July 23, 2018, 1:56 am
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Daiichi tops off award-winning building

The  42-story premium grade The Finance Centre will have modern yet sustainable and environment-friendly features.

Daiichi Properties, one of the leading office building developers in the Philippines,  held the topping-off rites for The Finance Centre in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

The topping off comes three years after Daiichi broke ground for the world-class office building that will have modern yet sustainable and environment-friendly features.

The building will officially be completed in the second quarter of 2018.

The Finance Centre was designed by world-renowned architectural firm Gensler, which also designed the headquarters of Facebook, Airbnb, and Uniqlo.

Located at the corner of 26th and 9th avenues in BGC, The Finance Centre features open spaces that aim to inspire creativity and collaboration—an expansive 1,700-square-meter plaza with water features, as well as a sky garden above its retail podium. 

The building also has open, column-free floor layouts that give tenants the freedom to create their own optimal work environments based on the needs of their business.

Charmaine Uy, senior vice president at Daiichi, said they strictly followed the design specifications of their partner Gensler as well as the directions of the structural engineers to deliver on the promise that The Finance Centre will be a world-class building that the local real estate industry can be proud of.

For this project, Daiichi Properties retained the services of New York-based Thornton Tomasetti and Makati-based Sy2 for structural engineering, using performance-based design principles.

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 that is visited by no less than 20 typhoons a year.  

“Our buildings are designed to be naturally resistant to both earthquakes and strong typhoons,” said Uy, adding  Daiichi has been doing the structural tests even before the
earthquake scare became widespread.

Testament to the building’s excellence, even before 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 have such distinction.
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