Famous nominee for the World Architecture Festival in 2017, One Ayala takes its name from its location at the prominent intersection of No. 1 Ayala Avenue and EDSA. Encompassing a vast 390,000 sqm, it stands as a transit-oriented mixed-use development. Serving as the gateway to the financial hub of the Philippines. Central to its design is an intermodal transport hub, strategically linking the MRT Ayala Station with various key transportation modes entering the city. Including UV Express, city buses, and the forthcoming BRT buses. The BRT terminal occupies the ground floor. While a separate terminal for public utility vehicles can be found in the basement. Furthermore, the construction kicked off in 2016. Marked by the demolition of InterContinental Manila and EDSA Carpark, making way for the development’s ambitious vision. The project saw its first parts open to the public in the last quarter of 2022.
For the convenience of commuters, the second-floor expansive concourse atrium provides a comfortable waiting area where tickets can be purchased. This atrium is encircled by three levels of retail shops and restaurants. Seamlessly connected to the existing MRT Ayala Station, the concourse offers a smooth transition for travelers. A network of covered elevated walkways not only guarantees safe commutes but also links commuters to vital destinations accessible 24/7. These pathways serve as connectors to notable places. Such as the Glorietta Mall and Dolphin Park on the northwest, the SM Makati Mall on the southwest, and the Ayala-McKinley Transport Terminal situated across EDSA. The thoughtfully designed pathways ensure a safe and convenient journey for all. Furthermore, this exceptional project embodies the spirit of a self-sustained community. It boasts a range of features that elevate urban living to new heights.
Retail, Workspaces, and Residentials
One Ayala doesn’t just promise convenience; it delivers a comprehensive retail experience that leaves no desire unmet. With a diverse mix of offerings, it’s a modern shopper’s paradise, catering to all tastes and preferences. Furthermore, emerging gracefully above the retail expanse are two state-of-the-art office towers—a pioneering spectacle along Ayala Avenue, originating from the Edsa direction. Together, these towers span a remarkable 85,000 square meters of gross leasable space, epitomizing the essence of contemporary corporate settings. These towers stand not only as structural marvels but also as symbols of eminence, occupying a prestigious address that ensures their prominence. Effortless connectivity to major roadways and diverse modes of transportation complements their stature. Moreover, their design is aligned with global environmental benchmarks, contributing to a future that values sustainability. One Ayala isn’t solely dedicated to commerce; it also paints a comprehensive picture of urban existence.
Within this masterful landscape, standout elements include the refined four-star Seda Hotel and a residential condominium, which beckons with the allure of luxurious living. A harmonious interplay between opulence and functionality characterizes these components, forming an integral fabric of urban life. As One Ayala takes form, it encapsulates the essence of progress while maintaining a deep respect for tradition. This undertaking stands as a living testament to Ayala’s unyielding dedication to excellence, innovation, and the growth of a harmonious community. Ayala Land says the Amp Up! EV chargers can fully charge electric vehicles in one to two hours, depending on the vehicle type. Right now, using the chargers is free for EV owners. But soon, they can pay with GCash or BPI for charging. Moreover, there are BPI, RCBC, and Chinabank ATMs and Lawsons, Potato Corner, and some food stands in the station.
- EDSA Carousel – PITX (Southbound)
- Sta. Rosa / Balibago
- Pasay Road-Libertad
- Pateros, Makati Loop-Landmark and Zapote/Circuit
Tips and Guidelines
- Make sure to check the schedule before the trip. Most of the vehicles in One Ayala operate on Monday-Friday but some of them are also available on Saturdays.
- Check the time before the trip. There are different time slots depending on the vehicle.
- For the trip between Katipunan and One Ayala to UP Town Center, you need a TRIPKO card to ride. It’s a “No Card, No Ride” rule. You can get the TRIPKO card at the loading station right next to the bus.
- Currently, there is no public WI-FI available in the terminal.
- There is plenty of signage in the terminal for easy navigation.
- Each floor of the terminal features tidy and well-kept restrooms, and there’s a dedicated staff member responsible for keeping them clean. Additionally, there’s a toilet that’s accessible for people with disabilities (PWD).
- If you’re planning to use the EV chargers, make sure to have GCash or BPI options set up for cashless payments. It’ll save you time and hassle.
- Wear comfortable clothes and footwear, especially if you’ll be doing some walking around the terminal or waiting areas.
- If you have some time, explore the surroundings. One Ayala is connected to various malls and attractions, so you might find something interesting nearby.
How to get there?
Via Public Transportation
One Ayala is directly linked to MRT Ayala Station
- If you’re using the MRT, locate the nearest MRT station to your starting point and head towards Ayala Station. The Ayala Station is part of the MRT Line 3 (also known as the Yellow Line).
- Once you arrive at Ayala Station, follow the signs and directions to exit the station. Ayala Station is conveniently linked to One Ayala.