Mapua's New Modern City-Inspired Makati Extension Campus, New Home of the School of Media Studies in 2020

Mapúa University is set to open its new Makati extension campus by year 2020. The School of Media Studies (SMS) 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 SMS will be occupying the entire 5th floor of the front side eight-storey building along P. Ocampo Sr. The School of Information Technology (SoIT) and the E.T. Yuchengco School of Business and Management (ETYSBM), which are currently housed in its Makati campus in Gil Puyat Avenue Makati will also transfer to the new campus. The rear side three-storey 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.

Posted: October 28, 2019, 5:51 P.M.
Source: Mapua's Corporate Communications Office