isa po ako naging employee ng compania matitima cebu branch. isa po akong checker noong 1979 to 1981. ako po ay na laidoff dahil nag file nang bankcruftcy ang compania. anyway noong nandyan pa ako. dyan na po ako natutulog pag may overtime kami at ang saya pa noon. sana wag ma demolish yang structure kasi naging maganda ang nangyari noong panahon. sana pagandahin pa nila ang building na iyan. salamat sa pagbasa ng akin comment. mabuhay po tayong lahat.
isa po ako naging employee ng compania maritima cebu branch. isa po akong checker noong 1979 to 1981. ako po ay na laidoff dahil nag file nang bankcruptcy ang compania. anyway noong nandyan pa ako. dyan na po ako natutulog pag may overtime kami at ang saya pa noon. sana wag ma demolish yang structure kasi naging maganda ang nangyari noong panahon. sana pagandahin pa nila ang building na iyan. salamat sa pagbasa ng akin comment. mabuhay po tayong lahat.
im a student from cebu and one of our projects is the conservation of the national heritage of the buildings in cebu.. its my first time to know the maritima building and I still need more information about it.. can you help me?
Our project can be a great help in restoring the Maritima Building because we are given the permission from the government to help restoring it.. please help me and thank you very much!
Hi guys, patulong naman po..gusto sana namin malaman ang background ng maritima bldg. cebu.,.sa proj. po kc namin.,.about restoration and conservation. Napag.isipan mo namin nag lagyan ng historical museum ang bldg. Kung meron po kayong alam na bagay,etc. na malalagay namin..share us naman po.,.salamat po
Although this building is popularly known as the Compania Maritima building, its name is actually the Shamrock Hotel. The Compania Maritima was was merely leasing part of the building to serve as its corporate offices. The Shamrock Hotel was located in the Fernandez Building which was built in 1910 on reclaimed land along with the new port. It is unknown who the past occupants of the building were, but in the 1930′s, Shamrock Hotel was its occupant. In 1934, the hotel printed out its own postcard as a means of advertising. The proprietor of the hotel was Mike Ryan. This building was later occupied by Compania Maritima.
(Lucy Urgello Miller, 2010. Glimpses of Old Cebu, Images of the Colonial Era).
Address: Quezon Boulevard between P. Burgos and Lapu-Lapu Streets Section 10, Block # 044/E-49
Type: Stevedoring Building and former Hotel
Owner: Fernandez Hermanos, Inc
The Compania Maritima building was originally built to house the offices of the Manila Steamship Company, which was located on the ground floor. The upper floors were utilized as the Shamrock Hotel. The building was later used by the Compania Maritima for its offices and likewise to house and entertain their visitors from is conception until the Second World War. The building was bombed down in World War II and has been left abandoned since.
The building is 3 storeys tall and characterized by arched windows, Ornamental beams and Sculptured railings on its roof decks. The building represents a relatively rare example of an ornate commercial building. The prominent location of the building at the water’s edge ensures that the building is a prominent landmark and distinctive townscape feature.
The building contributes significantly to the understanding the development of maritime, trade and shipping activities at the turn of the 20th century. The building has been abandoned since but is otherwise materially intact from the perspective of its facade and external detailing.
Modifications: None. The building has been abandoned since WWII and was left abandoned after it was destroyed in World War II
STATEMENT OF CULTURAL SIGNFICANCE
The Compania Maritima building is a cultural significant heritage resource because of its strategic location being at the apex of the port. Its building form conforms to the building envelope of the other buildings in the precinct and provides linkages to the activities of the boardwalk / promenade of the Fort San Pedro complex. An adaptive reuse can be applied to this building which will conform ot the proposed uses of buildings in this precinct.
The Compania Maritima possesses aesthetic and urban value as a prominent ornate building associated with the development of the Cebu Port area at the turn of the 20th century. The building is a prominent landmark on the waterfront as well as being a rare example of an early American Era commercial building. The building is architecturally elaborate and retains a certain iconic value within the WSDD. The building alludes to the social functions and the role of the Port as a center for commerce, communiations and social interactions. The building was one of the firsts built on th reclaimed port area in the early 20th century.
MANAGEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
Actions: Conservation, Adaption, Restoration, Conservation plan
The Heritage Resources shall be maintained according to its original configuration and style, layout, textures, materials and colors. Maintenance and intervention works should be undertaken using traditional building materials and techniques wherever possible.
The building envelope of the building should not be altered through additions.
The spatial configuration of the building with reference to the street setbacks, heights, and building envelope and form should remain the same as detailed in the attached site, sketch plans and character precinct design guidelines.
The building should be recorded using measured drawing for archival and management purposes.
Architectural drawings showing the original configuration of the building should be prepared.
A Conservation Plan should be prepared a detailing the measure for the maintenance and conservation of the heritage resources and its ground of physical setting. The Conservation Plan should also undertake research in to the history of the heritage resource including archaeological investigations where appropriate as well as detailing a sequential strategy. For the maintenance of the heritage resources including the preparation of a regimes of appropriate building materials based in the existing fabric of the building and traditional building techniques.
The historic resource should be renovated internally to an approved interior scheme based on an earlier known design.
The introduction of modern materials should be avoided on the exterior of the building.
The building may be adaptively reused for non-traditional uses including the modification of the internal decor provided it does not structurally damage the building and is generally consistent with the cultural significance of the building.
source // Cebu Waterfront Heritage and Urban Conservation Study 2000
i am active in the preservation of warehouses in my Jersey City neighborhood. i was born in cebu and my family hails from baybay leyte, where we had just recently restored an inherited bahay na bato. i totally support the adaptive restoration/reuse of this great looking Maritima Building. Please reach out to me.