SM Aura Taguig grand opening, shops, mall features | Photos, Video

SM Prime Holdings opened another state-of-the-art shopping mall, the SM Aura Premier at Bonifacio Global City Taguig May 17, 2013. Aura is the first SM Supermall in Taguig City and 47th retail complex of the SM group in the Philippines.

SM Aura Premier at Taguig City now open

SM Aura has a total retail floor area of 234,892 square meters with 5 floors and 3 basement. It's BPO office building has 30 floors. It is an integrated development that incorporates office towers, a chapel, a convention center and mini-coliseum, supported by a retail podium with an upscale look and feel.

The mall is strategically situated at McKinley Parkway and C5 Road cor. 26th St. at BGC near the rival Market! Market owned by Ayala malls.

Grand Opening

Hollywood actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker on Thurday afternoon formally opened one of SM anchor tenants, SM Store. The 'Sex and the City' actress led the ribbon-cutting ceremony and even gamely threw coins as part of the store’s blessing. She is the newest endorser for their 'Love to Shop' campaign.

Sarah Jessica Parket at SM Aura grand opening , SM Store
Photo: Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) opens SM Store at Aura, May 16, 2013
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Mall Development

Designed by Miami-based architectural firm Arquitectonica, the design of the building forms three curvilinear ribbons reminiscent of a tree extending its roots. Each ribbon is subdivided to form large staggered windows at the northern end. At the southern end, the three ribbons turn vertically to form the office towers, with each ribbon being slightly angled and finishing at different levels.

The development includes the SkyPark, a multi-level green roof which apart from its environmental advantages. It will contain fresco bars, restaurants, sculpture and botanical gardens. A 1,000-seat performance hall which is called Samsung Hall will house for concerts, product launches, theather play and stage performances. The modern structure also have a  250-seat chapel named after Filipino saint San Pedro Calungsod.

Shops and Mall Features

SM Aura major anchor tenants are: The SM Store, SM Supermarket, Food at Four (SM Foodcourt), SMX Convention Center, IMAX Theater, Director's Club Cinema, SM Digital Cinemas, Uniqlo, Forever 21 and Cotton On.

NBA Café is also making its first entry into the Philippines at SM Aura. It will also have Trattoria Chef Chris of the famed My Kitchen By Chef Chris at Paco Park, as well as well-known restaurant brands like Lugang Café and Yabu. In cooperation with Manila Hotel, SM Aura also plans to bring in the Champagne Room at the terrace of SM Aura’s Sky Park, a favorite venue for elegant gatherings and celebrations.

Check out this related post on how to go to SM Aura Premier and learn more what's inside the mall.

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