AT a time when industry players were shying away from risks, Rockwell Land Corp. was formed in 1995 and has since then become one of the premier real-estate development companies in the Philippines.
The high-end mixed-use 15.5- hectare Rockwell Center in Makati City—as a major project—began construction in 1998. With bold ambition, the newest real-estate company simultaneously developed five high-rise luxury residential condominiums—a move unheard of in the 1990s.
The primary task was to transform the old Manila Electric Railroad and Light Co. (Meralco) thermal-plant property of the Lopez Group into a mixed living environment or commercial business district. The architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, Merril carried out the design under the direction of former design partner Larry Oltmanns.
Its centerpiece, the Power Plant Mall, opened on December 26, 2000. The Rockwell Center includes office buildings, condominium towers, a law and business school and a shopping mall. For this Rockwell raised the bar for the whole industry—eventually becoming the benchmark for quality innovation that is as aesthetically beautiful as it is well-designed.
Today Rockwell is known to many as a “city within a city,” a well-planned development fulfilling the needs of a growing community of residents, tenants and professionals who put their confidence in the Rockwell brand.
Rockwell is home to the following establishments also serving as attractions in the area: the Power Plant Mall, which is a four-level shopping mall that houses stores for international and local specialty brands; Rustan’s supermarket; restaurants and cinemas; entertainment and dining venues that include Rockwell Tent, The Loft at Manansala, Rocky’s Bar and Café, Chef Jessie and Palm Grove, which are ideal events place for colorful bazaars, corporate events, family celebrations and extravagant fashion and design shows; residential buildings that include Joya Lofts and Towers, The West Block, The Manansala and Aruga; schools that include the Ateneo Professional Schools (including Ateneo Government, Law and Business School) and Colegio de Santa Rosa.
8 Rockwell: Rockwell Center’s latest office development
Truly a benchmark for innovation in the real-estate industry, each Rockwell project is marked with quality and innovation, continuously offering the market exceptional projects for business and lifestyle.
A haven carved from the bustling Makati City, those within Rockwell Center find themselves worrying less and breathing more with its lush, airy surroundings, road discipline and secure environment.
With signature mark of aesthetics, quality and ingenuity, Rockwell Land has earned a trusted reputation for delivering exemplary dwelling places to its niche community.
On its 20th year Rockwell is transposing all of its expertise to its latest office development, 8 Rockwell.
An enthralling entry
Being Rockwell’s first office development inside Rockwell Center, 8 Rockwell takes pride of its impressive appearance and captivating core joining only a number of premium and aesthetically composed buildings in the Metro, elevating business and lifestyle.
The tower’s façade, covered by low-emissivity IGU glass, reflects the distinct Rockwell skyline, giving way to a landscape of a majestic view for those who pass along Hidalgo Drive. Upon entering the lobby, executives are greeted by a grand setting with a spacious floor area of 588 square meters and a towering ceiling height of 10 meters. Decorated by renowned interior designer Guillermo “Butch” Valdez, responsible for the warm interiors of some of Rockwell Land’s achievements, such as Joya Lofts and Towers and Aruga by Rockwell, 8 Rockwell provides a fitting entrance to businessmen and their accomplices.
The forefront of the lobby is a shear marble wall made of Noire Saint Laurent with gold veining, made to inspire businesses and give testament to the professional’s corporate excellence and enterprise. The concierge is backed up by a desk of C-level gold Haute Ville, ready to assist clienteles with their needs. This finish extends to the floor to provide an impressive walkway to lead the professional to his institutional endeavors.
These details come together in an alluring harmony to create a bustling reception reserved only for discerning professionals.
A unique, stress-free culture
A lifestyle of utmost convenience and luxury, this exciting expansion opens up to a myriad of opportunities for some of the country’s leading corporations.
8 Rockwell is compassed by the complete lifestyle Rockwell has been known to offer. Having situated at the heart of Rockwell Center, the Power Plant Mall and other pocket retail rows in each residence are just at arm’s length, allowing tenants to experience the comforts of a gourmet marketplace, elegant shopping and gastronomic selections.
Inside the tower’s lobby is its own neighborhood of prime brands and select boutiques, soon to be the address of a luxurious retail destination. Tasteful choices range from stylish selections with the likes of Lanvin, Balenciaga and Hommeet Femme, to the arrival of Laduree’s flagship store for luscious confectioneries, are at the professional’s disposal soon.
After a hard day’s work, senses can be unwound, granting the professional to be wrapped by the presence of peace and serenity. The Rockwell Club’s first-class amenities cater to a wide range of activities, from business meetings to sports and leisure. For business accommodations, Aruga by Rockwell lends the sincere service Rockwell has been providing its pampered residents.
Right beside 8 Rockwell is the Ateneo Professional Schools, ready to instill a school of thought to inquisitive professionals whose passion is driven by knowledge and wisdom.
Superior work space, environment-friendly design
This impressive structure of distinguished sophistication, which will also house Rockwell Land’s next headquarters, is poised for the finest professionals from top local and multinational companies to nurture their businesses and appeal to their discerning clients.
Eleven office floors are available for those seeking an exclusive and comfortable work space to thrive in. 8 Rockwell has a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, exposing occupants to only the most conducive environment with positive impacts on health and productivity for its green-building design.
Easy access to 8 Rockwell
Rockwell Center is strategically in the middle of three business districts. The best thing about the center is that it’s not as crowded compared to its neighboring business centers, yet, it maintains a patronizing set of visitors. Rockwell is easily accessible through public and private vehicles. Those coming from the southern and northern part of Metro Manila could ride the Metro Rail Transit or bus and alight at Guadalupe-Edsa terminal stop. From there commuters may take a jeepney ride passing through Rockwell (through the routes Guadalupe-Ayala, Guadalupe-Del Pan, or Guadalupe-L.Guinto).
From the Taguig-Pateros area, ride a jeepney bound for Guadalupe (either from C-5 or Market! Market!) and ride a jeepney passing through Rockwell (through the routes Guadalupe-Ayala, Guadalupe-Del Pan, or Guadalupe-L.Guinto).
For private vehicles, one can access Rockwell via Edsa southbound through Estrella Street. This is the first street from Guadalupe Seminary (landmark would be a footbridge). From inside Makati City, one can take Kalayaan Street via Makati Avenue-P. Burgos or J.P. Rizal, both will lead to Rockwell Center. Public transportation going to the compound is made easy with Rockwell Center’s shuttle service (terminal at the corner of Edsa and Estrella Street), which goes from Estrella Street and into Hidalgo Drive. Guests and employees can conveniently go down in front of 8 Rockwell.
Of course one can ride a taxicab from any point in Metro Manila and ask the driver to drop you off at Power Plant Makati or Rockwell Center. Note that from Edsa, the turn should be done at Estrella Street.
With the array of professional, leisure and transportation of utmost convenience, 8 Rockwell opens up a panorama of opportunities for some of the country’s leading corporations.
Poised to be the most prominent office tower in the Metro, 8 Rockwell exudes an astonishing ambiance with its superior architecture and design features, enhanced by the diverse lifestyle that surrounds the vicinity.