Century Properties Group will unveil its collaboration with renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind, and Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio, the 60-story office and residential tower Century Spire.
Located at Century City, a master-planned development of residential, office and commercial buildings in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, Philippines, Century Spire will open in 2018.
Century Spire is designed by the world renowned New York-based architect Libeskind. The Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio is responsible for the design of the common spaces and amenities. The showrooms will open on May 28 at the fourth level of the Pacific Star Building in Makati. Libeskind will join the officials of Century Properties at the unveiling.
Five months after Century Properties formally announced the collaboration, Century Spire’s pre-sales has reached 64 percent.
“Century Spire reflects the company’s passion for delivering world-class and innovative real estate developments. We are pleased to partner with Daniel Libeskind who has designed an outstanding masterpiece, a future Philippine landmark,” Century Properties chairman and CEO Jose E. B. Antonio said.
Libeskind said, “I am delighted to be part of a project destined to reshape Manila’s skyline and to make a bold and optimistic statement about the future of the Philippines.”
“Mr. Libeskind advocates architecture that is expressive, communicative, out of the box, real and democratic. His remarkable design for Century Spire adds a powerful symbol of optimism and progress for our country, here in Modern Makati,” said Century Properties managing director Robbie Antonio, who is also the project head of Century Spire.
Century Spire is seen not only as a key addition to the Century City landscape, which is home to Century’s premiere structures that include residential condominiums, a modern mall, and soon, an IT-medical arts building, but also as a project that will reshape the Makati skyline with its unique design.
Libeskind, who is behind some of the world’s most iconic structures, has crafted a tower with a “crown” at the top, with its shaft dividing into three and rising at different heights.
Its slim base is a design feature that is aesthetically magnificent as it is a great spatial element, freeing up an area for a landscaped public plaza.
Meanwhile, its facade will have semi-reflective glass curtain walls, while its balconies and terraces are structured to reflect a rhythmic geometric pattern.
Source: Manila Bulletin | May 26, 2014