Customizing a Mixed-Use Building in Real Time: The Finance Centre Tower
by Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic
The Finance Centre Tower is Daiichi Properties’ latest addition to the Fort Bonifacio Global City Skyline. Fort Bonifacio Global City is the emerging central business district in the Philippines capital of Manila. It is representative of the accelerated economic growth of the Philippines, which is currently the second strongest in the Asia after China’s. This growth has stemmed from the country’s burgeoning service sector, which is generating an increased number of jobs and growing the demand for commercial and office real estate. Because places like Fort Bonifacio need more commercial office buildings, the property market in Bonifacio Global City has been significantly bolstered in recent years.
Daiichi properties hired Gensler to design the Finance Centre Tower, Daiichi’s fourth office building in the area. The 44-story office tower broke ground on June 5th and is currently under construction. When finished, it will serve as the landmark building for Daiichi Properties. This pioneering tower will have five levels of basement parking and five levels of podium parking. It will feature ground floor and second floor retail space; food and beverage outfits on the eighth floor; health and wellness amenities; 31-levels of office space; a penthouse level and executive offices; and mechanical deck floors. A fully unitized curtain wall combining glass and aluminum composite panels will cover the building’s curved facade on all sides. This exterior will give the Finance Centre Tower a unique visual identity and distinguish it from similar buildings dotting this burgeoning mixed-use hub in Bonifacio Global City.