open to capture sea breezes and large window openings to maximize views, light, and air, with sunshades provided to minimize glare and heat. At night, the tower lighting is designed to be a quiet beacon to identify this important landmark on Manila Bay[4]


The building is located along historic Roxas Boulevard along the Manila Bay side. It is nestled in the historic strip of Manila known for its cultural and economic vigor. Right across Roxas Boulevard is the Embassy of the United States, and a few blocks away the Robinsons Place Manila mall, the historical Luneta Park and the walled city of Intramuros. Also just within its area is the Quirino Grandstand, the new Manila Ocean Park, and three luxury hotels namely the Manila Hotel, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila at Pedro Gil Street, and Holiday Inn Manila Pavillon Hotel. The last two hotels have a casino complex operated by Casino Filipino. A few kilometers away are the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Star City theme park, and the Manila Yacht Club.

The building block is bounded by three streets in which it also has access points, namely, Roxas Boulevard, Padre Faura Street and Leon Ma. Guerrero Street.[9]


Among the building's amenities are a fully equipped fitness center; sauna and private massage room; greens and mini-gardens; a swimming pool with bar and poolside party area, and a children’s playroom

The building is equipped with high-speed elevators with control panels that prevent changes to floor destinations in mid-ascent or descent. It also has a CAT-5 UTP cables for voice, data and video communications that serve all information technology requirements; and lobby-to-unit video entry phone for guest identification.

For safety, the building has smoke evacuators in each floor designed to siphon smoke from the hallways in cases of fire, supported by automatic smoke/fire detection and alarm system with quick response sprinklers, and pressurized fire exits/stairwells.

The roof deck has a night-rated helipad, which can accommodate helicopter take-off and landing requirements in any time of the day.

The skyscraper is also equipped with a central Building Monitoring System (BMS) with technologically advanced equipment that supervise the entire property’s security features.[9]

See also


External links

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