- Developers:Daiichi Properties Inc.
- Plumbing And Fire Protection:NBF Consulting Inc.
- Façade:Benedicto Limjap Gaviño Jr.
- Owners:Daiichi Properties Inc.
- Plumbing:NBF Consulting Inc.
- Fire Protection:NBF Consulting Inc.
- Facade:Benedicto Limjap Gaviño Jr.
Text description provided by the architects. Located in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), One World Place represents a standard for innovative design inManila’s booming financial district. Over the last ten years, Philippines economy has grown dramatically, positioning itself as one of the strongest in the South East Asia region, and is now expected to be one of the largest global economies over the coming decade. Bonifacio Global City, with its evolving skyline, is representative of this growth.
Completed in late 2015, One World Place’s success is essential in repositioning the Daiichi Properties as a modern and inspiring new developer in the Manila market, basing their core values on lasting client relationships and continuously providing value to generations of future business leaders, thus supporting Philippines growth.
Once the site of a United States Army base, several attempts at creating a comprehensive master plan for the Bonifacio Global City area resulted in a unique overlay of orthogonal and round circulation grids. This arrangement created challenging geometric configurations, with small and often times irregular individual parcels, for future development.
Blending form to function, One World Place stands at 143.50 meters tall, contributing to the city’s already compelling skyline. Rooted with four levels of basement parking and six levels of podium parking, the 32-story tower features ground floor retail space, 22 levels of office space, a penthouse level, executive offices and a mechanical deck floor. The building’s mixed-use components accommodate a wide range of tenant activities, including retail banking, spaces for small businesses, cafés, and corporate work spaces. The majority of tenants are service-outsourcing oriented, as BPO and KPO service types occuping single floors at the lower building portion. Corporate offices occupy the upper part of the building. The facade is fully covered in a unitized curtain wall.
The tower was planned on a 1,790 square meters site, with a floor plate of about 1,100 square meters, an offset core and the total gross floor area is 49,374 square meters. Efficiently fitting a building program within such a relatively small floor space posed a significant challenge.
One World Place has been certified as LEED Gold. The design team integrated multiple high-performance building design concepts—including daylighting, natural ventilation, and highly efficient insulated glass with solar-reflective coating, a high-glazing ratio and glass visible light transmittance, and exterior and interior shading devices. Additionally, efficient Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) mechanical systems, onsite rainwater collection, and gray water use was also incorporated into the design of the building. This level of sustainability will help mitigate the region’s unique climatic and economic challenges, providing natural ventilation in a typhoon-dominated area, while creating high-energy efficiency in Manila, a city with some of the highest electric rates in Asia.