Daiichi tops off premium, green office building
Daiichi Properties recently held the topping-off rites for The Finance Centre, a 42-story premium grade building in Bonifacio Global City.
This world class office building, which will have modern yet sustainable and environment friendly features, is expected to be completed within the second quarter of 2018.
In a statement, Daiichi Properties said that The Finance Centre was designed by world-renowned architectural firm Gensler, which also designed the headquarters of Facebook, Airbnb, and Uniqlo.
It will feature open spaces that aim to inspire creativity and collaboration—an expansive 1,700-sqm plaza with water features, as well as a sky garden above its retail podium. The building also has open, column-free floor layouts that can give tenants the freedom to create their own optimal work environments based on the needs of their businesses.
“We made a promise at the start of The Finance Centre’s development that we will build a world-class building that the local real estate industry can be proud of,” said Daiichi senior vice president Charmaine Uy.
“To deliver on that promise, we saw to it that we strictly followed the design specifications of our partner Gensler as well as the directions of our structural engineers,” Uy added.
For this project, Daiichi Properties retained the services of New York-based Thornton Tomasetti and Makati-based Sy^2 for structural engineering.
Daiichi’s structural evaluation efforts include performance-based tests that cover not only seismic resilience, but also structural resilience to wind, which is particularly critical to high-rise buildings in a country visited by no less than 20 typhoons a year.
“Our buildings are designed to be naturally resistant to both earthquakes and strong typhoons,” Uy said.
Even prior to its completion, The Finance Centre already won the Five-Star Best Office Development given by the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2016—the third award that Daiichi Properties got for its office developments. The same recognition was given to Daiichi’s One World Place in 2013 and World Plaza in 2015.
The building is also LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) pre-certified Gold—one of the few buildings in the country to hold such distinction.
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