This 16-floor office building is situated at the known commercial, trade and business district in the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard. The strategic location of this development is well pronounced with the place’s proximity to array of business related establishments, like hotels, trade centers, business restaurants, meeting places and varied portions for entertainment and relaxation, which could definitely boost the potential of these office spaces. Its placement have also considered users’ access to residential and other necessary establishments for living to minimize energy consumption costs and carbon emissions acquired from vehicular travels, which is ideal for environment-sensitive design. The main idea is to deliver an office space that could be easily accessed by possible employees – to provide people linkage to basic services necessary for living. Having a productive and effective development would also incur positive improvements and outcomes on people’s productivity.
The building’s circular form massively placed at the corner development along the sea side, balances the rigidity of the site, which provides an indirect linkage between the built environment and sea. This approach has simply made this iconic building a focal point, which gave frontage and sides a great access for public view. The reflecting pool placed from the entrance and round the building, integrates the site’s qualities that also functions as a cooling feature, which contributes to a well maintained temperature in the area and also reduces factors contributing to heat island effect. The pool reflects not only the building but the immediate surrounding as well, which makes the development an interesting spot to visit. On the other hand, a sky garden that cuts through the middle of the building is also incorporated to allow the building to breathe with its environment. The sky garden will house non-invasive and low maintenance plants for reduced development water consumption.