A New Skyscraper Will Rise in Manila


Posted on 2017-09-25 Author:LIYUCSF


Recently, a famous building architect (Henning Larsen Architects) has won an international competition for a new landmark building, Icone Tower, in the heart of metro Manila. This dramatically tapered high-rise building combines Filipino traditional design with contemporary influences. The mixed-use building will be filled with natural daylight and prioritize access to nature.


                               


Rising to a height of 308 meters, the tower is designed to redefine the skyline of Bonifacio Global City, a centrally located financial district in Metro Manila. Icone will comprise state-of-the-art workspaces, restaurants, a civic center with exhibition spaces, and a public observatory at the top of the structure. The large public plaza that surrounds the building will be densely planted with tall trees and mimic the shade and ambiance of a Filipino tropical forest. The plaza serves as a protected public space for large gatherings and celebrations, a tradition emphasized in Filipino culture. “We aimed to create a design that will be the benchmark of how a high-rise can give back to a city and its people,” said Claude Bøjer Godefroy, the project-related person. In particular, trees growing inside the building will be visible through the glazed façade, and at night, the tower will be illuminated, doubling as a lighthouse for the city.


                               




  Source: http://inhabitat.com





Recently, a famous building architect (Henning Larsen Architects) has won an international competition for a new landmark building, Icone Tower, in the heart of metro Manila. This dramatically tapered high-rise building combines Filipino traditional design with contemporary influences. The mixed-use building will be filled with natural daylight and prioritize access to nature.


                               


Rising to a height of 308 meters, the tower is designed to redefine the skyline of Bonifacio Global City, a centrally located financial district in Metro Manila. Icone will comprise state-of-the-art workspaces, restaurants, a civic center with exhibition spaces, and a public observatory at the top of the structure. The large public plaza that surrounds the building will be densely planted with tall trees and mimic the shade and ambiance of a Filipino tropical forest. The plaza serves as a protected public space for large gatherings and celebrations, a tradition emphasized in Filipino culture. “We aimed to create a design that will be the benchmark of how a high-rise can give back to a city and its people,” said Claude Bøjer Godefroy, the project-related person. In particular, trees growing inside the building will be visible through the glazed façade, and at night, the tower will be illuminated, doubling as a lighthouse for the city.


                               




  Source: http://inhabitat.com