The Yuchengco Tower is part of the RCBC Plaza, which includes two towers, one is 46 floors high, the other 41.
RCBC Yuchengco Tower is considered the most expensive commercial real estate in the Philippines. This high rise building was built by Skidmore, Owings; Merrill LLP. The architectural style of the building is modern. The materials used were glass and concrete.
Itis the biggest and most modern office development in the Philippines today. The complex consists of two towers - the Yuchengco Tower and Tower 2 - a 3-level podium that features a chapel that can seat 450 people, banking chambers in both towers, convenience and service shops, a food court, retail outlets, clinic, gym and health spa, the Yuchengco Museum, Yuchengco Institute for Advanced Studies - DLSU, function rooms, the 450-seat Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, an open-air courtyard and seven levels of basement parking. Its technology is state-of-the-art and is at par with the world's best, featuring an invisible security system, the latest fire-protection system, fiber-optic telecommunications system, central Chiller type air-conditioning system and a digitally-controlled and monitored building automation system (BAS).
The Yuchengco Tower was designed by international architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, in cooperation with local architectural firm W.V. Coscolluela & Associates. The structural design was provided by international engineering company Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire in cooperation with local engineering company R.S. Caparros Associates & Company. Project management services was provided by Bovis Lend Lease, while construction management works were provided by Pacific Orient Consultants & Management, Inc. The Main Contractor was ECW Joint Venture consisting of EEI Corporation (Philippines), Concrete Constructions (Australia) and Walter Bau (Germany). The superstructure construction works were self performed by ECW JV. EEI Corporation is also a part of the Yuchengco Group of Companies.
Features and amenities
The building complex features include perimeter located columns that offer a whole floor efficiency of 90% - 91%; floor to Ceiling height of 2.75 meters with provision for raised flooring; external Curtain Wall System facade; provision for Executive Toilet; Fiber Optic Telecommunication Backbone carrying telephone, data, security and building management signals; Fire Protection System with sprinklers, smoke detectors and pressurized stairwells; designated High Loading Zone; 100% emergency back-up power System; State-of-the-art invisible security system; central chiller-type Air-conditioning System; and digitally controlled and monitored Building Automation System.15
Amenities of the complex include banking chambers; convenience and specialty shops; gymnasium and health spa; food court restaurant; open-air courtyard; and a chapel. Parking services are available with its 7-Level Basement that can accommodate up to 1,670 cars.15 De La Salle University also operates in RCBC Plaza offering professional and graduate programs including its Masters in Business Administration programs.