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CITY CENTER TOWER

  • LOCATION: Manila, Philippines
  • STATUS: Built (2017)
  • ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Esteban Y. Tan
  • PROJECT TEAM: Carlos Arnaiz, Jessy Yang, Tzu-Yin Wang, Laura Del Pino, Jeian Jeong, Franklin Romero
  • CLIENT: W Group
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Manny Sy Associates
  • CONSULTANTS: Jones Lang La Salle

Our design for City Center Tower sought to push back against the geometric limits of the standard core and shell of a corporate office building by introducing a series of concentric circles within this traditional rectangular structure. The impact visually marries a mixture of structured and free-form shapes that elicit both efficiency and playfulness. It satisfies the tenant requirements, while at the same time producing a façade populated by a series of balconies and bulging metallic mullions that help the typically closed offices on the interior look out to find a particular place and time.