There are a number of companies in the Philippines that have collaborated with international architects, designers, and organizations, and among them, Century Properties’ partnerships stand out the most.
The company has a number of impressive international brand collaborations under its belt. These include partnerships with the Trump organization, Paris Hilton, Philip Starck and John Hitchcox, Versace Home, Missoni Home, and, most recently, Daniel Libeskind, Giorgio Armani, and the Forbes Media Group—partnerships said to be initiated by its head of international collaborations, Robbie Antonio.
We read somewhere that Robbie Antonio is friends with some of these celebrities. He is the third son of former Ambassador Jose E.B Antonio, whose four sons have joined the company after working for other organizations.
The partnership with the Trumps has resulted in Trump Tower at Century City, which is currently being constructed in Makati City. Extensive media coverage was given to the Trump brothers’ visit last year, and hopefully their beautiful sister, Ivanka, will visit the country really soon.
In Century City, too, will rise the Versace interior-designed Milano Residences; the Libeskind-Armani project, Century Spire; and the Forbes Media Tower (the first Forbes Media Tower anywhere).
We have seen photos of Century City in Makati and it really is a dynamic project – something new in the Philippines.
But there are other projects in other locations too. One of these is Acqua Iguazu, interior designed by yoo inspired by Starck, and a residential tower within Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong City. It will rise on the banks of the regenerating Pasig River, which is the main river running through the capital. This is one of the projects that we are most excited about. We really love Starck’s work!
The MissoniHome interior-designed Acqua Livingstone is also within the same development. It’s a showcase of iconic Missoni patterns and colors and really brings the tower to life.
These buildings are something to watch out for, and not just by ordinary Filipinos but by foreigners too who are fond of high design. Century Properties seems to be on to a winning formula and once these projects are completed (all at some point in this decade), Metro Manila will be transformed for the better. Let’s all watch out for this emerging trendy city.