Ground works have started on the Trump Tower Manila, designed by Broadway Malyan, a 250m-high residential tower in The Philippines set for completion in 2016.
Trump Tower Manila will be the centrepiece of developer Century Properties’ four hectare mixed-use development in the heart of the city’s financial and commercial district, Makati City.
When complete it will feature 220 residential units over 58 storeys.
Director Ian Simpson, who has led the practice’s team, said: “The tower [is] set to redefine lifestyle living in Asia as well as the Makati skyline.”
Broadway Malyan’s design is based on the concept of a ‘peeled façade’ of an extruded square, articulated with internal box ledges and external terraces at the top and bottom corners that peel away and accentuate the dynamic form of the tower.
An environmentally-responsive skin, featuring light shelves and shading systems to react to the building’s orientation in relation to sun’s path, will help to improve building performance whilst maximising the spectacular panoramic views of the city.