The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

Last Updated: November 13th, 2018

 

The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

 

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in 16 countries, Gensler is among the most profitable architectural and design firms in the world. It was founded in 1965 by Art and Drue Gensler, with James Follett. While their presence in the country is not as established as SOM, Gensler is slowly building its footprint for designing notable projects in Bonifacio Global City. All projects included in this list are located inside BGC and features postmodernist all-glass facades.

Gensler is perhaps well-known for designing the world-famous Shanghai Tower. This iconic edifice is considered among one of the world’s tallest buildings (second, as of this writing). They are also credited for the design of the Tower at PNC Plaza in Pennsylvania, San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, Incheon International Airport Terminal 2, Westin DEN Hotel, the Transit Center in Colorado, and the NVIDIA Headquarters in Santa Clara.

 

 

1. World Plaza

Designed in partnership with engineering firms Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Sy^2 + Associates, this 27-story office tower is owned by Daiichi Properties–making it their fifth property within Bonifacio Global City.

For its impressive design, World Plaza was awarded the prestigious Five-Star Best Office Development at the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2015. It is also one of the few buildings in the country that has been pre-certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold.

Among the office tower’s first tenants include the the shared services offices of Dutch financial giant–ING Group.  

 

World Plaza: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

World Plaza

 

World Plaza: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

 

 

2. One World Place

Done in partnership with Aidea Philippines, the 31-story One World Place along 32nd Avenue is another project developed by Daiichi Properties. Asian Institute Technology and SY^2 + Associates, Inc. served as structural consultants for the building.

The building’s design later won the Best Office Development at the Asia Pacific Property Awards ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

One World Place: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

One World Place at sunset

 

One World Place: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

 

 

3. The Finance Center

Situated along 26th corner 9th Avenue, The Finance Center–with its unique design–features an expansive 1,700 square meter plaza with sunken gardens, water features, and a sky garden above its retail podium. And even before the building’s completion, it was awarded the Five-Star Best Office Development by the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2016.

 

The Finance Center: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

The Finance Center

 

The Finance Center: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

 

4. ORE Central

Facing Park 30th in Bonifacio Global City, ORE Central joins the list of some of BGC’s all-glass, postmodernist, and LEED-certified buildings.

The project was spearheaded by the CITIMAX Group and will soon house the headquarters of Oriental Peninsula Resources Group (ORÉ). In 2016, it won in three categories at the Philippines Property Awards for Best Office Development, Best Landscape Architectural Design, and Highly Commended in Best Office Architectural Design.

 

ORE Central: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

ORE Central

 

ORE Central: The Gensler-Designed Buildings in The Philippines

 

 

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References:

  1. Gensler
  2. Emporis
  3. Daiichi Properties
  4. News articles

 

 

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