Mapúa University is set to open its new Makati extension campus by year 2020. Schools currently housed in its Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue annex will be transferred to the newly acquired 5,114-square-meter property along Pablo Ocampo Sr. Extension. The transfer shall be subject to regulatory approvals.
The front side eight-storey half of the building along P. Ocampo Sr. will house the University’s School of Information Technology (SoIT), the E.T. Yuchengco School of Business and Management (ETYSBM), and the School of Media Studies (SMS), the last currently being housed in its Intramuros campus. The rear side three-storey half of the building along Panama Street will house the Mapúa Senior High School.
Modern building aesthetic
Mapúa’s new building is inspired by urban college campuses. A roof deck will be featured on its three-storey building. The extension campus’ own fully furnished basketball court, facilities for Physical Education (PE) class sessions, and student lounge will be situated on the deck. A bank, a retail store, and a bookstore will cater to the lifestyle of the students.
Technology equipped campus
All lecture rooms and laboratories of the building will be equipped with the latest facilities. Fast Internet access will be available on campus premises. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed in critical public areas.
Sustainable building features
A champion when it comes to sustainability, Mapúa’s new Makati building is designed to minimize the use of air conditioning on common areas. Operable windows with low-E glass panels will be used to minimize heat absorption and to allow natural lighting and ventilation to circulate inside the building. The air conditioning system will be of the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System which uses less power consumption than the single split and window type units.
Recyclable and eco-friendly materials will be used in constructing the building. Paint materials that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOC) will also be used. The new building will also have a Sewage Treatment Plant wherein the treated water will be reused for flushing and rain water catchment tanks for irrigation.