1545 House / LIMA Architecture

© Terence Angsioco

Architects: LIMA Architecture
Location: Makati, Metro Manila,
Architects In Charge: Don Lino, Andro Magat
Area: 550.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Terence Angsioco

Libeskind Breaks Ground on 60-Story “Century Spire” in Philippines

© Studio AMD

Last week, Daniel Libeskind joined Century Properties Group to celebrate the ground breaking of the “Century Spire.” Designed as a key building for Century City – a 3.4 hectare, mixed-use development in – the all-glass, 60-story office and residential tower sets itself apart with a “dramatic crown” that divides and expands the building’s top half as it rises.

Zuellig Building / SOM

© Marty Llagan

SOM recently shared with us their new tower located in Manila’s Central Business District that has been shortlisted for a 2012 MIPIM Asia award. Rising 33 stories to height of 160 meters, the Zuellig Building is the first premium office tower in the to be erected since 2000. It is also the first building in Makati that has been pre-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the LEED Gold level, and is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification by September 2013. More details after the break.