SM Megamall is a huge shopping mall located in the Ortigas business district of Metro Manila
. It is one of the largest SM Supermall developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall operator in the Philippines owned by Henry Sy Sr.The mall has two buildings interconnected with a bridge. The mall occupies a land area of approximately 21 hectares and has a total floor area of an estimated 392,000 m sq (4,220,000 sq ft), making it the second largest shopping mall in the country surpassing SM Mall of Asia
by 2,000 m sq (22,000 sq ft) The mall has a maximum capacity of 4 million people.It is as large as the Changi Airport Terminal 2 in Singapore
The mall has two main buildings. Building A features the SM Cinemas, Bowling Alley, Food Court, Toy Kingdom and other anchor tenants. The Atrium
is often rented out for events and in-mall concerts. Building B features the SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, Cyberzone and other anchor tenants. The Bridgeway connecting the two main buildings of the mall contains several eateries. While the mall itself closes at a set time (usually 10:00am – 9:00pm on ordinary days). The Megastrip portion of the mall is located on the outskirts of the building premises and is usually open until midnight. Several shops and restaurants can be found in the Megastrip. This section of the mall was completed in 2009.
The approximate 16,000m sq Megamall Atrium is an addition to the existing 2 buildings. The Atrium fully bridges the gap between Buildings A & B. Completed in 2008, the Atrium features various choices of shops and restaurants.
Design & Interiors:
The design of the mall is very modern. Upscale retail shops and restaurants are planned around a circular atrium with an area of 452 sqm. Access to the center is designed to offer an air of drama and surprise. Off the existing bridgeway, the visitor approaches the center through a low-ceiling hallway that widens toward the cylindrical skylight. Dynamic non-concentric circles on the floor are achieved with the application of yellow tiles of varied hues. An equally dynamic skylight design matches the non-concentric circles in the floor. The curved patterns ripple out beyond the atrium area on both floors and ceilings to great consistency and harmony to the general look of the center. Interiors were designed by Arquitectonica.
Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord:
The deep end of fifth level of the SM Megamall Atrium will be the site of the 1,585 sqm Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord. This grand chapel with a separate adoration chapel has a modern design with the Eucharist as the focal point. This is highlighted in the neo-classical retablo or altar with the crucified Christ at the center, which is in sharp contrast to the modern theme of the rest of the chapel. The color scheme of the area is earth inspired with a neutral palette. Finishes are similar to stones used in the Roman times, which gives the chapel a structurally sound impression with a soft and warm approach. Wood in its natural oil finish is the most common material used. The chapel was inaugurated on October 13, 2008.
SM Supermarket is one of the first primary tenants inside the mall. SM Supermarket is located at the Building B near Surplus Shop and Dunkin Donuts. A second branch of SM Supermarket is located at the upper ground floor of Building A as of May 26, 2011 (formerly Toy Kingdom and Powerbooks).
SM Department Store:
The very foundation and one of the major anchors inside the mall. Fashion, footwear and other products can only be found at SM Department Store. It is mainly located at Building B of the mall. The department store attracts more than 150,000 daily foot traffic.
SM Food Court:
The SM Food Court is one of the very first anchor tenants located inside the mall, considered to be the largest food court in all SM Malls. The mall features more than 100 food stalls both local and international. The Food Court is located at the lower ground floor of Building A beside what used to be the Ice Skating Rink.
SM Megatrade Hall:
The SM Megatrade Hall is one of the first trade exhibits opened for convention shows and functions. It is located at the very top floor of Building B. The Trade Hall has 3 sections making it possible to make each section to have several events and functions.
The Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall is the largest branch and flagship store, owned by the International Toyworld Inc. It is one of the first tenants inside the mall. It was renovated and expanded to make it a bigger and better toy store which now features surprising sections like the new I-Zone (Interactive Zone) and TK Ltd. Toy Kingdom is now located at the Lower Ground Floor of Building A
SM Cinema Megamall:
The Cinemas in SM Megamall is one the major tenants inside the mall. It consists of a 12-theatre house, 3 of which are Digital Cinemas capable of showing 2D and 3D movies.
SM Megamall Transport Terminal:
In the year 2012 it was relocated at the back of the supermarket in building B near the San Miguel Corporation building because of the expansion of the mall.
A Technology-related shop open for buying cybernetic gizmos, gadgets and other techno products. It is located at the 4th floor of Building B.
Formerly called the ice skating rink of the mall, the event center houses mini concerts and events.