Daniel Libeskind breaks ground on Philippines skyscraper

News: construction is now underway on a 60-storey skyscraper with a segmented pinnacle, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind for Makati, the Philippines.

Century Spire by Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind, who previously completed a family of towers in Singapore, designed the Century Spire to accommodate offices and apartments in Century City – a mixed-use development in the city south-east of Manila.

Century Spire by Daniel Libeskind

The peak of the building will be broken into three segments, which the architect describes as a crown.

All four facades will feature semi-reflective glazing, while the base of the building will taper inwards to make room for a landscaped entrance plaza.

Century Spire by Daniel Libeskind

Libeskind said that the project would "make a bold and optimistic statement about the future of the Philippines".

Century Spire by Daniel Libeskind

The building is set for completion by 2018 and will feature interiors by Armani/Casa – Giorgio Armani's interior design studio.

It will offer a mixture of 1-3 bedroom apartments, duplex units and penthouses. Amenities for residents will include a library, a swimming pool and a juice bar.