Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire begins construction in Manila

Libeskind's Century Spire. (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Libeskind’s Century Spire. (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

In collaboration with Studio Daniel Libeskind and Armani/Casa, developer Century Properties has begun construction on the Century Spire tower in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The tower will stand with Trump Tower, the Gramercy Residences, and the Knightsbridge Residences among others to complete the project known as Century City.

In a manner similar to some of his alternate works, Libeskind designed the peak of the Century Spire to resemble a skewed, distorted flower. This summit of the building is divided into three sections to create an even more distinct and unprecedented look that is Libeskind’s trademark.

The 60-story, mixed-use Century Spire will be divided into three sections—offices, residences, and amenity floors. Armani/Casa is designing the building’s amenity spaces, which include a massive lobby, pool, library, bar, and relaxation area.

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

Century Spire (Courtesy Century Properties Real Estate)

3 Responses to “Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire begins construction in Manila”

  1. Jean Pierre Raspail says:

    Libeskind’s trademark “look” may be “distinct and unprecedented ” but it is hardly good. The problem with Libeskind and his staff of mindless drones is that they mistake ‘novelty’ for ‘architecture’. In this example, all they did was add an ugly and totally capricious skin and some roof levrel gimmicks to a tower already designed by another firm, and where the interiors (the only real architecture here), were done by Armani Casa. Libeskind’s contribution is unmitigated crap.

  2. AntonioB says:

    Interesting, suave interiors. But the rest is basic developer crap wrapped in even worse Libeskind crap. There’s no architecture here.

  3. Nestor says:

    Studio Daniel Libeskind …. Making the world an uglier place, one building at a time.

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