Daniel Libeskind is at it again with the recent unveiling and groundbreaking of Century Spire, a 60-story tower that will be built in the city of Makati in Manila, Philippines.
Libeskind collaborated with major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio in designing the office and residential tower — which they all believe will reshape Metro Manila's skyline (It sure will...)
Showrooms officially opened on May 28, and Libeskind joined Century Properties and Armani/Casa officials at the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting. The tower is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Take a peek at the design below.
"Century Spire is a key addition to the landscape of the 3.4-hectare Century City, a master-planned community of branded residential towers, a modern mall, and soon, an IT-medical arts building. The building is a glass-clad high-rise tower that expands with a dramatic crown, as it rises.
As the Century Spire’s tower shaft extrudes upwards from the street, it divides subtly into three branches that rise to different heights. Architect Daniel Libeskind creates a design crescendo at the top of the tower by placing a glass-clad form between the two highest tower shafts. Introducing this fourth volume at the crown also serves to provide more floor space for the spacious, light-filled penthouses with spectacular views of the surrounding city and Manila Bay."
"The slim tower profile at the base of the building provides a benefit as well by maximizing public space to the east of the tower, for a new, landscaped public plaza. The diagonally braced structure of the Century Spire creates distinctive spaces and floor plans, and a fully glazed façade opens up the interiors to light and views. The tower is clad in a semi-reflective glass curtain wall, articulated with balconies and terraces that create a rhythmic geometric pattern on the façade.
The tower’s lower third will be dedicated to office space, and the upper floors will be residential comprised of penthouses, duplexes, suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments. Each unit features floor to ceiling glazing and a unique floor plan. The complex features two floors of amenities for its residents as well as underground parking."
"For Century Spire, [Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio] is responsible for the design of common spaces and amenities, which include the grand lobby, library, swimming pool with juice bar and relaxation area, as well as the spa, gym, and fitness areas. In addition, on request, residential apartments can be delivered with full Armani/Casa interior design, finish and furniture as a special commission."
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