The Central Legazpi is part of a 3.9-hectare complex in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines. that serves as the main transport hub of the city. It is a commercial center with retail anchors, a food court, and cinemas composing a gross floor area of 13,900 square meters nestled alongside Legazpi Grand Terminal – an integrated bus and jeepney terminal and the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation.
Serving as the center of the entire development, it is programmed to link the transport terminal and the ICR while introducing a shopping destination. To do so, bridges are provided to create a loop energized by programs that link and magnet the spaces together encouraging pedestrian flow.
By doing so, it takes advantage of the foot traffic from Legazpi Grand Terminal by providing the passengers a stop-over while waiting for their trips or transfers. To encourage pedestrian flow in the mall itself, it has integrated activity nodes dispersed around the program. These activity nodes add variety to the usual retail experience while simultaneously converting The Central Legazpi into a park making it the central public plaza of the city.
Wrapping the active program is an equally dynamic facade. Vibrant cladding accentuates the crisp white and sleek gray base palette of the angular structure – a form that subtly mimics the geometric silhouette of the Mayon Volcano. Columns that flank the ground floor walkways are painted in bright fuchsia and floors are covered in bold geometric patterns to add a feeling of playfulness even at eye level. With this vividness, the Central Legazpi also becomes the visual focal point of the entire development.