Henning Larsen Architects Chosen to Craft ICONE Tower in the Philippines

The fecund design will reflect principles of traditional Filipino architecture. All images courtesy of BCDA.

Henning Larsen Architects has won the international competition to design the ICONE tower in the heart of Manila, the Philippines. Conceived in collaboration with SLA and BuroHappold Engineering, the design will be constructed in the Bonifacio Global City business district, introducing a dramatic spire into the city’s skyline.

Images courtesy of BCDA.

Reaching more than 1,000 feet in height, the tower will be home to a large, fecund public plaza. Aligned with Filipino architectural traditions, greenery will be integrated across the tower—from green terraces and atriums to staggering canopy trees to shade the plaza for outdoor programming. In addition to an observatory, public amenities will include art workshops, restaurants, and exhibition spaces.

Images courtesy of BCDA.