Construction has begun on the 60-strorey skyscraper designed by architect Daniel Libeskind for Mikati, the Philippines.
The century spire tower, featuring a segmented pinnacle, will house offices and apartments in Century City- a mixed-use development located in the south-east of Manila. It features residential condominiums, a mall and will soon also include an IT-medical arts building.
“Mr. Daniel Libeskind advocates architecture that is expressive, communicative, out-of-the-box, real and democratic. His remarkable design for Century Spire adds a powerful symbol of optimism and progress for our country, here in Modern Makati,” said Century Properties managing director Robbie Antonio, who is also the project head of Century Spire.
The peak of the building will be split into three segments, described as the crown by Libeskind.
The façade will feature semi-reflective glazing, while the base of the building will taper inwards to make room for a landscape entrance plaza.
The architect commented that the project will “make a bold and optimistic statement about the future of the Philippines.”
Completion date is planned for 2018 featuring interiors by Armani/Casa.