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Nex Tower

Nex Tower occupies a prominent place in Manila's resurgent business district of Makati. The building's faceted, crystalline geometry creates a distinctive presence in a row of commercial office buildings along Ayala Avenue. With its design that tilts back towards the east, the tower offers spectacular views of the surrounding cityscape.

Connecting to the street via two points of approach, the tower offers pedestrian access to the north and vehicular access to the south. Visitors and tenants enter through a grand yet welcoming atrium lobby, with tapered white marble surfaces that terminate in a skylight at a height of 16 meters. A feature wall of dichroic glass, 10 meters tall, references the Philippines' colorful culture and evokes a sense of serenity within the bustling city.

Sustainability is a key consideration in the design of Nex Tower, which is targeting LEED Gold certification. Indirect natural daylight in the building lobby reduces the need for artificial lighting. High performance glazing, optimized HVAC strategies, and daylight-responsive lighting controls create a healthy and user-focused interior environment.

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