Philippine Daily Inquirer

SM City Olongapo Cen­tral opens Septem­ber 13

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Res­i­dents of Olongapo and Zam­bales can now look for­ward to en­joy much more than shop­ping when SM City Olongapo Cen­tral opens its doors to the public on Fri­day, Septem­ber 13, 2019 along Rizal Av­enue at the heart of the city’s bustling busi­ness dis­trict.

Com­bin­ing in­no­va­tive re­tail, in­te­grated ar­chi­tec­ture, and green spa­ces, the four level 71,943 square meter mall will serve shop­pers in Olongapo, Zam­bales, Bataan, and other nearby prov­inces. It is SM Prime Hold­ing’s 73rd mall and its sec­ond in Olongapo af­ter SM City Olongapo Down­town.

SM City Olongapo Cen­tral’s ex­te­ri­ors are so­phis­ti­cated and bold in mod­u­lar pat­terns in neu­tral col­ors. The soar­ing walls of glass, shaded ar­cades, ter­raced planters, ex­tended green walls, and mo­saic pave­ment tiles are bring­ing tex­ture, scale, unity, and life to the area.

The en­tire mall is or­ga­nized along a gen­tly curv­ing hall­way with sev­eral atrium views to­ward dif­fer­ent lev­els in dis­tinct ac­cent col­ors. The top level is il­lu­mi­nated with suf­fi­cient day­light with an ex­pan­sive sky­light. It is also gen­er­ously planned to house a va­ri­ety of events in­clud­ing fash­ion shows, con­certs, ex­hibits, and more.

The SM Store and SM Su­per­mar­ket are SM City Olongapo Cen­tral’s ma­jor an­chors, along with SM main­stays like the SM Ap­pli­ance Cen­ter, ACE Hard­ware, Our Home, Wat­sons, Sur­plus, Sports Cen­tral, as well as global brands Uniqlo and Min­iso. It also has fash­ion bou­tiques in­clud­ing H&M, Mango, and Guess; shoe stores, sports stores, jewelry stores, book­stores, and IT stores. A Cy­ber­zone fea­tures the lat­est IT and elec­tronic goods.

Eat­ing out op­tions in­clude a Food Court, as well as pop­u­lar lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional food fast food chains, cof­fee shops like Star­bucks, bak­eries like Breadtalk, and spe­cialty restau­rants like Ca­balen, Ra­men Nagi, and Mesa. Of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est is a dou­ble level restau­rant row over­look­ing the Boule­vard, the parks be­yond, and the Ba­jac Ba­jac River through full-height walls of glass.

SM City Olongapo Cen­tral also has banks, well­ness ar­eas, and amuse­ment cen­ters for kids of all ages.

The cov­ered park­ing is lo­cated at the south end of the site in a four-level build­ing with 759 slots for cus­tomer con­ve­nience. The Carpark is de­signed to in­clude a 4th level for the 4,357 square meter Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, which pro­vides lux­u­ri­ous func­tion space for balls, meet­ings, con­certs, and other ma­jor busi­ness, social, cul­tural, and ed­u­ca­tional events. In ad­di­tion, fu­ture ten­nis courts will be pro­vided in the roof.

SM City Olongapo Cen­tral’s de­sign team in­cludes DSGN, for­eign De­sign Ar­chi­tect; Jose Siao Ling and As­so­ciates, Ar­chi­tect on Record, DA Abcede & As­so­ciates, Con­struc­tion Man­ager, and Dahn Berger Phils., Con­struc­tion Group, Gen­eral Con­trac­tor.

 ??  ?? Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino, Jr., (sec­ond from left) and Vice Mayor Aquilino Cortez (third from right) were the guests of hon­our dur­ing the re­cent open­ing of SM City Olongapo Cen­tral. Com­bin­ing in­no­va­tive re­tail, in­te­grated ar­chi­tec­ture, and green spa­ces, the four lev­els 71,943 meter mall is SM Prime Hold­ing's 73rd mall, and its sec­ond in Olongapo af­ter SM City Olongapo Down­town. They are joined by SM Prime Chair­man for Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Hans T. Sy (left), SM Mar­kets Vice Chair­man Her­bert T. Sy (right), SM Prime Hold­ings Pres­i­dent Jef­frey Lim (sec­ond from right) and Most Rev­erend Bishop Bar­tolome San­tos, Jr., D.D. (third from left).
Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino, Jr., (sec­ond from left) and Vice Mayor Aquilino Cortez (third from right) were the guests of hon­our dur­ing the re­cent open­ing of SM City Olongapo Cen­tral. Com­bin­ing in­no­va­tive re­tail, in­te­grated ar­chi­tec­ture, and green spa­ces, the four lev­els 71,943 meter mall is SM Prime Hold­ing's 73rd mall, and its sec­ond in Olongapo af­ter SM City Olongapo Down­town. They are joined by SM Prime Chair­man for Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Hans T. Sy (left), SM Mar­kets Vice Chair­man Her­bert T. Sy (right), SM Prime Hold­ings Pres­i­dent Jef­frey Lim (sec­ond from right) and Most Rev­erend Bishop Bar­tolome San­tos, Jr., D.D. (third from left).
 ??  ?? SM City Olongapo Cen­tral's ex­te­ri­ors are so­phis­ti­cated and bold in mod­u­lar pat­ters in neu­tral col­ors. The soar­ing walls of glass, shaded ar­cades, ter­raced planters, ex­tended green walls, and mo­saic pave­ment tiles are bring­ing tex­ture, scale, unity, and life to the area.
SM City Olongapo Cen­tral's ex­te­ri­ors are so­phis­ti­cated and bold in mod­u­lar pat­ters in neu­tral col­ors. The soar­ing walls of glass, shaded ar­cades, ter­raced planters, ex­tended green walls, and mo­saic pave­ment tiles are bring­ing tex­ture, scale, unity, and life to the area.

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