Archinect - News 2017-02-20T19:56:14-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149982571/manila-s-new-wavy-mixed-use-tower-opens-in-the-city-s-booming-financial-district Manila's new "wavy" mixed-use tower opens in the city's booming financial district Justine Testado 2016-12-13T17:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T22:04:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z8/z8gdlbyiegxyx3vl.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Despite recent geopolitical&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149976141/despite-recent-territorial-disputes-over-the-south-china-sea-a-chinese-company-has-been-awarded-a-major-contract-to-build-artificial-islands-off-the-coast-of-the-philippines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tensions</a>, The Philippines is projected to have one of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941912/connectivity-matters-most-in-global-urban-economic-growth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fastest-growing economies</a>&nbsp;in the world, and one seeming indicator of that is the increasing number of tall corporate towers &mdash; some with, uh, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100729279/daniel-libeskind-s-60-story-century-spire-breaks-ground-in-metro-manila-philippines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">distinctive</a> designs &mdash; that are sprouting up throughout Metro Manila. Another one of those developments is the newly opened City Center Tower, a mixed-use building that will house the Philippine headquarters for major tenants like Google, Filipino telecommunications giant Globe Telecom, and&nbsp;American healthcare companies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cx/cxra3ln2tn0c0cws.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Brooklyn-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/www.cazarch.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlos Arnaiz Architects</a> (CAZA), who also has an office in Manila, the 30-story tower was completed this month in the booming Bonifacio Financial District. The building also features three floors of commercial retail and a rooftop restaurant. The building distinguishes itself by the "organic wave pattern" on its exterior facade, formed by a series of concentric circles that extend across the horizontal axes of each flo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100729279/daniel-libeskind-s-60-story-century-spire-breaks-ground-in-metro-manila-philippines Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire breaks ground in Metro Manila, Philippines Justine Testado 2014-05-30T20:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:24:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wu2hz4vdy2znaq5j.jpg" width="650" height="930" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>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. 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.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> collaborated with Robbie Antonio of major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio in designing the office and residential tower &mdash; which they all believe will reshape Metro Manila's skyline (It <em>sure </em>will...)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zm1j0ml4n8to2plu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eq4mluo8k3fcjc8s.jpg"></p><p>So, Archinecters, any thoughts on Libeskind's latest project? (I know you do). Feel free to share them in the comments below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18585780/populous-designs-world-s-largest-arena-in-manila Populous Designs World’s Largest Arena in Manila Alexander Walter 2011-08-29T14:27:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:57:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ts/tso78jpwvy4y41cw.jpg" width="650" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction has commenced on the world&rsquo;s largest indoor arena, designed by Populous, in Manila, Philippines. In a ground breaking ceremony held last week, the arena design was described as a &lsquo;phenomenal structure&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>