Real estate firm Century Properties has broken ground on the Trump Tower Manila in the Philippines, designed by architecture company Broadway Malyan.
The tower is part of the real estate firm’s 4ha mixed-use scheme in the Philippines’ financial and commercial district, Makati City.
Upon its completion in 2016, the 250m tower will house 220 residential units in its 58-storey structure.
Broadway Malyan said the building will be designed like a ‘peeled facade of an extruded square.’
The exterior of the building will be ‘articulated with internal box ledges and external terraces at the top and bottom corners’ which will accentuate the form of the tower.
The building will feature an environmentally responsive skin featuring light shelves and shading systems to maximise views of the city.
Sustainable features of the building include a low surface to volume ratio to reduce energy consumption, while the building’s compact footprint and extruded form will balance the architectural design.
The tower will house suites of 57m² and above, comprising of one to four bedroom apartments, and penthouses of about 425m² will provide a diversity of unit types.
It will also feature a sky garden on the 30th floor with a gym, pool, juice bar, spa lounge, treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, as well as a beauty salon.
The business centre will provide space for meeting, function and video rooms, a library, lounge and garden terrace, and a restaurant will be located on the ground floor.
A curtain wall system will be used incorporating light shelves, which will provide shading as well as bounce light deeper into the apartments.
A series of sky terraces and extended box ledges of differing sizes will be carved out of the exterior at the top and bottom part of the building to counter the impact of sun rays and provide shading.
Image: When completed in 2016, the 250m tower will house 220 residential units spread across 58 storeys. Photo: Broadway Malyan.