Collaborative Design at Seasons Residences BGC
What does it take to bring a piece of Japan to Manila?
The Seasons Residences in Bonifacio Global City, the Japanese-inspired condominium project by Federal Land, Inc. in partnership with Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., is an example of such synergy. Through the shared expertise of the developer and its partners, the design and structure of Seasons Residences make it more than just a technical collaboration, but of cultural harmony as well. Industry experts from design, architecture, and engineering from both Tokyo and Manila were commissioned for the project, making Seasons Residences a masterwork of collaborative design. Space visualization The master plan is designed by Nikken Sekkei, a Japanese architectural firm ranked #2 in Building Design’s 2019 World Architecture top 100 list. Established in 1900, Nikken Sekkei has completed over 20,000 projects in 40 countries and 200 cities worldwide. Renowned for its “space creation” and “space visualization” philosophies, the company is tasked to design the commercial area to incorporate distinct Japanese spatial characteristics. The concept behind the façade of the podium, on the other hand, is the brainchild of Torafu Architects led by up-and-coming designers, Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro. The company has established itself on a wide array of projects ranging from architectural design, interior design, exhibition space design, to product design. Working hand-in-hand with Torafu’s façade concept is Asao Tokolo, a modern master of pattern design and the artist behind the Tokyo Olympics 2020 emblem.
Zen-inspired To complete the Japanese aesthetics of Seasons Residences, GF & Partners provides a Zen-inspired interior design to the amenities and common areas in collaboration with Japanese partners.