SM recently brought its shopping, leisure, and entertainment excitement to three key areas around Luzon when it opened three centers just in time for the holidays. These were located to serve customers as far north as Tuguegarao City in Cagayan; Pulilan, Bulacan in Central Luzon; and down south in Lemery, Batangas, bringing SM Prime’s number of supermalls to 67 in the last quarter of 2017.
The first of the three to open was SM Center Tuguegarao in October, SM prime’s 65th mall and its first in the province of Cagayan.
Strategically located in a 16,000-sqm site in Luna corner Mabini Street, SM Center Tuguegarao will serve customers in this rapidly growing city, which is a major urban center in Northeastern Luzon and a primary growth center that is envisioned to become the gateway to Ilocandia and the Cordilleras.
The 33,000-sqm mall creates a unique identity in the bustling downtown area. A rhythmic blue facade energizes the main thoroughfare while clean white walls delineate the main entrances and dramatic linear overhangs stretch along the well traversed Luna Street.
SM Center Tuguegarao’s interiors are distinctly crisp and modern with relaxing colors that give one the sense of strolling down a boulevard on a cool, refreshing day. The metal and glass storefronts feature clean, crisp architectural lines, while the walls are painted a light sky blue, intended to lead the eye towards the focal point of the interiors, the geometric ceiling.
Solar panels have also been installed at SM Center Tuguegarao in line with the company’s sustainability efforts.
SM Center Pulilan, which opened last Dec. 1, is SM Prime’s 66th SM Supermall, and the third SM Supermall in Bulacan after SM City Marilao and SM City Baliwag.
Located on a 6.8-hectare property in Barangay Sto. Cristo along the Plaridel-Pulilan Diversion Road, the 27,000-sqm two-level mall serves shoppers in what is considered the center of commerce and industry in northern Bulacan, as well as those in nearby towns and municipalities.
SM Center Pulilan’s canted blue façade enlivens the mall’s face, with various bright accents highlighting each entrance and providing shaded canopy drop-offs with continuous overhangs that stretch along the newly developed Plaridel-Pulilan Diversion Road.
Colors are bold and simple. At each opening to the level above, the walls are washed in bright yellow, accenting the multiple gathering spaces. Interior planters, seating areas, and signage provide eye-catching accents of bright blue against a sophisticated contrasting and minimalist palette of white and grays. Additionally, large rectilinear plates that vary in length and color are strategically applied to enhance and accentuate the dramatic height of the interiors.
SM Center Lemery, opened just in time for Christmas in Batangas last Dec. 15. It is SM Prime Holdings’ 67th mall, and the third in the province after SM City Batangas and SM City Lipa.
Located on a 48,263-sqm property along Illustre Avenue corner Calle P. Gomez St. Barangay District IV, the 24,877-sqm mall serves customers in Lemery, a growing urban center in western Batangas as well as nearby municipalities.
SM Center Lemery has adopted a green building initiative in accordance with the latest requirements of the municipality of Lemery and the Department of Public Works and Highways.
The green building concept promotes resource management efficiency as well as site sustainability while minimizing the negative impact of buildings of human health and the environment. This practice complements the conventional building design concerns of economy, durability, serviceability, and comfort and constructability where or when applicable.
With this, the mall design takes into consideration energy efficiency and environmental quality. It is also built with provisions for water efficiency – including water management and recycling, as well as material sustainability, solid waste management, and site sustainability.
SM Hypermarket is the major anchor of the three SM malls, along with other SM mainstays like SM Appliance Center, Ace Hardware, Watsons, Surplus, Simply Shoes, Miniso, an IT Zone, and Banco de Oro. Fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, eyewear stores, and bookstores also bring lot of shopping excitement to the different areas.
For customer convenience, all three malls have ample parking for cars and motorcycles.