The Podium: a true modern marvel that will shape Ortigas skyline
A joint venture between Singapore’s Keppel Land and the Sy family’s BDO Unibank Inc. — The Podium — is redefining Ortigas City’s skyline with its modern and sophisticated architectural design.
The Podium, which celebrated its grand reopening Tuesday, is poised to become the prime business address in the Ortigas district with a total net leasable area of about 140,000 square meters, comprising 50,000 sqm of retail space and 90,000 sqm of office space.
“The Podium project clearly demonstrates the shared optimism of Keppel and BDO on the growth prospects of the Philippines’ retail and office sector as economic growth and domestic demand remain strong,” said Teresita Sy-Coson, chairperson of BDO.
Development of the Podium started in 2002 with the shopping mall. An expanded retail area was opened in 2017.
Construction of The Podium West Tower, which comprises the office component, kicked off in 2015 and was completed last May.
“The Podium is a landmark commercial development that hosts multinational companies and retail tenants, and its successful completion is a testament of the strong relationships, network and execution capabilities that we have built up over the years,” said Keppel Land CEO Tan Swee Yiow.
It is the first building in the Philippines to receive the provisional Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.