I guess this is what you’ve all been waiting for….the revised rendering of Ayala Mall Cagayan de Oro. As you can see, the proposed development will cover the entire Floirendo property fronting Gaisano Mall along CM Recto Avenue.
The hotel and BPO component are fully integrated into one huge building complex. I think Ayala maximized the use of the prime lot which has been idle for so many years. It’s safe to assume that the hotel (around 10 storeys) is the one at the corner of CM Recto and Corrales Avenue while the BPO (approx. 5-6 storeys) will be at the other corner of CM Recto and Capt. Vicente Roa Street.
Based on the above plan, the mall’s main entrance will be at the frontage along CM Recto Avenue with side entrances along Capt. V. Roa and possibly along Corrales Avenue as well.
Interestingly, Ayala incorporated some of their sustainable architecture with the “center tree” at the middle of the complex. I think they will retain the existing tree found at the center of the property.
Based on my info, the ground floor is designed to be 1.5 meters above street level. It will have a basement to be wholly utilized for parking.
So this is an initial glimpse of the much awaited Ayala Mall which is expected to start pile driving come August, at the earliest possible time. Coincidentally, it’s fiesta time in the city – what a time to celebrate.