A new 32-storey tower designed by top global architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) will soon rise in Bonifacio Global City, according to property consultancy firm Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC).
As the only PEZA-accredited space built for locators in 2017, The Curve is set to be complete by March 2017. The striking new landmark, which combines SOM’s mastery of design and efficient, environment-friendly features, is located on 3rd avenue corner 32nd street.
“Being in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan business district like BGC, it is no longer enough to just build a simple building that can accommodate office and retail spaces. Design has become key in creating an impression. This is why the developers of The Curve have tapped the expertise of SOM’s architects to create a new landmark that fuses top-class aesthetics and amenities,” said David Leechiu, LPC chief executive officer.
Taut and textured curtain walls mark The Curve’s look, and the building will feature street-front retail shops, five levels of above-grade parking, and over 24,000 square meters of leasable space.
LPC said The Curve is built with a ceiling height of 2.8 meters and will use a density of 6.5 square meters per workstation. With these specifications, office occupants will have more than enough space to move around.
SOM also incorporated sustainability technologies and passive energy-saving strategies in The Curve’s overall workings and design, thus earning it a LEED Gold Certification. Such measures include low-iron insulated glazing units and low-emissivity materials, high-efficiency LED lighting, reduced water consumption, and rain harvesting.
The Curve was also crafted to accommodate more parking spaces counting to over 300, and to encourage alternative means of transportation, including secure bicycle storage areas with showers and changing rooms, as well as reserved carpool-only parking.
The Curve boasts a stunning combination of design and efficiency that reflects the needs of its tenants. The demand for office space within The Curve has rapidly gone up.
The Curve is owned by Irmo, Inc. and is co-developed by top firms Megawide Construction Corp. and Suyen Corp. It joins the ranks of other renowned SOM buildings around the world such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, One World Trade Center in New York, and Willis Tower in Chicago.