Henning Larsen Architects dramatically pointed skyscraper will transform Manila skyline

September 6, 2017 by  
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Henning Larsen Architects just won an international competition for a new landmark building in the heart of Manila, Philippines. Designed in collaboration with landscape architects SLA and BuroHappold Engineering , the dramatically tapered high-rise for Bonifacio Global City is a sculptural beauty that combines Filipino traditional design with contemporary influences. The mixed-use building will be filled with natural daylight and prioritize access to nature. Rising to a height of 308 meters, the landmark tower is designed to redefine the skyline of Bonifacio Global City, a centrally located financial district in Manila . The high-rise will comprise state-of-the-art workspaces, restaurants, a civic center with exhibition spaces, and a public observatory at the top of the structure. The large public plaza that surrounds the building will be densely planted with tall trees and mimic the shade and ambiance of a Filipino tropical forest. The plaza serves as a protected public space for large gatherings and celebrations, a tradition emphasized in Filipino culture. Related: Incredible museum by Kengo Kuma will be set inside a lush nature-infused cave in Manila “We aimed to create a design that will be the benchmark of how a high-rise can give back to a city and its people. The project is characterized by a high degree of responsibility, in relation to not only materials and production but also regarding positive, social spaces encouraging intimacy and community,” says Claude Bøjer Godefroy, Partner and Design Director in Henning Larsen’s Hong Kong office. “This building represents a milestone for Manila and the Philippines. We aimed to make it a truly Filipino building by understanding and integrating elements of Filipino nature, culture and climate.” Trees grow inside the building and will be visible through the glazed facade. At night, the tower is illuminated and doubles as a kind of lighthouse for the city. + Henning Larsen Architects

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Incredible museum by Kengo Kuma will be set inside a lush nature-infused cave in Manila

October 20, 2015 by  
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Spectacular timber-framed Vidalakis Residence cradles an infinity pool in California

October 20, 2015 by  
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Atelier Sacha Cotture Clads Filipino Courtyard House in Low-Cost Bamboo and Solar Panels

November 3, 2014 by  
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Denmark Announces Plan to Wean Itself Off Coal Within 10 Years

November 3, 2014 by  
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Denmark made a bold move last week that could cement its reputation as the global leader in clean energy and climate change action. According to Motherboard , the Danish government announced that the country will work towards the goal of getting rid of coal power within 10 years, instead of their previous goal of 15 years. “I have asked my office to investigate what could be done to stop burning coal in just 10 years,” Denmark’s climate and energy minister, Rasmus Petersen told The Copenhagen Post . “It would obviously have to be accomplished along with industry, and I am not sure how to achieve the objective, but I do want to investigate it.” Read the rest of Denmark Announces Plan to Wean Itself Off Coal Within 10 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 15 years , 2030 , Climate Change , coal , Denmark , global warming , green , green power , power , renewable energy

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SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

October 5, 2012 by  
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VIDEO: Soda Bottles Upcycled into Solar Light Bulbs

January 31, 2012 by  
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In 2009, 3 million households outside of Manila, Philippines, still didn’t have access to electricity, according to the country’s electrification commission. But the MyShelter Foundation wants to help Filipino families get out of the dark, aiming…

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