The site offered beautiful views across Manila Bay with the opportunity to view “post-card” sunsets over the water towards the west.
For the Radisson Blu, Crone developed a pixelated facade screen to maximise the views whilst minimising westerly sun impact on hotel rooms. This facade echos the colours of Manila Bay and acts as a sun screen to reduce the heat loads on the building. A gentle wave in the shape of the building both maximises the number of rooms with direct views of the harbour, and creates a softer building form that relates to the sea.
40,326m² (Radisson Blu); 14,449m² (Park Inn)