High Street South

Can discrete buildings collectively elevate the urban skyline?

Manila, Philippines
Under Construction

CAZA’s design for the High Street South project fuses neighbourhood, district, and urban scales to activate the cultural center of Manila’s Bonifacio Global City. The master plan is organized around a spine that links a network of public spaces. Borrowing from the geological notion of stratification, the design creates multiple layers of public space that weave circulation, culture, recreation, and event spaces.

A collection of mixed-use towers include public spaces of mobility and retail at the ground level; semi-private spaces for recreation and amenities; and private residential spaces with urban villas, terraced apartments, and loft units. These hybridized volumes respond to the shape of their varied programs. The facades’ playfully idiosyncratic grid patterns correspond to these layers of function, creating a unifying visual language and a gracefully moving texture against the Manila skyline.

  • PROJECT TEAM: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura Del Pino, Marc Leverant
  • CLIENT: Alveo Land