June 22, 2009

Glass nests

The headquarters of Nestlé Philippines in Rockwell Center, Makati City. To its left is the Joya Lofts and Towers and behind it is The Manansala. Both Joya and Manansala are upscale condominium towers developed by Rockwell Land and, like its other condominiums in the center, are named after distinguished Filipino artists. The dark blue, rounded glass tower on the right is the PHINMA Plaza, the head office of the PHINMA Group, an investment holding company involved in property development, education, finance and energy.

Nestlé Philippines headquarters in Rockwell Center, Makati City

21 comments:

Lois said...

Very impressive buildings Hilda! I like seeing the sky reflected in the Nestle one. I am finally home from attending a wedding, so I can visit again. I see I missed some great posts while I was gone!

Vogon Poet said...

It is pleasant how well these building fit together. I would like to see better, if possible, the right one: rounded building are not so common and this looks quite interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sweetie Hilda!
Manila is a huge city with different "faces"! Amazing buildings! This specific region is really beautiful and looks very contemporaneous...I loved your idea for this title.
You are always so creative and your description about the place is so interesting!Many thanks for all links and information.
Have a great week!
God bless you
Léia

Pam said...

What a magnificent group of buildings these are. Great photos, Hilda.
To bad the Nestle building wasn't made out of chocolate...just a fun thought :D

George said...

What a great picture of some magnificent buildings.

the donG said...

definitely one of my favorite part in the metro and that building i think is one of the oldest structure in the modern rockwell area.

Don and Krise said...

It seems like each year, the corporate buildings get more beautiful, more ornate. It's nice they didn't build some concrete monstrosities, Does the Nestle building have a chocolate fountain?

Olivier said...

l'empire Nestle est énorme, et ce bâtiment vraiment impressionnant. J'aime ces bâtiments tout en verre.
empire Nestle is huge, and this building really impressive. I like these very glassy buildings.

Per Stromsjo said...

An entire career for a window cleaner!

Halcyon said...

It looks like a nice place to work. And I love the greenery that's on the ground too. Beautiful trees and flowers.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A very nice building. It do stand out among its neighbors:-)

Jacob said...

For some reason, I would not expect to see a Nestle building in Manila...don't really know why...these are all impressive buildings, though...I can imagine the condos are quite expensive.

I'm also struck by the different architectural styles...

Nice job, Hilda!

Abe Lincoln said...

It might be difficult to imagine but the Nestle company had a small building in Greenville, Ohio where Annie Oakley was from and me too. Patty my wife of 54 years told me that her home economics class went through the plant about 1954 and they were canning evaporated milk. They would run some cans through with Pet milk labels and some had Carnation milk labels but she said it all came from the same holding tank. It was a small building as we both recall.

Becky said...

It's quite a lovely area, it looks like. I'll bet the condos are quite expensive here! One thing I love about the Philippines is that it is always green and lush. We don't get that here!

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Petrus said...

All very swish and modern - could be a city centre in any part of the world ..

Mo said...

The garden makes a nice relief from all the glass towers

m_m said...

Very nice, really modern part of the city. The architecture seems to be nice but in this photo I like especially the beautiful greenery!
The composition is awesome!
Regards,
m_m

Bergson said...

I love this beautiful blue building, but advertising is a little much

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Interesting skyscrapers, nicely composed picture! I wonder about the reputation of Nestlé in the Philippines. I recently read about the "There's blood in your coffee" boycott campaign as a reaction on the assassinations of union leaders of Philippine Nestlé plants.

Hilda said...

Vogon Poet:
I'll take a photo of the PHINMA Plaza just for you next time I'm in the area. But I don't know when that will be.

Denise Jelonek said...

What a beautiful modern building! I love the glass architecture. I also love Nestle's chocolates!