Arup and Henning Larsen Architects have signed a JV contract to deliver the detailed architectural and engineering design of the Icone Tower, a new iconic skyscraper in the heart of Manila that will pay tribute to the Filipino soldier. It is located in Bonifacio Global City—a business district developed from former army camp, Fort Bonifacio.
The tower is envisioned as an edifice that honours and recognizes the service of the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, (AFP)—biggest stakeholder of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), client of the Arup-Henning Larsen for the Icone Tower.
At 275m tall, the 40-storey structure will host areas dedicated to the Filipino troops, public plaza that promote engagement, exhibition and conference spaces, a rooftop observatory, dining facilities, and a new corporate office for the BCDA.
As a structure that promotes humanity, it is designed to set an example of how a tall building should give back to a city and its people with the ambition of revitalising an entire urban area.
The project will be designed out of Henning Larsen’s Hong Kong office led by Design Director Claude Bøjer Godefroy and Managing Director Elva Tang, with Arup providing total engineering services from Hong Kong and Manila offices led by Director YL Cheng.