New designs for luxury tower in Manila
In yesterday’s edition of News Review we ran a short feature on an affordable lighting scheme in the slums outside Manila, the second most populous city in the Philippines, showcasing an ingenious design that offered a solution to those who can’t afford the electricity to light their houses. Moments after our e-newsletter was sent, details of this soaring luxury tower arrived on the WAN Newsdesk in stark contrast to the poverty-stricken slum shelters on the outskirts of the city.
This 250m spire is owned and developed by Philippines-based Century Properties who are marketing the project as ‘a symbol of power, achievement and modern grandeur’. If seen through to realisation, Trump Tower™ Manila - designed by Broadway Malyan - will be one of the tallest buildings in the Philippines, incorporating over 220 units of sleek residential space ranging from 57 sq m to a generous 435 sq m, supported by various luxury amenities.
These exclusive facilities include a library, business centre, communal lounge, video room, juice bar, sun deck, lap pool, and spa and fitness centre. Located in the developer’s flagship development - Century City - within the financial district of Makati City, this is a tower for the elite.
As Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions of the New York-based Trump, details: “The architecture of Trump Tower Manila is something that is going to be prominent on the Manila skyline for years to come. [It is] a beautiful glass building - very architecturally significant [with an] incredible spire. It’s really just an iconic modern building; very tall, very chic, something that really symbolises everything that a Trump-branded project means.”
Encased in a shimmering glass façade, the ‘peeled’ aesthetic offers a dynamic exterior to this residential block. Light shelves and shading systems ensure an environmentally responsive volume while intelligent engineering ensures that the form will resist a range of seismic shudders and address high wind loads. Project Head and Managing Director of Century Properties, Robbie Antonio, concludes: “The building’s exterior is designed with a lustrous curtain wall that maximises the city’s spectacular panoramic views, and is one of the very few residential buildings in Manila to carry such a thoroughly detailed design.”