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Meridian HQ

  • LOCATION: Manila, Philippines
  • STATUS: Competition
  • PROJECT TEAM: Carlos Arnaiz, Shelby Down, Tzu-Yin Wang
  • CLIENT: Istana Development Corporation

Situated along Roxas boulevard Park, Meridian HQ was conceptualized as a multipurpose office and civic space, with public amenities situated below the structure’s rectangular top. The building’s upper level sits atop two spherical domes, creating a visual effect of weightlessness throughout the building. This lightness is also reflected in the use of clear glass tubes that form the exterior of the structure. This mini-oasis, located just a few blocks from the Manila Bay, connects back to the city’s old Downtown quarter and provides a breath of fresh air to this burgeoning cosmopolitan district that will be home to Asia’s largest new entertainment complex.