Climbing the Curve

Showcase high-rise project in Manila, Philippines

Data & Facts

  • Project
    • 137 m high 32-storey office and commercial tower, Manila, Philippines
  • Architects
    • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM, London)
  • Contractor
    • Megawide Construction Corp., Quezon City, Philippines
  • MEVA Systems
    • Automatic climbing system MAC with Mammut panels
  • MEVA guided screens MGS
  • Engineeringand support
    • MEVA Formwork Systems, Singapore

Slab works with the hand-set system MevaDec

A new office and commercial tower is rising in Manila on the Philippines: The Curve refers to the unusual footprint of the tower, which literally curves upward by shifting the floor turns a few degrees on each of its 37 levels, giving the impression of curving towards its final height of 137 m.

The cores are being climbed with the automatic hydraulic system MAC using an all-plastic alkus lining on top of the Mammut wall panels to produce a fair-faced concrete finish. Slab works with the hand-set system MevaDec are protected by the guided screens system MGS. It provides an all-around protection and follows the curving geometry of the facade with each screen sliding up at different and changing angles.


Photos ©Skidmore, Owings & Merrill