The Curve Tower

The Curve Tower
The Curve Tower
The Curve Tower
  • Client Irmo, Inc.
  • Expertise Commercial
  • Region Asia
  • Location Metro Manila, Philippines

Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2017
  • Design Finish Year 2013
  • Size Site Area: 1,585 square meters Building Height: 137 meters Number of Stories: 32 Building Gross Area: 45,200 square meters
  • Collaborators
    Edward Co Tan Architects SY^2 A.F. Navarrete and Partners NGY+A Consulting Engineers Alt Cladding & Design, Inc. Taiwan Branch Office Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corporation SBLD Studio
Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2017
  • Design Finish Year 2013
  • Size Site Area: 1,585 square meters Building Height: 137 meters Number of Stories: 32 Building Gross Area: 45,200 square meters
  • Collaborators
    Edward Co Tan Architects SY^2 A.F. Navarrete and Partners NGY+A Consulting Engineers Alt Cladding & Design, Inc. Taiwan Branch Office Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corporation SBLD Studio

Tapering as it rises to a height of 137 meters, the Curve Tower will be a striking new landmark for greater Manila and beacon of the growing Fort Bonifacio business district. The 32-story tower demands attention for its bold expression, in which taut and textured curtain walls unify streetfront retail, five levels of above-grade parking, and 25,108 square meters of office space into a singular architectural form.

Users enter the Curve through a sophisticated lobby, which opens dramatically to the capital city on three sides, or via a covered arcade that offers through-block, shaded access to the lobby and adjacent shops. Parking entrance ramps are organized to optimize retail and lobby experiences, and above-grade parking is concealed from public view by an east-facing ventilation wall that will be illuminated dramatically at night.

The Curve incorporates both active sustainability technologies and passive energy-saving strategies to achieve LEED® Gold certification and outperform ASHRAE 90.1-2007 by 18 percent. Such measures include low-iron insulated glazing units and low-emissivity materials, high-efficiency LED lighting, reduced water consumption, and rain harvesting. The building will also offer several amenities to encourage alternative means of transportation, including secure bicycle storage area with showers and changing rooms, as well as reserved carpool-only parking.

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