Among forty entries narrowed to five teams, AECOM’s winning design stood out to the Senate Committee on Accounts and the Bases and Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) as the “conceptual design for the Senate’s permanent home [that] best represents the honor, dignity and legacy of this independent institution.”
To realize a decade-old plan, the BDCA assisted the Philippines Senate in procuring an almost two-hectare lot, located in a new expansion area of Bonifacio Global City, a district in Metro Manila, for the construction of the building. Reflecting the Philippines’ growing confidence, the Senate in late 2017 launched a global conceptual design competition to kick off the development. Translated as “Bagong Senado” in Filipino, the “New Senate” building’s design was evaluated for its iconic and unique design, constructability and feasibility, sustainable and green design, functionality and security. This building’s opening is planned for July 2021.