(The Philippine Star) Updated October 17, 2011 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines - The rise of Döhle Haus Manila provided another iconic landmark building in the skyline of Makati City, the country’s business and financial district. Located at the corner of Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia) and Bautista Street in San Isidro, Makati City, the 10-story building was constructed through the initiative of the Peter Döhle (PD) Group, a Europe-based diversified group of shipping and shipping-related companies.
Döhle Haus serves as the corporate headquarters of the group’s shipmanagement, crewing and training operations in the country. Aside from the modern facilities, the building houses a six-story dormitory for seafarers, an in-house training center, multipurpose function hall, and a full-service restaurant with galley for seagoing cooks and messmen.
And boasting of its efficient and environmentally responsible design, Döhle Haus offers available office spaces for lease to other business and commercial establishments. The building has available office spaces on the 5th, 6th and 8th floors, with a total leasable area of almost 3,000 sq. m.
The building’s “green” features include a fully-insulated facade, double glass low emissivity windows, energy efficient airconditioning system, sewage treatment using recycled water, solar panels, and a healthy working environment. Each floor has a high spec finish with raised floors with integral cable infrastructure installed, independent LAN room fitted with patch panels.
The whole property also has 100 percent back-up power, fire detection and alarm system with automatic fire sprinkler system, and has CCTV access and building management system for security. Exceptional hand over conditions can be operational within 24 hours.
Döhle Haus offers these modern amenities to provide world-class accommodations not just for Filipino seafarers but also to other companies who want the building to be their corporate address. As a “jewel on the Makati fringe,” the building has a commanding and iconic presence very close to the city’s central business district, well placed for easy access to the SLEX, EDSA and MRT all virtually on the doorstep.