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Libeskind and Armani for Century Spire

An iconic skyscraper is soon to rise as Century Properties Group unveils Century Spire, a project in collaboration with world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio.

A forerunner of premium real еstatе developments, Century Properties Group Inc. is about to transform Manila’s skyline with a new landmark – the Century Spire. The 60-story tower will be built right in the heart of Philippines’ financial and economic hub with 18 floors of office space, and 35 floors dedicated to residential spaces with penthouses, duplexes, suites and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Century Spire is located at Century City, a development of premier residential, office and commercial buildings in Kalayaan Ave., Makati City and is set to open in 2018.

The Architect

Century Spire is designed by New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind is the visionary designer behind the rebuilding of New York’s Ground Zero as well as the mastermind behind other major establishments like the Jewish Museum in Berlin. “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,” says Libeskind.

For his first project in the Philippines, Libeskind designed Century Spire as a glass-clad high-rise tower with a dramatic crown. The tower divides subtly into three branches that rise to different heights. The building “blooms like a flower, its petals opening up to the world”. This blossoming form is symbolic of Century Properties’ growth through the years.

Libeskind is known to helm projects that convey emotions, symbols and historical significance and Century Spire’s architecture definitely goes beyond a traditional tower. “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 Antontio, Chairman and CEO of Century Properties Group, Inc.

The Luxury Amenities

Aiming to give only the best of the world, Century Properties Group also collaborated with the Arman/Casa Interior Design Studio under the artistic direction of renowned Italian fashion legend, Giorgio Armani. For Century Spire, the Armani Group will be designing the common spaces and amenities including the grand lobby, library, swimming pool with juice bar and relaxation area, as well as the spa, gym, and fitness areas.

On request, the residential apartments of Century Spire can also be delivered with full Armani/Casa interior design, finish and furniture. With more than ten years after its foundation, Armani/Casa is now a world leader in the luxury furnishings sector.

Five months after Century Properties formally announced the collaboration with renowned architecture firm Studio Daniel Libeskind and Armani/Casa interior design, Century Spire’s pre-sales has already reached 64 percent.

The showrooms are open starting May 28 at the fourth level of the Pacific Star Building in Makati’s financial center.

Source: Hola! Philippines | May 30, 2014


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