Clark Bowling Center

How does a space's function inspire its form?

Manila, Philippines
Completed 2016

Our design for the bowling center in SM City Clark takes inspiration from the act of bowling itself. In order to bowl well and strike the most pins, a bowler must toss the ball in a sloping manner.

The Clark Bowling Center is conceived as a geometric plane, whereby straight lines leading from the alleys are combined with an oblique and indirect shape. This creates a spatial journey and a visitor experience that brings bowlers from the outside, through the amenities spaces, and onto the lanes.

The ceiling incorporates the linear lights and hides the center’s mechanical system, thereby working as an integrated servicing mesh that both performs and delights.

  • PROJECT TEAM: Carlos Arnaiz, Alex Tseng
  • CLIENT: SM Investments