Saturday, June 10, 2017

Supreme Court of the Philippines Building Complex, Bonifacio Global City - Wikipedia

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Supreme Court of the Philippines Building Complex, Bonifacio Global City
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The Supreme Court of the Philippines is due to move to a proposed building to be built at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila.

The Supreme Court of the Philippines occupies a buildings on a lot owned by the University of the Philippines Manila. The court has not own its own property in its almost 100 years of existence. As early as August 2014, the the Supreme Court has expressed its plans to move to to Bonifacio Global City (BGC).[1] In July 2015, the court was reportedly prospecting to buy a lot in the business center through the Department of Budget and Management's funds. At that time the court projects that it would have moved to a newer building by 2019.[2]

A ₱1.29 billion contract between the supreme court and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority preceded a groundbreaking ceremony which was held on October 2015 on the lot where the new supreme court building complex will stand. It was projected at that time that the design phase will commence on 2016 and the construction phase will last from 2017 to 2019. An environmentally-sustainable design is what the Supreme Court envisions for the building.[3]
Architecture and design.[edit]

On August 2014, The court reportedly was eyeing architect, Felino Palafox Jr. to design the BGC Building[1] The International Conceptual Design Competition was later held which called for local and international firms to make their proposals for the design of the Philippine Supreme Court BGC complex. The Supreme Court stipulated the following terms of the competition: it called for a design for a "culturally iconic building and a legacy for generations to come", the incorporation of the "four pillars of justice", and that the design of the building will exhibit a "green and resilient" design for what it says for an "effective and efficient dispensation of justice".[4]

The team from Philippine firm Mañosa & Company led by Angelo Mañosa, was selected as the winner of the design competition from among 10 finalists. The design contract still to be awarded to the firm due to government procedures. Mañosa's design called for a building complex inspired from the sun motif of the Philippine flag. The firm's proposed design calls for a complex composing of three building clusters surrounding a circular central tower which is meant to host the En Banc Session Hall.[4]


^ Jump up to:a b Punay, Edu (18 August 2014). "SC wants own building in Fort Bonifacio". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
Jump up^ "SC to move to Bonifacio global city". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

Jump up^ Nonato, Vince Alexis (3 October 2015). "Supreme Court breaks ground on new complex, targets 2019 completion". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

^ Jump up to:a b Caruncho, Eric (7 June 2017). "Mañosa firm wins design tilt for new Supreme Court complex". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

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