60-story office and residential tower designed by DANIEL LIBESKIND
MANILA, Philippines, May 29, 2014 – On May 28, 2014 the distinguished Philippine real еstatе firm Century Properties Group unveiled and celebrated its collaboration with the renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind, and Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio for the 60-story office and residential tower Century Spire. Located at Century City, a master-planned development of premiere residential, office and commercial buildings in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. Century Spire is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Century Spire is designed by the world-renowned New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind. The Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio is responsible for the design of the common spaces and amenities. The showrooms formally opened on May 28, 2014 at the 4th Level of the Pacific Star Building, in the financial center of Makati City, Philippines. Daniel Libeskind joined the officials of Century Properties and Armani/Casa at the groundbreaking and ribbon- cutting.
Five months after Century Properties formally announced the collaboration, Century Properties announced that Century Spire’s pre-sales have reached 64%.
“Daniel Libeskind’s design brings another dimension to Century City. He has given us something really iconic in Century Spire. This building will not only change the architectural landscape of Makati, but will likewise elevate the Philippines’ image as a world-class destination,” says Jose E.B. Antonio, Chairman and CEO of Century Properties Group, Inc.
Daniel Libeskind states, “I am delighted to be part of a project destined to reshape Manila’s skyline and to make a bold and optimistic statement about the future of the Philippines.”
“It is a privilege to work with a visionary like Daniel Libeskind. Together with Armani/Casa, he will set the bar even higher for condominium design in the Philippines through Century Spire,” says Robbie Antonio, Century Properties Managing Director and Century Spire Project Head.
The Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio has provided complete interior design services to private individuals and property developers since 2003 under the artistic direction of Giorgio Armani. For Century Spire, it is responsible for the design of common spaces and amenities, which include the grand lobby, library, swimming pool with juice bar and relaxation area, as well as the spa, gym, and fitness areas. In addition, on request, residential apartments can be delivered with full Armani/Casa interior design, finish and furniture as a special commission.
Commenting on the project, Giorgio Armani, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Armani Group, said: ‘I am very happy with this collaboration, and I think that the combination of my vision with that of Daniel Libeskind will lead to the creation of a truly special place, characterized by elegance and a unique charm.’
Century Spire is a key addition to the landscape of the 3.4-hectare Century City, a master-planned community of branded residential towers, a modern mall, and soon, an IT-medical arts building. It is also as a project that will reshape the Makati skyline with its unique sophisticated design.
The building is a glass-clad high-rise tower that expands with a dramatic crown, as it rises. As the Century Spire’s tower shaft extrudes upwards from the street, it divides subtly into three branches that rise to different heights.
Architect Daniel Libeskind creates a design crescendo at the top of the tower by placing a glass-clad form between the two highest tower shafts. Introducing this fourth volume at the crown also serves to provide more floor space for the spacious, light-filled penthouses with spectacular views of the surrounding city and Manila Bay. The slim tower profile at the base of the building provides a benefit as well by maximizing public space to the east of the tower, for a new, landscaped public plaza.
The diagonally braced structure of the Century Spire creates distinctive spaces and floor plans, and a fully glazed façade opens up the interiors to light and views. The tower is clad in a semi-reflective glass curtain wall, articulated with balconies and terraces that create a rhythmic geometric pattern on the facade.
The tower’s lower third will be dedicated to office space, and the upper floors will be residential comprised of penthouses, duplexes, suites and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Each unit features floor to ceiling glazing and a unique floor plan. The complex features two floors of amenities for its residents as well as underground parking.
The Century Spire showroom is located at the 4th Level of the Pacific Star Bldg. at the corner of Sen. Gil Puyat and Makati Avenues, Makati City, Philippines.
About Century Properties
Century Properties Group, Inc. is a forerunner of premium real еstatе developments in the Philippines. Since it was founded 28 years ago, Century Properties has transformed almost a million square meters of space into premier residential and office developments in and outside Metro Manila. Its name has become synonymous with quality real еstatе projects that showcase the best of innovations and world-class design, with a desire to contribute to the transformation of the Philippines into a global destination. For more information, visit www.century-properties.com.
About Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers. In addition to the New York headquarters, Studio Libeskind has European partner offices based in Zürich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy. For more information, visit www.daniel-libeskind.com.
Armani/Casa and the Interior Design Studio
More than ten years after its foundation, Armani/Casa is a world leader in the luxury furnishings sector. A byword for elegance and style, it stems from Giorgio Armani’s living dream of a warm, harmonious, highly comfortable and sophisticated haven. Since 2003, the Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio has provided complete interior design services to private individuals and property developers, from the conceptual phase through to supervising the execution. The studio’s work involves developing creative solutions – under the artistic direction of Giorgio Armani – that are the product of painstaking architectural research and extensive study into the project’s cultural, geographical and architectural context. In this way, the individual designs are designed to perfectly integrate into their settings in terms of their features and aesthetic values. The Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio’s research impacts on the selection of all materials, colours and finishes involved in the fit-out, as well as on the design of the built-in or custom-made furnishings; all of this is to ensure each design is unique and in keeping with the client’s requirements.
Among the Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio’s most recent projects: Maçka Residences in Istanbul, Turkey, The World Towers in Mumbai, India and Century Spire, in Manila, Philippines.
Armani/Casa is present in 40 countries worldwide, with a total of 53 outlets, comprising 31 mono brand stores and 22 shops-in-shops.