St Francis Shangri-la Place – The tallest residential high-rise building in the Philippines uses Arup’s patented damped-outrigger system to withstand earthquakes.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the Philippines, Arup has established itself as an industry leader in seismic engineering in the country. St Francis Shangri-La is the world’s first building to adopt a damped-outrigger system – Arup’s patented viscous damping system. Our track record includes industrial facilities, tall buildings and infrastructure such as Rodriguez Water Treatment Plant. Our local staff benefit from Arup’s worldwide network and draw upon global resources and expertise to solve problems requiring any specialist skills.

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The capital of the Philippines, Manila lies broadly equidistant from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and nearly 1000km south east of Hong Kong. It is a central hub of a thriving metropolitan area, in which over 14m people live.

Arup’s projects include St Francis Shangri-la Place, the tallest residential high-rise development in the country, and One Central development, whose boomerang-shaped architecture pays homage to the 1920s era of the Art Deco movement in New York City.

In infrastructure, Arup provided project management services for the Rodriguez Water Treatment Plant project.

Raul Manlapig

4th Floor, Tower 1
Rockwell Business Centre
Meralco Compound
Ortigas Avenue
Pasig City 1604
Philippines +63 (2) 485 8200 Manila, local time - 1:34 AM View on Google Maps