A powerhouse team, made up of the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and the luxury interior design studio Armani/Casa, embark on an ambitious venture with Century Properties.
The light of the afternoon sun revealed an unobstructed view of the Makati skyline from the fifth floor of the Century City Mall. The event hall brimmed with anticipation as the ambassador Joey Antonio took to the stage. Launching Century Properties Group, Inc.’s (CPGI) latest project, Antonio shared an invaluable message from the recent World Economic Forum held in Manila: “The Philippines has been identified as the Tiger of Asia.”
“Here we are,” continued the founder of CPGI, “Celebrating the groundbreaking of an iconic building that will be forming the skyline in the Philippines.” The Century Spire will stand in 2018, a functional sculpture from Studio Daniel Libeskind – the architectural maven behind the Jewish Museum in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, among others. The 60-storey tower takes on a distinct design, blossoming at the top of the building like a flower, crystalising residential and office spaces in geometric shapes. The venture marks the last of eight towers by CPGI in Makati city.
The architect Daniel Libeskind himself was in Manila to share in this milestone, even expressing his observation of the city as an example of the global competition of growth. “What makes a great city is what I saw today,” he said, “I went to shake hands with young architects from the schools in the Philippines. You could see their bright eyes, their ambition. The fact that the world is opening up to create something more than just buildings.”
The interiors of Century Spire bring the unprecedented collaboration of another renowned firm, Armani/Casa. Under the artistic direction of Giorgio Armani, Century Spire will be the studio’s first project in the Philippines. The common areas like the grand lobby, library, swimming pool, and fitness areas are among the sections of the tower that Armani/Casa will design. The 500 residential units also have upgrade options to integrate furnished luxury amenities such as the Armani/Dada kitchen line and the Armani/Roca bathroom line.
For inquiries, visit the fully-furnished and designed show flats located at 4/F Pacific Star Building, Sen. Gil Puyat cor. Makati Avenue, Makati City. Appointment is required.
Source: Philippine Tatler | May 30, 2014