The Block's architectural design is centered on a large oval courtyard, which has become a premiere location for events and product launches.
This is crisscrossed by multiple bridges on several levels and is lit through large circular skylights that bring natural daylight throught the space.
Its five levels includes high-end retail shops and restaurants, four high-quality digital cinemas, a Hypermarket, international beauty brands, and the Food Circuit at the ground floor level. Bridge connections integrate The Block with the existing mall and carpark areas.
The original mall at the center of SM City North EDSA has always been the mainstay of the retail complex. With its wide range of retail (catering to everyone from fashion to household to entertainment), its 8-screen Cineplex including IMAX, its Foodcourt, SM Supermarket , and the SM Store. It is a shopping haven which continues to draw-in crowds of visitors from the city and beyond.
Annex houses the biggest Cyberzone in SM Malls. It also has a good retail mix of fashion, sports brands, dining establishments, government services, a Global Pinoy, games arcade, and a bowling center. These elements create a cutting-edge mix of shopping and entertainment.
The Annex's interiors are modern, centered around a curlinear atrium which stretches its length. Daylight is provided through a series of circular glass cones set into the ceiling, giving the interior a light, airy feeling.
This six-storey building mixed-use building accommodates different types of tenants with mainly health services, a Pet express, and fast food establishments.. As part of the concept of interconnectivity and accessibility, Northlink is linked by bridgeways to different parts of the complex. The use of curtain walls aims to give the feeling of openness to its users through the introduction of natural lighting and open planning. An open deck at the topmost part of the building serves as the Solar Viewing Deck.
Northlink gives shoppers the easiest access to their needs. It is a convenient destination for services that matter. Now, shoppers will find everything they need at the Northlink.
The Interior Zone is designed by Architects EAT (Australia), a 300 meter long lifestyle center that is a one-stop shop for gracious living - furniture, houseware, decor, upholstery and wallpaper, tiles and lighting fixtures. The showroom consists of two different zones that makes it look like a mall, yet contains pockets of open planned spaces - just like a large living room. This creates a fluid journey so that people can gather around the exhibits and displays without feeling that they are walking from shop to shop.
The choice of colors and material palettes for the interior design is purposely chosen so that it looks chic and timeless. The selection of timber, stone, and polished finishes coupled by the open plan concept gives the entire space an indoor and outdoor effect - which is an essential component of the South East Asian Architecture.
The Skygarden is a long, elevated curvilinear park, which offers much needed green space, not only for the mall, but also for the city as a whole. It buffers the mall from the busy EDSA intersection, and serves as a living, organic link between the different components of the mall — The Block, The City Center, and The Annex.
Lifted from the road like a floating green ribbon, this elevated garden softens the hard urban environment with lush land and waterscapes, while its organic form complements the new wavy cladding of the mall.Canopied walkways meander amidst undulating lawns, ponds, and trees, while tunnels of shops are sculpted out of the earth, giving visitors a new dimension to the traditional park experience.
Skydome, our most prominent events venue up north, is located amidst our elevated open-air Sky Garden and holds a capacity of 1,500 seats. The spacious 1,155 square meter floor area allows flexibility of layout to suit a wide variety of events.
It is an ideal venue for concerts, product launches, social and corporate functions, graduations, exhibits, studio film taping, and fashion shows. It comes with complete amenities of a full stage set-up, centralized air conditioning, four dressing rooms, backstage rest rooms, and a car lift.