Southbound EDSA Carousel buses will be moved to One Ayala

Composite photo of the layout of One Ayala and the interior of the establishment (Facebook/Make It Makati)

A preview of a new transit hub for southbound buses in Makati City has been unveiled on Facebook.

Do it Makatithe city’s news and information Facebook page, shared photos of the facade of the “An Ayala” terminal on Tuesday, November 15.

One Ayala is envisioned as a new intermodal transport hub along the EDSA for commuters and pedestrians in Makati City.

It also connects to the MRT-Ayala station for convenience.

“The new One Ayala is an intermodal transportation hub along the EDSA that features covered and well-maintained elevated walkways allowing commuters to get to their respective journeys safely and conveniently. It also offers a direct connection to the MRT-Ayala station,” the post read.

“The transport hub comprises three floors of terminals that serve modern southbound buses, AUVs and jeepneys. The 309,000 square meter transit-focused development is dubbed ‘One Ayala’ after its address at No. 1 Ayala Avenue on the corner of EDSA,” he added.

Make It Makati informed commuters that all southbound EDSA carousel bus will be relocated to the new terminal from 19 November.

These buses are currently parked outside the Telus House McKinley Exchange business centre.

In an update to this advisory, on November 16, Make It Makati released One Ayala’s Level 1 layout to guide commuters on bus relocation.

The page also says that southbound city buses will also be transferred there on Saturday.

Commuters can enter One Ayala via Ayala Avenue.

Its access via the MRT-3 Ayala station, meanwhile, will be open on December 1st.

“This transfer from the Ayala stop to the new terminal was made possible by the Department of Transport – Philippines in partnership with Ayala Land, Inc.said Make It Makati.

One Ayala is located right next to SM Makati and a short walk from the MRT-3 Ayala station.

The area was once occupied by the Intercontinental Manila, a five-star hotel.

The hotel served as a significant landmark for many people for 46 years before ceasing operations in December 2015. It has also since been demolished.

The new infrastructure, meanwhile, will also serve as a commercial and business center in addition to being a transportation hub.

According to BluPrint magazine, the following buildings will also be part of One Ayala:

  • Hotel
  • a condominium
  • Two office towers
  • A shopping center with at least 54,700 square meters of rental space

An Ayala was designed by Visionarchan architectural firm based in the Philippines.

This design was nominated at the World Architecture Festival in 2017.