6 LEGAL FRAMEWORKS DESIGN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES: BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY: Big Delta and Portion of North Bonifacio1 A. LAND USE ZONING 1. Mixed Use (M1, M2) All buildings in the Mixed Use Zone should provide separate and exclusive entrance for the residential portion of the development to ensure its privacy and security. B. TRANSPORTATION 1. Road Multiply connections will be created between the site and the surrounding highways and roadways. Greater road capacity and more convenient access will be created without encouraging vehicles to use the Global City as a through road. 2. Public Transit System An integrated mix of local and regional transit systems are envisaged to form the backbone of the Global City¶s transportation network. 3. Pedestrian Circulation A special feature of the Global City is the comprehensively designed pedestrian system which will be provided through a mixture of elevated skywalks, arcades, ground level passageways and at underground level along the transit system. The intention is to create a convenient functional and interesting pedestrian circulation system that cohesively links the main areas of the Global City. C. UTILITY SERVICES The city is to be serviced with water supply, drainage and sewage systems. It will also be provided with electricity, telecommunication facilities and piped LPG. D. IMPLEMENTATION


Source: Design Standards and Guidelines: Bonifacio Global City: Big Delta, Expanded Delta and Portion of North Bonifacio.

ordinances. While plans for Big Delta. The objective in drawing up the Design Standards and Guidelines is to encourage the creation of a detail that constantly delights residents and visitors alike. The calculation of the FAR has been developed in accordance with the development guidelines established by the Declarant and must be based upon the definition of gross floor area. the latter phases will be subject to supplements and/ or amendments. ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN 1. the various planning and safety codes the Philippines and any amending or new legislation. The endorsement and approval procedures required in these Design Standards and Guidelines and the Declaration of Covenants. All development proposals must conform to the zoning on the plan as indicated. . 2. design standards and codes. Expanded Big Delta and Portion of North Bonifacio of the Global City have been detailed. building setback. Expanded Big Delta and Portion of North Bonifacio. Vernacular architecture is strongly encouraged to reflect the culture of the Philippines. Conditions and Restrictions are general guidelines which shall be supplemented by a detailed Manual of Endorsement/ Approval Procedures to be prepared by the Declarant. The building massing of the Bonifacio Global City is governed by several design standards and guidelines including Floor Area Ratio (FAR) or development density. rules and regulations related to land development.The Master Plan for Fort Bonifacio provides a broad land use framework to guide the development of the Global City. and building construction including the National Building Code. General Principles The design of buildings within Bonifacio Global City must conform to the Declaration of Covenants. The enforcement of the zoning rests with the declarant. to the Design Standards and Guidelines detailed below. Conditions and Restrictions. Development Density There is a permitted development density for individual lots within Big Delta. easement and building height. E. as well as all laws. building coverage. reflecting changing circumstances.

the external perimeters) of any building(s). these shall not exceed a FAR of 3. In addition. the GFA indicated in the Lot Information Plan shall govern. Gross Floor Area Gross Floor Area (GFA) is defined in the Declaration of Covenants. There must be continuous and unhampered access (with no abrupt grade changes) between buildings and required skywalks. The recommended ground level to second . Grade areas above basements must be designed and landscaped so as to integrate with their immediate surroundings. the minimum GFA to be built in any lot developed or to be developed to residential use (as per the Design Standards and Guidelines in accordance with the Master Plan) shall not be less than an amount that will result in FAR 4. Conditions and Restrictions as the area contained within the external faces of the external faces of the external walls (or in the absence of such walls. This FAR is a component of the total permissible FAR of the lot. to be erected on a lot measured at each floor or level ( including any floor below the level of the ground) together with the area of each balcony in such building(s) which shall be calculated from the overall dimensions of the balcony (including the thickness of the sides). 3. Building Height The building height of all buildings must conform to the requirements of the Air Transport Office.Where retail and entertainment components are allowed.g. Basement Basements are permitted up to the property line. e. The total permissible GFA of any building or buildings constructed or to be constructed on any lot shall not be more than Floor Area Ratio (FAR) multiplied by the land area of the lots. as defined in the Declaration of Covenants. In case of discrepancies. subject to public and roadway easements. 5. rounding off of FAR. Conditions and Restrictions (CCR) and this Design Standard and Guidelines (DSG). 4.

7. landscaping. colors. Building Material Building and other improvements. Facades should employ different but related architectural elements so as to avoid repetition and monotony. In identifying the particular character for a building it is important that: y y It respects the character of buildings in the same block/district. 8. and materials. Comparable and compatible design details should be employed at all sides of the building. The use of environment-friendly materials is encouraged.level floor-to-floor height is 6 meters for buildings with required skywalks and 5 meters for buildings without required skywalks. External reflective glass should be clear with an outdoor reflectance of 20% and the shading co-efficient of 0. the design of the building should respond to the local climate in both the overall form and materials used. tower to podium proportion and the organization of glazing. storefront cadence and lintel. The actual specific minimum construction(s) cost of buildings may be determined by the Declarant in supplemental declaration to these Design Standards and Guidelines that it may issue for time to time. 6.3 or anything with an equivalent performance in terms or reflectivity and energy efficient. cornice and molding. etc. texture. etc. In addition. The expression of building character should include horizontal and vertical banding and rhythm. Façade . Building Character Building character relates to the range of exterior visual patterns expressed through cornices. glazing and variations in massing. including. lighting and signage must be consistent with and blend with the character of the environment in which they are located as well as the requirements of the Design Standards and Guidelines. Vernacular architectural elements are strongly encouraged to reflect the culture of the Philippines. columns.

The main entrance doorway should be recessed into the façade and /or located under an arcade or canopy. Balconies are allowed and encouraged. or stained glass are allowed but are counted as opaque material. Its size. 9. corner and variation in setback. Relentless grids and ³eggrate´ fenestration should be avoided. All parking above ground shall be confirmed in parking structures and be visually screened with architectural treatment.All building walls. Glass block. mirrored. graphics. should be adopted. awning and lighting etc. materials and lighting. The purpose of detailing is to create consistency among the building frontage (tower) and other architectural features. etc. sand blasted. . Building should provide for a hierarchy of horizontal and vertical expression and patterns that should relate to the particular form and proportion of a building. etched. Also. however should relate in scale to the overall configuration of the building base. Storefront along pedestrian routes should at least be 75% transparent. including the parking structures. texture. Unifying elements with respect to signage. such as the building entrance. should be designed with sufficient architectural details to create identity and still be in harmony with the context. entry doors must not project beyond the property line when open and must comply with all access requirements as required by the Law to enhance the Mobility of Disabled Persons. Building Entrance and Storefront The main entrance to a building should be clearly defined by its size and form as well as in the use of colors. The design of a storefront should reflect the activity which is accommodated behind it as well as the urban setting in which it is located. Parking structure side openings shall be covered with grills or similar treatment of no more than 50% open and/ or transparent in area.

13. final lot subdivision/configuration for each block shall be prepared by Declarant. Fences should act as visual screens as well as physical screens. While an indicative lot subdivision of PUD blocks are shown. In mixed use developments. . respectively. providing free and unimpeded movements along sidewalks and roads. Podium Roof Utilities and equipment on podium roofs must be screened from top and sides with appropriate structures that are visually in conformity with the building design. selected blocks shown are classified as Planned Unit Development Blocks. Planned Unit Development Blocks As used in this Design Standards and Guidelines.The design and use of materials in both main entrance and storefront must comply with the requirements outlined in the local building fire and other relevant codes. Roof ± General Roofs should be designed in accordance with the architectural treatment of the tower and podium below. towards the interior property. 11. Fences are to be maintained by the lot buyer/owner. They are to be developed according to these Design Standards and Guidelines. 10. Fences and wall designs and materials are subject to design approval by the Declarant. Walls. The materials used should be durable and weather resistant. Storefronts must also take into account the requirements contained in Section 2. 12. podium roofs should be designed with access and amenities for tenants and residents. and Gates Gates in exclusive residential areas should be recessed to a minimum of 5 meters. Fences.12 and Section 4 regarding façade and the Pedestrian System.

office. As part of the overall public and private transportation strategy for the Global City. Private car parking spaces as well as provision for loading/ unloading bays will service residents or those working in or utilizing the particular development or building in which they are located. shall accommodate 100 percent of the required car parking provision on ±site. visiting friends.g. whether in R 1.. Where different type of development ( e. retail. the Lot Buyer/ Owner shall provide 100 percent of the required car parking provisions onsite. community facilities) are included on the same site. The strategy took account of the fact that the Global City is to be serviced by both a public transportation system as well as private vehicles. residential development. entertainment. All residential developments. The study looked at the trips that would be generated by residents and the workforce living or working within the global City as well as those trips that would be attracted to the Global City for reasons of work. R 3 or in mixed use M 1. F. M 2 zones. R 2. This standard reflects both market or end-user demand as well as the fact that residential users generate less vehicular trips than For commercial uses (office. retail. entertainment.some reduction in car parking standards may be considered by the Declarant if it can be clearly .The Floor Area Ratio(FAR) and Gross floor Area (GFA) indicated in the block¶s indicative lot subdivision may be re-allocated/ re-assigned within the same block during the development of the final block-lot subdivision configuration.) including hotels. there is a need to constrain vehicular movement and consider a parking strategy. etc. Parking The parking strategy that has been devised for Bonifacio Global City is the result of an in-depth study to examine travel demand patterns within the Global City. etc. PARKING AND VEHICULAR ACCESS 1. This strategy looks to provide the Global City with both private and public car parks. hotel.

that a relaxation in the standards of the provision is beneficial.5 LENGTH Private Cars.8 4. M2) y Minimum of 1 loading/ unloading bay for lorries within the site for every residential lower or as determined by the Declarant. No portion of either the entrance or exit ramp shall intrude into the sidewalk pavement. c. The minimum headroom relates to the clearance between the floor and the lower most projection from the ceiling including any lighting units. Container Vehicles 5 12 12 WIDTH 2. Standards of Loading/Unloading Requirements for Mixed Used (M1.6 3. for units below 100 sqm. M2 Zones) y y Minimum of 1 slot per unit size of 100 square meters and above Minimum of 1 slot per aggregate floor area of 1 sqm GFA or fraction thereof. loading/ unloading bays and lay-bys are as follows: MINIMUM MINIMUM HEADROOM HEADROOM 2. Standards of Loading/Unloading Requirements for Convention Facilities y A minimum of 1 loading/ unloading bay for lorries for every 500sqm. b. ventilation duct. Taxi Coaches. conduits or similar. through detailed traffic impact and car parking study. or art thereof GFA . Standards of Car Parking Provision for Mixed Used (M1. Buses Lorries.5 3.4 3. The dimensions for standard parking space.6 The Lay bys are drop off points for private vehicles and taxis. a. The first 5 meters of entrance and exit ramps to car parks abutting sidewalks shall have a slope of not greater than one percent (1%).demonstrated.

Every development application to the Declarant must contain a Car Parking Plan as detailed in Section 13 of these Design Standards and Guidelines and the Declaration of Covenants. G. 2. Exceptions to this provision must be with prior written approval of the Declarant. The Lot Buyer/ Owner shall contribute a reasonable amount to the development and maintenance o f off-site car parks in proportion to the number of parking rights owned by the Lot Buyer/ Owner. PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM . Conditions and Restrictions. or as determined b the Declarant. y y Loading/ unloading bays should be located close to the service entrance Wherever possible. 3. y The space so provided shall be designed to allow vehicles to enter and leave the lot without reverse movement.000sqm of GFA or part thereof. 1 picking up/ setting down lay by for taxis and private cars for every 20. In case of redevelopment. loading/ unloading activities should be accommodated underground. basement or vehicular service lane. the Lot Buyer/ Owner will be required to comply with parking requirements as a result of the redevelopment. Space for Parking Service Vehicles y Space for the maneuvering. loading of refuse collection vehicle or any other service vehicles shall be provided on the ground floor. as appropriate. parking. Loading and Unloading Requirements y Loading and unloading requirements must be provided within the lot boundary.y For sites of at least 500sqm net site area. y The point of access for loading/ unloading activities should not interrupt any main shopping frontage y The maneuvering of lorries should be within the lot except where access is onto vehicular service lane.

ground level passageways and underground concourse level of transit system to create a convenient. Skywalk ± Planning Guidelines: Covered pedestrian passageways located above grade and forming part of the public pedestrian circulation network are categorized as part of the skywalk system. In case of conflict. y Wherever possible. passageway Below grade ± underground concourse and passageway Certain development locations are required to provide and comply with arcade and greenway s shown in the Pedestrian System Plan. functional and interesting pedestrian circulation throughout the major parts of the Global City. Skywalk ± Design Criteria . Above Grade Linkage A1. y Any commercial/ soliciting activities within/ on a skywalk bridges shall require the prior written approval of the Declarant. the parties shall submit he issue for the Declarant¶s resolution. Wherever possible. A2. the skywalk must Be integrated into the internal circulation system of the individual developments into which it links. y Adjoining property owners are encouraged to coordinate their plans so that the connection point is mutually agreeable.1. Comprehensive System Developments within the Bonfacio Gobal City are encouraged to adopt an integrated pedestrian network that accommodates circulation on and between there levels: y y y Above grade-skywalk and galleria At grade-arcade galleria. skywalks should link into other pedestrian circulation systems such as arcades. greenway. a. y All skywalk bridges must be perpendicular to the roadway over which they pass and no part of the skywalk system running parallel to the lot line shall protrude beyond the exterior wall of he development.

in all large scale developments. 2. canopies. y y ACCESSORIES: lighting shall be provided throughout the entire skywalk and trash cans must be provided at appropriate locations. including garden. LANDSCAPE WITHIN PRIVATE OPEN SPACE 1. all bridges must be partially glazed on side with 75% f the surface being transparent. internal publicly accessible landscaped areas are encouraged. skywalk and covered walks is generally encouraged. Detailed requirements of the planning and design of the skywalk system must comply with the guidelines. Open space within lots shall be designed with amenities for residents and occupants. The use of colonnades. In the . Pedestrian Edge Treatment In the planning and layout of all lots. in particular. H.5 meter minimum interior clearance HEIGHT: 2. due considerations shall be given to the pedestrian. ENCLOSURE/ COVER: the entire system shall be covered overhead. and provided with heat insulation. pools.The design criteria of the skywalk system must be compatible with the overall character of the neighborhood(s) in which they are located with the architectural treatment of the individual building(s) that they form part of and/ or connect into. If such spaces are integrated into the comprehensive pedestrian network. 2. Within lots. y y y WIDTH: 3. structures and play areas. such space may be utilized for public art.5 meters minimum interior height CLEARANCE: 5 meters minimum from the street surface to the bottom of the bridge structure y ACCESS FOR THE DISABLE: connection point between building and skywalk bridges shall be accessible to the disable. shades. arcades.

Private open spaces within use or commercial parcels must be designed to enhance the use of outdoor spaces. the podium roof should be developed to maximize use by residents. prior to his connection. General These guidelines are a supplement to the Declaration of Covenants. Water . 2. existing National Building Code and appropriate Philippine and utility agency codes which must be fully complied with in addition to the guidelines sated within this document. obtain from the Declarant the means and method of connecting to the water distribution system and shall provide advance written notification to the Declarant. UTILITIES 1. y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall provide a minimum storage for water equal to the average day use for domestic use in the lot and/or building/s. I.case of the residential buildings. Booster pumps may be installed to pump water from a ground storage tank of adequate capacity supplied by natural pressure from the Declarant¶s water mains. 3. Water Supply y y There will be a single water supply system provided inside the Global City Water service will be a single water supply system provided by the Declarant to each lot. Conditions and Restrictions. y The service must e connected to storage tank/s provided by the Lot Buyer/ Owner within the lot property limits. The Lot Buyer/Owner shall. y No water pumps directly connected to a water main of the Declarant shall be permitted. Location and space requirement of the metering equipment will be provided by the Lot Buyer/Owner. The installation of booster pumps shall require the prior written consent of the Declarant and shall comply with other applicable requirements provided in this Declaration and Design Standards and Guidelines issued pursuant thereto. It will be the Lot Buyer¶s/Owner¶s responsibility to verify the location of the water service connection to his lot. particularly at the podium level.

Philippine Electrical Code. recycling program o resource recovery at source and point of disposal. 4.requirements for fire in the lot and/or building/s will be in addition to the minimum storage for domestic use. liquefied petroleum . 3. in the required provisions to accommodate water supply. in the required provisions for accommodations for utilities comply with the National Building Code. It is the responsibility of the Lot Buyer/Owner to obtain design and construction criteria and building code compliance from the appropriate government and utility agencies. 5. Fuel Restriction y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall not use any fuel or store any fire hazardous materials on the lot or any part thereof or in any building or any part of any building erected or to be erected therein other than gas. y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall. Electricity Supply y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall. The Lot Buyer/Owner shall allow reasonable access to this space. y The solid waste strategy shall consider implementation of an obligatory garbage segregation. also comply with the utility agency requirements. Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage y y Localized collection of solid waste shall be done by the Declarant. y The Lot Buyer/Owner is required to comply with the recycling requirement and other requirements and guidelines of the Declarant regarding solid waste. No rent or charge for the meter room shall be charged to the Declarant and/or the Water Supplier. y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall provide a space to accommodate the electrical components to the specifications of the utility agency. and/or the utility agency requirements. The strategy for solid waste collection and disposal shall be compatible with the management plan of the Metro Manila Development Authority and the Declarant and/or ESC which ever is more stringent. y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall provide and maintain within the lot a comprehensive and nuisance-free system of refuse collection and disposal to serve the lot and the buildings constructed or to be constructed thereon. y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall provide a pace within the lot and/or building/s for a meter room accessible from the outside at all times.

The Declarant may provide a limited water supply distribution network to provide water supply distribution . the Declarant shall provide a point of connection on or adjacent to the site. y Any radio transmitter operated within the Global City will require prior permission from the Declarant and the appropriate authorities before installation.gas. y The Lot Buyer/Owner shall construct as an integrated component of the building. 7. provide and maintain a communal television antenna on the roof of the building constructed or to be constructed on the lot. y It shall be the responsibility of the Lot Buyer/Owner to obtain design and construction criteria and building code requirements from the appropriate government agency and service providers. y The Declarant may arrange for the utility supplies to be made available on site prior to the commencement of construction. The Lot Buyer/Owner shall provide reasonable access to this space. 6. install. y A Lot Buyer/Owner will not be permitted to obtain water from the existing ground water wells nor drill new wells. natural gas. y The supply and maintenance of temporary utilities within the lot required for he works shall be the responsibility of Lot Buyer/Owner. Use of any other fuel or storage off fire hazardous material shall require the prior written consent of the Declarant. The Lot Buyer/Owner shall remove all temporary utilities and services on completion of the works or when directed by the Declarant. Telecommunication y The lot Buyer/Owner shall provide a space to accommodate the telecommunication requirements of the service provides. In such instances. Subject to the approval of the Declarant. The cost of all the utility consumed shall also be for the account of the Lot Buyer/Owner. the Lot Buyer/Owner shall be responsible for connecting into this point of supply at his own cost. kerosene or conventional liquid fuel. This is recommended in view of the high energy conservation aspect of this technology. District Cooling y The Declarant advocates district cooling where applicable especially in high density areas.

8. concealment should provide for free vent. the Lot Buyer/Owner must submit for the Declarant¶s approval any temporary overhead or underground routing of electricity cables which traverse the Global City. Pumps and devices to efficiently maintain the installation will be provided by the Lot Buyer/Owner. Liquefied Petroleum Gas All plumbing and pipe works of any buildings or building constructed or to be constructed on the lot shall be concealed accordingly. utility charges. but not be limited to the following: o Temporary electrical supply and distribution system including design. o Before finalizing arrangement for supply of temporary electricity. and the like as required to complete the works. cabling. y Temporary electrical supply and distribution shall include. The minimum levels of safety lighting as per the Philippine Code and guidelines must be provided at all times. quality or capacity of the supply provided. connections and consents. For gas pipe. fees equipment.network to provide water to the Lot Buyer/Owner at a cost. o Temporary lighting supply distribution system will be installed by the service provider as required to maintain a well-lit site during all hours of operation. . o Temporary sewerage and surface water drainage to temporary accommodation and facilities will be installed in account of the Lot Buyer/Owner. The water supplied will be non-potable and the declarant does not guarantee the continuity. statutory approvals.